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Loren J Bartels MD FACS

Loren J. Bartels M.D., FACSLoren J. Bartels, M.D., FACS is an Otologist, Neurotologist, and Skull Based Surgeon in Tampa, FL.

Loren J Bartels MD FACS was a member of the charter class of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, which graduated in 1974. He was elected a charter member of the USF chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a national organization of outstanding medical school students. Dr. Bartels completed post-graduate residency training in otolaryngology (head-and-neck) surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed a one-year fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull-base surgery in 1980 at the world-renowned House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.

Dr. Bartels returned to USF in 1980 and joined the faculty of the College of Medicine where he rose to the rank of associate professor with tenure in Surgery, Neurology and Radiology. While in private practice, he has been promoted to Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology. At USF, he and his chief audiologist opened Tampa Bay area's first cochlear implant program as well as the first cochlear implant program in the State of Florida dedicated to meeting the needs of children. The staff of the Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center continue this work with the busiest cochlear implant services in our region.

Dr. Bartels has served as an officer of several organizations, including president of the USF College of Medicine faculty and the Florida Society of Otolaryngology. He has been Chief of the Medical Staff for Tampa General Hospital and a member of the Tampa General Hospital Board of Directors. He has been recognized in Best Doctors in America continuously since 1992 and has been elected as a member of several prestigious senior professional societies, including the American Otologic Society, the Triologic Society, the American Neurotology Society and others.

He received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for service on the task forces which wrote the Board Certification examination questions and created home study courses in otolaryngology. He received the Distinguished Alumnus and the Alumni Service Award from the USF College of Medicine Alumni Association. He worked with State of Florida Children’s Medical Services staff and others to establish a law that mandates that all newborn babies have their hearing checked.

Dr. Bartels has written and made scholarly presentations on a variety of ear-related problems. Dr Bartels with co-authors Kyle P Allen MD and Christopher J Danner MD just completed a text book chapter on Otosclerosis, called by the editor one of the best chapters on the subject he has ever seen. The chapter outlines both the history of otosclerosis and what has been learned about the genetics and molecular biology of otosclerosis since the mid 1990s up to 2014. With a career long interest in cochlear implants dating back to working with William F House, one of the world's pioneers in cochlear implant work, Dr. Bartels and his staff have been involved in cochlear implant clinical research trials for over 20 years. With Advanced Bionics Corporation, a cochlear implant company, training video CDs of Dr. Bartels’ cochlear implant surgical techniques have been produced that have been used in many countries to train other surgeons in modern cochlear implant surgical methods. Dr Bartels is now the chairman of the Advanced Bionics Medical Advisory Board, a group of approximately 20 cochlear implant surgeons in the USA who are consultants to Advanced Bionics.

Dr. Bartels and the staff of the Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center are delighted to welcome you to our offices and we appreciate the privilege of serving you.


Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Undergraduate: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, B.A. in Chemistry, cum laude, 1971
  • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida; graduated in December, 1974. (See Honors - AOA)
  • Externship: Two months of Radiology, summer of 1972, Tampa General Hospital, Radiology Department, mpa, Florida
  • Internship/General Surgery: Combined Internship and Year of General Surgery (18 months): January 1975 - 1976, Geisinger Medical Center. Rotations included two months of Pulmonary Medicine, two months of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Neonatal Service, two months of Emergency Room Medicine, three months of Neurosurgery, three months of Plastic Surgery, and six months of General Surgery
  • Residency: Otolaryngology Residency: July 1976 - June 1979; Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
  • Fellowship: Otology and Neurotology, July 1979 - June 1980 with Otologic Medical Group and Ear Research Institute of Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

College

  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honor Society, 1969
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Gold Key Honor Society), 1969 - 1971, Vice President, 1970-1971, Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership Honor Society), 1971
  • Medical School: Lange Medical Publication Student Publications Award, 1972
  • Mosby Scholarship Book Award, 1973
  • Medical School Physiology Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Honor Society
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Distinguished Alumnus Award - 1993
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Outstanding Service Award - 1993

National

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's Honor Award Recipient presented at the Opening Ceremony of the 96th Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C., September 13, 1992
  • Selected by fellow physicians to be included in second edition of The Best Doctors in America, October, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Selected by The Best Doctors in America to reevaluate The Best Doctors in America database for 2003-2004.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, July 1980 to July 1987.
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, July 1987 to May 1995.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, June 1995 to present.
  • Assistant Professor of Neurotology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, August 1983 to August 1987.
  • Associate Professor of Neurotology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, August 1987 to June, 1995.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurotology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, July, 1995 to present.
  • Associate Professor of Radiology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, August 1987 to April 1995.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, May 1995 to present.
  • Clinical Professor of Department of Otolaryngology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, August 2001 to present.

Medical Staff Appointments

  • Attending Physician, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, July 1980 to March, 1995.
  • Attending Physician, Otolaryngology-Maxillofacial Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, July 1980 to present. Section Secretary 1981-1990; Section Vice Chief 1990-1991; Department Chief 1994-1996.
  • Attending Physician, University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida, March 1982 to September, 1987; and April 1995 to present.
  • Consulting Physician, University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida, January 1989 to 1992.
  • Consulting Physician, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, July 1983 to 1992 and August, 1995 to present.
  • Courtesy Privileges, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1988 to 1992.

Attending Physician Specialty Panels

  • Consulting Physician, State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tampa, Florida, August 1984 to present
  • Consulting Physician, State of Florida Children's Medical Service, Tampa Bay Area, Florida, July 1981 to present
  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist, State of Florida Children’s Medical Service, Tampa Bay Area, Florida, January, 2006 to December 30, 2008.

