Evelyne Ferrary
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  • Location : Paris, France
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Evelyne Ferrary MD, PhD

Course and current status

Doctor in Medicine (MD), 1982

Doctor in Sciences (PhD), 1989

Research Director, Inserm, Reseach unit 1159 "Minimal and robotized surgical auditory rehabilitation", Inserm/University Pierre et Marie Curie

Praticien Attaché, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris, ENT Department "Otology, auditory implants, skull base surgery"

Director UMS 32 / Institut Biomédical de Bicêtre

Scientific summary

In the lab, we have a longstanding experience in inner ear physiology and pathophysiology, both with fundamental and clinical approaches. Today, two main questions remain:

  1. How to be sure to obtain good audiological results during ear surgery (otosclerosis...), and to preserve residual hearing during cochlear implantation?
  2. Because the inner ear cannot be easily reached by general therapeutics, is it possible to locally treat the inner ear pathologies without alteration of the residual hearing?

To answer these questions, it is necessary to develop minimally invasive surgery, using specific robotized microinstruments, and new vectors such as gels with liposome containing drugs that will be applied locally, in the middle ear, for a diffusion into the cochlea.

The development of these innovations will profit from our expertise acquired on the animal models and the human temporal bone, to be transferred to the otological surgery.

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