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B. Robert Peters, M.D.

B. Robert Peters, M.D.

Dr. Bob Peters Board-Certified Otologist/Neurotologist and Otolaryngologist at The Dallas Ear Institute. His background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas followed by his M.D. degree, residency in Otolaryngology, and fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is founder and president of the Dallas Hearing Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving the gift of hearing and speech to children and adults with hearing loss. In this capacity he has helped secure funding and performed cochlear implant surgery on patients from 12 different countries around the world. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and serves as medical director of North Texas ENT Associates (NTENT), a group of 75 ENT physicians encompassing the north Texas area. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, the American Neurotologic Society, the Triologic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He is also a member of the Surgeon’s Advisory Board for Med-El Corporation and serves as a speaker and consultant for Cochlear Corporation. He has numerous publications and is a widely traveled speaker. His practice focuses on the treatment of hearing loss and ear disorders in both children and adults including cochlear implantation, Meniere’s Disease, acoustic neuromas, and facial nerve disorders.

Please be sure to read his message(s) and article(s) as listed below:

Dr. B. Robert Peters Full CV (pdf)
"He Who Has Ears To Hear" (pdf)
"Rationale for Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults" (pdf)
"Pediatric Cochlear Implantation" - Pediatric Society Newsletter" (pdf)

Present Positions and Address

Practicing Otologist/Neurotologist

President, Dallas Ear Institute
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A103
Dallas, Texas 75230

Associate Clinical Professor

Department of Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

President, Dallas Hearing Foundation

1996 to Present

Medical Director

North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates
1999 to present

Editorial Reviewer for Laryngoscope

2010 to present

Member of Surgical Advisory Board, Med El Corporation

Education

January 2, 1988 to December 16, 1988 – Fellowship in Otology/ Neurotology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

1984 to 1988 – Otolaryngology Residency, UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1983 to 1984 – General Surgery Internship, UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1979 to 1983 – Medical School (M.D.), UTMB, Galveston, Texas

1975 to 1983 – North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, B.S. Biochemistry, Magna Cumme Laude

Membership in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

American Neurotology Society

Texas Medical Association

Dallas County Medical Society

The Triologic Society

Board Certification

October 1988 – American Board of Otolaryngology

September 2011- ABO to Neurotology Subspecialty Certification

Licensure Information

1983 Texas

Awards Received

First Place - Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day Presentation.
UTMB Galveston, Texas. June 13, 1988.

Second Place - Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day Presentation.
UTMB Galveston, Texas. June 13, 1987.

Teaching Responsibilities

Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Lecturer and Practicum Leader, 1987 to 1988.

Junior Lectures in Otolaryngology, Clinical Core Lecturer, 1987 to 1988.

Department of Otolaryngology UTMB Resident Basic Introductory Course Lecturer, 1987 to 1988.

Department of Otolaryngology UTMB Resident Temporal Bone Course Instructor. 1988

Laser Surgery and Safety in Otolaryngology Laboratory Instructor, UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas November 1987.

Temporal Bone Dissection Course and Laboratory Instructor UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas April 1988, August 1989.

Endoscopy Conference Laboratory Instructor, UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas June 1988.

Associate Clinical Professor UTHSC at Dallas, Resident Teaching at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital, 1988 to present.

Research Activities

Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Find Needle Aspiration of Head and Neck Masses.

The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive in Reconstruction of the Incus Long Process in Cats.

A Profile of Thyroid Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch: A Retrospective Study.

Cosmetic Otoplasty in a Prison Population.

