Steven Cheung, MD

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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine - Otolaryngology
    University of PennsylvaniaM.D.1987School of Medicine

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    Steven W. Cheung, MD, is a Professor and an Otologist, ear specialist and skull base surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cheung earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and he completed an internship in General Surgery at UCSF. He also completed a second year in General Surgery, a residency in Otolaryngology, a fellowship in Skull Base Surgery, and a postdoctoral research fellowship in Neurophysiology at UCSF. He is a member of the Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery Division, where he provides medical and surgical care for patients with ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus, and skull base tumors.

    Dr. Cheung’s current research focuses on tinnitus and hearing loss. His clinical research on tinnitus is both interventional and diagnostic. Dr. Cheung is principal investigator on a NIH funded Phase I trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in area LCto treat troublesome tinnitus and a recently completed Department of Defense funded project on multimodal imaging of tinnitus.

    Dr. Cheung has been invited to over 100 presentations both internationally and nationally. He has also published and co-authored over 90 articles, and currently serves as a scientific reviewer for Otology & Neurotology, OHNS, Neuroscience, Laryngoscope, Neurosurgery, Audiology & Neurotology, and Frontiers of Neuroscience.

    Otologist, ear specialist, and skull base surgeon

    Diseases such as eardrum perforation, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, and meningioma

    Professional Interests:
    Acoustic neuroma, auditory cortex, basal ganglia, cholesteatoma, complex medical decision making, conjoint analysis, deep brain stimulation, functional brain imaging, hearing loss, implantable hearing devices, meningioma, otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and tinnitus.

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, PA
    • Internship: University of California, San Francisco – General Surgery
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco – General Surgery
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology – HNS
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Skull Base Surgery
    • Postdoctoral: University of California, San Francisco – Neurophysiology
    • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
    • California Medical License
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology
    • Subspecialty Certification in Neurotology

    Awards and Honors:
    • 1983 Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College
    • 1983 Haseltine Chemistry-Physics Prize, Dartmouth College
    • 1997 Roger Boles, M.D. Teaching Award
    • 2001 Francis A. Sooy, M.D. Clinical Excellence Award
    • 2003 Roger Boles, M.D. Teaching Award
    • 2004 Roger Boles, M.D. Teaching Award
    • 2005 Edmund Prince Fowler Award for Basic Research, Triological Society
    • 2007 Francis A. Sooy, M.D. Clinical Excellence Award
    • 2010 Diane D. Ralston, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Teaching Award
    • 2014 Francis A. Sooy, M.D. Clinical Excellence Award
    • 2015 Roger Boles, M.D. Teaching Award
    • 2016 Diane D. Ralston, Ph.D. Neurosurgery Teaching Award
    • 2017 Presidential Citation, American Neurotology Society

