Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

229 Patient Ratings
214 Patient Comments

Clough Shelton, M.D., FACS

Chief, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

229 Patient Ratings
214 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 595-1700
Intermountain Hearing and Balance Center
230 South 500 East , 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 587-8368
University Hospital
Otolaryngology/ENT, Clinic 9
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Shelton has been associated with the University of Utah since 1994. Prior to that time, he was a partner at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. He has lectured throughout the world on Neurotology disorders. He has published over 100 articles and edited books on Neurotology. He is an active member of both national and international professional societies. Currently, he is President of the American Neurotology Society, Past President of the American Otological Society and a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Originally from Texas, Dr. Shelton enjoys the outdoor recreation of Utah, particularly cycling. He also enjoys traveling and exploring different parts of the world. He and his wife have a son and a daughter.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders - Adjunct Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 04, 2017

We have been working with Cough Shelton for 18+ years. It is always fun to get to see him and catch up. We love working with him and it was a nice surprised to learn that he was still sharing his talents as an ENT.

January 03, 2017

I have recommended Dr. Shelton to many people over the years. He is an exceptional physician, very competent, respectful and kind. He is a fine physician and person and I know a lot of excellent physicians well.

January 02, 2017

I absolutely *LOVE* Dr. Shelton. Caring, attentive, thorough, and always remembers the little personal details even if you haven't seen him for years.

December 06, 2016

Dr Shelton is terrific

November 01, 2016

Dr. Shelton shows caring. He answers questions in understandable terms. I can't say enough good about him.

October 28, 2016

I have been seeing Dr Shelton for over 20 years. He is the BEST!!

October 26, 2016

thank you for speaking to our boy and not at him ~ that is very much appreciated

October 10, 2016

I would very highly recommend Dr. Shelton.

September 26, 2016

Dr. Shelton is an outstanding physician. The results of surgery (06/02/2015) are outstanding and I was given an excellent explanation of all my questions. Great experience!

September 23, 2016

I will recommed Dr. Shelton an co-workers anytime i have a chace everyone was so friendly caring and I enjoyed my interaction with everyone there in the office

September 21, 2016

Fabulous Dr and staff

September 14, 2016

I was very unsatisfied with my experience. I was first seen by a resident. He was very nice, listened and tried to understand, but seemed timid and nervous to make any decisions without the doctor. Dr. Shelton had horrible bedside manner. He barely even looked up at me during the appointment. The resident and MA seemed almost scared of the doctor. I also didn't feel like I could have a dialogue with the doctor. I am sure he is very experienced and smart, but I need someone I feel comfortable with and who seems willing to answer questions.

August 31, 2016

Dr. Shelton is a fabulous physician. He listens, is thoughtful in his exam and process of data, and discusses a plan with me so I am involved in my treatment plan. He is so intelligent in his field and brings many options in treating my symptoms. He and his nurse Chris have been wonderful to work with.

August 29, 2016

I was impressed with the friendliness of Dr. Shelton. He came into the waiting room to get a patient himself. What a nice guy. He was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable.

August 19, 2016

they treated me like I was the most important person in the world.

August 08, 2016

I feel like time was short and explanations were limited. I would have not known that I need to continue to avoid getting water in the ear unless I had inquired further about ear plugs. My knowledge would have been significantly lacking and perhaps detrimental had I not inquired and prompted the physician to question further. In general the appointment felt hurried.

August 07, 2016

after 40 years I can hear again

August 02, 2016

I would highly recommend Dr Shelton.

July 23, 2016

I can not say enough good things about my care!

June 20, 2016

DR. in a rush lots of concerns no answers "just push it harder"

June 19, 2016

Been several years good experience.

June 01, 2016

Gave great advice on things I knew nothing about. I had 2 messed up mastoidectomies from another Dr. Dr Shelton reassured me that my ear would heal. I would have hearing loss to some degree and he seemed genuine about his care to my concerns. I'm still having lots of pain in the ear mastoid and around it. I didn't address this with him very much but now wish I could have. it wakes me up and hurts in day also. I believe that Dr Shelton and his PA were very caring. I have trust issues with DRS but felt ok with them. Debbie

May 30, 2016

I have all ready recommended your clinic to two of my friends due.

