• 254 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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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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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 254 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 43 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Magnetic resonance imaging findings in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Clyde, J. W., Patel, V. A., Kanekar, S. & Isildak, H., Sep 1 2019, In : Acta Radiologica. 60, 9, p. 1167-1174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sudden Hearing Loss
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Facial Nerve

Surgical Management of Vestibular Schwannoma: Practice Pattern Analysis via NSQIP

Patel, V. A., Dunklebarger, M., Banerjee, K., Shokri, T., Zhan, X. & Isildak, H., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acoustic Neuroma
Middle Cranial Fossa
International Classification of Diseases
Current Procedural Terminology

Manifestazioni otologiche della sindrome di susac

Translated title of the contribution: Otologic manifestations of susac syndromePatel, V. A., Dunklebarger, M., Zacharia, T. T. & Isildak, H., Dec 1 2018, In : Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica. 38, 6, p. 544-553 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Susac Syndrome
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Temporal Bone
Brain Diseases

Unilateral otorrhea and mastoid erosion

Shokri, T., Liaw, J. & Isildak, H., Jul 1 2018, In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 144, 7, p. 641-642 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

7 Citations (Scopus)

An analysis of safety and adverse events following cochlear implantation in children under 12 months of age

Kim, Y., Patel, V. A., Isildak, H. & Carr, M. M., Dec 1 2017, In : Otology and Neurotology. 38, 10, p. 1426-1432 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cochlear Implantation
Operative Time
Surgical Wound Infection
Length of Stay