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Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)



Administrative Support:
Dinah Rudolph
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412 

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic, 2nd floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Areas of Interest

Adult & Pediatric Otology/Neurotology

  • Cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices

  • Otosclerosis and stapedectomy

  • Chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma

  • Sensorineural hearing loss

  • Meniere’s disease and other vestibular disorders

  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)

  • Lateral skull base surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992

Neurotology Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2003

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, 1983

Postdoctoral Training

General Surgery, Univ. of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1983-1985

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency, Univ. of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1985-1990

Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Univ. of Virgnia, Charlottesville, VA, 1990-1991

Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1991

Professional Organizations

American Otological Society
American Neurotology Society
American College of Surgeons
Otosclerosis Study Group
American Auditory Society
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society), Rice University, 1978

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (National Medical Honor Society), Baylor College of Medicine, 1982

  • Vice President’s Award, American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, 1989

  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 2001

  • Best Doctors in America, 2001-2019

  • America’s Top Doctors, 2005-2019

  • Resident Teaching Award, Univ. of Michigan, 2018

Selected Publications

  1. Arts HA, Jones DA, Anderson DJ: Intraneural electrode arrays for prosthetic auditory stimulation, Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 112:9 Pt 2, Suppl 191, 2003

  2. Isaacson B, Telian SA, McKeever PE, Arts HA: Hemangiomas of the geniculate ganglion, Otology & Neurotology, 26:796-802, 2005

  3. Arts HA, Telian SA, El-Kashlan H, Thompson BG: Hearing preservation and facial nerve outcomes in vestibular schwannoma surgery: Results using the middle cranial fossa approach, Otology & Neurotology, 27:234-241, 2006.

  4. Arts HA, Adams ME, Telian SA, El-Kashlan HK, Kileny PR: Reversible Electrocochleographic Abnormalities in Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, Otology & Neurotology, 30(1):79-86, 2009.

  5. Isaacson B, Berryhill W, Arts HA: Giant-cell tumors of the temporal bone: Management strategies, Skull Base, 19(4):291-301, 2009

  6. Adams ME, Kileny PR, Telian SA, El-Kashlan HK, Heidenreich KD, Mannarelli GR, Arts HA. Electrocochleography as a diagnostic and intraoperative adjunct in superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2011 Dec;32(9):1506-12. PubMed PMID: 22072263.

  7. Basura GT, Budenz C, Arts HA: Vestibular Schwannoma: Surgical and Non-Surgical Management. Curr Surg Rep, 2015 3:5 doi:10.1007/s40137-015-0082-5

  8. Ahmed S, VanKouvering KK, Kline S, Green GE, Arts HA: Middle cranial fossa approach to repair tegmen defects assisted by three-dimensionally printed temporal bone models. Laryngoscope, 127(10), October 2017, Epub 2016 Dec 9, PMID 27933634.

  9. Ahmed S, Arts HA, El-Kashlan H, Basura GJ, Telian SA: Immediate and long-term hearing outcomes with the middle cranial fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma resection. Otol Neurotol 39(1):92-98, Jan 2018, PMID 29227454

  10. Schvartz-Leyzac K, Holden TJ, Zwolan TA, Arts HA, Firszt JB, Buswinka CJ, Pfingst BE: Effects of electrode location on estimates of neural health in humans with cochlear implants. J of the Assoc for Research in Otolaryngology, in press, 2020.

  11. VanKoevering KK, Gao RW, Ahmed S, Green GE, Arts HA: A 3D printed lateral skull base implant for repair of tegmen defects: A case series. Otol Neurotol, in press, Apr 2020