Chad Ruffin, M.D.
Dr. Ruffin is board-certified in otolaryngology which provides surgical care for ear and hearing disorders; issues with sinuses, nasal breathing, and sleep apnea; and tonsils, voice, thyroid, and head and neck tumors/cancer.
He is among the first people born deaf to become a surgeon, and he has a particular passion for helping those with hearing loss achieve their goals. To improve hearing healthcare, he complements his surgical practice as an auditory neuroscientist, hearing technology innovator, and a mentor to d/Deaf healthcare students.
His patient/physician philosophy: “Conditions affecting the face, head, and neck influence our interaction with the world and quality of life. Optimal patient-centered care should enable patients to achieve their personal goals. We complement medical and surgical approaches with integrative technology and advocacy to improve the lives of our patients.”
See more about Dr. Ruffin, information for patients, and his advocacy work at ChadRuffinMD.com
Dr. Ruffin’s surgical training was completed at Indiana University, one of the most rigorous otolaryngology residency programs. He received research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the National Institutes of Health.
He has published in multiple journals and his advocacy efforts were recognized by Science. As an honored attendee at the American Academy of Achievement, he shared the challenges of hearing loss with heads of state and other luminaries.
- Doctor of Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
- Otolaryngology, Indiana University,
- American Board of Otolaryngology
Activities & Honors
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- American Academy of Otolaryngology
- National Institutes of Health