The Gold Medal Award is given to one of our esteemed colleagues for furthering the goals of the Prosper Meniere Society through research excellence, scientific innovation, and far-reaching contributions to the investigation of inner ear disorders.


Joseph GoebelJoel A Goebel, MD, FACS, FRCS

Dr. Goebel is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri USA. He specializes in Otology and Neurotology and is the Director of the Dizziness and Balance Center in the department. He is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed and invited publications and abstracts and the editor of the text “Practical Management of the Dizzy Patient 2nd Edition”. His current research interests include clinical studies to refine the Gaze Stabilization and the video Head Impulse Test, development of a screening history tool for triage of dizzy patients, and the BalCap vibrotactile device for rehabilitation of chronic imbalance.

Dr. Goebel is a fellow  of the American College of Surgeons, the American  Otological  Society (AOS), the American Neurotology Society (ANS-President 2006-2007), the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the Triological Society, the Barany Society, the Prosper Meniere Society and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO). He is currently the chairman of the AAO-HNS Equilibrium Committee and was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010.