Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine — Editors


Prof. Dr. Wei-Jia Kong
Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jiefang Avenue1277, Wuhan 430022, China
Director, Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jiefang Avenue1277, Wuhan 430022, China
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Interests: the diagnosis and treatment of deafness, vertigo and tinnitus and other ear diseases, endoscopic surgery, including nasal sinus and anterior skull base; research interests mainly focus on the mechanisms and prevention of sensorineural hearing loss, as well as vestibular disorders
Prof. Dr. Jochen Schacht *
Associate Editor
Department of Otolaryngology, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5616, USA
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Interests: biochemical and cell biological studies of cell communication and regulatory mechanisms in the inner ear; mechanisms and prevention of drug-induced hearing loss; mechanisms of age-related hearing loss
* In charge of "Experimental Otology"
Prof. Dr. Richard Salvi *
Associate Editor
137 Cary Hall, Center for Hearing & Deafness, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
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Interests: tinnitus; auditory plasticity; ototoxicity; noise induce hearing loss; hair cell regeneration; stem cell transplantation
* In charge of "Audiology and Tinnitus"
Prof. Dr. Roland Laszig *
Associate Editor
Universitätsklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland
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Interests: hearing loss; cochlea; inner ear; ENT; deafness; cholesteatoma; neuro-otology; auditory system
* In charge of "Otology and Neuro-otology"
Prof. Dr. Michael Strupp *
Associate Editor
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Munich, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
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Interests: vertigo; dizzines; ocular motor disorders
* In charge of "Vertigo and Balance Medicine"
Prof. Dr. Karl Hörmann *
Associate Editor
Head and Chair of the Department of ORL, HNS, University Hospital of Mannheim, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer, 68135 Mannheim, Germany
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Interests: sleep medicine; head & neck
* In charge of "Sleep Medicine"
Prof. Dr. Luo Zhang *
Associate Editor
Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, Beijing 100005, China
Interests: chronic rhinosinusitis; allergic rhinitis; endoscopic sinus surgery
* In charge of "Rhinology"
Prof. Dr. Barbara Wollenberg *
Associate Editor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinic for ENT and HNS, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany
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Interests: tumor biology; immune system responses to tumors; development of vaccines; immunoncology
* In charge of "Oncology, Head and Neck Medicine"
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Arens
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
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Interests: larynx; phonosurgery; endoscopy; head and neck oncology
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Bootz
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde/Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn, Deutschland
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Interests: head and neck oncology; reconstructive surgery; skull base surgery
Prof. Dr. Itzhak Brook
Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 4431 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, USA
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Interests: sinusitis; tonsillitis; head and neck infections; anaerobic infections; antimicrobial therapy; antimicrobial resistance
Prof. Dr. Renjie Chai
Institute of Life Sciences, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
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Interests: hair cell regeneration; inner ear development; hair cell protection; hair cell function
Dr. Zheng-Yi Chen
1. Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
2. Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: regeneration of diverse inner ear cells for functional recovery of hearing; develop gene therapy to treat hearing loss as the results of gene mutations, aging and ototoxic effects of noise and drugs; develop protein delivery into inner ear as research tools and therapeutic approaches; develop treatment for hearing loss in patients
Dr. Ping Helen Chen
Department of Cell Biology, Emory University, 615 Michael St, 1941/001/1AF, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
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Interests: development and genetics of the inner ear and the middle ear; hair cells, Eustachian tube, polarity; otitis media; cilia; horizontal basal cells; stem cells
Dr. Fangyi Chen
Department of Biomedical Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen, China
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Interests: hearing science; auditory behavioral test; cochlear mechanics; biomedical optics
Prof. Dr. Lin Chen
Auditory Research Laboratory, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
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Interests: tinnitus; auditory evoked potentials; central auditory processing
Dr. Seong Ho Cho
Division of Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Interests: the pathogenesis of tissue remodeling in asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), nasal polyps and other allergic diseases; the pathogenesis of CRS and nasal polyps in elderly population (aging); steroid-resistant asthma, asthmatic smokers and asthmatic patients with obesity; mast cell biology and mast cell related disorders
Prof. Dr. Jacquelynne P. Corey
Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
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Interests: otolaryngology; allergy; otorhinolaryngology; rhinology; sinus surger; sleep disorders; snoring; voice disorders; food allergy; latex allergy
Dr. Vincent Cousins
ENT-Otoneurology Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: acoustic neuroma; paraganglioma of the head & neck; facial palsy; ear trauma; lateral skull base surgery; outcomes and quality of life in these areas; skills training in otology/neurotology and lateral skull base surgery (not cochlear implant)
Prof. Dr. Pu Dai
Department of Otolaryngology, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Interests: ear surgery; skull base surgery; genetics of hearing loss
Prof. Dr. Dalian Ding
Center for Hearing and Deafness, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, 137 Cary Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Interests: in vivo and in vitro studies in the field of inner ear; anatomy and physiology of the cochlear and vestibular system; neurotoxic and ototoxic mechanisms of chemicals and heavy metals, presbycusis, cochlear microcirculations, blood-cochlea barrier, endolymphatic hydrops, noise and/or blast wave induced inner ear damage, etc.
