Michael H. Fritsch, MD, FACS, Professor

Specializing in ear care and hearing loss


Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Tenured.

Otology-Neurotology, Solo medical practice 2010-present.


The Ohio State University Hospital 1981-1984
Columbus, OH
Resident in Otolaryngology

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 1985
Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery – (AAFPRS)

Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 1985-1986
Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery and
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery – (AAPPRS)

The Otology Group, Baptist Hospital 1986-1987
Nashville, TN
Fellowship, Otology and Neurotology


Indiana University School of Medicine

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department
Assistant Professor 1987-1993
Associate Professor 1993-2009
Professor 2009-present


Methodist Hospital – Active

St. Vincent Hospital – Active

Indiana University Hospitals – 1987-2010

James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children – 1987-2010

Veterans Administration Hospital – 1987-2010

Wishard Memorial County Hospital – 1987-2010

Community Hospitals -1987-2016

Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


American Medical Association, 1997-present

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1984-present

Triological Society, 1994-present

Otosclerosis Study Group, 2005-present

American Chemical Society, 2006-present

Politzer Society, 2007-present

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, 2008-present

Central Indiana ENT Society, 2002-present

American Neurotology Society, 1986-present

Otolaryngologic Historical Society, 2008-present

William Lippy Alumni Group, 2003-present

1. Triological Society, Thesis written and elected 1995.

2. American Otological Society, elected 2004.

3. Otosclerosis Study Group, elected 2006.

4. Pulitzer Society, elected 2007.

1. Indianapolis Monthly – Best Doctors

2. Best Doctors of America

3. Outstanding Physicians

4. Outstanding Men of America Award

5. National Directory of Who’s Who, Honored Member

6. America’s Top Physicians

7. Consumer’s Research Council of America, America’s Top Surgeons

8. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Honor Award, April, 2010.

9. “Faculty of 1000” selected the article, “Fritsch MH: MRI Scanners and the Stapes Prosthesis, Otol Neurotol, 2007”, as “one of the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of over 2000 of the world’s top researchers.”

10. World’s Top Referenced Journal Article in Cosmetic Surgery of the Ear, BioMed Updater Journal. Article “Cosmetic Surgery to the Ear” 2012

7. RESEARCH (Ongoing):
A. Basic/Clinical
1. Congenital and Early Onset Hearing Loss

2. Endoscopic Paranasal Sinus Surgery

3. Salivary Endoscopy

4. Incisionless Surgery Techniques

1. Tardy ME, Fritsch MH, Denneny J: “The Versatile Conchal Cartilage Autograft in Reconstruction of the Nose and Face”. Laryngoscope; 95:523-533, 1985.

2. Schuller DE, Fritsch MH: “An Assessment of the Value of Triple Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Head and Neck Cancer Patients”. J. Surgical Oncology; 32:155-158, 1986.

3. Jackson CG, Dickens JRE, Glasscock ME, Fritsch MH, Graham MS, Dimitrov EA: “Endolymphatic Sac Surgery Using the Denver Inner Ear Shunt”. Otolarngol Head Neck Surg; 99:282-285, 1988.

4. Arena S, Fritsch MH, Hilal EY: “Free Tissue Transfer in Head and Neck Reconstruction”. Am J. Otolaryng; 10:110-123, 1989.

5. Fritsch MH, Miyamoto RT, Wood TL (Resident physician): “Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis by Contrasted MRI Scanning”. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 103:451-456, 1990.

6. Miyamoto RT, Campbell RL, Fritsch MH, Lochmueller G (Resident physician): “Preservation of Hearing in Neurofibromatosis II”. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery; 103:619-624, 1990.

7. Jackson CG, Harris PF, Glasscock ME, Fritsch MH, et.al: “Diagnosis and Management of Paragangliomas of the Skull Base”. Am. J. Surg; 159:389-393, 1990.

8. Fritsch MH: Pediatric Otologic Surgery, Part I: “The External and Middle Ear”. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; 71:5-11, 1991.

9. Fritsch MH, Murphy KR (Resident physician): “Pediatric Otologic Surgery, Part II: The Inner Ear” – Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 71:5-11, 1991.

10. Fritsch MH: “Branchial Cleft Cyst with Fistula”. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery; 107:135-136, 1992.