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    Pilot Clinical Trial of Deep Brain Stimulation for Tinnitus
    NIH/NIDCD U01DC013029Apr 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Auditory Thalamic Implant
    NIH/NIDCD R21DC011396Dec 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NINDS F32NS009708Jan 1, 1995
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Bearelly S, Cheung SW. Sensory Topography of Oral Structures. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 143(1):73-80. PMID: 27684535.
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    2. Pross SE, Bourne AL, Cheung S. TeleAudiology in the Veterans Health Administration. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Aug; 37(7):847-50. PMID: 27273404.
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    3. Hinkley LB, Mizuiri D, Hong O, Nagarajan SS, Cheung S. Increased striatal functional connectivity with auditory cortex in tinnitus. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9:568. PMID: 26578924.
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    4. Overdevest JB, Pross SE, Cheung S. Tinnitus following treatment for sporadic Acoustic neuroma. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul; 126(7):1639-43. PMID: 26403598.
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    5. Pross SE, Chang JL, Mizuiri D, Findlay AM, Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW. Temporal Cortical Plasticity in Single-Sided Deafness: A Functional Imaging Study. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Sep; 36(8):1443-9. PMID: 26196207.
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    6. Dewyer NA, Kiringoda R, Kram YA, Chang JL, Chang CY, Cheung S. Stapedectomy Effects on Tinnitus: Relationship of Change in Loudness to Change in Severity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1019-23. PMID: 26115669.
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    7. Kram YA, Lustig LR, McDermott MW, Cheung SW. Transcanal blind sac closure of the external auditory canal after skull base surgery to treat CSF leak: technique and results. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Feb; 36(2):307-10. PMID: 24901670.
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    8. Goepfert RP, Yom SS, Ryan WR, Cheung SW. Development of a chemoradiation therapy toxicity staging system for oropharyngeal carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):869-76. PMID: 25388529.
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    9. Pross SE, Allen CA, Hong OS, Cheung SW. Willingness-to-accept Gamma knife radiosurgery for tinnitus among career San Francisco firefighters. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jul; 35(6):1026-32. PMID: 24662638.
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    10. Chang CY, Cheung SW. Tinnitus modulation by stapedectomy. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jul; 35(6):1065-9. PMID: 24751749.
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    11. Sayegh ET, Kaur G, Ivan ME, Bloch O, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Facial neuroma masquerading as acoustic neuroma. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1817-8. PMID: 24775608.
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    12. Atencio CA, Shih JY, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Primary auditory cortical responses to electrical stimulation of the thalamus. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar; 111(5):1077-87. PMID: 24335216; PMCID: PMC3949229.
    13. Yang I, Sughrue ME, Han SJ, Aranda D, Pitts LH, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. A comprehensive analysis of hearing preservation after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 119 Suppl:851-9. PMID: 25077322.
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    14. Shih TY, Prendes BL, Parsa AT, Cheung SW. Erosive cholesterol granuloma. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jun; 34(4):e26-7. PMID: 23064390.
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    15. Larson PS, Cheung SW. A stroke of silence: tinnitus suppression following placement of a deep brain stimulation electrode with infarction in area LC. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jan; 118(1):192-4. PMID: 23082889.
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    16. Prendes BL, Groppo ER, Reynolds CL, Parsa AT, Cheung SW. A spheroid weighted-axis converter of vestibular schwannoma size: maximum diameter and cisternal volume. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan; 148(1):108-14. PMID: 22951434.
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    17. Tsai BS, Sweetow RW, Cheung SW. Audiometric asymmetry and tinnitus laterality. Laryngoscope. 2012 May; 122(5):1148-53. PMID: 22447577.
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    18. Larson PS, Cheung SW. Deep brain stimulation in area LC controllably triggers auditory phantom percepts. Neurosurgery. 2012 Feb; 70(2):398-405; discussion 405-6. PMID: 21849922.
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    19. Garret MA, Parsa AT, Cheung SW. Posterior fossa mass with multiple cranial neuropathies. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Nov; 18(11):1571. PMID: 22066135.
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    20. Imaizumi K, Priebe NJ, Cheung SW, Schreiner CE. Spatial organization of repetition rate processing in cat anterior auditory field. Hear Res. 2011 Oct; 280(1-2):70-81. PMID: 21569829; PMCID: PMC3175013.
    21. Huoh KC, Cheung SW. Chorda tympani neuroma. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Sep; 31(7):1172-3. PMID: 19672203.
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    22. Imaizumi K, Priebe NJ, Sharpee TO, Cheung SW, Schreiner CE. Encoding of temporal information by timing, rate, and place in cat auditory cortex. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7):e11531. PMID: 20657832; PMCID: PMC2906504.
    23. Saito DM, Cheung SW. A comparison of facial nerve disability between patients with Bell's palsy and vestibular schwannoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Sep; 17(9):1122-5. PMID: 20570521.
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    24. Sughrue ME, Kane AJ, Kaur R, Barry JJ, Rutkowski MJ, Pitts LH, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. A prospective study of hearing preservation in untreated vestibular schwannomas. J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 114(2):381-5. PMID: 20486891.
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    25. Yang I, Sughrue ME, Han SJ, Aranda D, Pitts LH, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. A comprehensive analysis of hearing preservation after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma. J Neurosurg. 2010 Apr; 112(4):851-9. PMID: 19747043.
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    26. Cheung SW, Aranda D, Driscoll CL, Parsa AT. Mapping clinical outcomes expectations to treatment decisions: an application to vestibular schwannoma management. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Feb; 31(2):284-93. PMID: 20101164.
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    27. Sughrue ME, Yang I, Aranda D, Lobo K, Pitts LH, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. The natural history of untreated sporadic vestibular schwannomas: a comprehensive review of hearing outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2010 Jan; 112(1):163-7. PMID: 19538047.
