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Samuel P Gubbels, MD, FACS

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(608) 265-0494

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Samuel P Gubbels, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor
Section of Otology/Neurotology
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • MD, University of Arizona, 2000
  • Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, 2000-2005
  • Research Fellow, American Otological Society, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Fellow, Otology & Neurotology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gubbels is board certified in both Neurotology and Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is fellowship trained in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Gubbels’ clinical interests include: cochlear implantation in children & adults, diseases of the ear, hearing rehabilitation, facial nerve disorders, acoustic neuromas and skull base surgery.

Dr. Gubbels provides a wide range of services including Acoustic Neuroma Removal, Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA), Cochlear Implants, Congenital Atresia of the Ear Canal and Middle Ear, Endolymphatic Sac Decompression, Facial Nerve Decompression, Facial Nerve Grafting, Gentamicin Titration, Hearing Aids, Labyrinthectomy or Vestibular Neurectomy, Mastoidectomy, Mastoid Obliteration, Ossiculoplasty, Removal of Tumors and Vascular Lesions of the Middle and Posterior Skull Base and Brain, Repairs Of Skull Base Defects, Skull Base Surgery, Stapedectomy, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, and Tympanoplasty.

Research Interests

Dr. Gubbels’ research interests include regenerative therapies for hearing loss, inner ear development, congenital ear disorders and cochlear implantation.

Recent Publications
  • Characterization of a unique cell population marked by transgene expression in the adult cochlea of nestin-CreER(T2)/tdTomato-reporter mice.
    Chow CL, Guo W, Trivedi P, Zhao X, Gubbels SP
    J. Comp. Neurol. 2015 Jul 1; 523(10):1474-87.
    [PubMed ID: 25611038, PMC ID: 4439321]
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  • Investigating long-term effects of cochlear implantation in single-sided deafness: a best practice model for longitudinal assessment of spatial hearing abilities and tinnitus handicap.
    Gartrell BC, Jones HG, Kan A, Buhr-Lawler M, Gubbels SP, Litovsky RY
    Otol. Neurotol. 2014 Oct; 35(9):1525-32.
    [PubMed ID: 25158615, PMC ID: 4334463]
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  • Simultaneous, unilateral plugging of superior and posterior semicircular canal dehiscences to treat debilitating hyperacusis.
    Dang PT, Kennedy TA, Gubbels SP
    J Laryngol Otol 2014 Feb; 128(2):174-8.
    [PubMed ID: 24480590, PMC ID: 4340474]
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  • In response to "is nasopharyngoscopy necessary in adult-onset otitis media with effusion?".
    Gubbels SP, Dang PT
    Laryngoscope 2014 Nov; 124(11):E446.
    [PubMed ID: 24482112]
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  • Radiographic features of superior semicircular canal dehiscence in the setting of chronic ear disease.
    Gartrell BC, Gentry LR, Kennedy TA, Gubbels SP
    Otol. Neurotol. 2014 Jan; 35(1):91-6.
    [PubMed ID: 24136312, PMC ID: 3947802]
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