Dr. Emily Stucken

Emily Z. Stucken, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course

Clinical Contact

To schedule a patient appointment: 734-936-8051

Administrative Contact

Erin Volz


Dr. Emily Stucken is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. She specializes in diseases of the ear and skull base. Dr. Stucken completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. During this time, she also performed skull base operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and trained in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of New York. Dr. Stucken completed advanced fellowship training in otology and neurotology at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Stucken has received awards for excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research. She has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and otolaryngology texts. She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society and serves on national committees for these organizations. Dr. Stucken is also involved in humanitarian outreach work and has traveled to Cambodia to perform ear surgery on underserved patients. She is proficient in Spanish and French.

Dr. Stucken is the director of the Cochlear Implant Center at the University of Michigan. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Stucken is invested in the advancement of knowledge and is an NIH-funded researcher in hearing sciences. She is a clinical faculty member at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute and has led international research collaboration. Dr. Stucken also runs the Temporal Bone Dissection Lab at the University of Michigan and directs the Temporal Bone Dissection Course.  

Dr. Stucken’s approach to otolaryngology and otology-neurotology combines a strong background of clinical and academic expertise with a dedicated personal approach to patient care. Through this personal approach, she works to help patients understand their disease process and treatment options. The ear represents one of the most complex and intricate organs in the human body; just as diseases of the ear and skull base can be debilitating to a person’s interactions with the everyday world, the treatment for these diseases can restore a patient’s quality of life. Dr. Stucken works diligently toward providing specialized care to every patient on an individual basis to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Areas of Interest

Cochlear implants, encephaloceles, stapedectomy surgery


Medical School or Training

  • Boston University School of Medicine, 2008


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia & Cornell, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 2013


  • Michigan Ear Institute, Otology/Neuro-otology, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Neurotology

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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