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    28. Yeung AH, Sughrue ME, Kane AJ, Tihan T, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Radiobiology of vestibular schwannomas: mechanisms of radioresistance and potential targets for therapeutic sensitization. Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Dec; 27(6):E2. PMID: 19951055.
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    29. Sughrue ME, Yeung AH, Rutkowski MJ, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Molecular biology of familial and sporadic vestibular schwannomas: implications for novel therapeutics. J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 114(2):359-66. PMID: 19943731.
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    30. Sughrue ME, Yang I, Aranda D, Rutkowski MJ, Fang S, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Beyond audiofacial morbidity after vestibular schwannoma surgery. J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 114(2):367-74. PMID: 19943734.
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    31. Heiser MA, Waldron JS, Tihan T, Parsa AT, Cheung SW. Temporal fossa hemangiopericytoma: a case series. Otol Neurotol. 2009 Oct; 30(7):985-9. PMID: 19707170.
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    32. Cheung SW, Bonham BH, Schreiner CE, Godey B, Copenhaver DA. Realignment of interaural cortical maps in asymmetric hearing loss. J Neurosci. 2009 May 27; 29(21):7065-78. PMID: 19474333; PMCID: PMC2721077.
    33. Yang I, Sughrue ME, Han SJ, Fang S, Aranda D, Cheung SW, Pitts LH, Parsa AT. Facial nerve preservation after vestibular schwannoma Gamma Knife radiosurgery. J Neurooncol. 2009 May; 93(1):41-8. PMID: 19430881.
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    34. Yang I, Aranda D, Han SJ, Chennupati S, Sughrue ME, Cheung SW, Pitts LH, Parsa AT. Hearing preservation after stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: a systematic review. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jun; 16(6):742-7. PMID: 19303780.
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    35. Heiser MA, Cheung SW. Cortical representations of communication sounds. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct; 16(5):478-84. PMID: 18797292.
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    36. Guo L, Jasiukaitis P, Pitts LH, Cheung SW. Optimal placement of recording electrodes for quantifying facial nerve compound muscle action potential. Otol Neurotol. 2008 Aug; 29(5):710-3. PMID: 18434927.
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    37. de Ipolyi AR, Yang I, Buckley A, Barbaro NM, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Fluctuating response of a cystic vestibular schwannoma to radiosurgery: case report. Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5):E1164-5; discussion E1165. PMID: 18580785.
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    38. Atencio CA, Blake DT, Strata F, Cheung SW, Merzenich MM, Schreiner CE. Frequency-modulation encoding in the primary auditory cortex of the awake owl monkey. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct; 98(4):2182-95. PMID: 17699695.
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    39. Godey B, Atencio CA, Bonham BH, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Functional organization of squirrel monkey primary auditory cortex: responses to frequency-modulation sweeps. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug; 94(2):1299-311. PMID: 16061492.
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    40. Philibert B, Beitel RE, Nagarajan SS, Bonham BH, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Functional organization and hemispheric comparison of primary auditory cortex in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). J Comp Neurol. 2005 Jul 11; 487(4):391-406. PMID: 15906314.
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    41. Pletcher SD, Oghalai JS, Reeck JB, Cheung SW. Management of superior canal dehiscence syndrome with extensive skull-base deficiency. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2005; 67(4):192-5. PMID: 16006790.
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    42. Cheung SW. Frequency map variations in squirrel monkey primary auditory cortex. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jul; 115(7):1136-44. PMID: 15995498.
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    43. Cheung SW, Nagarajan SS, Schreiner CE, Bedenbaugh PH, Wong A. Plasticity in primary auditory cortex of monkeys with altered vocal production. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 9; 25(10):2490-503. PMID: 15758157; PMCID: PMC4060626.
    44. Pletcher SD, Mandpe AH, Block MI, Cheung SW. Reversal of laryngotracheal separation: a detailed case report with long-term followup. Dysphagia. 2005; 20(1):19-22. PMID: 15886963.
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    45. Imaizumi K, Priebe NJ, Crum PA, Bedenbaugh PH, Cheung SW, Schreiner CE. Modular functional organization of cat anterior auditory field. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Jul; 92(1):444-57. PMID: 15014102.
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    46. Bonham BH, Cheung SW, Godey B, Schreiner CE. Spatial organization of frequency response areas and rate/level functions in the developing AI. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Feb; 91(2):841-54. PMID: 14534283.
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    47. Beitel RE, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW, Wang X, Merzenich MM. Reward-dependent plasticity in the primary auditory cortex of adult monkeys trained to discriminate temporally modulated signals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Sep 16; 100(19):11070-5. PMID: 12941865; PMCID: PMC196928.
    48. Pletcher SD, Cheung SW. Syphilis and otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Aug; 36(4):595-605, vi. PMID: 14567055.
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    49. Reeck JB, Yen TL, Szmit A, Cheung SW. Cavernous hemangioma of the external ear canal. Laryngoscope. 2002 Oct; 112(10):1750-2. PMID: 12368608.
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    50. Hegarty JL, Jackler RK, Rigby PL, Pitts LH, Cheung SW. Distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome after acoustic neuroma surgery. Otol Neurotol. 2002 Jul; 23(4):560-71. PMID: 12170162.
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    51. Winer JA, Chernock ML, Larue DT, Cheung SW. Descending projections to the inferior colliculus from the posterior thalamus and the auditory cortex in rat, cat, and monkey. Hear Res. 2002 Jun; 168(1-2):181-95. PMID: 12117520.
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    52. Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW, Bedenbaugh P, Beitel RE, Schreiner CE, Merzenich MM. Representation of spectral and temporal envelope of twitter vocalizations in common marmoset primary auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Apr; 87(4):1723-37. PMID: 11929894.
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    53. Blake DT, Byl NN, Cheung S, Bedenbaugh P, Nagarajan S, Lamb M, Merzenich M. Sensory representation abnormalities that parallel focal hand dystonia in a primate model. Somatosens Mot Res. 2002; 19(4):347-57. PMID: 12590836; PMCID: PMC2826977.
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