Ted R. McRackan, M.D., is the director of the Skull Base Center and medical director of the Cochlear Implant Program in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. McRackan was born in Virginia and moved to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles for a fellowship in otology-neurotology and skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic.
Dr. McRackan's clinical practice is focused on comprehensive management of ear, hearing, balance, and skull base disorders in adults and children. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: cochlear implantation; chronic ear surgery (cholesteatoma, chronic otitis media); acoustic neuroma and other skull base lesions; otosclerosis; facial nerve disorders and tumors; endoscopic ear surgery; implantable hearing aids; and vertigo.
Dr. McRackan has published a comprehensive neurotology textbook and has written over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research interests focus on the development and application of novel measures to evaluate outcomes in individuals with hearing loss and cochlear implants in order to improve patient results. Dr. McRackan is a member and serves on multiple committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.