Matthew A. Shew, MD

Matthew A. Shew, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery


  • Surgery of the ear and lateral skull base
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
  • Cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids
  • Otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, and stapes surgery
  • Tympanic membrane (ear drum) repair
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
  • Paragangliomas, temporal bone tumors, and cancers of the ear
  • Tinnitus, vertigo and balance disorders
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks
  • Bell’s palsy/facial paralysis


  • Undergraduate: Biochemistry, Bowdoin College (2009)
  • MD: University of Indiana School of Medicine (2014)
  • Residency: University of Kansas (2019)
  • Fellowship: Neurotology, Washington University in St. Louis (2021)


Dr. Shew sees patients at:

Board certification

  • Board certified in otolaryngology
  • Board certified in neurotology

Research Interests

  • Cochlear implant optimization
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in health care decision making

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Leadership roles and honors

  • Dean’s Scholars Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2021
  • Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) – AAO-HNSF Resident Research Award. 2018 – 2019
  • American Neurotology Society Trainee Award, 2019
  • Department of Otolaryngology Basic Science Award,  2016-2019
  • Oscar T Pinsker Otologist Resident Award, 2017-2018
  • Devaiah Award for Excellence in Scientific Contributions, 2017-18, 2018-19
  • Midwest Head & Neck Consortium 1st Place – Best Presentation, 2018
  • Book Award for Excellence on ABOto In-Service Examination, 2015

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