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Jay A. Gantz, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus

  • Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery
  • Balance/Vestibular Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Robotic surgery
  • Cochlear Implant Surgery

About me

Dr. Jay Gantz grew up in Iowa and attended the F.W. Olin College of Engineering as a member of the inaugural class, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus on Bioengineering.  He then spent a year in Switzerland doing Bioengineering research on a Fulbright Scholarship before returning to the United States and completing a combined MD/PhD program at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He defended his Bioengineering PhD Dissertation in 2013.  Dr. Gantz then completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University St. Louis, followed by a Neurotology Fellowship at the University of Iowa.  He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Gantz specializes in the surgical treatment of hearing loss and lateral skull base surgery for tumors of the cerebellopontine angle.  He is particularly interested in the cutting-edge application of robotics in cochlear implant surgery, cochlear implantation in single-sided deafness, as well as the role of hearing preservation in cochlear implantation.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S.E., 2006, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
    • Ph.D., 2013, University of Washington
    • M.D., 2015, University of Washington
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology, Washington University, 2015-2020
  • Fellowship

    • Neurotology, University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology, 2020-2022
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otoloaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships and associations:

  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Triological Society
  • American Neurotology Society
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Overall: 4.6 out of 5 (426 Ratings, 178 Reviews)

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