Elias Michaelides, MD is an Associate Professor in the department specializing in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in both adult and pediatric patients. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Outpatient Otorhinolaryngology and Audiology. He also serves as the co-director of the Rush Cochlear Implant program. Dr. Michaelides is double board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Michaelides joined Rush in 2019, after serving as the Vice Chief of Otolaryngology at Yale University, and brings his strong commitment to diagnosing and treating all conditions of the ear and hearing to Rush. He served as the Yale Otolaryngology Residency Program Director for over ten years. He has published over 50 publications and lectured around the world on innovations in Eustachian tube surgery and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. In addition, he has initiated multiple clinical trials in innovative treatments of inner ear disorders and Eustachian tube dysfunction. Dr. Michaelides believes hearing disorders can have profound effect on patient’s interaction with others and the world and his clinical interests have focused on hearing restoration surgery such as cochlear implants. He has served on the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s Hearing Committee and has received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Honor Award.