May 23, 2016

Excellent Doctor

May 16, 2016

Everyone there is very nice and welcoming

May 13, 2016

Doc listened but I did not feel had real interest in problem. Probably my fault for not being able to communicate how serious problem is. He did not have answer for problem and did not seem to care to find out problem. I was refereed to him because referring doc did not feel he had expertise to help me. Dr. Shelton, has expertise, but I felt like he either did not know how to help. That is okay, but what I wanted to hear was--I do not know what is wrong but I will try to find out and fix it if possible. Instead, i was referred back to referring doc. I felt visit was essentially useless, no real interest in researching and getting to bottom of what causing problem. No treatment plan presented. I left feeling hopeless. My problem is complete life disrupting, changing event. I wanted to be helped or given assurance that help would be forthcoming, either by him or if not him, he would try to find someone who understood the disaster that has befallen me and would be curious to discover cause of problem, what problem is, and come up with treatment plan. Instead, I was sent away, back to my referring phy. who said my problem was beyond him. I feel hopeless.

May 08, 2016

what do you say about the Doictor that saved your life? I moved 1/2 way across the US just for his care! He has the greatest respect from around the States!!!

April 29, 2016

I would highly recommend Dr Shelton and his staff.

April 25, 2016

Our experience with Dr. Shelton and other medical professionals and staff in the clinic has been nothing but excellent. We have complete confidence in their ability to give our son first-rate medical care, and we feel completely comfortable in asking questions, knowing we will be given full and relevant information.

April 25, 2016

very good

April 24, 2016

I'm very happy with doctor and staff

April 23, 2016

Everyone there was really awesome. When mY fiancée called to get an appt they were super helpful and we got in quickly as well. The doctorrs were attentive and I was really happy with my experience.

April 22, 2016

I am extremely happy with Dr. Shelton and the staff at the U of U Hospital. I would recommend them to any of my family and friends seeking medical help.

April 06, 2016

The staff was excellent, Dr. Shelton was incredible. the only problem was exiting the facility at 9:30 pm with a long wait for Wheelchair addentant.

April 01, 2016

good good

March 16, 2016

I didn't ask Enough questions about my condition

March 03, 2016

The physicians and technitions were awesome

February 29, 2016

This was my 3rd visit with Doctor Shelton as we monitor a acoustic neuroma tumor. He understands my position to "watch and wait" For the most part he is thorough and understands my desire to not have surgery.

February 21, 2016

We think dr. Shelton is great!

February 14, 2016

Doctor listened to all my questions and answered them

January 27, 2016

We have only had a positive experience with Dr. Shelton! He is knows his area of study and has been a great help to us. We have great trust in his knowledge, opinion, and skills.

January 12, 2016

Very satisfied, thank you

January 07, 2016

I think we have run the limit of the meniers disease and all medications have had an adverse reaction to me.

December 03, 2015

Dr. Shelton was friendly and caring at the same time. He is an extremely intelligent man and I am very confident in his treatment.

November 01, 2015

I felt very confident with Dr. Shelton because of his experience and calm manner.

October 31, 2015

I would like to have talked to him more about why after the tympanoplasty he still has a hole and why he wants to wait until my son is older to do the repair. Also would like to have had a more through explanation of the hearing test results other than "oh yeah they are the same".

October 26, 2015

Thank you very much the entire staff was great. Thank you Dr Shelton for working me in so quickly !!

October 19, 2015

Dr. Shelton is the very best in his field of work

October 09, 2015

The one thing I was disappointed in not getting was a hard copy of the audiogram to show the different frequencies and decibels that were tested. I would like to see where my hearing is compared to normal.

October 08, 2015

very confident in the doctor...did his best to answer all questions and concerns.

September 28, 2015

I have heard of elderly people feeling that they don't matter. This was my first experience feeling that way

September 27, 2015

I worked with an intern first and she was very good!!! She knew her stuff and I felt very confident with her!!! Dr. Shelton came highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed!!! When I left, I felt I had the best treatment and information I could have possible gotten and was amazed at how much he inferred just by talking to me. What problem I came in for wasn't what was really the problem. The CT scan verified his diagnosis. I kept thinking, "How can he know all this. All these little bones and nerves are inside my head. He can't see them!!!" That's just how well he knows his stuff!!! I came to the right guy!!!!

