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Peter C. Weber, MD, MBA, Appointed Director of the Ear Institute

NEW YORK, NY – November 9, 2015 – New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter C. Weber, MD, MBA, as Director of the Ear Institute at NYEE. Dr. Weber will also join the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Weber to NYEE as the head of the Ear Institute, our flagship hearing and balance clinical center,” said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, President, NYEE, and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Health System. “His vision will have a significant impact on the caliber of care we provide to our patients and provide a clear direction for new and innovative research in the area of hearing sciences.”

The Ear Institute at NYEE is the most comprehensive center in the New York City metropolitan area that provides audiological, speech/language/listening therapy, educational, and social work services for children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing.  The Institute is comprised of:

  • The Cochlear Implant Center, which performs over 100 cochlear implants each year, making NYEE one of the leading medical facilities in the nation for cochlear implantation.
  • The Children’s Hearing Center provides services for infants and children who are affected by all degrees of hearing loss. Services include diagnostic audiology, hearing aid dispensing, auditory oral speech and language therapy, and educational and social work support.
  • The Vestibular Disorders Center offers advanced medical and surgical management of balance disorder as well as comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation therapy.
  • The Center for Communicative Disorders offers advanced audio-vestibular testing and dispenses state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.      

“Dr. Weber’s vast experience in the field of otology, both in academia and industry, make him an exceptional fit to help us to bring the Ear Institute at NYEE to regional and national prominence,” said Eric Genden, MD,  Chair,  Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System.

Prior to joining NYEE, Dr. Weber served as Chief Medical Officer at Cochlear Americas and was Professor and Director of Otology/Neurotology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. In previous roles, he was head of the Otology-Neurotology Department and Co-Director of the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic. He was also Acting Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is past President of the Board of Governors for Otolaryngology.

Dr. Weber received BS and MS degrees in engineering from Washington University and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Iowa, and received an MBA degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Dr. Weber has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed literature, written three books, multiple book chapters and has led several National Institutes of Health sponsored research.  He also currently serves as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Otolaryngology.  His clinical interests include: surgery for pediatric and adult ear disease including cochlear implants; implantable hearing aids; infectious cholesteatomas; acoustic neuromas; ear tumors; skull bone lesions; facial nerve disorders and vertigo.