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”, Women’s World, Prevention, Men’s 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
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TY for this question. Motion sensitivity is quite common. My sister used to say she could not sit in the back of a car or she’d throw up (but she could go on rides at the fair!!). In any event, if you jumped on a skating rink and did 20-30 spins, you like many others, would likely feel very dizzy, nauseated and may even throw up. Professional skaters train their brains to be able to tolerate such motion and we have vestibular rehab exercises that can help. You might want to YOUTUBE my name, Dr. Michael Seidman, and watch my balance disorders video. (Note: I have 40+ videos up on youtube, you need only to watch one!). At the end of that video, I speak of natural alternatives to over-the-counter or prescription meds for motion sensitivity and balance (most of the prescription drugs, i.e., Meclizine - aka Antivert, drammamine, scopolamine patch, etc., may be helpful, but they reduce the brain's ability to “heal” and develop “tolerance” to motion). I am a big fan of some of the alternatives (as you will hear about if you watch my video), such as VertigoHeel (By Heel therapeutics), DiVertigo or Motion Ease and others. Hope this helps! Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS READ MORE
- 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.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Medical Director Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base Surgery Adventist Health System; Florida Hospital 2016 - 2017
- Medical Director Wellness Adventist Health System; Florida Hospital 2016 - 2017
- Medical Director Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base Surgery Henry Ford Health System 1991 - 2016
- Medical Director Complementary/Integrative Medicine Henry Ford Health System 1996 - 2016
- Clinical Professor Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Wayne State University 1994 - 2016
- Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery University of Central Florida 2016 - 2017
- Top doctor award 2017
- Americas top doctors 2017
- top docs 2016
- top docs 2015
- Top Docs 2014
- Edmund Prince Fowler Award 2004 Triological Society
- Best Doctors 2017
- Best Doctors 2016
- Top doctor award 2013
- Top doctor award 2012
- Top doctor award 2011
- Clinical Practitioner Excellence Award 2006 American Academy of Oto
- 7 patents 2017 US Patent and Trademark Office
- Best Doctors 2011
- Top doctor award 2010
- Best Dr 2009
- Top docs 2008
- Best Doctors 2007
- 2011 Detroit 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
- Member Henry 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
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