Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Our research is focused on developing surgical procedures and ancillary devices that will restore hearing loss and/or improve auditory perception and clarity. In addition, research to develop improved techniques to treat obstructive sleep apnea surgically is performed with emphasis on implanted materials to maintain tongue position during sleep. New methods to determine the site of obstruction are also under development. Research in improving facial movement following facial nerve injury is also an interest of the laboratory using nerve and muscle transfers.