Steven Cheung, MD

Title 
Professor
Degrees 
MD
Fax 
+1 415 353-2603
Address 
2233 Post Street, Rm 341
UCSF Box 1225
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States
About Me 

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.

Specialty:
Otologist, ear specialist, and skull base surgeon

Expertise:
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