Nucleus 24 Contour Cochlear Implant Clinical Trial Co-investigator 2000

Symphonix Vibrant Soundbridge Implantable Hearing Aid Clinical Trial Co-investigator 2000

Nucleus 24 Contour Adult Bilateral Cochlear Implantation Clinical Trial
Co-investigator 2001

Study of Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children
Co-investigator 2002-2003

Medel Simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults
Co-investigator 2003

Medel Simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children
Co-investigator 2004

Streamlined Cochlear Implant Programming Study
Cochlear Corporation Co-investigator 2004

Nucleus Hybrid Cochlear Implant Feasibility and Second Phase Investigation
Cochlear Corporation 2004

Bilateral Benefit in Adult Users of the Hi Res 90K Bionic Ear System
Advanced Bionics Corporation, Co-investigator 2005-2006

Development of Auditory Skills in Young Deaf Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants, Advanced Bionics Corporation, Co-investigator, 2007

Evaluation of an Alternative Fixation Method for the Nucleus 5 Cochlear Implant Cochlear Americas, 2010-2011

Safety and Efficacy of the Cochlear Nucleus CI422 Cochlear Implant in Adults Cochlear Americas 2014

Publications

Peters BR, Maddox HE, Batsakis JG: Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Middle Ear and Mastoid with Posterior Fossa Extension. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988; 114: 676-678.

Calhoun KH, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB, Peters BR: Magnet Extraction of a Frontal Sinus Foreign Body. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988 July;99:76-78.

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB: Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration of Head and Neck Masses. Archives of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 1989; 115: 1438 – 1442.

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP: The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. The American Journal of Otology 1992 November; 13:540-543.

Peters BR; Rationale for Studying Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Contact 2003:Vol 17,Number 3:12-16.

Litovsky RY, Parkinson A, Arcaroli J, Peters BR, Lake J, Johnstone P, Yu G; Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Adults and Children. Archives of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2004;130: 648-655.

Peters BR, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A; Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Cochlear Implants: International Congress Series. November 2004: 462-465.

Peters BR, Lake J; HiRes Benefit in a Bilaterally Implanted Adult. Auditory Research Bulletin, Biennial Edition 2005. Advanced Bionics Corporation 2005:150-151.

Peters BR. Rationale for Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Corporation Publication. January 2006:1-8.

Litovsky R, Johnstone P, Godar S, Peters B, Lake J. Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Children: Localization Acuity Meaured with Minimum Audible Angle. Ear and Hearing 2006;27;1-17.

Balkany T, Hodges A, Peters B, et al. Nucleus Freedom North American Clinical Trial. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 May;136(5):757-62

Peters B, Litovsky R, Parkinson A, Lake J. Importance of Age and Post-Implantation Experience on Speech Perception Measures in Children with Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otology& Neurotology 2007, August; 28:649-657.

Peters B. Rationale for Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Otology Japan 17(5):603-613, 2007.

Peters B. Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas Quarterly Newsletter, 4th Quarter, October 2007.

Balkany T, Peters B, et al. William House Cochlear Implant Study Group Position Statement on Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otology & Neurotology 2008, February; 29:107-108.

Loizou P, Litovsky R, Peters B, et al. Speech Recognition by Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users in a Cocktail Party Setting. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 125(1), 372-383.

Peters B, Wyss J, Manrique M. Worldwide Trends in Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. Laryngoscope Supplement, May 2008, Vol 120, Issue 5.

Presentations

Peters BR, Clark WH. A Profile of Thyroid Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch: A Retrospective Study. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1985

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA,
Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses: Initial Report. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas June 1986

Peters BR, Schnadiz VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, 
Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Southern Section of the Triologic Society Meeting Santa Fe, New Mexico January 1987

Peters BR, Schnadig VJ, Zaharopoulos P, Des Jardins L, Hokanson JA, Stiernberg CM, Quinn FB. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1987

Peters BR. Otoplasty Experience in a Prison Population. American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Birmingham, Alabama, January 1988

Peters BR. Ossicular Chain Reconstruction Temporal Bone Dissection Course UTMB and Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas, April 1988, August 1988, and August 1989

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive In Reconstruction of the Incus Long Process in Cats. Department of Otolaryngology Residents Research Day, Galveston, Texas, June 1988

