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Wade Chien, M.D.

Wade Wei-De Chien, M.D.

4.5 out of 5
208 Ratings
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Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years), Adults (18+ years), Infants (up to 1 year)


Languages: English, Chinese

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

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

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


6420 Rockledge Drive Suite 4920 Bethesda, MD 20817 map

Phone: 301-896-3330


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


  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC (2002)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (2009)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Neurotology (2014)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology-General (2010)

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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