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Michael B. Gluth, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Director, Comprehensive Ear and Hearing Center

Michael B. Gluth, MD, provides care for adults and children with ear and hearing disorders, including chronic ear infections, hearing loss, ear-related balance disorders, and tumors of the skull base.

Dr. Gluth is an active researcher, having published numerous scientific articles and having served as the primary investigator on studies examining treatment options used to manage various ear disorders. He is the director of the Bloom Otopathology Lab. His research has led to the development of a prosthesis used to replace the tiny bones within the middle ear when damaged. In addition, he is working to develop novel medical treatments for the management of cholesteatoma (a benign growth in the middle ear).

An expert ear surgeon, Dr. Gluth has co-authored a comprehensive textbook on chronic ear infection and related ear surgery entitled The Chronic Ear. He has written numerous book chapters and journal articles on topics such as cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, and inner ear disorders, and he serves as a reviewer for several notable scientific journals.

As a member of the board of directors of the Prosper Meniere Society, an international organization of physicians and researchers devoted to inner ear medicine and surgery, Dr. Gluth has been invited to lecture both nationally and abroad, educating the public and health care professionals on ear science and medicine.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (general surgery)


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (otolaryngology)


Ear Science Institute Australia and University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (otology, neurotology and skull base surgery)


American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Neurotology Society
North American Skull Base Society
Prosper Meniere Society
The International Otopathology (Schuknecht) Society
The Politzer Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 795-3158


(773) 702-6809

Office Postal Address

Michael B. Gluth, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology and neurotology
  • Ear and hearing disorders
  • Cancer of the ear
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear implants
  • Eardrum and ossicular reconstruction
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Inner ear disorders
  • Otosclerosis
  • Skull base surgery, including acoustic neuroma
  • Superior semicircular canal dehiscence

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gluth's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.