Hearing, Skull Base Surgery Specialist Joins UAMS Faculty

By Jon Parham

Gluth, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, will see patients in the center, which treats diseases and problems of the ear and skull base. He recently completed a surgical fellowship in the ear-related specialties otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the Ear Science Institute Australia at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.

Gluth received his medical degree in 2001 from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and completed a surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Prior to his fellowship, he served as a surgeon and director of clinical programs in otology and cochlear implantation at the Ear, Nose & Throat Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, where in 2007 he performed the first cochlear implant surgery – a treatment for hearing loss – in northwest Arkansas. He also was founder and co-director of “Voice of the Ozarks” a multi-disciplinary communications disorders team at the University of Arkansas Speech & Hearing Clinic in Fayetteville.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the International Otopathology Society.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.