11. Fritsch MH: “Minor Salivary Gland Tumor of the Palate”. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery; 108:304-305, 1993.

12. Fritsch MH, Hanke CW: “Malignant Melanoma of the Head and Neck”. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery; 110:356-357, 1994.

13. Fritsch MH: “Incisionless Otoplasty”. The Triological Honorary Society Thesis. Laryngoscope; 105 Supplement 70, 1-11, 1995.

14. Fife KH, Fan L, Fritsch MH, Bryan J, Brown DR: “Association of Human Papillomavirus Type 11 DNA with Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue”. Arch Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, 122: 1404-1408, 1996.

15. Fritsch MH, Wynne MK, Matt BH, Smith WL (Resident physician), Smith CM, (Medical student): “Objective Tinnitus in Children.” Otology and Neurotology; 22:644-649, 2001.

16. Fritsch MH: “Reconstruction Following Lateral Skull Base Surgery.” Otolaryngology Clinics North Am; 35:425-444, 2002.

17. Fritsch MH, Wynne MK., Diefendorf AO.: “The Effects of Tympanostomy Tubes on Transient Otoacoustic Emissions TEOAEs): A Retrospective Analysis”. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 66:1-8, 2002

18. Katz P, Fritsch MH: Salivary Stones: “Innovative Techniques in Diagnosis and Treatment”. Current Opinions in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery; 11:173-178, 2003.

19. Fritsch MH, Diefendorf A, Wynne M: “Sudden Hearing Loss”. The Hearing Review; 10:24-18, 2003.

20. Fritsch MH: “Incisionless Otoplasty”. Facial Plastic Surgery; 20:267-270, 2004.

21. Fritsch MH, Gutt JJ (Resident physician): “Ferromagnetic Movements of Middle Ear Implants and Stapes Prostheses in a 3-T Magnetic Resonance Field”. Otology-Neurotology; 26:225-230, 2005.

22. Fritsch MH, Gutt JJ (Resident physician), Naumann IC (Resident physician): “Magnetic Properties of Middle Ear and Stapes Implants in a 9.4 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Field”. Otology-Neurotology; 27:1064-1069, 2006.

23. Fritsch MH, Mosier KM: “MRI Compatibility Issues in Otology”. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery; 15:335-340, 2007.

24. Fritsch MH: “MRI Scanners and the Stapes Prosthesis”. Otology- Neurotology; 28:733-738, 2007.

25. Fritsch MH: “Incisionless Tarsorrhaphy, Canthoplasty, and Oral Commissureplasty for Facial Reanimation”. Facial Plastic Surgery; 24:1-7, 2008.

26. Fritsch MH, Naumann IC (Resident physician): “Phylogeny of the Stapes Prosthesis”. Otology-Neurotology; 29: 407-415, 2008.

27. Fritsch MH: “Decibel Levels during Extracorporeal Lithotripsy for Salivary Stones”. J. Laryngol Otol; 122: 1305 – 1308, 2008.

28. Fritsch MH: “A New Sialendoscopy Teaching Model of the Duct and Gland”. J Oral Maxillofac Surg; 66: 2409 – 2411, 2008.

29. Fritsch MH, Naumann IC (Resident physician), Mosier KM: “BAHA Devices and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanners”. Otology-Neurotol; 29: 1095-1099, 2008).

30. Fritsch MH, Fay, JP: “EarLens Transducer Behavior in High-Field Strength MRI Scanners”. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 140(3): 426-428, 2009.

31. Moberly A (Resident physician), Fritsch MH: “Chorda Tympani and Facial Nerve Neurofibroma Presenting as Chronic Otomastoiditis”. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 140(3): 429-430, 2009.

32. Fritsch MH: “Sialendoscopy and Lithotripsy: Literature Review”. Otolaryngol Clin N Am; 42:915-926, 2009.

33. Fritsch MH: “Sialendoscopy Strategies for Difficult Cases”. Otolaryngol Clin N Am; 42:1093-1113, 2009.

34. Fritsch MH: “Contemporary Incision Otoplasty”, Otolaryngol Clin N Am; 42:1199-1208, 2009.

35. Fritsch MH: “Algorithms for Treatment of Salivary Gland Obstructions without access to Extracorporeal Lithotripsy”, Otolaryngol Clin N Am; 42:1193-1197, 2009.