Prof. Dr. Maoli Duan
Department of Clinical Science, Technology and Intervention, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: stem cell/gene therapy; noise and drug-induced hearing loss and their protection/treatment; sudden deafness; sensorineural hearing loss; vestibular disorders and earlier intervention; diagnosis of infant and children with hearing loss
Prof. Dr. Ana Belén Elgoyhen
Departamento de Farmacología Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular, Dr. Héctor N. Torres (INGEBI), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Interests: genetics; tinnitus; cochlear physiology; efferent system
Prof. Dr. Jiangang Gao
School of Life Science, Shandong University, 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan 50100, China
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Interests: mouse model; hearing loss; hair cells
Prof. Dr. Zhiqiang Gao
Department of Otolaryngology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Interests: hearing implantation; micro-otology; neuro-otology; lateral skull base surgeries
Prof. Dr. Christos Georgalas
Academic Academic Medical Centre, A2-228, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, the Netherlands
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Interests: sinusitis; rhinitis; outcome studies; osteitis; frontal sinus; sinonasal tumors; skull base surgery; pituitary surgery; rhinoplasty
Prof. Dr. Fang Han
Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China
Interests: sleep apnea; upper airway physiology; respiratory control
Prof. Dr. Philip H.S. Jen
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
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Interests: peripheral and central auditory physiology; sound transformation at the pinna; sound production and attenuation
Prof. Dr. Jack J. Jiang
Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Interests: objective pathological laryngeal function assessments; laryngeal physiology; biomechanics of vocal fold vibration; medical instrumentation; medical software development and application
Prof. Dr. Herman Kingma
Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands
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Interests: development of refined diagnostic tests of the labyrinthine function; system and signal analysis; on vestibular neuroplasticity; motion sickness and on the development of a vestibular implant
Prof. Dr. Ja-Won Koo
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do 463-707, Korea
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Interests: otology; neurotology; ototoxicity research
Prof. Dr. Guojun Li
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: molecular epidemiology of clinical outcome and cancer susceptibility; clinical epidemiology, risk assessment, and outcomes; viral epidemiology (HPV) and nutritional epidemiology; nuclear receptors and cancer chemoprevention
Dr. De-Pei Li
Department of Critical Care, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: synaptic transmission in brain nucleus; autonomic dysregulation and neuroplasticity in response to neuronal disorders and chronic stress; ion channels; ligand-gated channels
Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Li
Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Bethune International Peace Hospital, Shijiazhuang 050081, China
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Interests: surgical management of head and neck cancers including tumor resection and one-stage reconstruction; extensive studies on the clinopathologic features of HNSCC, for defining some important factors for predicting metastasis and recurrence; in-depth investigations on molecular aspects of tumor invasion and progression, and therapeutic resistance of (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, HNSCC); targeted therapies for HNSCC based on special molecular markers defined
Prof. Dr. Huawei Li
Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China
Interests: hair cell regeneration; the development of inner ear; gene therapy; the protection from hair cell loss
Prof. Dr. Daqing Li
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, BRB 1212, 421 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: ear and balance disorders; ear disorders; ear infection–middle ear (otitis media); gene therapy; hearing and balance tests; hearing loss; meniere’s disease; otosclerosis; skull base lesions; vertigo
Prof. Dr. Xi Erick Lin
Dept of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 615 Michael Street, Whitehead Bldg #543, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
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Interests: cochlear physiology; gene therapy; deafness; hearing loss; mouse models; otolaryngology; genetic deafness
Prof. Dr. Zheng Liu
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
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Interests: rhinitis; rhinosinusitis; nasal polyps
Prof. Dr. Duan Ma
Key Lab of Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Ministry of Education, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University,Shanghai, China
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Interests: medical genetics and epigenetics of birth defects
Dr. Claudina A. Pérez Novo
Upper Airways Research Laboratory, Department of Ear-, Nose-, and Throat diseases , Ghent University Hospital, Medical Research Building (MRB, groundfloor), De Pintelaan 185 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: chronic rhinosinusitis; nasal polyposis; aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease; epigenetics, eicosanoids and lipid mediators; S. aureus enterotoxins; biomarkers; molecular mechanisms
Dr. Carl Philpott
