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Henry C. Ou, MD

Henry C. Ou, MD

Otolaryngology

On staff since August 2004

Children's Title: Attending and Surgeon, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

Henry C. Ou, MD, is otolaryngologist at Seattle Childrens Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Ou earned his MD at the Washington University School of Medicine, did his residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Washington and obtained a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Seattle Childrens and the University of Washington.

While practicing all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, his primary research interests are hearing loss and cochlear implantation. Dr. Ou currently divides his time between his NIH/NIDCD K08 research award on ototoxicity and hair cell protection in the inner ear at the University of Washington and his clinic practice at Seattle Childrens Hospital.

Recommendations

  • Marlon Silverdale, WA 07.16.13

    Our daughter underwent two separate cochlear implant surgery performed by Dr. Henry Ou. We are so pleased with the professionalism, friendliness and sincerity of the entire otolaryncology staff, particularly with Dr. Ou. From pre-surgery preparations to post-surgery follow-ups, he has been so thorough and involved - made us feel he is a family member. He truly earned our trust, respect and full recommendation. Thank you Doctor Ou and the entire staff of the otolaryncology department.

  • Louise Woodinville, WA 10.01.12

    My son has been a patient of Dr. Ou's for years. Dr. Ou has gone above and beyond time and time again to find the the right treatment plan for rmy son whether it involved surgery, or just ear drops. He always tries to balance the need for intervention with my sons needs. He takes great care when he does need to perform surgery, and he has a great combination of bed side manner and surgical skill. He completely cured my sons left ear and has really stuck with him trying to solve the recurrent problems with his right ear. For my profoundly autistic son, all of this has been incredibly important. My son *loves* him, and my son doesn't connect with most people he comes into contact with. I highly recommend Dr. Ou, and we see many excellent doctors from many specialties. So it is as an informed patient that i say : "Dr. Ou is outstanding!"

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Otolaryngology

Medical/Professional School

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis

Residency

Otolaryngology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Head and neck masses, craniofacial abnormalities and hearing loss Research Interest: Hearing

Research Description

While practicing all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, his primary research interests are hearing loss and cochlear implantation. Dr. Ou currently divides his time between his NIH/NIDCD K08 research award on ototoxicity and hair cell protection in the inner ear at the University of Washington and his clinic practice at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Research Focus Area

Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
University of Washington School of Medicine, Marian E. Smith Junior Faculty Research Award 2007
University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology Research Faculty Mentor Award 2008
William Potsic Basic Science Reseach Award, 1st Prize, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (Mentor of Resident: Lynn Chiu)

Publications

  • Ou HC, Keating S, Wu P, Simon JA, Raible DW, Rubel EW
    Quinoline ring derivatives protect against aminoglycoside-induced hair cell death in the zebrafish lateral line.
    Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO , 2012 Dec. : 13(6)759-70
  • Ou H, Simon JA, Rubel EW, Raible DW
    Screening for chemicals that affect hair cell death and survival in the zebrafish lateral line.
    Hearing research , 2012 June : 288(1-2)58-66
  • Hirose Y, Simon JA, Ou HC
    Hair cell toxicity in anti-cancer drugs: evaluating an anti-cancer drug library for independent and synergistic toxic effects on hair cells using the zebrafish lateral line.
    Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO , 2011 Dec. : 12(6)719-28
  • Ou H, Cleary P, Sie K
    Assessing the immunization status of pediatric cochlear implant recipients using a state-maintained immunization registry.
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2010 Oct. : 143(4)487-91
  • Ou HC, Santos F, Raible DW, Simon JA, Rubel EW
    Drug screening for hearing loss: using the zebrafish lateral line to screen for drugs that prevent and cause hearing loss.
    Drug discovery today , 2010 Apr, : 265-71
  • Ou HC, Cunningham LL, Francis SP, Brandon CS, Simon JA, Raible DW, Rubel EW
    Identification of FDA-approved drugs and bioactives that protect hair cells in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) lateral line and mouse (Mus musculus) utricle.
    Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO , 2009 June : 191-203
  • Choi P, Qin X, Chen EY, Inglis AF Jr, Ou HC, Perkins JA, Sie KC, Patterson K, Berry S, Manning SC
    Polymerase chain reaction for pathogen identification in persistent pediatric cervical lymphadenitis.
    Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2009 Mar. : 243-8
  • Chiu LL, Cunningham LL, Raible DW, Rubel EW, Ou HC
    Using the zebrafish lateral line to screen for ototoxicity.
    Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO , 2008 June : 178-90
  • Ou HC, Raible DW, Rubel EW
    Cisplatin-induced hair cell loss in zebrafish (Danio rerio) lateral line.
    Hearing research , 2007 Nov. : 46-53

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Capita Foundation Hearing Research Grant 2010 - 2011
1K08DC009631 National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) 2009 - 2014