September 13, 2015

great care, highly recommend

September 07, 2015


September 03, 2015

very good all around

August 29, 2015

I understand that this is a training hospital, but sharing my history with a resident, and then having it summarized for the Dr. seems less about the patient and more about the training. I also felt like the Dr was rushed and wanted to get on to his next appointment, even though we were early and ahead of schedule. A medication was prescribed based partially on my blood pressure that day, which was not representative of my normal very low BP which is generally in the 90's. As we drove home, I googled the medication and was concerned about taking the triamterene when I have low BP. Overall a good experience, but concerns as noted. On the plus side, very professional staff, and environment.

August 24, 2015

Dr. Shelton is amazing. He has given me my life back and working hard to keep me in good health. The University is fortunate to have his expertise.

August 15, 2015

Once to examine room, care essentially outstanding!

August 10, 2015

Because my hearing is so bad, it was a great relief to have someone there typing out everything the doctor said.

August 09, 2015

I return because I believe Dr. Shelton is an excellent doctor.

July 27, 2015

In the past I had felt that there was not sufficient interest and time spent, but this visit I felt much better about the time spent with the Dr.

July 27, 2015

Dr. Shelton is an outstanding physician. He provided all information in a friendly and professional way.

July 11, 2015

Very Good.

July 06, 2015

Dr. Shelton seemed a bit rushed in this latest appointment. He gave somewhat cursory answers to questions asked, and I should have asked more for clarification, and really didn't provide enough information for me to be completely satisfied.

June 20, 2015

I had a cold on the day of surgery. They helped me feel more informed and comfortable about the options that I had available to me in light of this new situation.

June 18, 2015

Dr. Shelton is the greatest!

June 15, 2015

Getting vestibular therapy. Very excited about already having improvement in left ear with medication.

June 12, 2015

This was a pre-surgery appointment. Dr. Shelton is an outstanding physician; I left well informed, confident and optimistic.

June 10, 2015


June 02, 2015

Dr Shelton is an amazing doctor and always takes the time to answer any questions we have. He always remembers our family and our son's situation. He never makes us feel like we are just a number. We have been super impressed with both Dr Shelton and the U of U Health Care. We recommend the U of U to everyone we talk to that is having medical issues.

May 26, 2015

I had the utmost confidence in Dr. Shelton.

May 22, 2015

excellent experience especially considering the technical nature of the problem

May 04, 2015

I would not go to anyone but Dr. Shelton.

May 02, 2015

I received excellent care from Dr Shelton and all his staff members.

April 12, 2015

very good care

March 03, 2015

I don't see how it could be better!

March 01, 2015

The Intern, Dr. Bliss, was excellent and thorough. The Doctor, Dr. Shelton, was there, but he didn't seem very interested in my case.

February 26, 2015

DR. Shelton & his staff were excellent in my care.

February 25, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Shelton for 8 years. He is always very thorough, professional, concerned about my problem and takes the time to explain my progress. I feel very confident with him and his expertise.

February 21, 2015

Good, i would highly recommend

February 09, 2015

great Doctor

January 17, 2015

Dr. Shelton in my opinion is the best of the best. I wish I could send all of my family and friends suffering with hearing loss to come to him. The audiologists are very good as well. I have always felt well taken care of and confident in all diagnoses. I am so blessed to have such a talented and up to date doctor as Dr. Shelton. I trust him completely!

January 12, 2015

dr. clough and his resident were amazing, they are helping to make this difficult time for me easier with their willingness to provide me with the best care possible. thank you so much for your kindness and willing to help

January 08, 2015

Because of my condition (otosclerosis) I have been in contact with my siblings and have suggested that if they are having difficulties with their hearing they should be checked for otosclerosis!

November 23, 2014

As 4 year old granddaughter says, "Dr Sheltonis the best, EVER!"

November 12, 2014

Dr. Shelton is always professional and personable!

November 05, 2014

Both of my surgeons were so good, how did I get so lucky!

October 31, 2014

The Doctors at this clinic are great. Always listening and fixing my son's problems. In all the years with ENT this is the first clinic that fixed/improved my son's hearing problems.

October 24, 2014

I was well taken care of. Exceeded expectations.

