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Authors > Richard K. Gurgel, MD

Richard K. Gurgel, MD is Assistant Professor Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He is a co-author of Imaging in Otolaryngology.


Dr. Gurgel received his MD from the University of Utah and completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, one of the top five Otolaryngology programs in the country. He performed a fellowship in Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. There he was a member of Stanford Society of Physician Scholars and elected fellow teacher of the year for two consecutive years.


Dr. Gurgel’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of neurotology, specifically in the care of patients with acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base lesions. He also has an interest in the surgical restoration of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants. His research focuses on innovations in hearing restoration and medical education.

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