Prof. Michal Luntz
A.R.M – Advanced Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillo-facial Surgery
Dr. Michal Luntz, MD, is an Otologist, the director of the Ear and Hearing Center at A.R.M Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Assuta MC, Tel Aviv. Her clinical practice and research focus on middle ear diseases, middle ear aeration, cochlear implantation, and hearing restoration solutions. She is one of the first (2001) cochlear implant surgeons who insisted on the importance of bimodal hearing and is responsible for establishing the Israeli criteria for cochlear implantation in adults, allowing many individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss to be implanted early enough.
Michal graduated from Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University) and had her residency at Sapir MC (Tel Aviv University). At Sapir, she conducted research in Jacob Sage’s laboratory, focusing on basic research in histology, and the aeration function of the middle ear and Eustachian tube. After her residency, she divided her position between the Department of Otolaryngology at Sheba MC and the Biomedical Engineering department at Tel Aviv University. She then took a two-year fellowship in Otology, mentored by Tom Balkany and Fred Telischi at the University of Miami’s Ear Institute.
In 1997 she was appointed to chair the ENT department at Bnai Zion MC (Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology). Between 2008-2019 she served as the Head of the ENT Department, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion. In 2018, after over 20 years of service as the chair of ENT at Bnai Zion, she established the Ear and Hearing Center as part of A.R.M. Otolaryngology, in Assuta MC, Tel Aviv. Michal Luntz is an editorial board member in the Acta Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, and Otology & Neurotology. Recently, she was appointed as the president of the Israeli Society of Auditory research.