Committee Memberships

University

  • Board of Directors of the College of Medicine Alumni Association, 1980-1985 University of South Florida Clinics OR Committee, 1981-1983
  • University of South Florida Faculty Personnel Committee (Grievance and Sabbatical Committee), 1985
  • University of South Florida Department of Surgery Computer Committee, 1986-1987
  • University of South Florida Library Committee, 1987-1988
  • The State University System of Florida (Board of Regents Committee), Health/Medical Master Plan Committee, August 1986 to 1988
  • University Medical Service Association HMO/PPO Credentials Committee, May 1986 to 1989
  • Reorganization of USF Medical Clinics, January 1989 to 1991
  • University of South Florida Clinics Practice Committee, October 1988 to 1990
  • University of South Florida Administrative Policies and Procedures Committee, October 1989 to 1990
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine Faculty Council, Vice President, 1991; President, 1992-1993; Past President, 1993-1994
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine Faculty Council Representative for Surgery, 1991
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine Dean's Advisory Committee, 1991-1994
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine Executive Council, 1991-1993
  • Chairman, University of South Florida Outpatient Planning Committee, January 1990 to January 1991
  • Board of Director, University Medical Services Association, member, 1989-1995
  • University Medical Services Association, External Alliances Committee, 1994
  • Search Committee, Chairman, Department of Surgery 1989
  • Search Committee: Dean, College of Medicine 1991
  • Search Committee: Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology 1992
  • Search Committee: Chairman, Neurophysiologist
  • Search Committee: Chairman, Otologist
  • Search Committee: Chairman, Family Medicine
  • Search Committee: Director, Health Sciences Development and Alumni Affairs
  • University of South Florida - Department of Surgery - Promotion and Tenure Committee - Academic Year 1992-1993
  • Donn L. Smith, M.D. Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, 1991-1993
  • USF College of Medicine Alumni Association Director - 1992-1993

Hospital

  • Tampa General Hospital OR Design Committee, 1983-1985
  • Tampa General Hospital Professional Office Building Design Committee, 1984
  • Tampa General Hospital Institutional Review Board Committee, 1985-1986
  • Tampa General Hospital Quality Assurance Committee, 1985
  • Tampa General Hospital Computer Committee, 1989
  • Tampa General Hospital Information Systems Steering Committee, 1995
  • Tampa General Hospital Secretary of Otolaryngology Section, 1982 to present
  • University of South Florida/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Chairman, Microscope Committee, 1985
  • University of South Florida/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, LASER Committee, 1985
  • Tampa General Hospital Professional Credentials Committee, 1987 to 1992
  • Tampa General Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Committee, 1994
  • Chief, Tampa General Hospital Department of Otolaryngology, 1994-1996
  • Member, Tampa General Hospital, Executive Committee: 1994-1996; 1996-1998
  • Member, Tampa General Hospital, Surgical Suite Committee: 1994-1996
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Tampa General Hospital: 1998 to 2000.
  • Chief of Staff, Tampa General Hospital: 2000 to 2002.
  • Member, Tampa General Hospital, Quality Improvement Committee: 2000 to present
  • Chairman, Bylaws Committee, Tampa General Hospital: 2003-2004
  • Member, Bylaws Committee, Tampa General Hospital: 2005-2007.

National

  • Planning Committee, Alumni Fellowship Group of The House Ear Institute, 1981-1984
  • Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, Alumni Fellowship Group of The House Ear Institute, 1990-1992
  • President, Alumni Fellowship Group of The House Ear Institute, 1992-1993
  • Otolaryngology National Task Force for New Materials for the Home Study Course, Board Examination and Annual Otolaryngology Examination. In service Exam & Board Checks Special and Sensory-3rd Year, 1982-1985
  • World Congress in Otolaryngology, Chairman, Session on laryngeal Cancer, Miami, Florida, May 1985
  • Otolaryngology National Task Force for New Materials for the Home Study Course, Board Examination and Annual Otolaryngology Examination. In Service Exam & Board Checks Special and Sensory-3rd Year, 1986-1991

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 1980 to present
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons, 1980 to present
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association, 1980 to present; Editorial Board, 2006
  • Florida Medical Association, 1980 to present
  • Alumni Fellowship Group, House Ear Institute, 1980 to present
  • American Medical Association, 1980 to present
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology, 1980 to present
  • USF Evoked Potentials Club, 1981-1983
  • President, Gulf Coast ENT Society, 1983-1984
  • Program Chairman, Florida Society of Otolaryngology, 1989-1990
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Florida Society of Otolaryngology, 1988-1989
  • President, Florida Society of Otolaryngology, 1990-1991
  • Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, Alumni Fellowship Group of House Ear Institute, 1991 to 1992
  • President, Alumni Fellowship Group of House Ear Institute, 1992-1993
  • American Otological Society, Inc., active membership approved February 8, 1992
  • Otosclerosis Study Group, 1992 to present
  • The Triological Society, 1995 to present
  • Hearing Subcommittee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Inc., August, 1996 to 1999.
  • Constitution and ByLaws Committee, The American Neurotology Society, July, 1999 - July, 2004.

