Dr. John L. Dornhoffer is Professor and Vice-Chairman at the in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, Arkansas. He is holder of the Samuel D. McGill, Jr., Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Research and is Director of the Division of Otology and Neurotology at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He is currently the Executive Director of the Prosper Meniere Society.
Dr. Dornhoffer received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas, in 1988. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at UAMS. This was followed by fellowship training in otology and neurotology with Professor Jan Helms as the University of Würzburg, Germany, followed by additional training in skull base surgery with Professor Ugo Fisch at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has been on faculty at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1994. His clinical interest has focused on prosthesis development for reconstruction of the ossicular chain and techniques in tympanoplasty and canal wall reconstruction utilizing cartilage. His current research has focused on the application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus.
Dr. Dornhoffer has had funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the Deafness Research Foundation, and the Tinnitus Research Consortium. He has also led a project on the National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).