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John Carey, M.D.

John Patrick Carey, M.D.

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Chief, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Languages: English, German, Russian

Expertise: Acoustic Neuromas, Cholesteatoma, Hearing Disorders, Meniere's Disease, Otolaryngology, Otosclerosis, Sudden Hearing Loss, Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Vestibular Schwannoma, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) more

Research Interests: Meniere's disease; Superior canal dehiscence syndrome; Vestibular neurophysiology; Inner ear imaging; Sudden hearing loss; Intratympanic therapy more

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Dr. John Carey is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Carey specializes in the health and diseases of the inner ear that affect both balance and hearing mechanisms.  As a clinician, Dr. Carey is a national expert in superior canal dehiscence syndrome, Menière’s disease, vestibular migraine, and other causes of vertigo.  As a researcher, his interests include the normal vestibular reflexes and how they change with age, novel intratympanic treatments (i.e., middle ear injections) for conditions like Menière’s disease and sudden hearing loss, and the mechanisms of vestibular migraine.  He has a particular interest in superior canal dehiscence syndrome, and, with Dr. Lloyd Minor, he helped develop the operation to repair the superior canal using image-guided surgery.  Dr. Carey has been funded by the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study inner ear balance function in Menière’s disease and steroid treatment of sudden hearing loss.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, 10 book chapters, and three invited reviews. more


  • Chief, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
  • Director, Neurotology Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery



  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1991)


  • Virginia Mason Medical Center / General Surgery (1993)
  • University of Washington Medical Center / Otolaryngology (1998)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Neurotology (2008)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (1999)

Additional Training

Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otology & Neurotology (Baltimore MD ) (2000)

Research & Publications


Lab Website: Vestibular NeuroEngineering Laboratory

Clinical Trial Keywords

Sudden Hearing Loss Multicenter Treatment Trial

Selected Publications

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1. Ward BK, Agrawal Y, Hoffman HJ, Carey JP, Della Santina CC. Prevalence and impact of bilateral vestibular hypofunction: Results from the 2008 US national health interview survey. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 1;139(8):803-10.

2. Ward BK, Wenzel A, Ritzl EK, Gutierrez-Hernandez S, Della Santina CC, Minor LB, et al. Near-dehiscence: Clinical findings in patients with thin bone over the superior semicircular canal. Otol Neurotol. 2013 May 2.

3. Zuniga MG, Janky KL, Nguyen KD, Welgampola MS, Carey JP. Ocular versus cervical VEMPs in the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jan;34(1):121-6.

4. Ward BK, Agrawal Y, Nguyen E, Della Santina CC, Limb CJ, Francis HW, et al. Hearing outcomes after surgical plugging of the superior semicircular canal by a middle cranial fossa approach. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Oct;33(8):1386-91.

5. Janky KL, Zuniga MG, Carey JP, Schubert M. Balance dysfunction and recovery after surgery for superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;138(8):723-30.

6. Agrawal Y, Zuniga MG, Davalos-Bichara M, Schubert MC, Walston JD, Hughes J, et al. Decline in semicircular canal and otolith function with age. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Jul;33(5):832-9.

7. Tavassolie TS, Penninger RT, Zuniga MG, Minor LB, Carey JP. Multislice computed tomography in the diagnosis of superior canal dehiscence: How much error, and how to minimize it? Otol Neurotol. 2012 Feb;33(2):215-22.

8. Agrawal Y, Minor LB, Schubert MC, Janky KL, Davalos-Bichara M, Carey JP. Second-side surgery in superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Jan;33(1):72-7.

9. Rauch SD, Halpin CF, Antonelli PJ, Babu S, Carey JP, Gantz BJ, et al. Oral vs intratympanic corticosteroid therapy for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A randomized trial. JAMA. 2011 May 25;305(20):2071-9.

10. Crane BT, Lin FR, Minor LB, Carey JP. Improvement in autophony symptoms after superior canal dehiscence repair. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Jan;31(1):140-6.

Videos & Media

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: Q&A with Dr. John Carey

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Symptoms: Q&A with Dr. John Carey

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome – Getting a Correct Diagnosis

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Surgery – Patient and Physician Discuss One-Sided SCDS Repair

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: Patient and Physician Discuss Hospital Stay After SCDS Surgery

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Surgery – Patient and Physician Discuss Post-Surgery Experience

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma): Ted's Story (February 2017)

Ask-the-Expert: Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrom (SCDS), Your Questions Answers (July 2015)

Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds, Washington Post (11/24/2014)

Ask Well: Medicines for Motion Sickness, New York Times (02/27/2014)

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