Presentations

Professional presentations:

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania. Topic: Cervicofacial Actinomycosis, May 1978
  • Eastern Sectional Meeting of The Triological Society, New York, New York. Topic: Long-term Effect of Otosclerosis on Bone Conduction, J.M. Cole, L.J. Bartels, G.M. Beresny, January 1979
  • Central Pennsylvania Society of Otolaryngology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Topic: Actinomycosis in Otolaryngology, April 1979
  • Southern Section Meeting, The Triological Society, with J.L. Sheehy. Topic: Mastoid Obliteration Operation, Hilton Inn, Fort Worth, Texas, January 1981
  • J.B. Farrior Otologic Surgery Course. Topic: Cochlear Implant in Perspective, Holiday Inn Central, Tampa, Florida, February 1981
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology. Topic: Muscular Tinnitus, Vero Beach, Florida, November 1981
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course. Topics: (1) Mastoid Obliteration Operation, (2) Stapedectomy History and Techniques, Tampa, Florida, March 1983
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology. Topic: Iatrogenic Toxic Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Vero Beach, Florida, October 1984
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course. Topics: (1) Vertigo Syndrome, (2) Facial Nerve Problems in Mastoid Surgery, Tampa, Florida, March 1984
  • Southern Section, The Triological Society. Topic: Iatrogenic Toxic Sensorineural Hearing Loss, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1985
  • Fifth International Neurological Ear Surgery Workshop. Topic: Endaural Brain Hernia, Sarasota, Florida, February 1985
  • Clinical Allergy and Immunology for the Practicing Physician. Topic: Otitis Media-Diagnosis and Treatment, Buena Vista Palace, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, December 1985
  • Glomus Tumors in Children, American Neurotology Society, National Meeting in Denver, May 1987
  • Molony, T., Bartels, L.J., Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media as a Complication of Tympanostomy Tubes, paper presentation at the Fourth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, Bal Harbour, Florida, June 1987
  • COSM (Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings). Topic: Extra Temporal Primary Fallopian Canal Glomus Tumor, Palm Beach, Florida, April 1988
  • COSM (Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings). Topic: Autoimmune Hearing Loss and Central Nervous System Dysfunction, Presentation, San Francisco, CA, April 1989
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course. Topics: (1) Overlay Tympanoplasty, (2) LASER Staped Surgery, March 1989
  • Temporal Bone Course - University of Michigan. Topics: (1) Bell's Palsy, (2) Middle Ear Reconstruction, (3) LASER Stapes Surgery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 1989
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course. Topics: (1) Overlay Tympanoplasty, (2) Management of Bell's Palsy, March 1990
  • COSM (Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings). Topic: Facial Nerve and Deep Petrous Bone Cholesteatomas, Palm Beach, FL, April 1990
  • COSM (Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings). Topic: KTP LASER Stapedotomy: Is it Safe?, Palm Beach, Florida, April 1990
  • Southern Section, The Triological Society. Topic: The Jugular Fossa in the Approach to the Petrous Apex, Williamsburg, VA, January 1991
  • Otolaryngology and Family Practice. Topic: Hearing Loss, Clearwater, Florida, March 1991
  • Gainesville Academy of Otolaryngology. Topic: Bell's Palsy, Gainesville, Florida, May 1991
  • Gainesville Academy of Otolaryngology. Topic: Ossicular Reconstruction, Gainesville, Florida, May 1991
  • Florida Gulf Coast Ear, Nose & Throat Society. Topic: Ossicular Reconstruction, Boca Grande, Florida, May 1991
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology. Topic: LASERS in Otology, Jupiter Beach, Florida, October 1991
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course, St. Joseph's Neuroscience Institute, Tampa, Florida. Topics: "Use of Torps Porps" and "Use of the LASER in Chronic Ear Surgery," February 1993
  • North American Skull Base Society Conference, Jonathon S. Sillman MD and Loren J. Bartels MD Topic: Transcervical/Transmastoid Approach to Jugular Foramen Tumors, Orlando, Florida, February 1994
  • Farrior Ear Surgery Course, St. Joseph's Neuroscience Institute, Tampa, Florida. Topics: "Use of the LASER in Chronic Ear Surgery" and "Acoustic Neuroma and Complications," February 1995
  • North American Skull Base Society Conference, Loren J. Bartels MD. Panel Topic: Posterior Fossa (Non-Acoustic), San Diego, California, July, 1996
  • Second US/UK Joint Otolaryngology Meeting, Panel Topic: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Meniere's Disease, Boston, Massachusetts, July, 1997.
  • Morton Plant Health Ventures, Inc. and St. Petersburg Junior College. Seminar: "Vestibular Rehabilitation." Topic: "Role of Surgery in Management of Vestibular Disorders," St. Petersburg, Florida, October, 1997.
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology. Jeffrey West MD and Loren J. Bartels, MD Topic: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease - Plaquenil, Miami, Florida, November, 1999.
  • House Ear Institute. Guest Instructor: Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course. Los Angeles, California. June 10-14, 2000.
  • Facial Nerve Study Group Meeting - 2001 Annual Meeting of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Topic: “Facial Nerve Paralysis Secondary to Fungal Mastoiditis” - Denver, Colorado, September 10, 2001.
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology. Presentation: Middle Ear Adenoma: Second Look Surgery – Clearwater Beach, Florida, November 16, 2002
  • Facial Nerve Study Group Meeting – 2003 Annual Meeting of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; Topic: “Parry Romberg Syndrome” – Orlando, Florida, September 22, 2003.
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation: Florida Chapter Annual Meeting – Topic: “Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2): Clinical Aspects and Acoustic Neuroma/Hearing Treatment Options – Shriners Hospital, Tampa, Florida, October 8, 2005.

