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Simon I. Angeli, MD

Simon I. Angeli, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology. He completed his Medical School at the Universidad Central De Venezuela, residency training at the University of Iowa, and Neurotological Skull Base fellowship at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Angeli received certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology in Neurotology (2010) and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1995). He is also a certified cyberknife radiosurgeon. He is the Program Director for the Neurotology Fellowship (accredited by the ACGME) and Director for Translational Research of the University of Miami Ear Institute.
Dr. Angeli is a fellow or a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American Otology Society, Triological Society, and the internationally prestigious Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum A.S. He serves as secretary-treasurer of the Panamerican Society of Otolaryngology. Angeli serves as a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology Task Force, Neurotology Education Committee of the AAO-HNS, and received the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s Honor Award for his contributions. He is a manuscript reviewer for National and International peer-review journals in the specialty.
Angeli has a busy educational agenda: he teaches at the Neuroscience curriculum of the Medical School, and directs the Cochlear Implant Surgery Workshop for Latin-American surgeons which is held annually at the Ear Institute’s Microsurgery Training Center. He has been guest of honor at several International meetings in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Brazil, Jamaica and Uruguay. He actively participates in community outreach events and has been an invited guest to meetings of the Acoustic Neuroma Association, among other patient’s forums.
Angeli’s clinical and research interests in the field of Otology and Neurotology include: treatment of sensorineural hearing loss, cochlear implants, implantable hearing devices (implantable middle ear hearing device and Bone Anchored Hearing Aid), surgery for skull base tumors, facial nerve disorders, use of biomaterials in middle ear wound healing, and Meniere’s disease. His contributions include studies of phenotype-genotype correlations in genetic deafness, role of antioxidant therapy in hearing loss, refinements of the stapedotomy surgical technique in otosclerosis, and the use of biomaterials to enhance healing in chronic ear infections.