Michael S. Harris, MD

Michael S. Harris, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Otology and Neuro-Otologic Skull Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin




Patient Care Information


Dr. Harris is a board–certified otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon, originally from Wisconsin, with fellowship training at The Ohio State University in adult and pediatric otology, neurotology, and cranial base surgery. He has advanced training in surgery for hearing restoration including the placement of cochlear implants (CIs), bone-anchored aids, brainstem implants, and implantable hearing aids. He also has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders and skull base disorders that affect the hearing, facial, and balance nerves.

Dr. Harris’ clinical and research interests include speech and environmental sound perception among cochlear implant users. He is also interested in electrophysiologic methods of feedback to prevent trauma during cochlear implant electrode insertion. He has published in peer reviewed journals and spoken at national and international meetings on these topics.

Dr. Harris’ personal philosophy and practice style reflects a team approach to provide you with the best individualized care. A full assessment of your problem is achieved through close collaboration with our excellent team of dedicated Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists, and support staff. Dr. Harris believes education is essential to shared decision making and optimal treatment. He will explain the diagnosis and therapy in everyday terms, ensure that all questions are answered and that you are comfortable with the plan.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2002
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2008
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
  • Residency - Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2015
  • Fellowship - Otology, Neuro-otology & Cranial Base Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2017

Board Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
    Certified in Otolaryngology and Neurotology

Clinical Practice

  • Patients Age: All
  • Joined MCW Faculty in 2017

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive factors affecting cochlear implant performance
  • Improving speech perception among adults with cochlear implants
  • Environmental sound perception among cochlear implant users
  • Neuroimaging predictors of vestibular schwannoma adherence and consistency
  • Improving hearing and facial nerve outcomes following resection of vestibular schwannomas

Scheduling Information

  • Established Patient Appointments - (414) 805-5625
  • New Patient Appointments - (414) 805-5625

Clinical Practice Locations

Froedtert Hospital Clinic Practice Site
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5580
(414) 476-4701 (fax)