John S. Oghalai, M.D.

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Chair, University of Southern California Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

John Oghalai is a board certified physician in both Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. His clinical expertise in diseases of the ear is internationally shared through his leading clinical surgical textbook (Atlas of Neurotologic and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Springer) and over 120 research papers in scholarly journals. His research lab also receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to study and develop new treatments for hearing loss. As department chair, he passionately leads a team of over 120 members that share his dedication to providing empathetic patient care, performing scientific research to discover better treatments for disease, and educating the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Prior to coming to USC in 2017, he held faculty positions at Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford University.

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