Dr Bruce J Gantz, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Bruce J Gantz, MD is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Otolaryngology from the University of Iowa, where he completed medical school. A surgical internship was served at the University of Utah College of Medicine. He returned to the University of Iowa for his Otolaryngology residency.
Upon completing a Neurotology Clinical Fellowship with Dr Ugo Fisch at the Universitätsspital Zürich, Otorhinolaryngologische Klinik und Poliklinik, in Zürich, Switzerland, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr Gantz’s research interests include: cochlear implants, management of facial paralysis, hearing preservation in acoustic tumor and skull-base surgery, and management of cholesteatoma. He is the principle investigator of the Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center, funded by the NIH since 1985. In December, 2017 the Center was awarded their seventh five-year NIH renewal that will run through 2022. He has led the Iowa CI Team in the development of the Hybrid Cochlear Implant.
He is a member of many otolaryngology professional societies and has Board Certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as subspecialty certification in Neurotology from the ABOto.
Some of his honors include being named the Brian F McCabe Distinguished Chair in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery by The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement in 2005; University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award 2010; being elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2000; President of the Association of Research in Otolaryngology; President of the American Neurotology Society; President of the American Otological Society; and President of the American Board of Otolaryngology. In 2016, he was awarded the Shambaugh Prize for life time achievement from the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum. His publications include 240 peer-reviewed papers and he has contributed to over 58 books and chapters.