Michael B. Gluth, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery Director, Comprehensive Ear and Hearing Center

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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.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Texas Health Science Center


  • Mayo Clinic


  • Mayo Clinic


  • Ear Science Institute Australia

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Prosper Ménière Society
  • Politzer Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Neurotology Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • International Otopathology Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2006

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Languages Spoken

  • English