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Published in This Week on November 11, 2013

Otolaryngology faculty welcome Elkins

Elkins_AlexDr. Alex J. Elkins, a recently trained audiologist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences.

After receiving the B.A. in communicative sciences and disorders from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 2009, Elkins earned his doctorate in audiology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2013. Elkins completed his clinical externship at Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, Boca Raton. There he performed diagnosis and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders, working primarily with an adult population. Elkins is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with vestibular disorders.

Elkins' audiology doctoral research project was "Neural Correlates of Auditory Temporal Resolution in a Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease."

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