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.