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Archive: Dr. Ben Marcus lends an ear to one musically inclined teenager

Dr. Ben Marcus, a facial plastic surgeon in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, was recently featured on NBC 15 news discussing a pediatric patient who was born with microtia, a congenital deformity. In Kierney Herndon’s case, her right outer ear did not fully develop. A small flap of skin existed where Kierney’s right ear should have formed. As a result Kierney, a musically inclined teenager, could only hear out of her left ear. Dr. Marcus performed four operations over the course of one year to form Kierney’s new ear.

To watch Dr. Marcus discuss Kierney’s story, click here