Department of Otolaryngology

Charles D. Bluestone, MD

  • Distinguished Professor, Emeritus of Otolaryngology

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh, BS
  • University of Pittsburgh, MD
  • University of Illinois, Otolaryngology Residency

Representative Publications

Bluestone CD (Editor). Studies in Otitis Media: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Progress Report 2004. Laryngoscope), 2004; 114:(11):Suppl.105:1-26.

Bluestone CD. Born too soon: Impact on Pediatric Otolaryngology. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005; 69(1):1-8.

Bluestone CD. Impact of evolution on the Eustachian tube. Laryngoscope. 2008; 118(3):522-527.

Bluestone CD, Galapagos: Darwin, Evolution and E.N.T. Laryngoscope, 2009; 119(10):1902-5.

Bluestone CD, Swarts JD. Human evolutionary history: consequences for the pathogenesis of otitis media. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010; 143(6):739-44

Bluestone CD, Swarts JD, Furman J, Yellon R. Persistent alternobaric vertigo at ground level caused by closed-nose swallowing (“Toynbee Phenomenon”). Laryngoscope.  2012; 122(4):868-872.

Bluestone CD, Pagano AS, Swarts JD, Laitman JT. Consequences of Evolution: Is Rhinosinusitis, like Otitis Media, a Unique Disease of Humans? Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery. 2012; 147(6): 986-991.

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Research Interest Summary

Middle Ear Disease

Research Interests

Society for Middle-Ear Disease (SMED) Founder www.societyformiddleeardisease.org, NIH grant

Research Grants

Middle Ear Pressure Regulation in Health and Disease, 2P50DC007667-07, William Doyle, Ph.D., Funding: Direct Costs: $4,414,517; Total Costs: $6,098,019, Co-Investgator: Charles D. Bluestone, MD, Projects: 1 &2., effort: 5%; Funding: Project 1, $3,500; Project 2. $3,500; Total: $7,000, 07/01/13-06/30/18