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Steven W. Cheung


Otologist, neurotologist and skull base surgeon
Intrepid scientist in both research and patient care

Dr. Steven W. Cheung is an otologist-neurotologist, a physician who treats patients with conditions affecting the ears, balance, skull base and other parts of the head and neck. His expertise includes treating eardrum perforation, cholesteatoma (a skin growth that can occur behind the eardrum), otosclerosis (a disorder of ear bones that causes hearing loss) and acoustic neuroma (a noncancerous tumor that presses on ear nerves involved in balance and hearing). He also performs surgeries to implant devices that treat various forms of hearing loss.

Cheung's current research focuses on how the brain learns and reorganizes in response to hearing loss and tinnitus. His goal is to develop innovative therapies for hearing restoration.

Cheung earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at UCSF, where he also completed clinical and research fellowships in neurological ear disorders.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1993

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurotology, 1994

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title


I engage patients in shared decision making, helping them decide what is best for them.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    35 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 06, 2023
    Dr. Cheung is a great physician. Informative with a great philosophical approach to treatment and care.
    Aug 15, 2023
    I've been seeing Dr. Cheung for 20 years. Wonderful doctor! I heard he was promoted and I am disappointed I won't get to see him anymore.
    Jun 23, 2023
    May 11, 2023
    I am so grateful I was able to meet Dr. Cheung's In person with my spouse. His demeanor gave me confidence In my treatment plan.
    May 02, 2023
    Dr Cheung is the BEST
    Mar 21, 2023
    Dr. Cheung is the best. I wish he were my family doctor.
    Dec 13, 2022
    It took 2 months to get an appointment .... TOO LONG!!!
    Jun 07, 2022
    Dr. Cheung is an amazing doctor! Excellent in both skills and manner with patients. I feel very fortunate to have been seen by him.
    Mar 29, 2022
    Dr Cheung was absolutely WONDERFUL !! I just wish he was taking new patients because I'd sign right up!