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, Mastick J, Paul SM, Abrams G, Cheung S, Sabes JH, Kober KM, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Topp K, Smoot B, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD. Impact of chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicities on adult cancer survivors' symptom burden and quality of life. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Nov 20.
  3. 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.

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