• At A Glance
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    Bio

    Dr. Wackym is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chancellor’s Scholar of the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Oregon. He has received many awards, including the Nicholas Torok Vestibular Award of the American Neurotology Society; the Edmund Prince Fowler Award of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.; the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; William H. Call Research Award from the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmological Society; and the Vice President’s Research Award and the Shirley Baron Research Award from the Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc. Wackym’s clinical emphasis is on the surgical rehabilitation of hearing losses, including cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation, vestibular disorders, Gamma Knife radiosurgery of skull base tumors, and hearing preservation in acoustic neuroma surgery. He has performed more than 750 cochlear implants. Wackym earned an MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville Tennessee. He has published more than 200 articles and books, primarily relating to otologic pathology and cochlear implantation.

    Clinical Interests

    Sub-Specialties: Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

    • Cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation
    • Implantable hearing devices, including the newly approved BoneBridge
    • All available Hearing and balance tests (most comprehensive in NJ, PA, and NY)
    • Congenital and acquired hearing and balance disorders
    • Advanced ear surgery
    • Aural atresia
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Dizziness
    • Facial nerve disorders
    • Genetic hearing losses and inner ear malformations
    • Skull base tumors (e.g., acoustic neuroma, NF2, neurofibroma, schwannoma)

  • Medical School

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

    Internship

    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    Residency

    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    Fellowship

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA