Ted A. Meyer, M.D., Ph.D., joined the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at MUSC in 2004 and later named the director of the MUSC cochlear implant program. Dr. Meyer grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Washington University where he majored in mathematics and was captain of the tennis team. In 1995, he graduated from the medical scholars program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign with a medical degree and a doctoral degree from the Department of Speech & Hearing Science.
Dr. Meyer then completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Indiana University where he trained with Dr. Richard Miyamoto. Residency was followed by a fellowship in neurotology at the University of Iowa where he trained with Dr. Bruce Gantz.
Dr. Meyer limits his practice to the evaluation and treatment of adults and children with otologic and neurotologic disorders. Most patients have disorders affecting the ear that are managed surgically. Examples of his specialty areas include acoustic neuromas, cochlear implants, CSF leaks, glomus tumors, meningiomas and other skull-based lesions, hearing loss, ear infections, tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, facial paralysis and congenital ear malformations. As director of the MUSC cochlear implant program, Dr. Meyer oversees all clinical and research protocols involving patients with cochlear implants. MUSC has performed more than 100 cochlear implants yearly since 2012.
Dr. Meyer has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters. He has received several grants to study mechanisms of speech perception with cochlear implants and is involved in many clinical trials, He frequently presents his results from these trials at national and international research meetings. Dr. Meyer is a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Meyer directs the MUSC temporal bone dissection course annually that attracts physicians from around the country to learn the latest techniques in surgical otology. He directs the MUSC otolaryngology residency program and neurotology fellowship program.