Arun Gadre

Heuser Hearing Institute Professorship in Otology

School of Medicine

Arun Gadre, M.D., M.S. is an associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and director of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery in the Department of Surgery. In that capacity, he directs the University of Louisvile otolaryngology clinics. He also serves as medical director of the Heuser Hearing Institute and a member of the Institute's board.

Dr. Gadre's focus is in translational research. He is in the process of developing minimally invasive endoscopic approaches for fixing facial skeletal fractures, including the development of new instrumentation. He is also interested in minimally invasive otologic surgery.  With Dr. Frederick Wightman, he is doing research in cochlear implantation. He also studies the pathophysiology of otosclerosis and Meniere disease.

Dr. Gadre has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts encompassing both basic and clinical research.

Prior to joining the University of Louisville, he was Director of Otology at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Galveston and Houston.

He completed his M.D. at Bombay University, India and advanced training at L.T.M.G. Hospital, India. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and a fellowship in Neurotology at New York University Medical Center and Bellvue Hospital. He has also completed multiple research fellowships. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.