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Hitomi Sakano, M.D., Ph.D.

Otolaryngology

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Office: (585) 758-5700

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Biography

Research

Dr. Sakano specializes Otology and Neurotology, treating the disorders of the ear and lateral skull base. She also has a research interest in the activity dependent changes of the auditory neural pathways.

She is a graduate of the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She completed her internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Washington. She completed additional training at University of California San Diego ACGME accredited Neurotology fellowship.

Clinical Expertise:
- Hearing loss and Cochlear Implantation
- Cholesteatoma and chronic ear disease
- Tumors of the ear
- Tumors of the lateral skull base (e.g. acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors)
- Vestibular disorders including Meniere's
- Facial nerve disorders

Credentials

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Education

1999
BA | University of California, Berkeley
Cell and Molecular Biology

2008
PhD | University of Washington School of Medicine
Neurobiology

2010
MD | University of Washington School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Neurotology at University of California (San Diego) Medical Cente

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Washington Medical Center

06/25/2010 - 06/23/2011
Internship in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/2018
Sakano H, Shih CP, Jafari A, DeConde A, Harris JP. "Multifocal Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Temporal Bone, Maxillary Sinus, and Orbit." Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology.. 2018 Dec 0; 39(10):e1125-e1128.

6/1/2018
Sakano H, Mhoyan A, Cueva RA. "Auricular Swelling After Mild Trauma." JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery.. 2018 Jun 1; 144(6):535-536.

2018
Sakano H; Harris JP. "Emerging Options in Immune Mediated Hearing Loss". Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2018; .

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