Dr Dennis Poe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School and a full-time faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communications Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital. He studied medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, trained in otolaryngology at the University of Chicago, and did a neurotology fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. He has spent his career in Boston, MA practicing Heotology/neurotology and skull base surgery. He has worked to develop minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques in this field and developed new procedures for Eustachian tube disorders. His research activities focus on otitis media and disorders of the Eustachian tube, specifically investigating the inflammatory basis of Eustachian tube dysfunction and conducting research on novel medical and surgical treatments. He completed a PhD in 2011 at the University of Tampere, Finland in Pathophysiology and Surgical Treatment of the Eustachian tube and did postdoctoral work with the NanoEar European Union consortium on nanotechnology for targeted delivery of inner ear and middle ear therapy. He runs the International Eustachian Tube Study Group and is the principle investigator for two multicenter clinical trials of Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty.