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Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Department
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hearing Disorders, Acoustic Neuromas, Balance Disorders, Cochlear Implants, Facial Paralysis, Neurotology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Skull Base Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
.Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS photo

Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • UC Health Physicians Office (Clifton)

      222 Piedmont Avenue
      Suite 5200
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 475-8400
      Fax: (513) 475-8228
      Map and Directions
  • West Chester

    • UC Health Physicians Office North (West Chester)

      7690 Discovery Drive
      Suite 3900
      West Chester, Ohio 45069

      Phone: (513) 475-8400
      Fax: (513) 475-8271
      Map and Directions

Bio

Dr. Ravi Samy has been an otolaryngologist at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute and the director of the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at the UC College of Medicine since 2005.  He is also the director of the Adult Cochlear Implantation Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), as well as an associate professor of Otolaryngology at the college.

Dr. Samy was born in what is now known as Chennai, India, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. He spent most of his formative years living in Texas, but moved to Duke University in North Carolina for his undergraduate education. After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, Dr. Samy attended the Duke University School of Medicine until his graduation in 1995. He then completed his resident training at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he developed a love for otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. Dr. Samy spent two years at the University of Iowa as a Neurotology fellow before moving back to Texas to be an assistant professor at the UT-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Samy decided to move to Cincinnati because he was enamored with the phenomenal academic opportunity he found in the Department of Otolaryngology at UCMC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).  During his time at UCMC he has created an ACGME accredited, two-year Neurotology fellowship, which is one of about 15 in the country.

His research interests include cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation as well as acoustic neuromas, neurofibromatosis type 2, facial nerve tumors and other diseases and disorders of the lateral skull base.

Dr. Samy is also interested in using novel techniques and technologies to eradicate tumors, such as the use of surgical robotic systems or synthetic biology in the form of bacterial robotics systems. He is collaborating with researchers in India to incorporate these technologies to enhance global health and increase collaboration between UC and international institutions, thus benefiting both US citizens and those of other nations.

Education

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, NC
Residency
Stanford University Medical Center - Palo Alto, CA
Fellowship
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO Sub-specialty Certification in Neurotology)   
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