Steven Cheung, MD

Otologist, neurotologist and skull base surgeon

Dr. Steven W. Cheung is an otologist, or ear specialist, and an ear and skull base surgeon at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in diseases such as eardrum perforation, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis and acoustic neuroma. He also performs implantable hearing device surgery, including bone anchored, middle ear and cochlear, to treat various forms of hearing loss. His current research focuses on learning and reorganization of the brain in hearing loss and tinnitus so that innovative rehabilitative therapies may be developed.

Cheung graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, at UCSF Medical Center, where he also completed clinical and research fellowships in neurotology, the neurological study of the ear.


Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1987


UCSF Medical Center, Otolaryngology 1993


UCSF Medical Center, Neurotology 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Abrams G, Topp K, Smoot B, Kober KM, Chesney M, Mazor M, Mausisa G, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Sabes JH, Cheung S, Wallhagen M, Levine JD. Associations Between Perceived Stress and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Otoxicity in Adult Cancer Survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar 07.
  2. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Smoot B, Abrams G, Kober KM, Cheung S, Henderson-Sabes J, Chesney M, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD. Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb; 32:1-11.
  3. Breshears JD, Osorio JA, Cheung SW, Barani IJ, Theodosopoulos PV. Surgery After Primary Radiation Treatment for Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas: Case Series. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Aug 01; 13(4):441-447.
  4. Cheung SW, Atencio CA, Levy ERJ, Froemke RC, Schreiner CE. Anisomorphic cortical reorganization in asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Aug 01; 118(2):932-948.
  5. Bearelly S, Wang SJ, Cheung SW. Oral sensory dysfunction following radiotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct; 127(10):2282-2286.
  6. Bearelly S, Cheung SW. Sensory Topography of Oral Structures. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 143(1):73-80.
  7. Pross SE, Bourne AL, Cheung SW. TeleAudiology in the Veterans Health Administration. Otol Neurotol. 2016 08; 37(7):847-50.
  8. Chang JL, Pross SE, Findlay AM, Mizuiri D, Henderson-Sabes J, Garrett C, Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW. Spatial plasticity of the auditory cortex in single-sided deafness. Laryngoscope. 2016 Dec; 126(12):2785-2791.
  9. Hinkley LB, Mizuiri D, Hong O, Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW. Increased striatal functional connectivity with auditory cortex in tinnitus. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9:568.
  10. Overdevest JB, Pross SE, Cheung SW. Tinnitus following treatment for sporadic Acoustic neuroma. Laryngoscope. 2016 07; 126(7):1639-43.
  11. Pross SE, Chang JL, Mizuiri D, Findlay AM, Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW. Temporal Cortical Plasticity in Single-Sided Deafness: A Functional Imaging Study. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Sep; 36(8):1443-9.
  12. Dewyer NA, Kiringoda R, Kram YA, Chang JL, Chang CY, Cheung SW. Stapedectomy Effects on Tinnitus: Relationship of Change in Loudness to Change in Severity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1019-23.
  13. Kram YA, Lustig LR, McDermott MW, Cheung SW. Transcanal blind sac closure of the external auditory canal after skull base surgery to treat CSF leak: technique and results. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Feb; 36(2):307-10.
  14. Goepfert RP, Yom SS, Ryan WR, Cheung SW. Development of a chemoradiation therapy toxicity staging system for oropharyngeal carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):869-76.
  15. Chang CY, Cheung SW. Tinnitus modulation by stapedectomy. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jul; 35(6):1065-9.
  16. Pross SE, Allen CA, Hong OS, Cheung SW. Willingness-to-accept Gamma knife radiosurgery for tinnitus among career San Francisco firefighters. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jul; 35(6):1026-32.
  17. Sayegh ET, Kaur G, Ivan ME, Bloch O, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. Facial neuroma masquerading as acoustic neuroma. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1817-8.
  18. Atencio CA, Shih JY, Schreiner CE, Cheung SW. Primary auditory cortical responses to electrical stimulation of the thalamus. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar; 111(5):1077-87.
  19. Yang I, Sughrue ME, Han SJ, Aranda D, Pitts LH, Cheung SW, Parsa AT. A comprehensive analysis of hearing preservation after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 119 Suppl:851-9.
  20. Shih TY, Prendes BL, Parsa AT, Cheung SW. Erosive cholesterol granuloma. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jun; 34(4):e26-7.

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