Douglas E. Mattox, M.D.

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery  |  Emory University Hospital

Dr. Douglas Mattox obtained his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and continued his postgraduate training with a General Surgery Internship and a Residency in Otolaryngology both at Stanford University Medical School, California. After completion of his residency, he expanded his knowledge abroad with a clinical fellowship in Otology and Neurology with Dr. Ugo Fish in Zurich, Switzerland. Active both in research and academics, Dr. Mattox has held important teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; University of Maryland Medical System, and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Also, he was a visiting Professor at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York, El-Maghreby Hospital in Jeddah, and Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Dr. Mattox’s research interests are in the area of hearing and the vestibular system. Specifically, his science research has been a histological evaluation of peripheral auditory damage after ototoxic and high-intensity noise exposure.

He has served on many committees for important medical organizations including the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Otologic Society. Additionally, he holds professional memberships in the International Skill Base Society, American College of Surgeons, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and many more. He is also a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society and has served on their Board of Directors since 1997.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mattox participated in several editorial boards and received many honors and awards, such as the George T. Nager, M.D. Award for Excellence in Teaching in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (first recipient) and the Edmund Prince Fowler Award of the Triological Society for excellence in basic research. He has published over 90 research articles and written five books and more than 30 book chapters.


Professor and William Chester Warren, Jr., M.D. Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia


M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1973


General Surgery, Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, California, 1974


Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, 1977


Otology and Neurotology, Ugo Fisch, MD, Zurich, Switzerland, 1985


American Board of Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges

Emory Healthcare