Medical Education Presentations

  • Office of Otolaryngology for the General Practitioner at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Topic: Otitis Externa, March 1976
  • Office of Otolaryngology for the General Practitioner, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, March 1979. Topics: (1) Otitis Media, (2) Otitis Externa, and (3) Office Evaluation of Hoarseness
  • Noise in Industry Seminar. Topic: Pathology and Pathophysiology of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, September 1980
  • Otolaryngology Section Meeting. Topic: Acoustic Neuroma Diagnosis, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, October 1980
  • Otolaryngology Section Meeting. Topic: Mastoid Obliteration Operation, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, January 1981
  • Florida-Georgia Audiology, Speech and Hearing Association Meeting. Topic: Cochlear Implant
  • Evaluation, Surgery, and Rehabilitation, Holiday Inn Central, Jacksonville, Florida, May 1981
  • Hillsborough Community College Nursing Program, Otolaryngology Nursing Course. Topic: Care of the Otologic Patient, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, May 1981
  • Otolaryngology Nurses. Topic: Otology for Nurses, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, April 1981
  • Otolaryngology for the General Practitioner. Topic: Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, February 1981
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Topic: Auditory Brain Stem Responses in Infants and Young Children, Tampa, Florida, June 1981
  • Neurology - Neurosurgery Conference. Topic: Surgical Treatment of Vertigo, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February 1982
  • Florida Midwinter Seminar. Topic: Tympanoplasty History and Update, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 1982
  • Evoked Potentials Club. Topic: Auditory Brainstem Responses in Sudden Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, September 1982
  • Weusthoff Memorial Hospital. Topic: Otology Update, Rockledge, Florida, October 1982
  • Otolaryngology Nurses. Topic: Otology for Nurses, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, May 1982
  • Florida Midwinter Seminar. Topic: Evaluation and Management of Vertigo, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 1983
  • Workers Compensation Conference. Topic: Hearing Loss Evaluation, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, March 1983
  • Family Practice Seminar in Otolaryngology. Topic: Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, April 1983
  • Allergy-Immunology Section Meeting. Topic: Eustachian Tube Function and Serous Otitis, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, October 1983
  • ENT Section Meeting. Topic: Sudden Sennsori-neural Hearing Loss: Current Concepts, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, November, 1983
  • Family Practice Seminar in Otolaryngology. Topic: Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, March 1983
  • Neurology-Neurosurgery Conference. Topic: Surgical Treatment of Vertigo, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, November 1983
  • Nurse's Instructions. Topic: Cochlear Implants, University of South Florida Medical Clinics, Tampa, Florida, September 1985
  • Neurology-Neurosurgery Conference. Topic: Vertigo Syndromes, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February 1985
  • Neurology-Neurosurgery Conference. Topic: Evoked Potentials Testing, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, March 1985
  • Friday Medical Lecture Series. Topic: Cochlear Implant - 1985, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, Bay Pines, Florida, December 1985
  • FLASHA. Co-Author with presenter, David Shepherd, Ph.D., Lisa Fernandez, M.S., CCC-A: Clinical Interpretation of BSR's Based Upon Absolute Peak-Latency "Acceptance-Regions" for Basal End Cochlear Impairment, September 1985
  • Nurse's Instructions. Topic: Otology for Nurses. Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, October 1985
  • Tampa General Hospital Trauma lecture Series. Topic: Head Trauma, November 1985
  • ENT Section Meeting. Topic: Cochlear Implant, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, May 1986
  • Carbon Dioxide LASER for the Practicing Otolaryngologist. Topic: The Use of the CO2 LASER in Otology and Neurotology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, May 1986
  • Saturday morning Medical Conference. Topic: Discussion of Dizziness, Humana Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 1986
  • Panel Discussion, Hillsborough County Pediatric Society. Topic: To Tube or Not To Tube, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, October 1986
  • Nurse's Otology Instructions. Topic: Acoustic Neuromas and Other Otologic Tumors, Tampa General Hospital, October 1986
  • FLASHA (Florida Speech and Hearing Association), Chair: Five hour course on Current Concepts in Cochlear Implantation, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tampa, Florida, May 1987
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery Conference: Presentation on progressive hearing loss, November 1987
  • American Society of Neuroimaging 11th Annual Meeting. Topic: Neural Sensory Hearing Loss, Harbour Island, Tampa, Florida, February 1988
  • Bell's Palsy 1988, Update, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, May 1988
  • CT & MRI of the Temporal Bone & Cerebellopontine Angle, University Diagnostic Institute, Tampa, Florida, December 1988
  • Family Practice Seminar in Otolaryngology. Topics: (1) Hearing Loss, (2) The Dizzy Patient, University of South Florida, April 1988
  • VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Conference, Presentation on Anatomy and Pathology of the Ears, Clearwater, Florida, May 1988
  • Nurse's Otology Instructions. Topic: Acoustic Neuromas and Other Otology Tumors, Tampa General Hospital, October 1988
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. Topic: Bell's Palsy: The Disorder Among Facial Palsies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, February 1989
  • Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Topic: Bell's Palsy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 1989
  • Family Practice Seminar in Otolaryngology. Topics: (1) Hearing Loss, (2) The Dizzy patient, University of South Florida, April 1989
  • Medical Students. Topic: Anatomy Pertaining to the Ear, Tampa, Florida, October 1989
  • FLASHA (Florida Speech and Hearing Association). Topic: LASER Stapes Surgery, Sarasota, Florida, October 1989
  • Grand Rounds, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital. Topic: Skull Base Surgery, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 1989
  • Allergy Grand Rounds. Topic: Middle Ear Surgery, Tampa, Florida, December 1989
  • Physiology Lecture. Topic: Cochlear Physiology and the Cochlear Implant, Tampa, Florida, January 1990
  • Family Practice Seminar in Otolaryngology. Topics: (1) The Dizzy Patient (2) Hearing Loss, University of South Florida, April 1990
  • Neurology Grand Rounds. Presentation on Bell's Palsy, University of South Florida, April 1990
  • Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Update on Vertigo, Special Reference to Medical and Surgical Treatment of Meniere's Disease," November 1990
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Topic: "Hearing Loss in the Older Adult," December, 1992
  • Study Group in Geriatrics, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Hearing Loss in the Older Adult," December 1992
  • Otolaryngology for the Family Physician - Skills & Update, Sheraton-Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida. Topic: "Hearing Loss," April, 1993
  • Otolaryngology for the Family Physician - Skills & Update, Sheraton-Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida. Topic: Hearing Loss," April, 1994
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine Graduation, Address to Graduating Class, May, 1994
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Facial Nerve Trauma," May, 1994
  • Physical Diagnosis, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, ENG class. Topic: Dizziness Disorders, May, 1994
  • University of South Florida Medical Clinic, Audio-Vestibular Center, Tampa, Florida, "Assessing the Dizzy Patient," June, 1994
  • Central FL Acoustic Neuroma Association - Keynote Address, Clearwater, FL, August 1994
  • Physical Diagnosis II, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "The Ear - Signs of Serious Ear Disease," August, 1994
  • USF Seniors program, Creative Aging - College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Impaired Hearing - Dizziness," March, 1995
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Vestibular Disorders and Physical Therapy," February, 1996.
  • Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, St. Petersburg, Florida. Topic: "Neurofibromatosis," October, 1996.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Audiology Basic Sciences," February 4, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Acoustic Neuroma - Diagnosis & Management," February 11, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Temporal Bone Course, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Bell's Palsy," March, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Acoustic Neuromas - Approach and Treatment," March, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Tampa, Florida. Topic: "Otosclerosis," May, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education Activity, Tampa, Florida. Seminar: "Syncope, Vertigo and Imbalance." Topic: "Vertigo, Imbalance & Lightheadedness: The Difference," September, 1997.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Guest Lecture Series, Tampa, Florida. Topic: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease," December, 1997.
  • Director, All You Really Want To Know About Physician Fraud and Abuse, Tampa General Hospital, April 24, 2001
  • Annual Meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Nerve Study Group Meeting. Topic: “Facial Nerve Paralysis Secondary to Fungal Mastoiditis,” Denver, Colorado, September, 2001.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Topic: Acoustic Neuroma, Tampa, Florida, November 16, 2001.
  • Course Director,Tampa General Hospital Medical Staff Meeting and CME Courses, Tampa, Florida, September 18, 2002.
  • CME Lecture at St. Petersburg General Hospital , Topic: Vertigo, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 20, 2002.
  • Preceptor for University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE) Program, November, 2002 through May, 2003.
  • Lecture and Prosection, USF Microsurgery Lab Master Course, Topic: Expanded Translabyrinthine Approach to Acoustic Neuroma, January 26, 2003.
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Tampa, Florida, Guest Lecturer, Topic: “Genetic Hearing Loss,” January 20, 2005.

