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Wade Chien, M.D.

Wade Wei-De Chien, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Specializes In: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)

Male  | Languages: English, Chinese

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Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes



Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Appointment Phone: 301-896-3330

6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 4920
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-896-3330


Acoustic Neuromas, Balance Disorders, Brain Tumors, Chronic Otitis Media, Cochlear Implantation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Otolaryngology, Otology, Otosclerosis, Skull Base Tumors

Research Interests

Atraumatic methodologies for cochlear implant insertion; Hearing protection/regeneration; Middle ear mechanics; Temporal bone histopathology; Musical perception in cochlear implant users


Dr. Wade Chien is a fellowship-trained neuro-otologist who sees adults and children with complicated hearing and ear problems, including: hearing loss; severe ear infections; vestibular schwannoma (Acoustic neuroma); and neoplasms of the ear and temporal bone. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine / MD (2002)


    • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (2009)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology (2011)


    • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology-General (2010, 2020)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Chien W, Northrop C, Levine S, Pilch BZ, Peake WT, Rosowski JJ, Merchant SN. Anatomy of the Distal Incus in Humans. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2009 Dec;10(4):485-96.

    Chien W, Rosowski JJ, Ravicz ME, Rauch SD, Smullen J, Merchant, SN: Measurements of Stapes Velocity in Live Human Ears. Hear Res. 2009 Mar;249(1-2):54-61.

    Chien W, McKenna MJ, Rosowski JJ, Merchant SN: Isolated fracture of the manubrium of the malleus. J Laryngol Otol. 2007 Nov 26:1-7.

    Chien W, Rosowski JJ, Merchant SN: Investigation of the Mechanics of Type III Stapes Columella Tympanoplasty Using Laser-Doppler Vibrometry. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Sep;28(6):782-787.

    Rosowski JJ, Chien W, Ravicz ME, Merchant SN: Testing a method for quantifying the output of implantable middle ear hearing devices. Audiol Neurotol. 2007;12(4):265-76.

    Chien W, Ravicz ME, Rosowski JJ, Merchant SN: Measurements of Human Middle and Inner-Ear Mechanics with Dehiscence of the Superior Semicircular Canal. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Feb;28(2):250-7.

    Chien W, Ashland J, Haver K, Hardy S, Curren P, Hartnick CJ: Type 1 Laryngeal Clefts: Establishing a Functional Diagnostic and Management Algorithm. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Dec;70(12):2073-9.

    Bhattacharyya N, Chien W: The risk of second primary malignancy after radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid carcinoma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Aug;115(8):607-10.

    Chien W, Ravicz ME, Merchant SN, Rosowski JJ: The effect of methodological differences in the measurement of stapes motion in live and cadaver ears, Audiology and Neurotology 2006;11:183-197.

    Hamanishi S, Koike T, Chien W, Ravicz ME, Rosowski JJ, Merchant SN, Kobayashi T, Wada H: Effects of Individual Differences in Size and Mobility of the Middle Ear on Hearing, JSME International Journal, 48C, (2005), 521-528.

    Chien W, Faquin W, Caruso P, Rabinov J, Cunningham MJ: Radiology Quiz case 4. Intramuscular Angioma (IMA). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Nov;131(11):1026, 1030.

    Chien W, Varvares MA, Hadlock T, Cheney M, Deschler DG: Effects of Aspirin and Low-Dose Heparin in Head and Neck Reconstruction using Microvascular Free Flaps. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jun;115(6):973-6.

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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Complex Middle Ear Surgery Gets Eight-Year-Old Back in the Game New Directions 1/14/16

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