Oliver Adunka

Oliver Adunka, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 189 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 74 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-3687

About Me

As a head and neck surgeon, I provide cutting-edge, personalized care for the hearing and balance impaired. I also offer patients access to clinical trials and new treatment options.

I’m passionate about all aspects of the ear. What first interested me were the ear’s detail and small scale. Once I started treating patients with hearing loss and balance disorders, I realized how fundamental these senses are. Because of technical and surgical advances, we can now help most individuals with these conditions. Cochlear implants, in particular, can be a life-changing treatment. There is certainly room for growth, and I feel lucky to be a part of this development.

What I enjoy most about working at Ohio State is the level of commitment, which I find both remarkable and contagious. I am motivated knowing that each individual here truly cares about patients, providing excellent care and advancing medical science. I believe that this sort of passion is necessary to provide world-class patient care.

I feel lucky that I have been able to work as a physician. I think a medical license is not just a piece of paper, but a privilege, and I hope to serve my patients here at Ohio State.

In my free time, I like to play tennis, run, relax with my family and enjoy the outdoors.
Highlights
  • Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
  • Included in Best Doctor’s in America, Patient’s Choice Award
  • Board of Directors, American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA)
  • Specializes in cochlear implant electrode development and hearing preservation in cochlear implantation
  • Developed technology that may allow future implants to directly monitor the function of the inner ear
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Meniere Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Medical University of Vienna, ,
MD
9/1/1993 - 3/1/1999

Internship

Military Hospital, Vienna,

3/15/1999 - 6/30/2000

Residency

J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, am Main,

7/1/2000 - 11/30/2004

Fellowship

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2007

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2014

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

    The experience was good & it was decided to wait & see if problem may continue to heal on its own. A follow-up appointment was scheduled.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

    Dr. Adunka is exceptional in his surgical and bedside manner skills. Please give him a raise!!

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

    Dr. Adunka knows what he's doing. I feel safe w/him as my doctor.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

    Meniere's disease has no cure, Dr. Adunka made 2 recommendations, but ruled out 1 - He explained my only choice very well - BOTH took into consideration that I'm VERY hearing compromised.

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2021

    The top specialist that I see!

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

    Dr. Adunka is very good - but takes the time to be certain. The patient is "onboard" with treatment plans.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Adunka has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Advanced Bionics Corporation
  • Advanced Cochlear Diagnostics