Courtney Voelker, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Los Angeles, CA, Keck Hospital of USC

CourtneyVoelkerMDPhD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Los Angeles, CA

Neurotology

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

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  • Office

    USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    1540 Alcazar Street, Suite 204M
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Phone(323) 442-5790
    Fax(323) 442-2059
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Summary

  • Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD, is a Rhodes Scholar, the Director of the Division of Otology/Neurotology-Lateral Skull Base Surgery and the Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant program at USC and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She completed her fellowship in Otology/Neurotology-Lateral Skull Base Surgery at the world-renowned House Clinic. As a clinician-scientist, her goal is to bring innovative medical and surgical treatments to her patients. She has conducted cutting edge research on the physiology and diseases of the inner ear at Brown University, the University of Oxford, Washington University in St. Louis, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Dr. Voelker’s clinic interests include chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, cochlear implantation, vestibular disorders, skull base tumors including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and glomus tumors. Her research interests include novel imaging techniques in the temporal bone, and Meniere's disease.

    Dr. Voelker has authored numerous research publications and textbook chapters in her field. She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and serves on many national committees. Dr. Voelker is committed to offering high quality, compassionate care to patients in her clinic, while pursuing scientific advancements in the laboratory that will bring new treatments to patients in the future.

    Dr. Voelker graduated with Honors from Brown University, majoring in neuroscience, and earned her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As a Rhodes Scholar she earned her PhD from the University of Oxford in developmental neurobiology. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University (Barnes-Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis and her fellowship at the House Clinic in Los Angeles.

Education & Training

  • House Ear Clinic IncFellowship, Otology/Neurotology, 2012 - 2014
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University/Barnes-Jewish HospitalChief Residency, Otolaryngology, 2011 - 2012
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalResidency, Otolaryngology, 2008 - 2012
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalInternship, General Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityClass of 2007
  • University of OxfordPh.D., Developmental Neurobiology, Rhodes Scholar, 2001 - 2004

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2014 - 2017
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2007 - 2012
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Neurotology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Excellence in Teaching: Medical Student Teaching Award Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
  • The Annual Joseph M. Chole Humanitarian Award by Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Michael Paparella Research Award for Outstanding Research Project Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2010
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Publications & Presentations

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Press Mentions

  • How to Protect Your Ears During Concerts, According to Top Otolaryngologists
    How to Protect Your Ears During Concerts, According to Top OtolaryngologistsMay 14th, 2018

Committees

  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Equilibrium Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member of the Updating Group for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2015 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Trauma Committee 2012 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Geriatric Committee 2012 - Present

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