Huseyin Isildak, MD

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    Research interests

    Dr. Huseyin Isildak's research focuses on Meneire disease, skull base disease and implantable hearing aids. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters and has presented more than 20 abstracts at national meetings.

    Dr. Isildak has also been invited to present his work at multiple regional and national academic centers, including Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook Medicine.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Beyond the general faculty role for otolaryngology residents, Dr. Huseyin Isildak has taught temporal bone lab monthly for otolaryngology residents since 2013. He has also served as faculty supervisor for the Department of Neurology residents' outpatient elective rotation since 2014.

    Dr. Isildak's graduate medical education experiences are not limited to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He gives grand rounds lectures for otolaryngology residents and faculty at other medical centers.

    Dr. Isildak developed an Advanced Otology Fellowship and was director of the fellowship in 2018.

    He also organized the Penn State Health Temporal Bone course in April 2016. This was a comprehensive two-day temporal bone dissection course designed for residents and fellows as well as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist at which distinguished, nationally recognized speakers gave lectures.


    Clinical interests

    Dr. Huseyin Isildak has been director of otology/neurotology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 2013. In the clinical leadership setting, Dr. Isildak has also served as the cochlear implant program director. The cochlear implant team includes otolaryngologists, audiologists and speech pathologists. Dr. Isildak performs these surgeries for children and adults with profound hearing loss with excellent outcomes.

    Dr. Isildak is one of the few Gamma Knife radiosurgery-trained otolaryngologists in Pennsylvania. He has performed Gamma Knife radiosurgery for cerebellopontine angle benign tumors (i.e., acoustic neuromas) and advanced glomus tumors since 2015 as part of the Gamma Knife radiosurgery team.

    External positions

    Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology

    Member, American Neurotology Society

    Member, Korean Otolaryngology Society

    Member, Turkish Otolaryngology Society


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