36. Fritsch MH: “Endoscopy of the Inner Ear”, Otolaryngol Clin N Am; 42:1209-1222, 2009.

37. Fritsch MH, Chacko CE, Patterson EB: “Operating Room Sound Level Hazards for Patients and Physicians”, Otology Neurotol; 31:715-721, 2010.

38. Fritsch MH, Moberly AC: “Tragal Storage of Autograft Middle-Ear Ossicles”, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 143:161-162, 2010.

39. Karavidas K, Nahlieli O, Fritsch M, McGurk M: Minimal Surgery for Parotid Stones: a 7-Year Endoscopic Experience. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg; 39:1-4, 2010.

40. Matsuoka AJ, Fritsch MH, Koehler KR, Hashino E: In-vivo migration and engraftment of stem cells in the cochlea using a high-resolution microscopic-endoscope. Laryngoscope; 120 Suppl 4: S212, 2010.

41. Moberly AC, Fritsch MH: The Evolution of Mastoidectomy and Tympanoplasty. Laryngoscope; 120 Suppl 4:S213, 2010.

42. Schilt P, Fritsch MH, Mosier KM: Case Report: Ethiodol Extravasation during Sialendoscopy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; 144:294-5, 2011.

43. Moberly AC, Fritsch MH, Mosier KM: Treatment of Sword-Swallower Injuries. J, Laryngol Otol; 125:217-9, 2011.

44. Harris MS, Gilbert JL, Lormore KA, Musunuru SA, Fritsch MH: Cisplatin ototoxicity affecting cochlear implant benefit. Otol Neurotol; 32: 969-972, 2011.

45. Fritsch MH: Mondini Inner Ear Endoscopy during Cochlear Implantation of Cochlear Dysplasia. Otolaryngologia; 61:205-212, 2011.

46. Fritsch MH: Contemporary Sialendoscopy and Lithotripsy. Otolaryngologia; 61:197-203, 2011.

47. Hashino E, Fritsch M: Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Neurons for Inner Ear Therapy. Recent Adv. Pluripotent stem-cell based Regen med. (Open source), 2011.

48. Fritsch MH: Incisionless Otoplasty: Anlegen des cavum conchae ohne Hautschnitt. HNO; 60:856-861, 2012.

49. Fritsch MH: Ohranlegung ohne Hautschnitt: Eine Uebersicht. J Aesthet Chirurg; 6:203-208, 2013.

50. Shane-Tubbs R, Griessenauer C, Lonkas M, Ansari SF, Fritsch MH, Cohen-Gadol AA: Trautmann’s triangle anatomy with application to posterior transpetrosal and other related skull base procedures. Clin Anat. 27: 994-998, 2014.

51. Koontz NA, Kralik SF, Fritsch MH, Mosier KM: MR Sialography: A Pictorial Review.” Neurographics 4:142-157, 2014.

52. Kim J, Fritsch MH: For Visual Attention, are there any Tendancies in Form Interpretation? Visible Languages; 53:101-111, 2019.

53. Kim J, Fritsch MH: Semantic Sense as Simplicity for Design Representation. The International Journal of Visual Design; 15:1-23, 2021.

54. Fulkerson D, Kemp WJ, Payner TD, Fritsch MH: Pontine cavernous malformation in a 3-year-old child: Technique for a presigmoid, transtentorial posterior petrosal approach. World Neurosurg; (In press)

55. Fritsch MH: Cochlear Implantation of the Cochlea Dysplasia Ear. Otology Neurotol; (In press).


1. Fritsch MH, Sommer A: (Authors): “Handbook of Congenital and Early Onset Hearing Loss”. 170 pages. Igaku-Shoin Medical Publishers, New York, NY, 1991.
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2. Ritter F, Fritsch MH (Authors): “Comprehensive Atlas of Paranasal Sinus Surgery”. 296 pages. Igaku-Shoin Medical Publishers, New York, NY, 1992.
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3. Fritsch MH (Peer-Reviewed sole Editor, Author): “Sialendoscopy and Lithotripsy”. 336 pages. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
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