John Dornhoffer, M.D., FACS, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UAMS. He holds the Samuel D. McGill, Jr., Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Research and is Director of the Division of Otology and Neurotology at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He also serves as Executive Director of the Prosper Meniere Society. Dr. Dornhoffer's primary focus is treating disorders of the middle and inner ear, and he has developed numerous innovations to address hearing loss, whether that loss is due to a perforation of the ear drum (his innovative cartilage tympanoplasty technique), destruction of the hammer-anvil-stirrup hearing bone mechanism (the Dornhoffer Total Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis, Partial Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis, and Footplate Shoe), or the result of chronic disease of the middle ear (his modified mastoidectomy technique). Dr. Dornhoffer has performed hundreds of corrective procedures for patients with audiological deficits, including cochlear implantation and BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) placement, colllaborating with the audiology departments at UAMS and at Arkansas Children's Hospital.