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Daniel S. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director of Research, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
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Division of Otolaryngology
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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Dr. Daniel Roberts is an ear, nose, and throat specialist with expertise in chronic ear surgery, cochlear implants, and skull base tumors. Dr. Roberts received his medical degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology and neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harvard Medical School in the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology. Dr. Roberts also completed a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at the prestigious House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.

MD, Ph.D.Boston University School of MedicineBiomolecular Pharmacology & Molecular Neuroscience

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipHarvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyHarvard Combined Program in OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
FellowshipHouse Clinic and House Ear InstituteNeurotology/Skull Base Surgery

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Chief resident teaching awardHarvard Program in Otolaryngology
William W. Montgomery, MD Resident Research AwardTriological Society
Resident Travel Award to annual meetingAssociation for Research in Otolaryngology
Resident Research Award, 2nd prizeMass Eye and Ear
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Elected to membership in Boston University School of Medicine ChapterAlpha Omega Alpha
Dr. Dittmer and Dr. Wright Award for Excellence in TeachingBoston University School of Medicine
Dr. Cochin Award in Pharmacology and Medical EthicsBoston University School of Medicine
Award for Research Excellence, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental TherapeuticsNew England Pharmacologists 35th Annual Meeting
Student Achievement Day Award RecipientBoston University School of Medicine

Chronic ear surgery, cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, Meniere’s disease, otosclerosis, facial nerve disorders

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
New England Otolaryngological SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCouncilorExternalRegional20232025
Research Committee, House Institute FoundationAdvisory CommitteeAdvisorExternalNational20222024
Adjunct Faculty, House Ear InstituteProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalNational2021
Chair of Internal Medicine, Search CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20212021
House Institute, grant reviewerStudy SectionReviewerExternalNational20212021
New England Otolaryngological SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2019
American Neurotology SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2017
Connecticut ENT SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberLocal2017

Cochlear implant outcomes, acoustic neuroma tumor biology, neurobiology of hearing

Journal Articles


  • Harrison Lin, Daniel Roberts, Jeffrey Harris Cummings Review of Otolaryngology 2023 Aug;
  • Harrison W. Lin, Daniel S. Roberts, and Jeffrey P. Harris Cummings Review of Otolaryngology 2017 Jan;

Book Chapters

  • Preparing for Clinical Rounds and Board Examinations
    Daniel Roberts, Harrison Lin Cummings Review of Otolaryngology, 2nd Edition 2023 Aug;
  • Otosclerosis
    Nehal Navali, Samantha Frank, Daniel Roberts Otolaryngology-Weekly Curriculum In Press 2021 Dec;
  • Auditory Implants for the Central Nervous System
    E Wilkinson, D. Roberts, S. Otto, M. Schwartz, D. Brackmann Otologic Surgery, 5th Edition 2021 Nov;Chapter 53
  • Tinnitus Suppression and Cochlear Implantation
    Daniel Roberts, Jonathan Mallen, and John House TINNITUS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 2nd Edition 2018 Dec;
  • Topical Therapies of External Ear Disorders
    Kinneri Mehta, Daniel J. Lee; Daniel S. Roberts. Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2018 Dec;
  • Auditory Rehabilitation in Neurofibromatosis Type 2
    Daniel S. Roberts, Steven R. Otto, Marc S. Schwartz and Eric P. Wilkinson Comprehensive Management of Vestibular Schwannoma 2017 Sep;
  • Auditory Brainstem Implantation
    Daniel S. Roberts, MD, PhD, Steven R. Otto, MA, Marc S. Schwartz, MD and Eric P. Wilkinson, MD Surgery of the Ear-Glasscock-Shambaugh 2017 Aug;
  • Preparing for Clinical Rounds and Board Examinations
    Harrison W. Lin, Daniel S. Roberts, and Jeffrey P. Harris Cummings Review of Otolaryngology 2016 Oct;


