Dr. Robert S. Hong

MD, PhD
Board Certified

Affiliated Physician from Michigan Ear Institute

Dr. Hong is board-certified in adult and pediatric Neurotology, Otology, Otolaryngology, and Skull Base Surgery. He partners with the physicians at MOSA to provide medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. His clinical interests include ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, facial weakness, cochlear implants, and acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Hong received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and medical degree from the University of California at Irvine. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, he obtained a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences for his groundbreaking work toward improving the understanding of speech in noise by cochlear implant recipients. He has also completed research fellowships sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Foundation. Following residency, he completed an accredited fellowship in ear and skull base surgery at Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Hong is a partner at Michigan Ear Institute and has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Research for Michigan Ear Institute.

Dr. Hong is currently the President of the Michigan Otolaryngological Society and Chairman of the American Neurotology Society Social Media Committee. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Neurotology Society (ANS), and the Otosclerosis Study Group. He has served on multiple national committees, including the AAO-HNS Committee for Implantable Hearing Devices, AAO-HNS Committee for Medical Devices & Drugs, AAO-HNS Media & Public Relations Committee and the ANS Subcommittee for Digital Media.

He has been the principal investigator for numerous clinical studies, including those involving Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, otosclerosis, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices. He is an Assistant Editor for Otology & Neurotology and an Associate Editor for Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is Co-director of the temporal bone dissection course at Michigan Ear Institute and Assistant Surgical Director of the Simulation and Education Center at Ascension Providence-Providence Park Hospital.

Dr. Hong serves as Chief Medical Director for the Robert H. Mathog Lions Hearing Centers, Lions Foundation of Michigan– a charitable organization dedicated to providing hearing-related services to individuals and communities through screening, diagnosis, treatment, education and research, regardless of ability to pay. He is the Faculty Advisor to the Cass Clinic- Lions Hearing Clinic, a free clinic run by Wayne State University medical students that serves the hearing needs of the homeless in downtown Detroit. He is also a past Chairman of the Lions Hearing Center of Michigan and a past Director of the Lions Hearing Clinic at Michigan Ear Institute.