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Deepa Galaiya, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages: English, Gujarati


Acoustic Neuromas, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implantation, Conductive Hearing Loss, Hearing Disorders, Implantable Hearing Devices, Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Otosclerosis, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Vestibular Schwannoma more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
601 N. Caroline St.
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

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


Deepa Galaiya is a fellowship-trained neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon. Her clinical practice specializes in surgical and medical treatment of middle ear, inner ear, skull base and facial nerve disorders in children and adults. This includes treatment of skull base tumors, vestibular schwannomas (or acoustic neuromas), cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, cholesteatomas, otosclerosis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and ear drum perforations. She is trained in endoscopic ear surgery, a minimally invasive approach to treat cholesteatoma and ear drum perforations that reduces the need for visible incisions. She will be serving the patient population in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metro areas. 

Dr. Galaiya’s research interests include development of a force-sensing microforceps for cochlear implantation to assess electrode insertion, tip foldover and basilar membrane rupture. Her other projects involve computer vision for surgical navigation, tool-to-tissue registration for robotic temporal bone surgery, optimization of surgical ergonomics and assessment of forces used in middle ear prosthesis placement with a cooperative control robotic arm. more


  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Otolaryngology (2018)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology-General (2019)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Her research primarily focuses on the development of force-sensing microforceps for cochlear implantation to assess the nano-Newton forces involved with electrode insertion, tip fold-over, and basilar membrane rupture with the goal of providing usable feedback in an operative setting. Other additional projects involve tool-to-tissue registration for robotic temporal bone surgery, optimization of surgical ergonomics, and assessment of forces used in middle ear prosthesis placement with a cooperative control robotic arm.

Selected Publications

J. H. Siewerdsen, G. Adrales, W. S. Anderson, J. Carey, P Creighton, S. DiBrito, D. Galaiya, M. Marohn, T. McNutt, G. Osgood, N. Theodore, C. R. Weiss, and A. N. Viswanathan, "Surgineering: Curriculum Concept for Upper-Level Engineering in Medicine," Journal of Engineering Education (accepted pending revision, October 2019).

Galaiya D, Bradner SA, Raol N, Kaplan DL, Hartnick CJ. "Silk Protein Bioresorbable, Drug-Eluting Ear Tubes: Proof-of-Concept." Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2019 Jan 09.

Ben Massenberg, et. al. "Educational Exposure to Transgender Patient Care in Otolaryngology Training." Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 May 15.

Zenga, J., Galaiya D., Choumanova I., Richmon JD. "Endotracheal Tube Obstruction Caused by Cuff Hyperinflation." Anesthesiology. 2018 Apr 23.

C. Alessandra Colaianni, Deepa J. Galaiya, Jerry D. Baker, Sarah N. Bowe, Michael S. Cohen. "Computed tomography-fusion image guidance for children with thin calvaria undergoing bone-anchored hearing aid placement." Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb 26.

Activities & Honors


  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2019 Annual Meeting Sept, 2019
  • American College of Surgeons Travel Grant Mar, 2019
  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2018 BOG Spring Meeting Mar, 2018
  • Researcher Travel Award, ARO Meeting Feb, 2018
  • AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2017 Annual Meeting Sept, 2017

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