Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS attained both his B.S. in Human Nutrition and M.D. from the School of Public Health and the Medical School at the University of Michigan. After a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) he completed a fellowship in Otologic/Neurotologic and Skull Base. At HFHS, he led skull base surgery, wellness and integrative medicine and secured millions of dollars in philanthropy to build the first Center for Integrative Medicine, the first organic hydroponic green house to grow herbs and greenery for patients and employees and he was one of the lead architects for the new 370 million dollar hospital based upon the concepts of wellness. Seidman was recruited in 2016 to be the Director of Otologic/Neurotologic Surgery and the Medical Director of Wellness for FHCH and Professor of Oto-HNS for University of Central Florida. He served as Director of Research for 28 years for HFHS and is the Director of the Scientific Advisory Board for ViSalus Sciences. Seidman is a past President of the Michigan Otolaryngology Society, was elected as the Chair-Board of Governors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in 2010-12, and elected in 2013 to the Board of Directors. He works on matters of Governmental and regulatory concerns, including several presentations to Congress and the FDA. He was appointed to the medical board for the State of Michigan by the Governor and has the privilege of serving in numerous leadership roles locally, nationally and internationally, and serves as an editor, associate editor, and on the review board of eight national or international journals including the American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Seidman is an active scientist and has extramural funding from the National Institute of Health and other major institutions to study Maintenance of Certification and Licensure, hearing loss and NIHL. He is considered an expert on the molecular basis of ageing, noise induced hearing loss, otologic/neurotologic-skull base surgery, all aspects of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, tinnitus, herbal therapies, nutrition/antioxidants and their relationship to health, sports and aging and complementary/integrative medicine. He has mentored more than 250 high school, medical students, residents, post-docs and junior colleagues over the past 30 years. Additionally, he has developed two new surgical procedures; one for reconstructing the ear bones and the other, a brain surgery to manage tinnitus. Lastly, he is one of several investigators in N. America selected to work on Clinical trials with the Envoy Corporation (Fully Implantable hearing devices), Auris Medical (AM-101 and 111), and Microtransponder which is evaluating the Vagal Nerve Stimulator to manage chronic tinnitus. Seidman lectures internationally on such topics; has more than 130 publications; 25 book chapters, a book published by Time Warner Save Your Hearing Now and another book Complementary and Integrative Therapies for ENT Disorders. He has received numerous awards including being honored as one of the top Doctors in the USA since 1996 and was honored by the AAO-HNS with the Clinical Practitioner Excellence Award (given to one Otolaryngologist each year). He has been awarded seven patents in the nutritional/aging and surgical fields. Additionally, he has several more patents pending on, aging, mitochondrial function endurance enhancement, and surgical tools and techniques. Seidman has been interviewed on Good Morning America, CNN and other national news venues and has been quoted nationally and internationally in such magazines as O, Shape, Womens World, Prevention, Mens Health, The Wall Street Journal, New York and the London Times. Since 1981 he has studied conventional and complementary/integrative methodology to promote health and wellness. Additionally, he is working on humanitarian efforts that include building an ENT hospital in Bangladesh and helping to solve the devastating problem of Rickets in more than 400,000 children.
Education and Training
Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 1986
OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyABOto
Dr. Michael D. Seidman M.D.'s Expert Contributions
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- Palatal myoclonus as a cause of objective tinnitus: a report of six cases and a review of the literature.
- Reactive oxygen metabolites, antioxidants and head and neck cancer.
- Hot-water irrigation in the treatment of posterior epistaxis.
- Biologic activity of mitochondrial metabolites on aging and age-related hearing
- Effects of dietary restriction and antioxidants on presbyacusis.
- Mechanisms of alterations in the microcirculation of the cochlea.
- Effects of kynurenic acid as a glutamate receptor antagonist in the guinea pig.
- Surgery for malleus and incus fixation.
- A specific mitochondrial DNA deletion (mtDNA4977) is identified in a pedigree of a family with hearing loss.
- Genetics, the facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and the future.
- Molecular mechanisms of age-related hearing loss.
- Re: myths in neurotology, revisited: smoke and mirrors in tinnitus therapy.
- Effect of SOD1 overexpression on age- and noise-related hearing loss.
- Pharmacologic manipulation of the labyrinth with novel and traditional agents delivered to the inner ear.
- Alternative medications and other treatments for tinnitus: facts from fiction.
- The anterior inferior cerebellar arterial network supplying the rat cochlea and its role in autoregulation of cochlear blood flow.
- The effects of leupeptin on cochlear blood flow, auditory sensitivity, and histology.
- Ossicular reconstruction using bone cement.
- Age-related hearing loss and its association with reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial DNA damage.
- A new approach for malleus/incus fixation: no prosthesis necessary.
