Cliff A. Megerian, MD, FACS

Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Director of Otology and Neurotology
Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program
Co-Director Skull Base Surgery Program


Michigan State University – biochemistry major (1981-1984)
University of Michigan Medical School – M.D.  (1984-1988)

Internship – General Surgery- University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University (1988-1989)

Residency- Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery- University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University (1989-1993)

Clinical and Research Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology- Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1993-1995)

Otology, Neurotology, Cochlear implantation, and Skull Base Surgery

View past work in Molecular Otology

Hearing loss, Chronic Ear disease, Cholesteatoma,  Otosclerosis, Meniere's disease, Vertigo, Cochlear implant surgery, Temporal bone tumors, Acoustic neuroma, skull base surgery,


1.       Megerian CA, Chiocca EA, McKenna MJ, Harsh GF, Ojemann RG:  The Subtemporal - Transpetrous Approach for Excision of Petro- Clival Tumors.   American Journal of Otology 17:773-779, 1996.

2.         Megerian CA, Reilly J, O'Connell F, Heard SO:  Outpatient Tympanomastoidectomy: Factors Affecting Hospital Admission.  Archives of Otolaryngology 2000;126:1345-1348.  (Abstracted in JAMA 2001;285:999)

3.         Megerian CA, Hadlock TA: Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital Case 40-2001- An Eight-Year-Old Boy with Fever, Headache, and Vertigo Two Days after Aural Trauma.  New England Journal of Medicine 2001 345: 1901-1907.

4.        Megerian CA, Haynes DS, Poe DS, Choo DI, Keriakas TJ, Glasscock ME III: Hearing preservation surgery for small endolymphatic sac tumors in the von Hippel- Lindau patient.  Otology and Neurotology 23:378-387, 2002.

5.         Tambyraja R, Gutman MA, Megerian CA: Complications of cochlear implants: utility of federal database in systematic analysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005, 131:245-50.

6.         Megerian CA: Diameter of the Cochlear Nerve in Endolymphatic Hydrops: Implications for the Etiology of Hearing loss in Meniere's Disease. Laryngoscope, 2005, 115:1525-1535.

7.         Hall KL, Pitts D, Anne S, Semaan, M,  Alagramam KN, Megerian CA: Optimization of RNA Detection from Archival Guinea Pig Temporal Bone Specimens. Otol Neurotol.  2007 Jan;28 (1): 116-23.

8.         Samantha Anne, S., Kisley, L, Tajuddin, S.T., Leahy, P., Alagramam, K.N.,
Megerian CA,
(2007) Molecular Changes Associated with Endolymphatic Hydrops. Otol. Neurotol. 2007 Apr 26; [Epub ahead of print]