Ronna Hertzano, MD

  • Professor

Ronna Hertzano, MD

Specialties:

  • Otolaryngology

About Ronna Hertzano, MD

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Dr. Hertzano's clinical practice is focused on diseases of the ear and lateral skull base, with a focus on hearing restoration and genetic hearing loss.

She is a professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, anatomy and neurobiology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. And she leads a highly collaborative, federally-funded research laboratory.

Her research focuses on understanding genetic hearing and balance impairment, and the molecular basis of age and noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Hertzano’s research uses molecular and genomic approaches along with detailed histological and physiological analyses.

Dr. Hertzano is a member of the Hearing Restoration Project of the Hearing Health Foundation, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Hearing Committee, is the chair of the American Neurotology Society research committee, a member of the Collegium of Otolaryngology (CORLAS) and an Associate Editor of Otology & Neurotology and the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (JARO).

Dr. Hertzano received her medical and PhD degrees from Tel Aviv University, where she studied the molecular basis of hearing impairment and was the recipient of a Foulkes Foundation Fellowship physician-scientist award. She completed her internship and residency in the department of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Hertzano is also the recipient of Triological Society Career Development Award (2011), Burt Evans Young Investigator Award, by the National Organization of Hearing Research (2014), Brian E. Emery, M.D., Outstanding Teaching Award, UMSOM, department of Otorhinolaryngology (2016) and Distinction Award in Alternative/Basic Science for the Triologic Society Thesis (2020).

Dr. Hertzano authored over 50 peer-reviewed basic science, clinical and translational publications, as well as book chapters, including a chapter in Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices, 2nd edition.

Gender: Female

Language(s): English; Spanish; Hebrew; French

Affiliation(s):

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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