October 14, 2014

Your people are the best.

October 12, 2014

professional staff great feeling

October 10, 2014

Excellent doctor!

October 06, 2014

I did not feel like an indivual. I felt like I was a number, one of many patients with the same problem. They were busy and I could tell. I did not feel properly informed of the post-op discomforts and misery. I think I would have mentally been prepared better if I had been told I would feel miserable instead of being told how well I would do. I can handle anything, I just want to know about it first without the sugar coating.

September 21, 2014

Professional and competent

September 20, 2014

My only concern was that if they needed more time to study the MRI I should have been told.

September 07, 2014

Dr. Shelton is competent and professional.

September 02, 2014

I was happy with the care that was provided by Dr. Shelton and his staff.

August 13, 2014

Out diagnoses was a shock to us, and the dr. took the time at multiple times to explain everything to us.

August 10, 2014

I don't think I have ever had a Dr. or staff give me the excellent service I got at Dr. Shelton's Clinic!!!!

August 08, 2014

Dr Shelton exudes confidence that comes from experience. He struck me as caring, knowledgeable and trustworthy.

August 08, 2014

The resident Doctor and Dr Sheldon were very informative as well as allowed me to be encouraged by their expert abilities. I would have liked to pray with them but really, I forgot

August 08, 2014

Dr. Shelton is amazing!!

July 18, 2014

I felt like the doctor (Shelton) was very good and efficient. He had a lot of patients to see, yet I didn't feel like he was rushed or that he was trying to get things done quickly. He spent the time that was necessary with the annual check up. He even caught a really good occurrence and shared with me his surprise and joy that it did happen. He was friendly and asked about me personally while he was looking through my chart which is always a nice change. He was very kind and I was impressed with him and his care. I definitely would recommend him to others. In fact I have, and my sister is going to see him and seek out his expertise.

July 18, 2014

He is AMAZING! I recommend him all the time. I was ALWAYS informed and all questions answered

July 07, 2014

Dr. Shelton has always been tremendous!

June 28, 2014

Very grateful for your help and professionalism

June 22, 2014

A huge thank you to all involved. I felt like I was in caring hands.

June 21, 2014

I was shocked that this busy, well-respected surgeon spent as much time with me as he did. I never felt rushed, and his communication was clear and concise.

June 18, 2014


June 18, 2014

I was at the clinic mainly for a consultation regarding to possibility of having a proceedure done on my left ear. Recommendations were to continue using the hearing aids which were already being used. The information received was very much appreciated.

June 17, 2014

It has always been a good experience seeing Dr Shelton. He lets you know exactly what is going on and what can be done.

June 06, 2014

I already have reccomended him to a friend.

June 01, 2014

Thank you for being so down to earth

June 01, 2014

I have nothing but good words for the entire appointment and staff.

May 26, 2014

I would have liked to have asked him more questions about my ear but I didn't.

May 12, 2014

Great experience with Dr. Shelton, Dr. Patel and Eric.

May 12, 2014

I was just in for a checkup and everything checked out ok. provider did not have to go over much with me. This is now routine.

May 12, 2014


May 09, 2014

I appreciate the time that the Assistant took in asking questions and then summarizing what I said for Dr. Shelton. Dr. Shelton took the time to explain what was wrong and how he would go about correcting it.

April 27, 2014

I told both residents they should tell Dr. Shelton to give them A+ for their service and kindness! I hope they did, because these are the kind of medical professionals that will stand out to all they come in contact with. Great job!!!

April 20, 2014

This is my second go round with Dr. Shelton and I have great confidence in his abilities.

April 18, 2014

I am sure the Doc is a great Doc but when it was his office falt he did not seem to care.

March 24, 2014

very pleased with Dr.

March 23, 2014

They are awesome people to get some help resolve Healthy went wells!

March 23, 2014

seemed to know best solution

March 16, 2014

Felt as if the fellow and MD were interested in my concerns and explaining what my options were.

March 14, 2014

Dr. Shelton is very good with what he does. I have recommended others to see him.

February 15, 2014


February 07, 2014

One of the staff members made reference to Dr. Shelton as "The best of the best" and we were very pleased to find this statement true. We were also very impressed with resident, Dr. Gibbs.

