Vincent B. Ostrowski, M.D.

Vincent B. Ostrowski, M.D., is a specialist in the field of otology and neurotology, including hearing and balance disorders, chronic ear surgery, facial nerve disorders, cochlear implants, and acoustic tumor/skull base surgery.

Dr. Ostrowski is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University and Northwestern University School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, where he also completed his otolaryngology residency. In addition, he completed a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has a second board certification in Neurotology. Dr. Ostrowski is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the American Neurotology Society, and the North American Skull Base Society, among others.

Dr. Ostrowski brings an extensive academic background and clinical experience in hearing problems and chronic ear disease and a special interest and expertise in cochlear implants and skull base surgery. He is the author of several scientific articles on otology and a chapter on “Vestibular Testing” in the textbook, Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist.

Dr. Ostrowski is married and the father of three children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and flying airplanes. He volunteers his time with hearing-related organizations, including the Indianapolis campus of the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, of which he is past chair of the Advisory Board.

Dr. Ostrowski sees patients at the Northeast Indianapolis office location (7440 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis) and at the Northwest Indianapolis office location (2020 W. 86th Street).

Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, MI
Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, July 2001 to June 2003

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency, July 1997 to June 2001

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
General Surgery Internship, July 1996 to June 1997

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, May 1996

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Science in Medicine, Honors Program in Medical Education, May 1993

American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology subspecialty certification
May, 2004

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Diplomate, May. 2002

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2005 to present
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, 2004 to present
Geriatric Otolaryngology Committee, 2005 to present
American Neurotology Society, 2004 to present
North American Skull Base Society, 2004 to present
Prosper Meniere Society, 2010 to present
Indiana State Medical Association, 2003 to present
Indianapolis Medical Society, 2003 to present
Central Indiana Otolaryngology Society, 2006 to present

St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, Active, 2003 to present
St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel, IN, Active, 2003 to present
IU Health (I.U./Methodist/Riley Hospitals), Indianapolis, IN, Active, 2003 to present
Community Hospitals North and East, Indianapolis, IN, Active, 2003 to present

V. Ostrowski, “Vestibular Testing,” In: S. Babu, ed. Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist., San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2013; 33-50.

V. Ostrowski, D. Bojrab, “Otolith Dysfunction and Semicircular Canal Dysfunction,” In: R.K. Jackler and D.E. Brackmann, eds. Neurotology, 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005; 241-255.

D. Bojrab, V. Ostrowski, “Electronystagmography and Rotational Testing,” In: R.K. Jackler and D.E. Brackmann, eds. Neurotology, 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005; 607-620.

V. Ostrowski, J. Kartush, Endolymphatic sac-vein decompression for intractable Meniere’s disease: Long term treatment results, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery. 128(4):550-559, 2003.

V. Ostrowski, D. Bojrab, Minimally invasive contraction myringoplasty for tympanic membrane atelectasis, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, 128(5):711-8, 2003.

S. Lin, J. Dutra, V. Ostrowski, Synchronous, ipsilateral cerebellopontine angle glossopharyngeal schwannoma and parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, 126:423-425, 2002.

V. Ostrowski, A. Byskosh, T. Hain, Tullio phenomenon with dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal, Otology and Neurotology, 22:1, 61-65, 2001.

V. Ostrowski, T. Hain, R. Wiet, Pressure-induced ocular torsion. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 123:646-649, 1997.

T. Hain, V. Ostrowski, Limits of normal for pressure sensitivity in the fistula test. Audiology and Neuro-Otology, 2:384-390, 1997.

V. Ostrowski, R. Wiet, Pathologic conditions of the external ear and auditory canal, Postgraduate Medicine, 100(3):223-237, 1996.

V. Ostrowski. Guest speaker, Beyond Hearing Aids: Implantable Hearing Technology. Indianapolis, IN. St. Vincent Hospital and Cochlear Americas. Nov. 14, 2007.

V. Ostrowski. Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere’s Disease and Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, Fall Prevention: What we can do to keep our patients from falling, West Lafayette, IN. Sept. 14, 2007

V. Ostrowski. Surgical Reconstruction Options in Chronic Otitis Media, Indiana Speech and Hearing Association, Indianapolis, IN. April, 2004.

V. Ostrowski, J. Kartush. Endolymphatic sac-vein decompression: long-term results. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, San Diego, September, 2002.

V. Ostrowski, D. Bojrab. Laser myringoplasty for tympanic membrane atelectasis. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, San Diego, September, 2002.

V. Ostrowski, T. Hain. Normal values and patient findings for vibration-induced nystagmus and normal values for the Fukuda stepping test. Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, Chicago, April, 2001.

V. Ostrowski, T. Hain. Tullio phenomenon and superior canal dehiscence: A vector model. American Neurotology Society, Orlando, May, 2000.

V. Ostrowski, C-P. Richter, P. Dallos. Effect of ethanol and leukotriene D-4 on cochlear potentials. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, February, 2000.

V. Ostrowski. Pressure and sound induced vestibular sensitivity. Neurotology Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University, February 10, 2000.

V. Ostrowski, T. Hain. Tullio phenomenon and superior canal dehiscence: A vector model. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, New Orleans, September, 1999.

V. Ostrowski, D. Hanson. Phonation threshold pressures and vocal efficiency in subjects with vocal cord nodules. Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, Chicago, April, 1998.

V. Ostrowski, T. Hain, R. Wiet. Pressure induced ocular tilt reflex. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, February, 1995.

T. Hain, V. Ostrowski. Normal pressure sensitivity and the fistula test. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, February, 1994.

Temporal Bone Lab instructor for Indiana University School of Medicine Otolaryngology residents, Monthly, 2003 – present
Otology/Neurotology Lecturer for core lecture series Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Monthly, 2003 – present
Otology/Neurotology Lecturer for Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, 2003 – present
Otology/Neurotology Lecturer for Family Medicine residents, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, 2003 – present
Preceptor in Otology, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, St. Vincent Institute on Aging, 2003 – present