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Daniel Sun, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Myles L. Pensak, MD Endowed Professor in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Director, Division of Neurotology, Program Director Fellowship in Neurotology

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Daniel Sun, MD

Skull Base and Hearing & Balance Disorder Expert

Daniel Sun, MD serves as Division Director of Neurotology and the Myles L. Pensak, MD Endowed Professor in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sun provides personalized care to patients with conditions related to hearing, balance, and the skull base. Dr. Sun has extensive experience in all forms of hearing loss, cochlear implantation, cholesteatoma, Meniere's disease, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, cerebrospinal fluid leak, vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma), facial nerve tumors, glomus tumors, neurofibromatosis type 2, and other conditions affecting the ear and lateral skull base.

Before joining UC Health, Dr. Sun served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and as the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Facial Nerve Schwannoma Center. Dr. Sun also serves as the Director of Neurotology Fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at UC.

Working Towards a Cure for Hearing Loss

Dr. Sun has extensive experience in research related to ear, hearing, and skull base tumors, with over 50 publications and book chapters, and multiple grants awarded. Currently, Dr. Sun directs translational research related to the development of nanoparticle-based drug delivery technologies to support the next generation of therapies for curing hearing loss. His clinical research also focuses on developing an understanding of how patients with cochlear implants process sound and ways to improve listening with cochlear implants. 

Dr. Sun works closely with colleagues in neurosurgery, neurology, otolaryngology, audiology, engineering, radiotherapy, and more to bring patients a deep and comprehensive level of expertise related to complex conditions of the ear and skull base. 




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Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery



University of Pennsylvania



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Johns Hopkins Hospital



University of Iowa


Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology (Neurotology)


American Board of Otolaryngology