January 31, 2014

We're impressed with the quality of care given to us. Thank You!

January 22, 2014

Good experience

January 18, 2014

Thanks to all we met. We felt well taken care of.

December 20, 2013

Dr. Shelton is very professional and I am lucky to have him as my care provider!

December 17, 2013

Dr. Shelton is wonderful!!!!

December 13, 2013

Dr. Shelton is very competent

November 19, 2013

Dr. Shelton is the only doctor I trust when it comes to my cochlear implant care.

November 12, 2013

Dr. Shelton is a very caring individual! I appreciated his care and concern for how I was doing in my recovery.

November 12, 2013

Dr. Shelton is wonderful.

November 11, 2013

TeeMarie Jorgensen administered the audio tests required to qualify for a hearing implant. She was kind and patient and interested that I know the advantages and disadvantages of any devices considered. Dr. Daniel Givens was concerned about a prior stroke and after review with various observations and tests, he advised me of collateral damage that prior doctors had neglected. Dr. Clough Shelton advised me of new technology in the works, including a prototype of a "buried" device, and after reflection I decided to delay my surgery in case that device becomes available within the next year. Fabulous people!

November 11, 2013

Hey, I really like Dr. Shelton

October 31, 2013

Explained well what I needed to know and his assistants .

October 30, 2013

ENT Clinic at U of U is world class in every respect.

October 27, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Shelton's area of expertise to several other people.

October 21, 2013

Very good

October 19, 2013

care providers at Utah University Medical were good.

October 14, 2013

Always the best!

October 07, 2013

The only thing that could have been improved on was it would've been a little less stressful for me had Dr. Shelton or one of his office staff called me first to let me know that I was being referred to a doctor at the Huntsman Center. I thought it must have been a mistake when Huntsman called me to inform me that I needed an appointment right away with an MD at Huntsman. I had already been told that my test results were normal. So it was more than surprising to me to receive a call from the Huntsman Center. Otherwise, everything about my appointment with Dr. Shelton and his office was a good experience.

October 07, 2013

I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Shelton or his staff. My ear was infected and they were able to see me within 4 hours to provide treatment, even though they had to make time for me to come in.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Shelton and Dr. Chevalier were both extremely detailed in their examination of me and their questioning about my situation. They spent a lot of time answering my many questions, and their answers were easy to understand and very complete. Wonderful doctors!

September 26, 2013


September 02, 2013

Excellent medical care, as always.

August 12, 2013

I have actually recommended Dr Shelton to a number of individuals over the years. I have tremendous respect for him and his expertise and would never hesitate to refer him to others or continue to see him myself. Teemarie, audiologist, has been a wonderful support since my cochlear implant surgery. She is patient, and never makes me feel like an idiot =) when making programming changes...not an easy task for her I am sure.

August 04, 2013

Was a little concerned that the Doctor did not check the ear where the surgery was done. Although we had stated that we felt fine with the surgery and recovery.

August 02, 2013

They all seemed to be in a hurry.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Shelton listens and addresses all concerns.

July 14, 2013

She was knowledgeable and seemed to help me with what I needed.

July 11, 2013

I always have a informational appointment and very helpful.

July 08, 2013

Because I am deaf everybody took time to write down what I didn't understand. Everybody was kind and professional.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Shelton has helped for nearly 15 years and is tremendous!

May 24, 2013


May 21, 2013

excellent DR.

May 13, 2013

Always a pleasure to receive care from Dr Shelton - very attentive and communicative about patient's situation.

May 07, 2013

Dr. Shelton was very pleasant

April 29, 2013

He waited, although the MRI made me late. Impressive!

April 24, 2013

I am so very grateful to Dr. Shelton, he has given my son normal hearing in the ear he operated on and he did an absolutely amazing job.

April 22, 2013

You should have a rating marked "Excellent"! That's the care I received from everyone.

April 09, 2013

Dr. Shelton will always take time to answer questions we may have and has even given us more time than is probably scheduled. The last visit I felt a little discouraged because my hearing seemed to me to have dropped significantly because I was not understanding or detecting words or sounds. But Dr. Shelton explained what was happening and why I was feeling the difference in my hearing even though the testing only showed a slight change. We learned what to look for in the future and felt understood.

