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Richard K. Gurgel, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment 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
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Bio

Dr. Richard Gurgel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors B.A. in Biology. He then continued his training by attending medical school at the University of Utah. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior.

Dr. Gurgel did his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2005, ranked as the #2 Otolaryngology program in America according to U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals and continues to be one of the top five programs in the country.

He went on to do his fellowship in Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. There he was a member of Stanford Society of Physician Scholars and elected fellow teacher of the year for two consecutive years.

Dr. Gurgel’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of neurotology, specifically in the care of patients with acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base lesions. He also has an interest in the surgical restoration of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants. His research focuses on innovations in hearing restoration and medical education.

Dr. Gurgel has lived in Germany, Israel, and the Philippines. He is fluent in Cebuano and Waray-Waray (both Filipino dialects). Outside of the hospital, his time is mainly spent with his wife on all activities pursuant to raising five young daughters.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-1280 University Hospital
Otolaryngology
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Richard Gurgel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors B.A. in Biology. He then continued his training by attending medical school at the University of Utah. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior.

Dr. Gurgel did his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2005, ranked as the #2 Otolaryngology program in America according to U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals and continues to be one of the top five programs in the country.

He went on to do his fellowship in Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. There he was a member of Stanford Society of Physician Scholars and elected fellow teacher of the year for two consecutive years.

Dr. Gurgel’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of neurotology, specifically in the care of patients with acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base lesions. He also has an interest in the surgical restoration of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants. His research focuses on innovations in hearing restoration and medical education.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
Neurotology – Skull base surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Biology, major; Chemistry minor, [(magna cum laude)]
B.A.
Other Training Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern Studies
Graduate Training University of Utah
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
M.S.C.I

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gurgel RK, Shelton C (July 2013). The SoundBite Hearing System: Patient-Assessed Safety and Benefit Study. Laryngoscope.
  2. Radiographic evaluation of the tegmen in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence.Nadaraja GS, Gurgel RK, Fischbein NJ, Anglemyer A, Monfared A, Jackler RK, Blevins NH (2012). Radiographic evaluation of the tegmen in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Otol Neurotol, 33(7), 1245-50.
  3. A new standardized format for reporting hearing outcome in clinical trials.Gurgel RK, Jackler RK, Dobie RA, Popelka GR (2012). A new standardized format for reporting hearing outcome in clinical trials. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 147(5), 803-7.
  4. Facial nerve outcomes after surgery for large vestibular schwannomas: do surgical approach and extent of resection matter?Gurgel RK, Dogru S, Amdur RL, Monfared A (2012). Facial nerve outcomes after surgery for large vestibular schwannomas: do surgical approach and extent of resection matter? Neurosurg Focus, 33(3), E16.
  5. Mentoring in otolaryngology training programs.Gurgel RK, Schiff BA, Flint JH, Miller RA, Zahtz GD, Smith RV, Fried MP, Smith RJ (2010). Mentoring in otolaryngology training programs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 142(4), 487-92.
  6. Development of a novel eighth-nerve intraneural auditory neuroprosthesis.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.

Review

  1. Subtotal/near-total treatment of vestibular schwannomas.Gurgel RK, Theodosopoulos PV, Jackler RK (2012). Subtotal/near-total treatment of vestibular schwannomas. [Review]. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 20(5), 380-4.

Clinical Trials

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