Matthew L. Bush, MD

Clinical interests

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute and Chronic Ear Disease
  • Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Cranial Base Surgery
  • Diseases of Balance and Equilibrium
  • Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery
  • Otosclerosis
  • Skull Base Meningiomas
  • Tumors of the Lateral Skull Base

Matthew L. Bush, MD


My name is Matthew L. Bush; I received my medical degree from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. I then completed an Otolaryngology research fellowship and a Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

I am board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology both in Otolaryngology and in Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery. I am actively engaged in clinical research with a special focus on hearing healthcare disparities. I have published multiple peer-reviewed papers on the topic and am supported by the National Institutes of Health. My research and clinical efforts are focused on providing timely access to care for children and adults

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, W.Va

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Neurotology Research Fellowship, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute, Columbus
Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Elpers J, Lester C, Shinn JB, Bush ML.
    Rural Family Perspectives and Experiences with Early Infant Hearing Detection and Intervention: A Qualitative Study.
    J Community Health. 2016 Apr;41(2):226-33.
  2. Bush ML, Dougherty W.
    Assessment of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Training and Practice Patterns.
    J Community Health. 2015 Aug;40(4):802-7.
  3. Bush ML, Alexander D, Noblitt B, Lester C, Shinn JB.
    Pediatric Hearing Healthcare in Kentucky's Appalachian Primary Care Setting.
    J Community Health. 2015 Aug;40(4):762-8.
  4. Bush ML, Christian WJ, Bianchi K, Lester C, Schoenberg N.
    Targeting regional pediatric congenital hearing loss using a spatial scan statistic.
    Ear Hear. 36(2):212-6.
  5. Bush ML, Hardin B, Rayle C, Lester C, Studts CR, Shinn JB.
    Rural barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of infant hearing loss in Appalachia.
    Otol Neurotol. 2015 Jan;36(1):93-8.

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