Michael Hoa, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoa is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and neurotology. In addition to his duties as a neurotologist, Dr. Hoa is a clinician-scientist in the intramural research program at the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His interest is in hearing restoration through regeneration of inner ear cell types, including hair cells. Prior to his arrival at Georgetown, Dr. Hoa completed an otolaryngology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a neurotology fellowship at the prestigious House Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Hoa also received extensive research training at the associated House Research Institute under an NIH-sponsored institutional research training grant investigating the underlying mechanisms involved in hair cell regeneration. Along with Dr. Jeffrey Kim, Dr. Hoa serves as the co-director of the MGUH Cochlear Implant Program.
Dr. Hoa's clinical interests include diagnosis and management of acoustic neuroma and skull base tumors (including hearing preservation surgical approaches); diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss (including otosclerosis and genetic hearing loss); hearing restoration (including cochlear implantation, implantable hearing devices); diagnosis and treatment of Meniere's disease; pediatric otology/neurotology and treatment of chronic ear infections including cholesteatoma.