Felipe Santos, M.D.

Instructor in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Otology and Neurotology

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neurotology, Otolaryngology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3936
Fax: 617-573-3914
Tuesday and Friday 8:30am to 5pm



Clinical Interests
Acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, and otosclerosis.

Research Interests
Hair cell regeneration, drug discovery for hearing preservation

Select Publications
Otopathology in Congenital Toxoplasmosis. Salviz M, Montoya JG, Nadol JB, Santos F. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Apr 17.

Otopathology in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Santos F, McCall AA, Chien W, Merchant S. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Dec;33(9):1562-6.

Implantation of the semicircular canals with preservation of hearing and rotational sensitivity: a vestibular neurostimulator suitable for clinical research. Rubinstein JT, Bierer S, Kaneko C, Ling L, Nie K, Oxford T, Newlands S, Santos F, Risi F, Abbas PJ, Phillips JO. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Jul;33(5):789-96.

Histopathologic markers of hearing loss in intralabyrinthine schwannomas: implications for management. Santos F, Linthicum FH, House JW, Wilkinson EP. Otol Neurotol. 2011 Dec;32(9):1542-7

Endolymphatic sac amputation without hydrops. Linthicum FH, Santos F. Otol Neurotol. 2011 Feb;32(2):e12-3.

Chemical screening for hair cell loss and protection in the zebrafish lateral line. Coffin AB, Ou H, Owens KN, Santos F, Simon JA, Rubel EW, Raible DW. Zebrafish. 2010 Mar;7(1):3-11.

Drug screening for hearing loss: using the zebrafish lateral line to screen for drugs that prevent and cause hearing loss. Ou HC, Santos F, Raible DW, Simon JA, Rubel EW. Drug Discov Today. 2010 Apr;15(7-8):265-71.

A complete list of research publications can be seen at www.pubmed.gov.



  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, M.D.


  • University of Washington, Seattle (General Surgery)


  • University of Washington, Seattle (Otolaryngology)


  • House Ear Institute (Neurotology)