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


Dr. Matthew L. Bush received his medical degree from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. He 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.

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

Personal statement

One concern with a child who is born with hearing loss is that we learn to speak based on what we hear. The thought of living your life, or as a parent, maybe living your life without your child saying "I love you" or "I do" or some of those really important phrases is tough. This makes it really critical to identify pediatric hearing loss in a timely manner and intervene in an appropriate way.

Faculty rank

Associate 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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  1. Dobberpuhl MR, Maxwell S, Feddock J, St Clair W, Bush ML. Treatment Outcomes for Single Modality Management of Glomus Jugulare Tumors With Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Jul 27.
    View in: PubMed
  2. 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.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Bush ML, Dougherty W. Assessment of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Training and Practice Patterns. J Community Health. 2015 Aug;40(4):802-7.
    View in: PubMed
  4. 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.
    View in: PubMed
  5. 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.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Burns SS, Akhmametyeva EM, Oblinger JL, Bush ML, Huang J, Senner V, Chen CS, Jacob A, Welling DB, Chang LS. Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor AR-42 Differentially Affects Cell-cycle Transit in Meningeal and Meningioma Cells, Potently Inhibiting NF2-Deficient Meningioma Growth. Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 15; 73(2):792-803. PMID: 23151902.
    View in: PubMed
  7. Walz PC, Bush ML, Robinett Z, Kirsch CF, Welling DB. Three-dimensional segmented volumetric analysis of sporadic vestibular schwannomas: comparison of segmented and linear measurements. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct; 147(4):737-43. PMID: 22588731.
    View in: PubMed
  8. Cipolla MJ, Iyer P, Dome C, Welling DB, Bush ML. Modification and comparison of minimally invasive cochleostomy techniques: A pilot study. Laryngoscope. 2012 May; 122(5):1142-7. PMID: 22447373.
    View in: PubMed
  9. Bush ML, Burns SS, Oblinger J, Davletova S, Chang LS, Welling DB, Jacob A. Treatment of vestibular schwannoma cells with ErbB inhibitors. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):244-57. PMID: 22222570.
    View in: PubMed
  10. Jacob A, Oblinger J, Bush ML, Brendel V, Santarelli G, Chaudhury AR, Kulp S, La Perle KM, Chen CS, Chang LS, Welling DB. Preclinical validation of AR42, a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, as treatment for vestibular schwannomas. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):174-89. PMID: 22109824.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Bush ML, Oblinger J, Brendel V, Santarelli G, Huang J, Akhmametyeva EM, Burns SS, Wheeler J, Davis J, Yates CW, Chaudhury AR, Kulp S, Chen CS, Chang LS, Welling DB, Jacob A. AR42, a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, as a potential therapy for vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Sep; 13(9):983-99. PMID: 21778190.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Bush ML, Pritchett C, Packer M, Ray-Chaudhury A, Jacob A. Hemangioblastoma of the cerebellopontine angle. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jul; 136(7):734-8. PMID: 20644074.
    View in: PubMed
  13. Bush ML, Jones RO, Shinn JB. The clinical reliability of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Apr; 89(4):170-6. PMID: 20397145.
    View in: PubMed
  14. Shinn JB, Bush ML, Jones RO. Correlation of central auditory processing deficits and vascular loop syndrome. Ear Nose Throat J. 2009 Oct; 88(10):E34-7. PMID: 19826989.
    View in: PubMed
  15. Bush ML, Jones RO, Given C. The value of CT venography in the diagnosis of jugular bulb diverticulum: a series of 3 cases. Ear Nose Throat J. 2009 Apr; 88(4):E4-7. PMID: 19358118.
    View in: PubMed
  16. Bush ML, Jones RO, Shinn JB. Auditory brainstem response threshold differences in patients with vestibular schwannoma: a new diagnostic index. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Aug; 87(8):458-62. PMID: 18712694.
    View in: PubMed
  17. Bush ML, Shinn JB, Young AB, Jones RO. Long-term hearing results in gamma knife radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jun; 118(6):1019-22. PMID: 18364592.
    View in: PubMed
  18. Fox CW, Bush ML, Roff DA, Wallin WG. Evolutionary genetics of lifespan and mortality rates in two populations of the seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. Heredity (Edinb). 2004 Mar; 92(3):170-81. PMID: 14735137.
    View in: PubMed

Dr. Matthew Bush discusses the "HEARtheMUSIC" event.