Ear and Hearing Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Ear and Hearing Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Director

    A photo of Ellis Arjmand.

    Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD
    Attending Otolaryngologist

    513-636-4355

    ellis.arjmand@cchmc.org

    Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD

    Attending Otolaryngologist

    Director of the Ear and Hearing Center

    Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

    Medical Director, Liberty Campus

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-2886

    Email: ellis.arjmand@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Childhood hearing impairment; cochlear implantation; newborn hearing screening; congenital inner ear anomalies; health policy and economics

    Research Interests

    Pediatric sensorineural hearing loss; congenital inner ear anomalies; genetic basis of sensorineural hearing loss; functional neuroimaging of the auditory system; integrated medical care of children with hearing impairment 

    Biography

    Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD, is a native of Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from Northwestern University with his medical degree in 1986. He subsequently earned a PhD in auditory physiology at Northwestern University in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Dallas and a Master of Medical Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Dr. Arjmand completed his residency in otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis and his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at St. Louis at Children's Hospital. Upon completing his fellowship, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University of Medicine in 1994, where he practiced pediatric otolaryngology until 1999. He then joined the faculty at Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he served as Director of the Hearing Center and the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    In July of 2004, Dr. Arjmand moved to Cincinnati to become associate professor at The University of Cincinnati and director of The Ear and Hearing Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Arjmand is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and The American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology, the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children and the American Bronchoesophagological association. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Ellis Arjmand practices general pediatric otolaryngology with a special emphasis on pediatric otology. His research interests relate to the causes of childhood hearing impairment, congenital inner ear anomalies, newborn hearing screening and cochlear implants.

    Education and Training

    MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1986.

    PhD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1996.

    MMM: Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2007.

    Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1993.

    Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1994.

    Publications

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    Faculty

    Doctor Choo is Director of Otology and Neurotology.

    Daniel I. Choo, MD
    Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    513-636-4355

    daniel.choo@cchmc.org

    Daniel I. Choo, MD

    Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: daniel.choo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Diagnosis and management of children with hearing loss; pediatric cochlear implantation; surgery for congenital ear abnormalities; hearing restoration surgery; disorders of the endolymphatic system of the inner ear (e.g., Meniere's Disease).

    Development of the inner ear; Meniere's disease

    Biography

    Daniel Choo, MD, obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, NY, and completed his Otolaryngology residency training in Syracuse.

    Dr. Choo completed fellowships in otology / neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota, Florida and the Neurotology Branch of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

    Education and Training

    MD: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY, 1989.

    Fellowship: Neuro-otology, Ear Research Foundation, Sarasota, Fla., 1995; Molecular and Developmental Biology of the Inner Ear, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1999.

    Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY, 1994.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995.

    Publications

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    John H. Greinwald Jr., MD, FAAP

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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    Biography

    John Greinwald Jr., MD, is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Fetal Center.

    Education and Training

    BS: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, 1983.

    MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1987.

    Internship: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 1988.

    Residency: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 1995.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1998.

    Publications

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    Min-Xin Guan, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    513-636-3337

    min-xin.guan@cchmc.org

    Min-Xin Guan, PhD

    Adjunct Professor

    Phone: 513-636-3337

    Fax: 513-636-2261

    Email: min-xin.guan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Mitochondrial biogenesis; cellular and molecular biology of mitochondrial disorders, especially in hearing loss and neuromuscular disorders.

    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Hangzhou University, 1983.

    PhD: The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1993.

    Research Fellow: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1993-1996.

    Senior Research Fellow: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1996-1999.

    Publications

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    Scott K. Holland, PhD
    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    513-636-7565

    scott.holland@cchmc.org

    Scott K. Holland, PhD

    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    McLaurin Scholar

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7565

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: scott.holland@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Dr. Holland's research currently focuses on advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics. His major focus is on functional MRI of language, hearing and neuroplasticity following brain injury. His research in brain imaging extends to studies in small animals and the use of a 7 Tesla small animal MRI system for micro imaging in mouse and rat models brain development and brain injury.

    Biography

    Scott K. Holland, PhD, is the McLaurin Scholar in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience and Physics at University of Cincinnati, and Director of the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.  A physicist by training, he received his BS degree (1980) in physics from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA., MS (1982) and PhD (1985) degrees in applied physics from Yale University.

    Education and Training

    BS: Physics (Magna Cum Laude), Muhlenberg College, 1980.

    MS: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University,1982.

    MPhil: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, 1983.

    PhD: Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 1985.

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    Grants

    fMRI of Language Recovery Following Stroke in Adults. Principal Investigator.  National Institute of Health. Dec 2008 - Nov 2013. #RO1 NS 048281-01.

    Improved Diagnostics & Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pediatric NPSLE. National Institute of Health. Apr 2008 -  Mar2013. P60-AR047784-06/ R01.

    The role of CD8+ T cells in the formation of T1 black holes in an animal model of MS. Consult.  National Institute of Health. Apr 2008 - Mar 2012.  #R01-NS05698.

    Brain Mechanisms Linking Language, Attention and Memory. External Advisor. National Institute of Health. Apr 2007 - Mar 2012.  #K01-DC008812.


    A photo of Gayle Riemer.

    Gayle Riemer, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA
    Audiologist III, Division of Audiology

    513-636-4236

    gayle.riemer@cchmc.org

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    Susan E. Wiley, MD
    Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Medicine

    513-636-4611

    susan.wiley@cchmc.org

    Susan E. Wiley, MD

    Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Medicine

    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Fellowship Director

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: susan.wiley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Sensory loss (deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision)

    Research

    Deafness associated with an additional disability

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, OH, 1994.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1997.

    Certification: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    J. Paul Willging, MD
    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    513-636-4355

    paul.willging@cchmc.org

    J. Paul Willging, MD

    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: paul.willging@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies

    Biography

    Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.

    The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.

    The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.

    The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.

    Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.