Civic Presentations

  • Sertoma Club of East Tampa. Topic: Cochlear Implant Status, Roadway Inn, Tampa, Florida, April 1981
  • Hillsborough County Schools Parent-Infant Deaf Programs. Topic: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and the Role of Cochlear Implant, King High School, Tampa, Florida, May 1981
  • Robert McCord School for the Deaf. Topic: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and the Role of the Cochlear Implant, June 1981
  • Tampa General Say What Support Group for Hearing Impaired Adults. Topic: Reconstruction of the Middle Ear, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February 1989
  • Acoustic Neuroma Association. Topic: Update on Acoustic Neuroma, Tampa, Florida, February 1989
  • Rotary Club. Topic: Cochlear Implant, Marriott Hotel, Tampa, Florida, May, 1991
  • University of South Florida 20th Anniversary Celebration. Topic: "Response for members of the charter class of the College of Medicine," August, 1991
  • SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People), University General Hospital of Seminole, Seminole, Florida. Topic: Meniere's Disease, April, 1993
  • SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People), Swann Home, St. Petersburg, Florida. Topic: Meniere's Disease, November, 1993
  • SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People), Loren J. Bartels, MD and Lisa Fernandez, M.S., CCC-A, MiniMed Forum. Topic: Cochlear Implant, Charter Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February, 1994
  • Tampa General Healthcare's Senior Health Lecture Series, Loren J. Bartels, MD and Lisa Fernandez, MS, CCC-A. Topic: Hearing Loss: Do You Need a Hearing Aid? Sun City Center, FL, October, 1995
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Mini-Internship Program, Tampa, Florida, February, 2000.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Mini-Internship Program, Tampa, Florida, February, 2001.
  • Southern Deaf Showcase. Cochlear Implants. Clearwater, Florida, September, 2001.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Mini-Internship Program, Tampa, Florida, June, 2001.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Program, Tampa, Florida, February, 2002.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Program, Tampa, Florida, June, 2002.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Program, Tampa, Florida, September, 2002.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Program, Tampa, Florida, February, 2003.
  • Tampa General Hospital White Coat Program, Tampa, Florida, July, 2003
  • SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People), Sarasota, Florida Topic: “Cochlear Implants.” February, 2004.
  • Sertoma Club, Keynote Speaker at Installation Banquet, Topic: Cochlear Implants; Rusty Pelican, Tampa, Florida, June 25, 2005.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Manuscripts, Unpublished

