Steven D. Rauch, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Otolaryngology
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at Longwood

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Vestibular Division
Director, Massachusetts Eye and EarBalance and Vestibular Center at Braintree Rehab Hospital
Chair, Human Studies Committee

Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Rauch’s primary research interests include the combined disorders of hearing and balance, including Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness and migraine.

Select Publications

Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) can detect asymptomatic saccular hydrops. Lin MY, Timmer FCA, Oriel BS, Zhou G, Guinan JJ, Kujawa SG, Herrmann BS, Merchant SN, Rauch SD. Laryngoscope 2006, 116:987-992.

Oral vs. intratympanic corticoteroid therapy for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a randomized trial. Rauch SD, Halpin CF, Antonelli PJ, Babu S, Carey JP, Gantz BJ, Goebel JA, Hammerschlag PE, Harris JP, Isaacson B, Lee D, Linstrom CJ, Parnes, LS, Shi H, Slattery WH, Telian SA, Vrabec JT, Reda DJ. JAMA 2011, 305:2071-2079.

The science of migraine. Burstein R, Jakubowski M, Rauch SD. J Vestib Res 2011, 21:305-314.

Improvement in word recognition score with level is associated with hearing aid ownership among patients with hearing loss. Halpin CF, Rauch SD. Audiol Neurotol 2012, 17:139-147.

Audiology in the sudden hearing loss clinical trial. Halpin CF, Shi H, Reda D, Antonelli PJ, Babu S, Carey JP, Gantz BJ, Goebel JA, Hammerschlag PE, Harris JP, Isaacson B, Lee D, Linstrom CJ, Parnes LS, Slattery WH, Telian SA, Vrabec JT, Rauch SD. Otol Neurotol 2012, 33:907-911.

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Biosketch

Education

B.A. Biology (cum laude), Amherst College, 1975
M.D. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1979

Postgraduate Training

Internship/Residency in General Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, 1981
Residency in Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, 1984

Professional Memberships (select)

1983–present, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
1983–present, Massachusetts Medical Society
1984–present, Society of University Otolaryngologists
1987–present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) (2009-2010, President)
1992–present, American Auditory Society
2000–present, The Triological Society
2004–present, American Otological Society
2006–present, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology (Co-Founder)
2007–present, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
2011–present, American Neurotological Society

Awards and Honors (select)

2002 American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Award of Merit
2007-2013 Boston Magazine: Best Doctors
2011 Morris S. Bender Lectureship, Long Island Jewish Hospital
2012 Franz Escher Award and Lectureship, Swiss Society of Otorhinolaryngology

Advisory Boards (select)

2007–present, Chair, Human Studies Committee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
2004–present, Executive Research Committee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
1997-2000, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Organization of Hearing Research
2006-2011, Council of Scientific Trustees, Deafness Research Foundation
2008-2012 (Chair, 2010-12), Research Advisory Board, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2009-2012 (Co-Chair, 2010-12), Research Steering Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2006-2010, Advisory Council, NIH Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
2010-present, Board of Scientific Councilors, NIH Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders

Teaching (select)

Harvard Medical School, Advance Basic Science in Otolaryngology, 1990-present