John L. Dornhoffer, MD to give 2018 Senturia Lecture

John L. Dornhoffer, MD, FACS will present the 2018 Senturia Lecture series this week.  Dr. Dornhoffer currently serves as Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology -  Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Dr. Dornhoffer holds the Samuel D. McGill, Jr., Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Research and is Director of the Division of Otology and Neurotology at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital.  He also serves as Executive Director of the Prosper Meniere Society.  Dr. Dornhoffer's primary focus is treating disorders of the middle and inner ear, and he has developed numerous innovations to address hearing loss, whether that loss is due to a perforation of the ear drum (his innovative cartilage tympanoplasty technique), destruction of the hammer-anvil-stirrup hearing bone mechanism (the Dornhoffer Total Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis, Partial Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis, and Footplate Shoe), or the result of chronic disease of the middle ear (his modified mastoidectomy technique).  Dr. Dornhoffer has performed hundreds of corrective procedures for patients with audiological deficits, including cochlear implantation and BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) placement, colllaborating with the audiology departments at UAMS and at Arkansas Children's Hospital. (source: UAMS website)

Dr. Dornhoffer will present a talk on "Ossicular Chain Reconstruction" at the ENT Club of St. Louis, 6:30pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  On Wednesday, October 17, he will discuss his "Personal Experience with a Cochlear Implant" at 7:00am in the Ogura Learning Center, 9th Floor, McMillan Hospital.  Wednesday morning's presentation will be streamed live at:

On Tuesday afternoon Dr. Dornhoffer and Dr. Joel Goebel helped the PGY4/5 residents practice cochlear implant insertions in our new Multidisciplinary Surgical Simulation Lab. Check out a few photos from that event below:


On Wednesday, Dr. Dornhoffer presented the 2018 Senturia Lecture, "Cochlear Implantation, Past, Present, Future," in which he detailed his own experience living with a cochlear implant. A recording of the live stream of this event can be viewed here:

Dr. Dornhoffer spent several hours reviewing case studies with the residents (above), prior to lunch at the Whittemore House with some of our neurotologists (below).