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206 East Morris Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Ph: (480) 303-1133
Fax: (602) 759-1280
Website last updated: 03.18.21
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Including, but not limited to:
- Sound sensitivity
- Discomfort in ears
- Ear fullness
- Difficulty walking
(eye movement abnormalities)
- Sleep difficulties
- Ill effects of chronic stress
- Chemotherapy decline (chemobrain,
- Mood disturbances
- Mild traumatic brain injury / post-concussion syndrome / symptoms (headache, dizziness, difficulties with memory, personality and sleep, sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, tinnitus / hearing loss, blurred vision, other)
About the Physician
Michael J. A. Robb, M.D.
Robb Oto-Neurology Clinic
206 East Morris Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Phone: (480) 303-1133
Fax: (602) 759-1280
Medical Specialty: Oto-Neurology
Current Position: Solo private practice
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
1990-1994 - Medical School
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
1994-1995 - Queen Square Diploma Course in Clinical Neurology
Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Six months in general neurology and six months elective study in neuro-otology
Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
1995-1996 - Clinical Observer in Otology & Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Midwest Otolaryngology PLLC Director: Thomas B. Logan, M.D.
1996-1998 - Internship and General Surgery Residency
Georgetown University Hospital Medical Center
1998-2001 - Neurology Residency
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
2001-2002 - Transitional Year Internal Medicine
Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
2002-2003 - Fellowship in Oto-Neurology / Medical Neuro-Otology
Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Ctr
Director: Terry D. Fife, M.D.
Preceptor for Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) Students and Invited Guest Lecturer on Tinnitus & Vertigo, Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), A. T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine, Mesa, Arizona, March 2005 - present
Invited Guest Lecturer, Arizona State University (ASU), Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) Program, 2007-present
Arizona - active
Michigan - active
Honors and Awards
Queen Square Diploma in Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, 1995
Honorable Mention, Most Rapid Acute Stroke Workup, Univ. of Wisconsin, 2001
Outstanding Resident Physician Award, Michigan State University/KCMS, 2002
Member, Board of Directors, American Tinnitus Association, Portland, OR, June 2005 - 2011
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, American Tinnitus Association, Portland, OR, March 2006 - February 2010
America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2007
America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2008
"Patient's Choice Award" 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 rated by patients and awarded to doctors; MDx Medical, Inc., Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Membership in Professional Societies
American Tinnitus Association (ATA), Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committe, 2005-2011
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
American Auditory Society (AAS)
American Balance Society (ABS)
Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)
Migraine and Vertigo, Clinical Decision Making in Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2000.
Treatment of Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Lecture and Practicum, Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 2000.
Introduction to Tinnitus Treatment and Management, Neurology Grand Rounds, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2001.
Tinnitus Treatment and Management Strategies, Fourth Biennial Barrow Neurological Institute Balance Symposium, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004.
"Clinical Care for the Patient with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo," Family Practice Grand Rounds, Peppertree Clinic, St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004
"Pediatric Vertigo," Pediatric Neurology Neuroscience Conference, Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004
Orchestrating Care for the Patient with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, American Auditory Society, 2005 Scientific and Technological Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, March, 2005.
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and its Variants," Grand Rounds, Carondelet St. Joseph's Medical Center, Ascension Health Network, Tucson, Arizona, August 23, 2005
Introduction to Tinnitus - Diagnosis and Treatment, Spring Meeting, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) - Arizona Chapter, Fountain Hills, Arizona, March 2006
Current Overview of Management for the Tinnitus Patient, Otolaryngology and Audiological Interdepartmental Meeting, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, Spring 2006
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and its Variants," Grand Rounds, Carondelet St. Joseph's Medical Center, Ascension Health Network, Tucson, Arizona, August 23, 2005; Grand Rounds, Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, Ascension Health Network, Tucson, Arizona, January 11, 2006; Grand Rounds, Tucson Hospitals Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, February 8, 2006.
"Bilateral Vestibulopathy Associated with Chronic Military JP-8 Jet Fuel Exposure" by Michael J. A. Robb, Terry D. Fife, Scientific Poster Presentation at the Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting, San Diego, California, April 1-8, 2006.
"An Open-Label Trial of Memantine in the Treatment of Cerebellar Degeneration: Experience in 7 Patients" by Terry D. Fife, Michael J. A. Robb, Cindy McElfresh, Brenda Warren. Scientific Poster Presentation at the Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting, San Diego, California, April 1-8, 2006.
"Bedside Clinical Examination of the Vestibular System," Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, 30th Year Anniversary 2006 Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006.
"Part I) Bedside Diagnostic Techniques for Patient's with Vestibular Disorders and Part II) Tinnitus Management Pearls," Grand Rounds' Facilitator/Trainer, Calamba Medical Center, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines, January 3, 2007.
