Dr. Ronen Nazarian is the Director of Otology and Restorative Hearing Surgery at Westside Head & Neck Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He is a board-certified surgeon in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has completed fellowship training in Otology and Skull Base Surgery.
He was born and raised in California, where he completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and medical school at USC. However, it did not end there. To have a diverse clinical experience, he pursued residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. It was here where Dr. Nazarian trained in one of the busiest cochlear implant programs in America, seeing first-hand the daily gratification of restoring a person’s ability to hear. It led him to pursuing an additional year of training in otology and skull-base surgery, as he decided to forge his path specializing in hearing surgery.
Dr. Nazarian has been the author of multiple publications, including an article in the prestigious journal Nature. He has also published in journals such as Otology & Neurotology, Clinical Cancer Research, PLoS One, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Anatomical Records, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, and Laryngoscope. He has also published a chapter in a pediatric otolaryngology textbook. He is an accomplished public speaker and has presented at national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the 5th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, and the Annual Triological Meeting.
His passion lies in being able to treat patients with hearing and balance disorders, particularly severe hearing loss, ringing in the ears, noise sensitivity, chronic ear infections, Eustachian tube dysfunction, surfer’s ear, cholesteatoma, Meniere’s disease, and other causes of vertigo.