  • Bartels, L.J., Blake, G., Migraine and Meniere's Disease, in preparation
  • Bartels, L.J., Immune Complex Associated Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Neisseria Meningitis, in preparation
  • Bartels, L.J., Dennis, S.H., Metrizamide Ototoxicity Brief abstract: Four patients with suffered sensorineural hearing loss after metrizamide myelography. The mechanism of toxicity and prevention are discussed.
  • Bartels, L.J., Dennis, S.H., Silastic Ototoxicity Brief abstract: Two patients with silastic associated hearing loss are presented with presumed reasons.
  • Bartels, L.J., Dennis, S.H., Alcohol Ototoxicity Brief abstract: Three patients with aural irrigation induced sensorineural hearing loss are presented to note the potential ototoxicity of this commonly used aural irrigant.
  • Bartels, L.J., CT Directed Needle Aspiration of the Skull Base, Extension of a Diagnostic Tool.
  • Bartels, L.J., Taliaferro, A., Autoimmune Hearing Loss and Central Nervous System Dysfunction, Submitted for publication, April 1990
  • Bartels, L.J., The Jugular Bulb in the Approach to the Petrous Apex, January 1991
  • Bartels, L.J., Candidate's Thesis for The Triological Society: "Hearing Aid Usefulness in Postoperative Acoustic Neuroma Ears," June, 1994

Publications

Refereed

  • Bartels, L.J., Vrabec, D.P.: Cervicofacial Actinomycosis: A Variable Disorder. Arch Otolaryngology, Vol. 104, No. 12, pp. 705-708, December 1978
  • Bartels, L.J., Letters to the Editor. Transactions - Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology, "Cervicofacial actinomycosis: a variable disorder," Vol. 32(1), p. 62-6, Spring 1979.
  • Cole, J.M., Bartels, L.J., Beresny, G.M.: Long-Term Effect of Otosclerosis on Bone Conduction. The Laryngoscope, Vol. 89, No. 7, pp. 1053-1060, 1979
  • Vrabec, D.P., Bartels, L.J.: Small Cell Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Larynx: Case Report and Literature Review. Laryngoscope, No. 90, No. 1, pp. 1720, 1980
  • Brackmann, D.E., Bartels, L.J.: Rare Tumors of the Cerebellopontine Angle. Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 88, No. 5, pp. 555-559, September-October 1980
  • Bartels, L.J., Sheehy, J.L.: Total Obliteration of the Mastoid, Middle Ear, and External Auditory Canal. A Review of 27 cases. The Laryngoscope, Vol. 91, No 7, pp. 1100-1108, July 1981
  • Glasscock, M.E., Smith, P.G., Bartels, L.J.: Management of Aneurysms of the Petrous Portion of the Internal Carotid Artery by Resection and Primary Anastomosis. The Laryngoscope, Vol. 93, No. 11, pp. 1445-1453, 1983
  • Bartels, L.J., Letters to the Editor. "Persistent total facial paralysis five months after mastoid surgery," The American Journal of Otology, Vol, 5(5), p. 421-2, July, 1984.
  • Holder, C.D., Gurucharri, M., Bartels, L.J., Coleman, M.F.: Malignant External Otiitis With Optic Neuritis Caused by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Laryngoscope, Vol. 96(9), pp. 1021-3, 1986
  • Bartels, L.J., Luk, L.J., Balis, G.A., Bald, C.: Endaural Brain Hernia: Repair Using Mastoid Cortical Bone. The American Journal of Otology, Supplement Issue, pp. 121-125, November 1985
  • Endicott, J.N., Molony, T., Campbell, G., Bartels, L.J.: Esophageal Perforations - The Role of Computerized Tomography in Diagnosis and Management Decisions, Laryngoscope, July 1986
  • Bartels, L.J., Guracharri, M., Pediatric Glomus Tumors in Children. Brief abstract: A child with bilateral glomus tumors of the middle ear and mastoid escaped diagnosis because the presence of infection obscured the tumors. The rarity of the lesion and literature experience with these tumors are presented. A total of ten patients are reported, the only purely pediatric glomus tumor report in the literature. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 99, No. 4, pp. 392-395, 1988
  • Bartels, L.J., Molony, T., Chronic Mastoiditis in Children, Recent Advances in Otitis Media, pp. 314-317, 1988 (Transactions of meeting, Recent Advances in Otitis Media, 1987)
  • Schwaber, M.K., Pensak, M.L., Bartels, L.J., The Early Signs and Symptoms of Neurotologic Complications of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media, Laryngoscope, Vol. 99(4); pp. 373-375, 1989
  • Bartels, L.J., Pennington, J., Kamerer, D., Browarsky, I., Primary Fallopian Canal Glomus Tumors, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 102, pp. 101-105, February 1990
  • Bartels, L.J., KTP LASER Stapedotomy: Is it Safe?, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 103(5), Part 1, pp. 685-692, November 1990
  • Bartels, L.J., Facial Nerve and Medially Invasive Petrous Bone Cholesteatomas, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 308-316, April, 1991.
  • Bartels, L.J., Letters to the Editor. "Management of facial spasm following traumatic facial palsy," The American Journal of Otology, Vol. 12(3), p. 236, May, 1991.
  • Bartels, Loren J., Letters to the Editor. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Vol. 100(11), p. 957, November, 1991
  • Bartels, L. J., Letters to the Editor. "Hearing threshold differences and risk of acoustic tumor," Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 107(3), p. 494-5, September, 1992.
  • Bartels, L.J., MD and Arrington, John R., MD, Book Chapter entitled "Rare Tumors of the Cerebellopontine Angle," published in Neurotology, Jackler, Robert K., MD and Brackmann, Derald E., MD, Mosby-Year Book, Inc., pp 835-861, 1994
  • Gal, Thomas Jr., MD, Kerschner, Joseph E., MD, Futran, Neal D., MD, DMD, Bartels, Loren J., MD, Farrior, Jay B., MD, Ridley, Marion B., MD, Klotch, Douglas W., MD, Endicott, James N., MD, Reconstruction After Temporal Bone Resection, Laryngoscope, Vol 108 (4); pp 476-481, 1998
  • Montero, Jose A., MD, Bartels, Loren J., MD, Herman, Beata, DO, Sinnott, John T., MD: “Tuberculous Otitis,” published in Infections in Medicine, Vol 19 (2); p 72, 2002

