Courtney Christine Joan Voelker, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Address1537 Norfolk Street Street
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Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD, is a Rhodes Scholar and board certified neurotologist. She is Division Chief of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Chochlear Implant Program. Dr. Voelker has conducted cutting-edge research on the physiology and diseases of the inner ear at Brown University, the University of Oxford, Washington University in St. Louis, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Dr. Voelker’s clinic interests include chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, cochlear implantation (adult and pediatric), vestibular disorders, skull base tumors including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and glomus tumors. Her research interests include studying inner ear structure and function, and how that knowledge translates into treatments for patients with hearing and balance problems.

    Dr. Voelker has authored numerous research publications and textbook chapters in her field. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Voelker is committed to offering high quality, compassionate care to patients in her clinic, while pursuing scientific advancements in the field.

    Dr. Voelker graduated with Honors from Brown University, and earned her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As a Rhodes Scholar she earned her PhD from the University of Oxford in developmental neurobiology. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University (Barnes-Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis and her fellowship at the world renowned House Clinic in Los Angeles.

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    1. Temporal Bone Histopathology Case of the Month: Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the External Auditory Canal and Middle Ear. Otol Neurotol. 2020 12; 41(10):e1279-e1281. Orozco FR, Choi JS, Correa AJ, Voelker CCJ. PMID: 33170813.
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    2. Prevalence of Tinnitus and Associated Factors Among Asian Americans: Results From a National Sample. Laryngoscope. 2020 12; 130(12):E933-E940. Choi JS, Yu AJ, Voelker CCJ, Doherty JK, Oghalai JS, Fisher LM. PMID: 31977073.
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    3. Cochlear Implantation in a Child With Recurrent Meningitis Due to a Congenital Stapedial Footplate Defect. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Jul; 100(6):NP308-NP309. Choi JS, Go JL, Winter ME, Voelker CCJ. PMID: 31578108.
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    4. Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update) Executive Summary. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 03; 156(3):403-416. Bhattacharyya N, Gubbels SP, Schwartz SR, Edlow JA, El-Kashlan H, Fife T, Holmberg JM, Mahoney K, Hollingsworth DB, Roberts R, Seidman MD, Prasaad Steiner RW, Tsai Do B, Voelker CC, Waguespack RW, Corrigan MD. PMID: 28248602.
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    5. Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 03; 156(3_suppl):S1-S47. Bhattacharyya N, Gubbels SP, Schwartz SR, Edlow JA, El-Kashlan H, Fife T, Holmberg JM, Mahoney K, Hollingsworth DB, Roberts R, Seidman MD, Steiner RW, Do BT, Voelker CC, Waguespack RW, Corrigan MD. PMID: 28248609.
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    6. Comparison of the gaze stabilization test and the dynamic visual acuity test in unilateral vestibular loss patients and controls. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Apr; 36(4):746-53. Voelker CC, Lucisano A, Kallogjeri D, Sinks BC, Goebel JA. PMID: 25502453.
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    7. An open label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intratympanic golimumab therapy in patients with autoimmune inner ear disease. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Oct; 35(9):1515-21. Derebery MJ, Fisher LM, Voelker CC, Calzada A. PMID: 25203561.
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    8. The transcriptome of utricle hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear. J Neurosci. 2014 Mar 05; 34(10):3523-35. Ku YC, Renaud NA, Veile RA, Helms C, Voelker CC, Warchol ME, Lovett M. PMID: 24599453.
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    9. Translabyrinthine resection of neurofibromatosis type 2 associated vestibular and facial schwannomas, repair of facial nerve, and placement of auditory brainstem implant. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):1. Schwartz MS, Lekovic GP, Brackmann DE, Voelker CC. PMID: 24380525.
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    10. Practical guide to understanding multivariable analyses, Part B: conjunctive consolidation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar; 148(3):359-65. Neely JG, Lieu JE, Sequeira SM, Graboyes E, Paniello RC, Nussenbaum B, Grindler DJ, Voelker CC. PMID: 23264117.
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    11. Practical guide to understanding multivariable analyses: Part A. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):185-90. Neely JG, Paniello RC, Lieu JE, Voelker CC, Grindler DJ, Sequeira SM, Nussenbaum B. PMID: 23034515.
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    12. Practical guide to choosing an appropriate data display. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 145(6):886-94. Paniello RC, Neely JG, Rich JT, Slattery EL, Voelker CC. PMID: 21975544.
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    13. A practical guide to surveys and questionnaires. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun; 144(6):831-7. Slattery EL, Voelker CC, Nussenbaum B, Rich JT, Paniello RC, Neely JG. PMID: 21493322.
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    14. A practical guide to understanding Kaplan-Meier curves. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep; 143(3):331-6. Rich JT, Neely JG, Paniello RC, Voelker CC, Nussenbaum B, Wang EW. PMID: 20723767.
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    15. A practical guide to understanding systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jan; 142(1):6-14. Neely JG, Magit AE, Rich JT, Voelker CC, Wang EW, Paniello RC, Nussenbaum B, Bradley JP. PMID: 20096216.
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    16. A practical guide for understanding confidence intervals and P values. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun; 140(6):794-9. Wang EW, Ghogomu N, Voelker CC, Rich JT, Paniello RC, Nussenbaum B, Karni RJ, Neely JG. PMID: 19467392.
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    17. Practical guide to efficient analysis and diagramming articles. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jan; 140(1):4-8. Neely JG, Karni RJ, Wang EW, Rich JT, Paniello RC, Voelker CC, Nussenbaum B. PMID: 19130951.
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    18. Stimulus for rapid ocular dominance plasticity in visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2006 May; 95(5):2947-50. Rittenhouse CD, Siegler BA, Voelker CC, Voelker CA, Shouval HZ, Paradiso MA, Bear MF. PMID: 16481452.
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    19. Er81 is expressed in a subpopulation of layer 5 neurons in rodent and primate neocortices. Neuroscience. 2006; 137(2):401-12. Yoneshima H, Yamasaki S, Voelker CC, Molnár Z, Christophe E, Audinat E, Takemoto M, Nishiwaki M, Tsuji S, Fujita I, Yamamoto N. PMID: 16289830.
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    20. Selective neurofilament (SMI-32, FNP-7 and N200) expression in subpopulations of layer V pyramidal neurons in vivo and in vitro. Cereb Cortex. 2004 Nov; 14(11):1276-86. Voelker CC, Garin N, Taylor JS, Gähwiler BH, Hornung JP, Molnár Z. PMID: 15166101.
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