April 09, 2013

Always a good experience with Dr. Shelton. Thanks.

April 01, 2013

Couldn't help me

March 25, 2013

total experience waswonderful

March 19, 2013

Like I said in a previous post, Dr. Shelton is always very nice and addresses all questions and concerns.

March 18, 2013

I've felt very fortunate in having Dr. Shelton provide care for my hearing loss since he joined the staff at the U of U Med Center

March 18, 2013

Dr Shelton is a wonderful doctor who listens, is honest, very knowledgable, and willing help with concerns. I rely on him and I am grateful he is my doctor.

March 04, 2013

Dr. Shelton is the best, makes me feel comfortable and thoroughly explains all procedures and greatest part, he cares about your well being.

February 25, 2013

Our experienceat the Medical Center has always been very good.

February 04, 2013

Dr. Shelton is so professional and thorough. I am thankful for all of his help.

February 04, 2013

I would highly recommend to others who had hearing problems to come and see Dr. Shelton and his team. Dr. Shelton knows how to help and make a profoundly hearing impaired person feel that his or hers needs are important to them.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Sheldon was very nice and very knowledgable about my sons tumor. I feel very confident in his ability to do what he says.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Shelton is not only a Professional Doctor but Very Friendly too (O)__(O)

December 26, 2012

Had surgery. Very good experience to this point

December 25, 2012

I loved the efficiency of the visit. I hate wasting time, and none of the staff members wasted any time. It was a very good experience.

December 11, 2012

First class medical care.

December 04, 2012

Marvelous !!!!

November 26, 2012

Clough Shelton is a Star in the Galaxy. He is kind, polite, highly intelligent and qualified! I have never seen a better doctor! I have trusted him with my life twice and not been disappointed. He is just amazing!

November 21, 2012

In my opinion, you guys are off the chart on this page. If possible I would give a "10" for each of these questions. Everyone was patient, kind, and presented as truly caring. We left the facility feeling as tough we had a new group of friends.

November 12, 2012

I trust/appreciate my doctor for his expertise and care.

November 07, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Shelton. Any time someone mentions they may need an ENT specialist, I'm right there to recommend him. He never makes me feel rushed, always listens to my questions and concerns, and treats me just like a friend.

October 17, 2012

We met with Dr. Jacob and Dr. Shelton. Dr. Shelton was great. we were glad that in the end Dr. Shelton was providing most of our services.

October 15, 2012

This visit felt a little rushed.

October 09, 2012

Dr Shelton is awesome! He knows what he's doing. He talks to the person that has the issue, even if they are children, as well as addressing any parental concerns. He makes you feel comfortable. We were told he was the very best at what he does and we believe it. We've already told other people about him.

October 08, 2012

Dr. Shelton, as well as his staff, couldn't have been more thorough and explanatory with my care. Dr. Shelton was my last resort and came highly recommended within the medical community. I thank him for taking my case. He was efficient, knowledgable, kind and caring. I have recommended him as well as any physician in his practice to friends and family. Dr. Shelton and the University Medical Center rest equally with the others.

October 02, 2012

This appointment was by far the longest I have had since being a patient of Dr Shelton's. It was extremely informative and thorough, beginning with the audiologist and finishing up with the OR scheduling nurse. I have high regard for Dr Shelton and his expertise. His staff are amazing!

September 26, 2012

I have recommended Doctor Shelton to a couple of people all ready.

September 25, 2012

Thank you so much for the wonderful care that I received.

September 24, 2012

Dr Shelton and staff were very good

September 24, 2012

Due to a rare connective tissue disorder that has caused me to see many doctors, I rarely have confidence in anyone I see. Having said the aforementioned, it was obvious he knew what he was doing and he put me at ease. I would recommend him in a second!

September 07, 2012

Everything was good. Dr. Shelton took as much time as needed to make sure that I had my questions answered and didn't seem rushed.

July 24, 2012

Dr. Shelton didn't spend much time listening to me and I felt I was dismissed as he hurried to the next patient. I asked how my hearing was he said fine but the test showed mild hearing loss. He wasn't very friendly and spent maybe 5 minutes talking with

July 23, 2012

It was a very pleasant experience.

