Charles Luetje, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Olathe, KS


Otolaryngology (ENT) Olathe, KS


Retired from skull base surgery & practice but continue voluntary cochlear implantation.

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  • Served 9 years active duty, USAF, during which internship, residency. Fellowship in Los Angeles, Otological Medical Group (House Ear Institute) followed by 33 years active private practice Otology & Neurotology, establishing Otologic Center for profit and in 1980, non-profit 501(c)(3) Midwest Ear Institute for development of cochlear implantation where I have volunteered since its origin. Published peer reviewed reports of my work and became active nationally in senior specialty societies, ultimately becoming an American Board of Otolaryngology senior examiner for 5 years. Removed over 400 acoustic tumors and placed Midwest Ear Institute 1000th cochlear implant, August 2011. Retired from Otologic Center, May 2009, but continue volunteer cochlear implantation. Joined in 1987 by another Neurotologist and two others in the past 5 years. OTO, Inc. formed as retirement corporation prior retirement.

Education & Training

  • House Ear InstituteFellowship, Neurotology, 1975 - 1976
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education ConsortiumResidency, Otolaryngology, 1968 - 1972
  • David Grant Medical Center
    David Grant Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1967 - 1968
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
    University of Missouri-Columbia School of MedicineClass of 1967

Certifications & Licensure

  • KS State Medical License
    KS State Medical License 1978 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1973 - Present
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 1967 - 2018
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Presidential Citation American Otological Society, 2010
  • Senior Examiner American Board of Oyolaryngology, 2008
  • Presidential Citation American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2007
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Total of 52  
    LUETJE, Journals and textbook chpt

Press Mentions

  • Charles M. Luetje, MD, FACS, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
    Charles M. Luetje, MD, FACS, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's WhoJune 12th, 2019

Research History

  • Clinical trials in middle and inner ear implants1979 - Present

Professional Memberships