Completed his Neurotology Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with The Otology Group, with clinical and research interests including acoustic neuroma surgery, chronic ear disease, cochlear implant surgery, endoscopic ear surgery, neurotology, otology, and skull base surgery.


Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2010), Otorhinolaryngology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2014), Otorhinolaryngology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2016), Otology/neurotology/skull Base Surgery

Clinical Interest

Ear Surgery

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Implant
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Middle Ear Exploration & Implants
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence
  • Transcancal Endoscopic Ear Surgery (TEES)
  • Tympanoplasty

Facial Nerve Disorders

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis

Hearing Loss

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Hydrops
  • Ossicular Discontinuity
  • Otosclerosis
  • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Tympanic Membrame (Ear Drum) Damage

Skull Based Surgery

Skull Based Tumors

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak of the Nose
  • Facial Nerve Neuroma & Paralysis
  • Glomus Tumor of the Ear
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Paragangliomas (Glomus) Tumor on the Neck
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Petrous Apex Lesions(Cholesterol Granulomas) & Tumors
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear Canal, External Ear & Middle Ear
  • Tumor in the Ear Canal, Middle Ear & Temporal Bone
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Research Interest

  • acoustic neuroma
  • cholesteatoma
  • chronic ear surgery
  • cochlear implants
  • congenital hearing loss
  • endoscopic ear surgery
  • lateral skull base surgery
  • neurotology
  • otology
  • otosclerosis
  • pediatric chronic ear surgery
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • superior semicircular canal dehiscence
  • vestibular schwannoma


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Current concepts in the management of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
O'Connell BP, Hunter JB, Haynes DS Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 Oct 24 5 413-9
Outcomes Following Endoscopic Stapes Surgery.
Hunter JB, Rivas A Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2016 Oct 49 5 1215-25
The ototronix MAXUM middle ear implant for severe high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss: Preliminary results.
Hunter JB, Carlson ML, Glasscock ME Laryngoscope 2016 Sep 126 9 2124-7
An Easy and Reliable Method to Locate the Dehiscence During Middle Fossa Superior Canal Dehiscence Surgery: It is a (C)inch.
Patel NS, Hunter JB, O'Connell BP, Wanna GB, Carlson ML Otol. Neurotol. 2016 Sep 37 8 1092-5

Honors & Awards

  • American Neurotology Society Trainee Award
  • Otolaryngology Case Reports Associate Editor