Updates on Hearing and Tinnitus Research, Otoprotection and Management, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Phoenix, Fountain Hills and Sun City, Arizona Chapters, January 2007 - May 2007; featuring three two-hour presentations including questions and answer sessions with members of the HLAA.
Phoenix Tinnitus Support Group, Sponsored by the American Tinnitus Association, Director: William Teske, January 2004-June 2007; featuring several one hour educational and Q&A sessions with members of the local tinnitus support group in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.
Post-traumatic Tinnitus, Annual Scientific and Technological Meeting of the American Auditory Society (AAS), Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2007
Tinnitus TRAM Trial 2005-present, preliminary findings from an open-label trial, Annual Scientific and Technological Meeting of the American Auditory Society (AAS), Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2008
Pulsatile Tinnitus with Mastoid Bruit: Diagnosis and Cure, Presentation at Podium, Annual Scientific and Technological Meeting of the American Auditory Society (AAS), Scottsdale, Arizona, March 7, 2009
Vestibular, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Invited Guest Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArSHA), Tempe, Arizona, May 1, 2009
Accuracy of Bedside Vestibular Tests Compared to Video-Nystagmography: A Double Blind Study by Michael J. A. Robb, MD, Terry D. Fife, MD, Dana L. Day, AuD & Gail S. Belus, AuD. Presentation at Podium, 44th Annual Spring Meeting, American Neurotology Society (ANS), Phoenix, Arizona, May 29, 2009
Tinnitus Management and Therapeutic Review, American Tinnitus Association West Side Tinnitus Support Group Meeting, Director: Jim Soudriette, Glendale, Arizona, June 9, 2009
Clinical Concepts in Tinnitus Diagnosis and Management, The EAR Foundation of Arizona, Annual Meeting, Director: John D. Macias, M.D., Phoenix, Arizona, September 11, 2009
Tinnitus and Hearing Updates for the Hearing Loss Association of America, 2009-present, Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona
Chemobrain, An Introduction to Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Change, presentations, research updates and seminar panel member for The Wellness Community, Phoenix, AZ, 2009-2011
Robb, M.J.A., (2010). Living with Tinnitus: Top Ten Good Faith Suggestions for Conquering Tinnitus and Hyperacusis. Tinnitus Today, American Tinnitus Association, Portland, Oregon. Living with Tinnitus 10 Good Faith Suggestions
Robb, M.J.A., & Seidman, M.D. (2009). Nutritional Supplements for the Hearing-Impaired Patient. In M. Jennifer Derebery, MD, FACS & William Luxford, MD (Eds.), Hearing Loss, The Otolaryngologist's Guide to Amplification, (Chapter 11). San Diego: Plural Publishing. Released October 2009; ISBN10: 1-59756-188-6 ISBN13: 978-1-59756-188-4
Henry JA, Trune DR, Robb MJA, Jastreboff PJ. (2007). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy - Clinical Guidelines (Part I) and Patient Counseling Guide (Part II). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA. Released April 2007. ISBN: 1597561541
Robb MJA: Tinnitus Care and Management Strategies, The Cortland Forum, July 2006. Online free article access.
Robb MJA: Tinnitus Device Directory Parts III and IV. Tinnitus Today - The Journal of the American Tinnitus Association. March and June 2006. Call the ATA at 1-800-634-8978 for your complimentary photocopy of the four-part series which reviews the current array of devices capable of providing significant tinnitus relief and/or join the ATA and access the series as well as many other helpful archived articles via www.ata.org. This series of articles review and critique several devices that currently result in or have potential to offer tinnitus and hyperacusis patients significant relief over time. Pros and cons, pricing, contact info, historical data, and brief discussions are featured for each product. ATA members and donors can access the directories for free online and non-members can request free copies via mail.
Robb MJA, Schiller M, Albenberg D: Third-Party Free Medicine - Operating a Doctor's Office Without Taking Medical Insurance or Medicare. Audio CD and video DVD. Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Recorded live speeches from the AAPS 61st Annual Meeting, Portland, October 2004.
Robb, MJA: Starting Out Third Party Free. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 9, Number 2, pages 60-61, Summer 2004.
Fife TD, Larson S, Robb MJ. Central Nystagmus Associated with Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. Ann Neurol 2003;54 (Suppl 7):S45-46.
Robb, MJA: Tinnitus Device Directory Part II. Tinnitus Today - The Journal of the American Tinnitus Association, September 2003.
Robb, MJA: Tinnitus Device Directory Part I. Tinnitus Today - The Journal of the American Tinnitus Association, June 2003.
To keep alive the practice of private medicine, to strive for excellence in teaching and clinical research, and to preserve the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship through old-fashioned, country-doctor values combined with modern oto-neurological subspecialty expertise.