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Richard K. Gurgel, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

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(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 four young daughters.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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 The 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
Clinical & Translational Science
M.S.C.I

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