Non refereed

  • Bartels, L.J.: Charter Class Perceptions. Florida Medical Bulletin, September 1981
  • Bartels, L.J.: Nausea and Vertigo of Sudden Onset. Hospital Practice, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 214, 1982
  • Barness, L.A., Bartels, L.J.: Role of Allergy on Otitis Media: A Point of Controversy, Pediatric News, May 1983
  • Fernandez, Lisa A., Bartels, L.J.: A Case Study of Meniere's Disease with Tumor, FLASHA Forum, September-October, 1992
  • Bartels, L.J.: Medical Update on Cochlear Implants, Hillsborough County Medical Association Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 4, November, 1992
  • Bartels, L.J.: Letter to Editor re: MRI of Sensorineural Hearing Loss, MRI Decisions, May/June, 1993
  • Paper presented at North American Skull Base Society conference, Orlando, Florida: "Transcervical/Transmastoid Approach to Jugular Foramen Tumors," February, 1994
  • Candidate's Thesis for The Triological Society: "Hearing Aid Usefulness in Postoperative Acoustic Neuroma Ears," June, 1994

Manuscript Reviewer

  • Reviewer for Journal of Neuroimaging, Manuscript No. 483
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 95-0130
  • Reviewer for The Laryngoscope, Manuscript No. 95543
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 96-050
  • Reviewer for The Laryngoscope, Manuscript No. 96141
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 96-072
  • Reviewer for Journal of Neuroimaging, Manuscript No. 757
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 96-173
  • Reviewer for Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Manuscript No. 97284.
  • Reviewer for Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Manuscript No. 97431.
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 98-117.
  • Reviewer for The American Journal of Otology, Manuscript No. 99-163
  • Reviewer for Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery Otology-Neurotology, Manuscript #OT004-0046

Exhibit/Poster

  • Bartels, L.J., Balis, G.A.: Acoustic Neuromas in Elderly Patients. American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Anaheim, California, October 1983. Poster Presentation
  • Seleznick, M., Bartels, L.J.: Neurosensory Hearing Loss in Connective Tissue Diseases, Southeastern American Rheumatism Association, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1987. Poster Presentation
  • Gal, Thomas J., Kerschner, Joseph E., Futran, Neal D., Bartels, Loren J., Farrior, Jay B., Ridley, Marion B., Klotch, Douglas W., Endicott, James N.: Reconstruction Following Temporal Bone Resection. 100th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, May, 1997. Poster Presentation
  • Six one-hour video taped demonstrating Temporal Bone Surgical Procedures and Related Anatomy. Tapes are to be used for otolaryngology residency training programs and otolaryngologists to teach temporal bone anatomy and pathology from the surgical prospective. Date of release: December 1986. By: The American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson, T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, External Auditory Canal and Middle Ear
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, Stapedectomy and Mastoidectomy, (Part I)
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson, T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, Stapedectomy and Mastoidectomy, (Part II)
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson, T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, Facial Nerve
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson, T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, Labyrinth and Internal Auditory Canal
  • Harris, J.P., Bartels, L.J., Davidson, T., Schuknect, H., Cueva, R.A.: SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE, Skull Base and Cochlear Anatomy Extended Facial Recess, Skull Base Anatomy & Cochlear Anatomy
  • LASER Stapes Surgery, presentation, Farrior Ear Surgery Course, March 1989
  • Meigs, Matthew, Bartels, Loren J.: Cystic Hygroma of the Auricle, External Auditory Canal, and Mastoid, Southern Section Meeting, American Laryngological, Thinological and Otological Society, The Triological Society, Miami, Florida, January 13-15, 2005.

Research

  • Co-Investigator, Cochlear Implant Program of the Hearing Research and Rehabilitation Center, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California, 1981-1984
  • 3M-Vienna Cochlear Implant for profoundly Hearing Impaired Adults. Status: Two patients accrued. Study completed. Data added to national center data.
  • Clarion - MiniMed Clinical Trials for Adult Cochlear Implants, 1992 to June, 1996. Patients accrued: 4.
  • Clarion - MiniMed Clinical Trials for Children Cochlear Implants, 1994-1997.