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: rhinosinusitis; image guided surgery; olfactory disorders; endoscopic sinus surgery; gustatory disorders; balloon sinuplasty; rhinitis; anosmia; allergic fungal sinusitis; Eustachian tube dysfunction
Prof. Dr. Jianhua Qiu
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China
Interests: otorhinolarygology head and neck surgery; auditory implant; air cells injury and regeneration; cochlea stem cells
Prof. Dr. Helge Rask-Andersen
Department of Surgical Sciences, Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
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Interests: human inner ear anatomy; cochlear implants; Meniere's disease
Prof. Dr. Tianying Ren
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA
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Interests: auditory physiology; cochlear mechanics; otoacoustic emissions; hearing loss
Prof. Dr. Anneliese Schrott-Fischer
Department of Otolaryngolgy, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstr. 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: human inner ear immunohistochemistry genetic disorder and hearing loss cochlea implant vestibular implant
Prof. Dr. Michael Setzen
Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
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Interests: sinusitis study; endoscopic sinus surgery/balloon sinus catheterization (balloon sinuplasty); sleep apnea and snoring; pediatric ear, nose and throat; facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty; swallowing & reflux including TNE, FEESST and stroboscopy; turbinate somnoplasty; head and neck surgery
Dr. Su-hua Sha
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 39 Sabin Street, Charleston, SC 29414, USA
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Interests: regulation of cell survival and cell death signalling in the inner ear; molecular mechanisms of acquired hearing loss with a focus on noise trauma; prevention of acquired hearing loss
Prof. Dr. Norbert Stasche
1. Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Heidelberg University, Germany
2. Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Disorders Center, Westpfalz-Klinikum, D-67665 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Interests: endoscopy in ENT/FEES; head and neck surgery & oncology; sleep medicine
Prof. Dr. Yu Sun
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China
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Interests: endoscopic ear surgery; genetic hearing loss; cochlear immune response and inflammation
Dr. Frank Wallner
Department of Otolaryngology, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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Interests: otoneurology; facial plastic surgery/quality of life; oncology
Dr. Lei Wang
Institutes of Biomedical Science, Fudan University, 138 Yixueyuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
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Interests: genetics; mutation; birth defect
Prof. Dr. Qiuju Wang
Chinese PLA Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Medical School of Chinese PLA, 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing 100853, China
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Interests: auditory neuropathy; genetic deafness; auditory vestibular medicine
Prof. Dr. Hao Wu
1. Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 9th People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
2. Ear Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
Interests: otology; auditory implantations; skill base surgery
Dr. Zhigang Xu
School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, China
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Interests: hair cells; stereocilia; molecular biology of hearing loss
Prof. Dr. Jingying Ye
Department of otolaryngology-head neck surgery, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, Tsinghua University, No.168 Litang Road, Dongxiaokou Town, Changping District, Beijing, China
Interests: obstructive sleep apnea; phonosurgery; laryngeal carcinoma
Prof. Dr. Shankai Yin
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai 201306, China
Interests: sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome; hearing loss; vertigo
Prof. Dr. Huijun Yuan
Medical Genetics Center, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China
Interests: hearing loss; mutation; genetic testing
Dr. Nan Zhang
Ghent University Hospital, ENT Department, Upper Airways Research Laboratory, Medical Research Building (MRB, groundfloor) De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: immunology of upper airway disease; the microbiome and its interactions with innate and adaptive immunity; interaction of viruses and bacteria in initiating and maintaining persistent disease; international networking on airway disease
Prof. Dr. Xiaowen Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Laboratory of ENT-HNS Disease, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: otolaryngology; endoscopic surgery; head and neck neoplasms; sleep disorders; laryngopharyngeal reflux
Dr. Qingyin Zheng
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Interests: genetics; genomics; proteomics
Prof. Dr. Hongliang Zheng
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: laryngoloy; phoniatrics and phonosurgery; head neck oncology
Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Zhou
Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics of Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
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Interests: auditory physiology; cortical plasticity; perceptual training
Prof. Dr. Jing Zou
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
Interests: nanomedicine; biomedicine; inner ear imaging
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