Peters BR, et al. Interobserver Variation in the Interpretation of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head and Neck Masses. Management of Early Head and Neck Cancer, UTMB and the Department of Otolaryngology, Galveston, Texas, June 1989

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 1990

Peters BR, Strunk CL, Fulmer RP. The Use of Autologous Fibrin Tissue Adhesive for Ossicular Reconstruction in Cats. Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology February 1991

Peters BR. Ototopical Therapy. North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates Guest Lecture, September 17, 1998
Peters, BR. Update on Cochlear Implantation. North Texas Ear, Nose, Throat Associates Guest Lecture, January 21, 1999

Peters BR, Lake J, Lianos L. Vestibular Effects of Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults. CI 2002 Manchester, England September 2002

Staller S, Arcaroli J, Peters B, et al. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults: US Multi-center Study CI2002 Manchester, England, September 2002

Litovsky R, Peters BR, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. CI2002 Manchester, England September 2002

Litovsky R, Peters BR, Lake J, Parkinson A. Binaural Cochlear Implants in Children: Effect of Experience. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Buchman C, Pilsbury H, Peters B. et al. Vestibular Effects of Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Lake J, Peters B, Buchman C, et al. Subjective Benefit in the Medel US Multicenter Adult Bilateral Study. VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2004.

Peters B, Lake J, Daniel L, Spicer D. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation Symposium
10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas March 2005.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Lake J, Parkinson A. Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Dallas, Texas March 2005.

Peters B. Recognition and Treatment of Hearing Loss in Children. TMA TexMed 2005, May 2005.

Peters B, Lake J. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults.
Medel New Centers Meeting. Austria, December 2005.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, Orlando, Florida, January 2006.

Peters B, Litovsky R, Parkinson A, Lake J. Importance of Age and Post-Implantation Experience on Speech Performance in Children with Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting. May 2006.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Dallas Otolaryngology Experience. Advanced Bionics Investigator Meeting, May 2006.

Peters B. Diagnosis and Treatment of Deafness in Children. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Medical City Dallas Hospital. November 28, 2006.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, San Antonio, Texas, February 2007.

Peters B. Master of Ceremonies, Bilateral Best Practices Symposium. Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10, 2007.

Peters B. Counseling and Considerations, Bilateral Best Practices Symposium. Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10, 2007.

Peters B. Development of Candidacy Criteria for Bilateral Cochlear implantation. Partners in Science Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 13, 2007.

Peters B. Prospective Evaluation of Bilateral Cochlear Implant Performance in Young Deaf Children: Study Design Considerations. CI 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 13, 2007.

Martin K, Peters B, et al. Central Auditory System Plasticity in Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants. CI 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 14, 2007.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children. Invited guest lecturer, The 17th Conference of Otological Society of Japan, Fukuoka, Japan, October 18,2007.

Peters B. Two Ears Are Better Than One- Panel. Served as Moderator. CI 2008, San Diego, California, April 11, 2008.

Peters B, Parkinson A, Lianos L. Long Term Wearing Patterns and Speech Perception Performance in Bilateral Sequentially Implanted Older Children. CI 2008, San Diego, California, April 11, 2008.

Peters B. Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. Cochlear Celebration, Los Angeles, California, March 28, 2009.

Peters B. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults and Children: Rationale, Candidacy Criteria, and Future Concepts. Advanced Instructional Session, Audiology Now, AAA, San Diego, California, April 16, 2010.

Peters B, Wasserman R. Cochlear Implantation in Adenosine Deaminase-deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. CI 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2012.

Wasserman R, Peters B. Normalized Hearing and Improved Speech Discrimination Following Cochlear Implant in an ADA-SCID Patient. Clinical Immunology Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 2012.

Daniel L, Peters B, Winter M. Cochlear Implantation or Auditory Brainstem Implantation: Three Pediatric Cases. CI 2013, Washington DC, October 2013.



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