Grants

  • Bartels, L.J. and Saraceno, M., through John Curran, MD: Infant Hearing Screening Program, Children's Medical Services, for the purpose of treatment and research, 1983/84. Status: Pilot project stopped with exhaustion of funds. It has subsequently been restarted by Dr. John Curran and his staff with their own equipment, $10,000.00
  • Bender, K.S., Bartels, L.J., and Price, L.J.: Study of the Prevention of Recurrent Otitis Media, NIH, for the purpose of research, April 1984 - March 1985. Status: Study terminated when principal investigator moved to another institution, $6,000.00
  • Bartels, L.J.: 3M-Vienna Cochlear Implant Project at USF-TGH, a multicenter project. (a) Funding: Tampa General Hospital for equipment and implant: $30,000.00, (b) Funding: USF, Department of Surgery for Speech Pathology: $15,000.00; (c) Status: Two patients implanted and others evaluated, but not accepted for the project. The project is completed and data have been submitted to the national data base. The second patient is now able to use the telephone, a remarkable accomplishment.
  • Bartels, L.J.: Surgical Dissection Microscopes: $25,000.00, 1987; $10,000.00, 1988 and $13,000.00, 1989, for use in the annual temporal bone course. Nine microscopes have been obtained for use with our residents and for use with the medical students for teaching purposes.
  • MimiMed Clarion Adult cochlear Implant Program: approximately $25,000.00 of equipment.
  • Fellowship Grant from Advanced Bionics to The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center: $15,000.00 to train new cochlear implant audiologist; May, 2003.

Projects in Development

  • Vestibular Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center is in planning phases for feasibility at USF vs. TGH and space needs.

Services Started at USF or Private Practice at Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center

  • Neurotology Services: 1980 Dr. Bartels was the first otologist in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area to set up an organized team of otologist-neurosurgeon for acoustic neuroma, vestibular nerve section, and other skull base lesions that bridge the temporal bone and adjacent intracranial cavities. The only other teams that existed in Florida, at the time of Dr. Bartels' arrival, were at the University of Miami and in Sarasota.
  • Audiology: 1981-1982 Audiology service, at Dr. Bartels' arrival, consisted of a small 4 foot by 4 foot booth, an old audiometry machine and old tympanogram machine. Converted to a three-room suite designed by L.J. Bartels, M.D. and H. Pomerantz, M.S., CCC-A. The suite consisted of the original booth as well as an 8 foot by 8 foot booth. In addition, other services were added as below.
  • Auditory Evoked Potentials: 1981-1982 The first Auditory Brainstem Responses equipment for auditory and visual system evaluation was added to the USF Medical Clinics. Dr. Bartels trained Lisa Fernandez, M.S., CCC-A, Harris Pomerantz, M.S., CCC-A, and a number of others in this diagnostic modality. Dr. Bartels instituted an Auditory Evoked Potentials Club to encourage others in the community to begin to use this modality. It was only sporadically used, occasionally available service in the community, at the time. Dr. Bartels is responsible for this service being available in the operating room at the Tampa General Hospital as a monitoring tool.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions: 9/1995 Added service at The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center provides rapid screening of cochlear function in infants, children and young adults. The program begins with new equipment and enhanced functions at The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center.
  • Electronystagmography: 1981 Vestibular evaluative (ENG) services had to be sent out when Dr. Bartels arrived and was only sporadically available. Dr. Bartels initiated the service and hired a technician from Los Angeles to begin the service who is still working at University of South Florida Medical Clinic. ENG services are computerized and enhanced at The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center.
  • Adult Cochlear Implant Services: 1984 Dr. Bartels instituted the first Tampa/St. Petersburg Cochlear Implant Service, only the fourth such service available in Florida. The initially used device was the 3M House device. Secondly, an experimental device was brought in and utilized until the company c eased to manufacture cochlear implant devices. The Nucleus-22 device was brought in and instituted for adults. The program continues at The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center.
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implant Services Dr. Bartels and Mrs. Lisa Fernandez started USF's pediatric cochlear implant program. The Center did Florida's first pediatric cochlear implant in 1990. The program continues at The Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center.
  • Children's Cochlear Implant Program: 1989 An experimental program for children was instituted (Fall, 1989), the only one in the State of Florida. Dr. Bartels was the first to do a pediatric cochlear implant on a child in the State of Florida, June 1990.
  • Temporal Bone Dissection Laboratory: Temporal bone dissection for resident education was in place in 1980. However, a well equipped permanent place for dissection was not present. Nine microscopes were acquired with grants, mentioned above. Appropriate drills, middle ear tools, and other equipment were purchased and a laboratory was set up. with the new laboratory in place, Dr. Bartels now gives a full week course in the spring of each year and a short, two-day course each fall. The spring course includes basic as well as clinical sciences lectures for residents. The fall course is basic and prepares materials for medical student education in Gross Anatomy. The laboratory is open for resident study throughout the year.
  • Basic Sciences Laboratory in Vestibulo-cochlear Physiology: 1990 Negotiated with the Dean for a salary line for the purpose of doing basic sciences physiology research. Dr. Bartels chaired a search committee and coordinated the process with the Department of Physiology. The new person, a Ph.D. physiologist, has been selected. This is the first Basic Sciences Laboratory in the Division of Otolaryngology. Dr. Bernd Sokolowski has filled this position and obtained a NIH First Award for 5 years and Deafness Research Foundation funding.

Inventions

  • Bartels Titanium Bucket Handle Prosthesis for stapes surgery. Designed in conjunction with Grace Medical. US patent pending.