Taking their knowledge all over the world

Our lab has a range of alumni from a wide variety of backgrounds, with engineering and clinical backgrounds being the most prevalent. We have fellows in our otology program who have come from all over the world to spend a year in our program. We also have master’s and PhD students, postdocs and summer students.

Some of our alumni have gone on to work in the hearing and vestibular disorders implants industry (e.g., Osama Majdalwieh with Cochlear Corp and Ross Deas with MEDEL Inc.), and others have gone on to work in other ear research labs.  

All have carried forward a strong appreciation of the interaction of engineering and clinical anatomy and physiology in the diagnosis and treatment of ear disorders, which is the unique strength in our laboratories.

Otology fellows

We have hosted many otology fellows over the years. Below is a list of past fellows who have worked in our labs:

David Morris
Associate professor in otolaryngology, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Jan 2002 – Jan 2003 UK
Alfredo Campos
Staff otolaryngologist in PEI
Jan 2003 – June 2003 Columbia
Lillian Wong
Staff otologist in Vancouver
July 2003 – June 2004 Canada
Rahman Hagr
Professor, King Saud University and director of The Auditory Implants Centre
July 2004 – June 2005 Saudi Arabia (via McGill)
Wael Alian
Director, Cochlear Implant Program, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
July 2005 – June 2006 Sweden
Maky Hafidh
Staff otologist in Hamilton, Ontario
July 2006 – June 2007 Ireland
Alan Ho
Associate professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton
July 2007 – June 2008 UK
Ronald Pennings
Radboud University Medical College, Nijmegan, NL
July 2008 – June 2009 Netherlands
Vivek Kaushik
Consultant staff otologist, Stockport, UK
July 2009 – Jan 2010 UK
Julian Savage
Assistant professor of otology, Sherbrooke University
Jan 2010 – June 2011 UK
Dipan Mistry
Staff otologist, Halifax, UK
July 2011 – June 2012 UK
Maggie Aron
Assistant professor of otology, University of Sherbrooke
July 2012 – June 2013 Canada
James Rainsbury
Consultant staff otologist, Plymouth, UK
July 2013 – April 2014 UK
Brandon Wicken
Staff otologist, Niagara Region, Ontario
July 2014 – June 2014 Canada