Carol A. Bauer, M.D., Professor
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Research Interests/Areas of Expertise:
- Neurological problems of the inner ear
- Pharmacological management of tinnitus
- Cochleovestibular pathology
Dr. Carol Bauer is a professor in the Division of Otolaryngology who specializes in chronic
diseases of the ear including hearing loss, balance problems and tinnitus. Dr. Bauer completed residency training at the University of Iowa and a fellowship in Neurotology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is the Director of the Cochlear Implant
program at SIU.
Born and raised in New York state, Dr. Bauer attended college at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City in 1989. She received several awards while in medical school and was a participant in the department of medicine honorsresearch program.
Dr. Bauer is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Bauer's clinical interest is in neurological problems of the inner ear and allergies affecting the head and neck. In addition to her expertise in neurotology, she is pursuing research efforts in the pharmacological management of tinnitus and cochleovestibular
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Bauer, please call SIU Physicians and Surgeons at 217-545-6099
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Otolaryngology
State of Iowa, 1994
Bayshore, NY State of Illinois, 1995
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology, May 1995
Fellowship in Neurotology, June 1994-June 1995
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences
Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, July 1990-June 1994
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Iowa City, IA
Residency in General Surgery, July 1989-June 1990
Michigan State University
Department of Surgery, Butterworth Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
August 1985-June 1989
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
MD awarded, June 1989
August 1976-May 1980
AB awarded, May 1980
- Tinnitus Research Consortium, 2003-2005, "Clinical efficacy of gabapentin as a treatment for noise-induced and age-associated tinnitus," Principal Investigator; $186,000.
NIDCD DC04830-01A1, 2002 - 2006, "Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Tinnitus Generation," Principal Investigator; $1,065,280.
- Excellence in Academic Medicine (EAM) SIU School of Medicine, 2000 - 2001, "Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Tinnitus Generation," Principal Investigator, $50,000.
. NIDCD R21, 1997 - 2000, "A Behavioral Model of Chronic Tinnitus," Principal investigator; $196,594.
- Percy Memorial Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1997, "A Behavioral Model of Chronic Tinnitus in Rats," Principal investigator; $29,974.
- Clinic Research Committee (CRC) SIU School of Medicine, 1996 - 1997, "A Behavioral Model of Chronic Tinnitus in Rats," Principal investigator; $4,840.
- American Tinnitus Association, 1992 -1 993, "Development and Refinement of an Animal Model of Tinnitus," Principal Investigator; $6,800.PublicationsBauer CA. Animal models of tinnitus. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. A.Sismanis, editor. (2003) 36:267-285.
- Bauer CA. Acute Peripheral Facial Paralysis (Bell's Palsy). 55th (2003) edition of Conn's Current Therapy. Eds RE Rakel, ET Bope. WB Saunders.
- Brozoski TJ, Bauer CA, Caspary DM. Elevated fusiform cell activity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus of chinchillas with psychophysical evidence of tinnitus. Journal of Neuroscience (2002) 22: 2383-2390.
- Bauer CA, Brozoski TJ. Assessing tinnitus and prospective tinnitus therapeutics using a psychophysical animal model. JARO 2 (2001) 54-64.
- Bauer CA, Brozoski TJ, Holder TM, Caspary DM. Effects of chronic salicylate on GABAergic activity in rat inferior colliculus. Hearing Research 147 (2000) 175-182.
- Bauer CA, Brozoski TJ, Rojas R, Boley J, Wyder M. Behavioral model of chronic tinnitus in rats. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 121 (1999) 457-62.
- Bauer CA, Coker NJ. Update on facial nerve disorders. The Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. JM Kartush, editor. June 1996.445-454.
- Bauer CA, Jenkins HJ. Otologic Symptoms and Syndromes. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ed. Cummings, Fredrickson, Harker. 1998.
- McCulloch TM, Loney DA, Bauer CA. Blood Use in Head and Neck Tumor Surgery. Autotransfusion, Therapuetic Principles and Trends. Ed. RL Tawes, Jr. Appleton, Detroit, 1997.
- Ozturan, O., Bauer CA, Miller, C.C., Jenkins, H.A. Dimensions of the sinus tympani and its surgical access via a retrofacial approach. Annals of Otology, Rhinology
and Laryngology 1996 105(10):776-783.
- Bauer CA, Valentino, J., Hoffman, H.T. Long-term result of vocal cord augmentation with autogenous fat. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 1995 104(11):871-874.
- Redleaf, M.I., Bauer CA, Gantz, B.J., Hoffman, H.T., McCabe, B.F. Diatrizoate
and dextran treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. American Journal of Otology 1995 16(3):295-303.
- Redleaf, M.I., Bauer CA, Laurenzo, J.F., Gantz, B.J. Squamous cell carcinoma
metastatic to the cerebellopontine angle. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and
Laryngology 1994 103(11):908-910.
- Redleaf, M.I., Bauer CA, Robinson, R.A. Fine needle aspirate detection of
cytomegalovirus parotitis in a person with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1994 120(4):414-416.
- Bauer CA, Redleaf, M.I., Gartlan, M.G., Tsue, T.T., McCulloch, T.M. Carotid sinus syncope in Head and Neck Surgery. The Laryngoscope 1994 104(4):497-503.
- Yessenow, R.S., Garner, S.L., Bauer CA, Kelly, K.M., Bardach, J. The effects of calcium channel blockers on random skin flap survival in the pig model.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery 1991 14:3-6.
- Aimone, L.D., Bauer CA, Gebhart, G.F. Midbrain and medullary relays mediating stimulation-produced antinociception from the lateral hypothalamus in the rat. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1988, 13.
- Tomanek, R.J., Gisolfi, C.V., Bauer CA, Palmer, P.J. Coronary vasodilator reserve, capillarity, and mitochondria in trained hypertensive rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 1988 64(3):1179-85.
- Aimone, L.D., Bauer CA, and Gebhart, G.F. Brainstem relays mediating stimulation- produced antinociception from the lateral hypothalamus in the rat. Journal of Neuroscience 1988 8(7):2652-63.
- Tomanek, R.J., Wangler, R.D., Bauer CA Prevention of coronary vasodilator reserve decrement in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Hypertension 1985 (7)4:533-40.
- Tomanek, R.J., Bauer CA, Wangler, R.D. Role of elevated arterial pressure in increased minimal coronary vascular resistance in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Federation Proceedings 1983 May.