Joel A. Goebel, MD, FACS, FRCS

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery;
Director, Dizziness and Balance Center

Patients seen at

Center for Advanced Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 362-7522

Ear, Nose & Throat Center
West County Office
1040 N. Mason Rd. Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 432-8208

Mailing address

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Goebel’s clinical interests include: hearing loss, dizziness, balance disorders, Meniere’s disease, facial nerve injuries, skull base tumors, vertigo, vestibular disorders, progressive hearing loss, fluctuating hearing loss, unilateral (one ear) hearing loss, fluid behind the ear drum, draining ear, facial paralysis or facial twitching, ringing in the ear, tinnitus, hearing loss in children, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA), cochlear implantation.

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  • B.S. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1976
  • M.D. Washington University in St Louis, 1980
  • Residency in General Surgery, Jewish Hospital, St Louis, 1981
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St Louis, 1985

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology–Certified


  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Best Doctors, Inc)
  • Listed in America’s Top Doctors Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • President, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
  • President, American Neurotology Society, 2006

Selected publications

Invited publications

  1. Roland LT, Sinks BC, Goebel JA. Chapter 6 – The Vertigo Case History. Balance Function Assessment and Management. Pg. 117-135. Jacobson GP, Shepard NT, eds. Plural Publishing, Inc., 2015. ISBN 97815975655479.
  2. Goebel JA, Slattery EL. Chapter 14: Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient. Clinical Otology Textbook, 4th Edition, ML Pensak, DI Choo eds., pgs 148-156, Thieme Publishers, New York, 2014.ISBN 9781604067538.
  3. Courtney C.J. Voelker & Joel Goebel Chapter 165: Clinical Evaluation of the Patient with Vertigo. In Johnson JT, Rosen CA, Bailey’s Head and Neck Surgery: Otolaryngology, 5e. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2013. ISBN 9781609136024.
  4. Goebel JA, White JA: Chapter 10 – Evaluation of the Vestibular System. In Wackym, PA and Snow JB, Otorhinolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery, Eighteenth Edition, Ballenger Head and Neck Surgery, 2012.
  5. Voelker CCJ, Goebel JA. Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient. Journal of ENT Masterclass Year Book 2008, Vol 2, No. 1, pp. 128-136, 2009.

Selected peer-reviewed articles

  1. Comparison of the Gaze Stabilization Test and the Dynamic Visual Acuity Test in Unilateral Vestibular Loss Patients and Controls. Voelker CC, Lucisano A, Kallogjeri D, Sinks BC, Goebel JA. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Dec 11. PMID:25502453
  2. Messner A, Teng M, Shimahara E, Abaza M, Fanzese C, Goebel J, Gray S, Joe S, Ruckenstein M, Takashima, Wax M, Zacharek M. A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection. The Laryngoscope 2014 Jan; 124 (1): 2–3. PMID:24122889
  3. Ramakrishna J, Goebel JA, Parnes LS. Efficacy and safety of bilateral posterior canal occlusion in patients with refractory benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: case report series. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Jun;33(4):640-2. PMID: 22429946
  4. Halpin CF, Shi H, Reda D, Antonelli PJ, Babu S, Carey JP, Gantz BJ, Goebel JA, Hammerschlag PE, Harris JP, Isaacson B, Lee, DJ, Linstrom CJ, Parnes LS, Slattery WH, Telian SA, Vrabec JT, Rauch SD. Audiology in the sudden hearing loss clinical trial. Otol. Neurotol. 2012 Aug; 33(6): 907-11. PMID: 22805100
  5. Smith SP, Milov S, Goebel JA. Atresia and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.. J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 Apr;23(4):241-8. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.23.4.2. PMID: 22463937

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