June 20, 2012

I would & will recommend Dr. Shelton, Dr. Macdonald & their teams to everyone. They are so nice, knowledgable, & work together so cohesively. I was impressed.

June 18, 2012

This man is the most professional doctor I have ever seen. Considering I am a medical interpreter and have sen my share of doctors I can say I am extremely pleased with the care he provided. He is very kind and understanding. He loves to teach and he took every opportunity that was presented to teach his residents and interns. I am very impressed and although he has a closed practice I have recommended him to 2 people. Thank you University Health Care for having such wonderful providers.

June 11, 2012

Very professional!

April 25, 2012

Dr. Shelton provided comprehensive information on the procedure and what to expect post-op.

April 25, 2012

This was the first time I've been in hospital since Oaknoll Naval Hospital in the early '60s. Yours is better; I didn't have to make-up my bed each morning. I appreciated that.

April 03, 2012

The doctor is wonderful.

March 16, 2012

thank you Dr. Shelton!

March 09, 2012

Dr. Shelton seemed like he was very confident in his diagnosis. he explained every thing so well to us. eventhough it was news that we didn't want to hear, we felt like it was the right thing and Dr. Shelton seems very reliable and actually took the time to hear Preston's entire history.

March 07, 2012

already did reccomend to someone else

January 13, 2012

Most off these answers apply to my first visit 5 yrs ago as well. excellant service

January 13, 2012

i will be seeking another opinion Dr. Shelton wasn't concerned about much of anything other then seeing his next patient

January 13, 2012

Dr. Shelton is the BEST!! and he has a good sense of humor!

January 11, 2012

I felt everyone's care for me as an individual, which surprised me in such a large facility. I look forward to the surgery to correct my hearing loss.

January 06, 2012

Dr Shelton and staff are great

January 04, 2012

Excellent conversation, answered questions completely, have complete confidence in the care providers.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cochlear Implants

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders - Adjunct Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-5450 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-5450 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Shelton has been associated with the University of Utah since 1994. Prior to that time, he was a partner at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. He has lectured throughout the world on Neurotology disorders. He has published over 100 articles and edited books on Neurotology. He is an active member of both national and international professional societies. Currently, he is President of the American Neurotology Society, Past President of the American Otological Society and a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Otologic Medical Group, Inc.
Clinical Fellow
Fellowship House Ear Institute
Chief Resident Stanford University Medical Center
Chief Resident
Residency Stanford University Hospital
Internship Parkland Memorial Hospital
Professional Medical University of Texas Southwestern
Undergraduate University of Texas at Austin
Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate Texas A&M University
Premedical Sciences


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Collett T, Error ME, Shelton C (October 2013). Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tympanic Membrane. Otol Neurotol, 34(8), 115-116.
  2. Wilson KF, Hoggan RN, Shelton C (2013). Tympanoplasty with intact canal wall mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma: long-term surgical outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 149(2), 292-5.
  3. Wilson KF, London NR, Shelton C (2013). Tympanoplasty with intact canal wall mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma: long-term hearing outcomes. Laryngoscope, 123(12), 3168-71.
  4. Gurgel RK, Shelton C (2013). The SoundBite hearing system: patient-assessed safety and benefit study. Laryngoscope, 123(11), 2807-12.
  5. Shelton C, Warren FM (2012). Minimal access cochlear implant fixation: temporalis pocket with a plate. Otol Neurotol, 33(9), 1530-4.
  6. Mumert ML, Altay T, Shelton C, Harnsberger HR, Couldwell WT (2012). Ganglion cyst of the temporomandibular joint with intracranial extension in a patient presenting with seventh cranial nerve palsy. J Neurosurg, 116(2), 310-2.
  7. Salzman KL, Childs AM, Davidson HC, Kennedy RJ, Shelton C, Harnsberger HR (2012). Intralabyrinthine schwannomas: imaging diagnosis and classification. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 33(1), 104-9.
  8. Hillman TA, Shelton C (2011). Resorbable plate cranioplasty after the translabyrinthine approach. Otol Neurotol, 32(7), 1171-4.
  9. Warren FM 3rd, McCool RR, Hunt JO, Hu N, Ng PP, Buchmann LP, Shelton C (2011). Preoperative embolization of the inferior petrosal sinus in surgery for glomus jugulare tumors. Otol Neurotol, 32(9), 1538-41.
  10. Gorrie A, Warren FM 3rd, de la Garza AN, Shelton C, Wiggins RH 3rd (2010). Is there a correlation between vascular loops in the cerebellopontine angle and unexplained unilateral hearing loss? Otol Neurotol, 31(1), 48-52.
  11. Warren FM 3rd, Wiggins RH 3rd, Pitt C, Harnsberger HR, Shelton C (2010). Apparent cochlear nerve aplasia: to implant or not to implant? Otol Neurotol, 31(7), 1088-94.
  12. 92 Kang SY, Swolan TA, Kileny PR, Niparko JK, Driscoll CL, Shelton C, Telian SA (2009).

