Debara Tucci, M.D.

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Phone: 919-684-696

Box 3805
Duke University Medical Ctr
Durham, NC 27710

Email: tucci001 AT mc DOT duke DOT edu


Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty

Research Description

My interests are in the area of central auditory system plasticity in response to peripheral hearing loss, auditory science in general, and clinical research related to otology/neurotology, including cochlear implants and clinical trials in otologic treatments.


Fellowship, University of Michigan, Otology, 1990-1992

Residency, University of Virginia, Head and Neck Surgery, 1986-1990

Residency, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 1985-1986

M.D., Virginia School of Medicine, 1985

M.S., University of Michigan, Audiology, 1977

B.S., University of Virginia, Audiology and Speech Pathology, 1976

Recent Publications

Bledsoe Jr SC, Koehler S, Tucci DL, Zhou J, Le Prell CG, Shore SE. Ventral Cochlear Nucleus Responses to Contralateral Sound are Mediated by CN-Commissural and Olivocochlear Pathways. J Neurophysiol. 2009 May 20. [Epub ahead of print].

Chino JP, Sampson JH, Tucci DL, Brizel DM, Kirkpatrick JP. Paraganglioma of the Head and Neck: Long-term Local Control with Radiotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 8. [Epub ahead of print].

Hutson KA, Durham D, Tucci DL (2009). Reversible conductive hearing loss: restored activity in the central auditory system. Audiol Neurootol. 14(2):69-77.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Central auditory system
  • Auditory system plasticity
  • Auditory system prostheses