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Posts by Richard F. Lewis, MD


Dr. Richard Lewis is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in vestibular and balance disorders as well as otoneurology.

Considered one of the world’s authorities in otoneurology, Dr. Lewis has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field. He is the editor of Vestibular Function in Health and Disease, is the associate editor for the Journal for Research in Otolaryngology, is on the editorial board of Otology & Neurotology and The Journal of Neurophysiology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for several other specialty journals. He serves as the Director of the Vestibular section of the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lewis’ research focuses on vestibular physiology and pathophysiology, specifically the processing of vestibular information by the brain, vestibular prosthesis, vestibular migraine, and vestibular compensation. His clinical work focuses on patients with vestibular disorders and clinical vestibular testing.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital combines the expertise of highly specialized ear, nose, and throat physicians, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and auxiliary health care professionals to provide care for patients with problems affecting the ear, nose, throat, head and neck areas. The department, which is led by Chief and Chair Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, is one of the largest otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) departments in the country, with more than 70 physicians staffed at 15 locations in the greater Boston area.