    Incomplete electrode extraction during cochlear implant revision.

    . Otol Neurotol, 2009(30), 160-164.
  13. Hillman TA, Kertesz TR, Hadley K, Shelton C (2006). Reversible peripheral vestibulopathy: the treatment of superior canal dehiscence. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 134(3), 431-6.
  14. Massey BL, Kennedy RJ, Shelton C (2005). Stapedectomy outcomes: titanium versus teflon wire prosthesis. Laryngoscope, 115(2), 249-52.
  15. Kennedy RJ, Shelton C, Salzman KL, Davidson HC, Harnsberger HR (2004). Intralabyrinthine schwannomas: diagnosis, management, and a new classification system. Otol Neurotol, 25(2), 160-7.
  16. Badi AN, Kertesz TR, Gurgel RK, Shelton C, Normann RA (2003). Development of a novel eighth-nerve intraneural auditory neuroprosthesis. Laryngoscope, 113(5), 833-42.
  17. Kertesz TR, Shelton C, Wiggins RH, Salzman KL, Glastonbury CM, Harnsberger R (2001). Intratemporal facial nerve neuroma: anatomical location and radiological features. Laryngoscope, 111(7), 1250-6.
  18. Ellul S, Shelton C, Davidson HC, Harnsberger HR (2000). Preoperative cochlear implant imaging: is magnetic resonance imaging enough? Am J Otol, 21(4), 528-33.
  19. Dahlen RT, Harnsberger HR, Gray SD, Shelton C, Allen R, Parkin JL, Scalzo D (1997). Overlapping thin-section fast spin-echo MR of the large vestibular aqueduct syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 18(1), 67-75.
  20. Sedwick JD, Louden CL, Shelton C (1997). Stapedectomy vs stapedotomy. Do you really need a laser? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 123(2), 177-80.
  21. Shelton C (1995). Unilateral acoustic tumors: how often do they recur after translabyrinthine removal? Laryngoscope, 105(9 Pt 1), 958-66.
  22. Nassif PS, Shelton C, Arriaga M (1992). Hearing preservation following surgical removal of meningiomas affecting the temporal bone. Laryngoscope, 102(12 Pt 1), 1357-62.
  23. Shelton C, Hitselberger WE, House WF, Brackmann DE (1990). Hearing preservation after acoustic tumor removal: long-term results. Laryngoscope, 100(2 Pt 1), 115-9.
  24. Shelton C, Luxford WM, Tonokawa LL, Lo WW, House WF (1989). The narrow internal auditory canal in children: a contraindication to cochlear implants. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 100(3), 227-31.
  25. Shelton C, Brackmann DE, House WF, Hitselberger WE (1989). Acoustic tumor surgery. Prognostic factors in hearing conversation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 115(10), 1213-6.


  1. Chamoun R, MacDonald J, Shelton C, Couldwell WT (2012). Surgical approaches for resection of vestibular schwannomas: translabyrinthine, retrosigmoid, and middle fossa approaches. [Review]. Neurosurg Focus, 33(3), E9.
  2. Simons-McCandless M, Shelton C (2000). Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids - Do They Mix? [Review]. Hearing Review, The, Nov(00), 38-48.

Book Chapter

  1. Warren FM, Shelton C, Wiggins, II RH (2010). Neuroradiology of the Temporal Bone and Skull Base. In Cummings Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (Fifth). Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.


  1. Shelton C (09/28/2013). Let's Hear It For Cochlear Implants. Wall Street Journal.

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