Robert D. Cullen, MD

Board-Certified Otologist
Robert D. Cullen, MD

Professional Biography


  • Medical Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship: House Ear Clinic/House Ear Institute


  • Hearing Loss, Chronic Ear Infections, Cochlear Implants, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuromas and Skull Base Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Facial Paralysis, Dizziness, Tinnitus


  • Hilary Grinker Musser Grant in Auditory Science. National Organization of Hearing Research. 2006
  • G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh Resident Research Award. The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society. 2003
  • Resident Research Award. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. 2002


  • Cullen RD, House JW, Brackmann DE, Luxford WM, Fisher LM. Evaluation of Facial Function with a Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity. Otology & Neurotology. In press.
    Brackmann DE, Cullen RD, Fisher LM. Facial nerve function after translabyrinthing vestibular schwannoma surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 136(5):773-7. 2007
  • Cullen RD, Zdanski CJ, Roush P, Brown C, Teagle H, Pillsbury HC, Buchman C. Cochlear implants in Waardenburg syndrome. Laryngoscope. 116(7):1273-1275. 2006.
  • Cullen RD, Slattery WH. Facial neuroma. ENT Journal. 85(6):358. 2006.
  • Cullen RD, Higgins CA, Buss E, Clark MS, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Substantial Residual Hearing. Laryngoscope. 114(12):2218-23. 2004.
  • Cullen RD, Buchman CA, Brown CJ, Copeland BJ, Zdanski C, Pillsbury HC, Shores CG. Cochlear Implantation for Children with GJB2-Related Deafness. Laryngoscope. 114(8):1415-1419.2004.
  • Buchman CA, Higgins CA, Cullen RD, Pillsbury HC. Revision cochlear implant surgery in adult patients with suspected device malfunction. Otology & Neurotology. 25(4):504-510. 2004.


  • Outcomes in cochlear implant users
  • Implantable hearing devices
  • Hearing preservation in the treatment of acoustic neuromas