- Intratympanic treatment of hearing loss with novel and traditional agents.
- Role of Bcl-2 family of proteins in mediating apoptotic death of PC12 cells exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation.
- Resveratrol-induced apoptotic death in human U251 glioma cells.
- Is oxymetazoline really safe for middle ear use.
- Neural response telemetry results with the nucleus 24 contour in a perimodiolar position.
- Editorial comment on "Hyperbaric compression in the guinea pig with perilymph fistula".
- Editorial comment on "Hyperbaric compression in the guinea pig with perilymph fistula".
- RE: Alexander TH, Davidson TM. Intranasal zinc and anosmia: the zinc-induced anosmia syndrome. Laryngoscope 2006;116:217-220.
- The jugular dural fold-a helpful skull base landmark to the cranial nerves.
- Creation of a lobule: a simple technique.
- The protective effects of tirilated mesylate (U74006F) on ischemic and reperfusion-induced cochlear damage.
- Auditory research involving antioxidants.
- Direct electrical stimulation of Heschl's gyrus for tinnitus treatment.
- Anterior transcanal tympanoplasty: a novel technique to repair anterior
- The protective effects of allopurinol and superoxide dismutase-polyethylene glycol on ischemic and reperfusion-induced cochlear damage.
- Angioedema related to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
- Hemispheric dominance and cell phone use.
- Complementary and integrative treatments: healthy living: strategies to live longer.
- Complementary and integrative treatments: integrative care centers and hospitals: one center's perspective.
- Contralateral hearing loss after vestibular schwannoma excision: a rare complication of neurotologic surgery.
- Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis.
- Substance P increases cochlear blood flow without changing cochlear electrophysiology in rats.
- Distortion-product otoacoustic emissions.
- Lipid peroxidation inhibitor attenuates noise-induced temporary threshold shifts.
- Influence of calcitonin-gene related peptide on cochlear blood flow and electrophysiology.
- Prediction of facial nerve function following acoustic neuroma resection using intraoperative facial nerve stimulation.
- The protective effects of allopurinol and superoxide dismutase on noise-induced cochlear damage.
- Intraoperative facial nerve monitoring in acoustic neuroma surgery.
- An algorithm for the management of acoustic neuromas regarding age, hearing, tumor size, and symptoms.
- Cochlear vascular changes in response to loud noise.
- Association of mitochondrial DNA deletions and cochlear pathology: a molecular biologic tool.
- Update on tinnitus.
- Pentoxifylline maintains cochlear microcirculation and attenuates temporary threshold shifts following acoustic overstimulation.
- Mitochondrial DNA deletions associated with aging and possibly presbycusis: a human archival temporal bone study.
- In vivo vestibular blood flow in the Mongolian gerbil: angiotensin III-provoked changes in systemic and local factors.
- Local effects of nitric oxide on vestibular blood flow in the Mongolian gerbil.
- Mitochondrial DNA deletions associated with aging and presbyacusis.
- Effect of transtympanic injection of steroids on cochlear blood flow, auditory sensitivity, and histology in the guinea pig.
- Sarthran preserves cochlear microcirculation and reduces temporary threshold shifts after noise exposure.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Medical Director Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base SurgeryAdventist Health System; Florida Hospital2016 - 2017
- Medical Director WellnessAdventist Health System; Florida Hospital2016 - 2017
- Medical Director Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base SurgeryHenry Ford Health System1991 - 2016
- Medical Director Complementary/Integrative MedicineHenry Ford Health System1996 - 2016
- Clinical Professor Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Wayne State University1994 - 2016
- Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Central Florida2016 - 2017
- Top doctor award2017
- Americas top doctors2017
- top docs2016
- top docs2015
- Top Docs2014
- Edmund Prince Fowler Award2004Triological Society
- Best Doctors2017
- Best Doctors2016
- Top doctor award2013
- Top doctor award2012
- Top doctor award2011
- Clinical Practitioner Excellence Award2006American Academy of Oto
- 7 patents2017US Patent and Trademark Office
- Best Doctors2011
- Top doctor award2010
- Best Dr2009
- Top docs2008
- Best Doctors2007
- 2011Detroit Super Doctors
- Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant, Otosclerosis And More
- 1996 – Present Member, Alternative Medicine Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1996 – Present Member, Facial Nerve Study Group, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1997 – 1998 Member, Search Comm
- MemberHenry Ford Medical Group
- Henry Ford Hosp, Otolaryngology
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Working on humanitarian efforts that include building an ENT hospital in Bangladesh and helping to solve the devastating problem of Rickets in more than 400,000 children.
- Always have done uncompensated care for those in need
- Adventist Health System
- Florida Hospital Celebration Health ( Celebration, FL )
- Florida Hospital East Orlando ( Orlando, FL )
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