Dalhousie University

Otology and Neurotology Program

The mission of Otology/Neurotology program is as follows:

"The Otology/Neurotology program of the QEII Health Sciences Centre is a local, national, and international leader in providing a higher quality of life for patients. We are regarded as a world-class centre that provides excellence in clinical care and research. We are committed to providing a first-rate teaching program in otology. Our strength in quality and innovation makes the program a place where people are valued and want to work and learn."

The Otology/Neurotology program is lead by a team of highly experienced and skilled individuals. This team includes: Dr. Manohar Bance, Dr. Kevin Clarke, Dr. Charles Cron, Dr. David Kirkpatrick, Dr. Emad Massoud, and Dr. Nural Wali. Currently, Dr. Bance is the only full-time otologist/neurotologist on the team.These members perform various middle ear surgeries, including:


  • tympanomastoid surgery,
  • stapes surgery, and
  • ossiculoplasties.

These hearing reconstruction surgeries dovetail the research interests of Dr. Bance, who runs the Ear and Auditory Research Laboratory at Dalhousie University.

In addition, the Otology/Neurotology program runs specialized clinics including:

Furthermore, the Otology/Neurotology program has close links with the Ear and Auditory Research Laboratory, Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech, and the School of Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University.


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine