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John P. Leonetti, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery

Dr. Leonetti is professor, vice chairman and heads the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine where he completed his residency in otolaryngology. Dr. Leonetti did a clinical fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He also was a research fellow at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.

Dr. Leonetti is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, American Neurotology Society, American Otologic Society, and past president of the North American Skull Base Society. He is also past president of the Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society, and current Board member of the Chicago Hearing Society. He is the author of more than 150 publications pertaining to the petrous carotid artery, acoustic neuromas, facial nerve, glomus tumors of the skull and a variety of otologic topics . He has also lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of basicranial surgical procedures and otologic topics.

Dr. Leonetti was the honored guest at the 2008 International Skull Base Society Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

He is the director of the Loyola Cochlear Implant Program and co-director of the Loyola Center for Cranial Base Surgery and the Loyola Center for Facial Nerver Disorders. He has performed more than 6000 Otologic surgical procedures and over 1200 combined Skull Base procedures.

Special Interests:
Acoustic Neuroma
Salivary Gland Tumors
Facial Nerve Disorders
Hearing Loss
Glomus Tumors
Cochlear Implants

Academic Background:
Board Certified in Otolaryngology
Clinical Fellowship (Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery): Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Research Fellowship (Neurotology): House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California
Residency: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Selected Articles & Publications:
Walcott BP, Sivarajan G, Bashinskaya B, Anderson DE, Leonetti JP, Origitano TC. Sporadic unilateral vestibular schwannoma in the pediatric population. J Neurosurg: Pediatrics 4:125-129, 2009.

Marzo SJ, Zender CA, Leonetti JP. Facial nerve schwannoma, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 2009, 17:346-350.

Leonetti JP. Issues in Otology. Audio-Digest OTOLARYNGOLOGY, December 7, 2009, Volume 42, Issue 23.

Arriaga MA, Leonetti JP. Malignancies of the Temporal Bone-Limited Temporal Bone Resection, Otologic Surgery 3rd Edition 3:33-42, 2010.

Leonetti, JP. The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Parotid Gland Tumors, Chicago Medicine, Vol. 112, No. 10, 46-50, 2010.

Wind JJ, Leonetti JP, Raffin MJM, Pisansky MT, Tiresmtra J, Anderson DE. Hearing preservation in surgical resection of acoustic tumors: patterns of hearing preservation and patient-assessed hearing function, The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group – submitted for publication.

Morton RP, Ackerman PD, Pisansky MT, Krezalek M, Leonetti JP, Raffin MJM, Anderson DE. Prognostic factors for the incidence and recovery of delayed facial palsy after vestibular schwannoma resection, The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group: Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Neurosurgical Focus – published online June 24, 2010; DOI:10.3171/2010.5JNS091854.

Jaber J, Thorpe E, Kircher M, Porter R, Leonetti JP, Marzo SJ. Recurrent Post-Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea Secondary to Aerobic Spore-Forming Bacilli: A Case Report and Brief Literature Review, Ear, Nose & Throat Journal – submitted for publication.

Leonetti JP, Marzo SJ, Zender CA, Porter RG, Melian E. Temporal Bone Osteoradionecrosis After Surgery and Radiotherapy for Malignant Parotid Tumors, Otology & Neurotology, 2010, 31:656-659.

Jackson CG, Leonetti JP, Marzo SJ. Surgery for Benign Tumors of the Temporal Bone, Glasscock - Shambaugh Surgery of the Ear 6th Edition, 2010, 41:729-764.

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