  • Cochlear implant outcomes in patients with superior canal dehiscence.
    Roberts D.S., Niesten, M., Herrmann B.S., and Lee D.J. 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies. 2012 Dec;
  • Differential cochlear implant outcomes in older adults.
    Roberts, D.S., Lin, H.W., Herrmann B.S., and Lee D.J. Triological Society Meeting, COSM, 2012 Dec;
  • Interaction Between VEGF and HGF Signaling in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas and Cultured Human Schwann Cells: Hearing Implications
    Roberts D.S., Dilwali, S., Kao, S., and Stankovic, K.M. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Annual Meeting. 2012 Dec;
  • Mechanisms of hearing loss associated with sporadic vestibular schwannomas: Clues from tumor secretions.
    Dilwali, S., Lysaght, A., Roberts, D.S., and Stankovic, K.M. America Otological Society Meeting, COSM. 2012 Dec;
  • Giant cell tumors of the temporal bone and infratemporal fossa: a case report and review of the literature.
    Roberts D.S., Faquin W.C., Deschler D.G. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S180. Review. 2010 Dec;
  • Seizure-induced up-regulation of GABRA4 gene expression is associated with enhanced Egr3 binding and PKC/MAPK activation.
    D.S. Roberts, S. Bandyopadhyay, I. Lund , Y. Raol , A.R. Brooks-Kayal and Shelley J Russek. American Epilepsy Society and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Joint Annual Meeting. 2005 Dec;
  • Upregulation of GABRA4 Gene Expression is Associated with Enhanced Egr3 Binding and MAPK Activation.
    D.S. Roberts, S. Bandyopadhyay, H. Raol, A.R. Brooks-Kayal, and S.J. Russek. HIR Student Achievement Day, Boston University School of Medicine. 2004 Dec;
  • Up-regulation of GABRA4 Gene Expression is Associated with Enhanced Egr3 Binding and MAPK Activation.
    D.S. Roberts, S. Bandyopadhyay, Y. Raol, I. Lund, A.R. Brooks-Kayal, and S.J. Russek. Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting. 2004 Dec;
  • Use of AAV Vectors Containing GABRA4 Promoter/ Transgenes to Direct Region-Specific Transcription in the Adult Rat Brain.
    S. Bandyopadhyay, E. Budreck Y. H. Raol, D.S. Roberts, J. H. Wolfe, A. R. Brooks-Kayal, and S. J. Russek. Society for Neuroscience 33rd Annual Meeting. 2003 Dec;
  • Is Apoptosis involved in cavitation of the middle ear.
    Roberts, D.S. Miller SA. FASAB Journal. 11:A418. 1997 Dec;

Case Reports



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Diving Into SCUBA Physiology with Diagnostic, Treatment, and Dive Fitness RecommendationsLectureAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2023Nashville, TN
Microbiome of the Ear: A Descriptive Comparison of the External and Middle Ear in the Healthy and Diseased StatesLectureAmerican Otology Society2023Boston, MA
Genome-wide analysis of vestibular schwannomas: is medical management possible?PosterAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2023Nashville, TN
Serc, sac surgery and intratympanic injections for Meniere’s disease: a myth of success or evidenced based medicineLectureConnecticut Ear Nose and Throat Society2023Plantsville, CT
Defining the Normal Microbiome of the Head and Neck by Subsite.PosterCOSM2022Dallas
SCUBA Medicine for the Otolaryngologist and Neurotologist. UCLA and House Institute Foundation, Grand Rounds. Virtual. Los Angeles, CA. Jan 7, 2022.Talk2022Virtual
Neurotology for the NeurosurgeonLectureUConn Neurosurgery Grand Rounds2022Farmington, CT
Diving Into SCUBA Physiology with Diagnostic, Treatment, and Dive Fitness RecommendationsLectureAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2021Los Angeles
Defining the Microbiome of the Head and Neck: A Contemporary ReviewPosterAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2021Los Angeles
NF2 Symposium, House Ear Institute: Genetic Testing and SequencingLectureHosue Ear Institute2021Los Angeles, CA
Diving Into SCUBA Physiology with Diagnostic, Treatment, and Dive Fitness RecommendationsLectureAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting2021Los Angeles, CA
Diving Into SCUBA Physiology with Diagnostic, Treatment, and Dive Fitness RecommendationsLectureAAO-HNSF Annual Meeting2020Virtual
Role of Augmented Reality Microscopy in Microvascular Decompression and the Treatment of Cerebellopontine Angle lesions.OtherAAO-HNSF Virtual Annual Meeting2020Virtual
Measuring Inner Ear Protein, Prestin,in Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing LossPosterAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2019New Orleans, LA
Advanced Techniques in Cochlear ImplantationPanel DiscussionMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School2019Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
AG Bell SocietyPanel DiscussionAG Bell Society2019Cromwell, CT
Management of otologic complications for the general ENTLectureCT ENT Society2018CT ENT Society
Management of CSF Leaks After Skull Base SurgeryLectureBoston University School of Medicine2017Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA
Health Care Practice Patterns for Balance Disorders in the ElderlyTalkTriological Society Eastern Section2013
When pediatric cochlear implantation is not an option: ABI and prospects for the future.TalkNew England Otologic Society Winter Meeting2011
Analysis of Subsequent Episodes of ACE Inhibitor Induced Angioedema with Oral Cavity and/or Airway Involvement after Treatment for an Initial EpisodeTalkTriological Society Eastern Section Meeting2008
Egr3 stimulation of GABRA4 promoter activity as a mechanism for seizure-induced upregulation of GABA(A) receptor a4 subunit expressionTalkNew England Pharmacologists 35th Annual Meeting2006