Daniel Zeitler

Daniel M. Zeitler, MD FACS is a board-certified Otologist/Neurotologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He serves as Co-Director of the Listen for Life Cochlear Implant Center and Co-Director of the Center for Lateral Skull Base Surgery at Virginia Mason. Dr. Zeitler graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University and earned his MD with honors from New York University. He completed his General Surgery internship and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York University and his Otology/Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery fellowship at the University of Miami Ear Institute. Dr. Zeitler is an Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Zeitler is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the Triological Society, and the American Neurotology Society. Dr. Zeitler also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and Listen and Talk Foundation in Seattle. He is the founding member of the Seattle branch of the HearAid Foundation.
As a researcher, Dr. Zeitler is currently the Director of Research for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has held Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Wilske Chair for Translational Research, authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple book chapters, and is currently co-editing his first textbook. He has been principal investigator on multiple FDA clinical trials related to expanding criteria for cochlear implantation and remains active with his clinical research in the fields of cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness, vestibular schwannoma surgery quality improvement, and the use of machine learning in predicting surgical outcomes.