• Dr. Walsh is a neurotologist specializing in lateral skull base surgery, implantable hearing devices, and chronic ear disease. She treats the full spectrum of neurotology patients, including children and adults with hearing loss, chronic ear infections and cholesteatoma, vestibular disorders, and benign and malignant tumors of the skull base. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Walsh first came to UAB in 2012 as a resident in the Department of Otolaryngology. After completing her neurotology fellowship at the Michigan Ear Institute, she was thrilled to return as faculty in 2019. She is proud to care for a diverse population of patients who hail from the entire southeast region and nationally.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023 Malignant transformation of cerebellopontine angle melanocytoma with origin in the inner ear 2023
    2022 Mobile meditation for improving quality of life, anxiety and depression among surgical residents and facultyJournal of Laryngology and Otology.  136:1034-1038. 2022
    2022 Cochlear implantation after deafness from Pasteurella multocida meningitisBMJ Case Reports.  15. 2022
    2022 Inverted Papilloma of the Middle Ear: Two New Cases and Systematic Review 2022
    2021 Predicting Schwannoma Growth in a Tumor Model Using Targeted Imaging 2021
    2021 Totally implantable active middle-ear implants: A large, single-surgeon cohortJournal of Laryngology and Otology.  135:304-309. 2021
    2020 Current management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndromeCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.  28:340-345. 2020
    2020 Perioperative Pain Management Following Otologic SurgeryOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America.  53:803-810. 2020
    2020 Current management of congenital anterior cranial base encephalocelesInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.  131. 2020
    2019 Fluorescence Imaging of Nerves during SurgeryAnnals of Surgery.  270:69-76. 2019
    2019 Phosphaturic Mesenchymal Tumor of the Cerebellopontine AngleJAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  145:287-288. 2019
    2018 Evolving Trends in Cochlear Implantation: A Critical Look at the Older Population 2018
    2018 Evaluation of optical imaging agents in a fluorescence-guided surgical model of head and neck cancerSurgical Oncology.  27:225-230. 2018
    2017 Characterizing the utility and limitations of repurposing an open-field optical imaging device for fluorescence-guided surgery in head and neck cancer patientsJournal of Nuclear Medicine.  58:246-251. 2017
    2017 Effects of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on Flap Perfusion in a Novel Mouse Model Using Standard Clinical Assessment and Near-Infrared Fluorescence AngiographyArchives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology.  038-042. 2017
    2016 Fluorescence imaging to localize head and neck squamous cell carcinoma for enhanced pathological assessment 2016
    2015 Inaccurate Assessments of Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy Following Nasoseptal Flap ReconstructionSeminars in Neurosurgery.  76:385-389. 2015
    2014 NSD3-NUT fusion oncoprotein in NUT midline carcinoma: Implications for a novel oncogenic mechanismCancer Discovery.  4:929-941. 2014
    2014 ΔNp63α activates CD82 metastasis suppressor to inhibit cancer cell invasionCell Death and Disease.  5. 2014
    2013 Epidemiology and differential diagnosis of nasal polyps 2013
    2009 Nutlin-3 affects expression and function of retinoblastoma protein. Role of Retinoblastoma protein in cellular response to nutlin-3Journal of Biological Chemistry.  284:26315-26321. 2009
    2008 Retinoblastoma protein modulates gankyrin-MDM2 in regulation of p53 stability and chemosensitivity in cancer cellsOncogene.  27:4034-4043. 2008

    Research Overview

  • Advanced and targeted imaging of the temporal bone and lateral skull base, image guided surgery, outcomes of chronic ear and skull base disease
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Yale University 2008
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Erika Walsh