Awards and Accomplishments
About Dr. Voelker
Courtney Voelker, MD, PhD (DPhil Oxon), is a Rhodes Scholar and board certified neurotologist. She is Director of Otology/Neurotology-Lateral Skull Base Surgery; and Director of the Adult & Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. She is an otolaryngology – head & neck surgeon who takes care of adult and pediatric patients seeing a wide range of inner ear and skull base conditions. A Super Doctor Rising Star award recipient, she is committed to offering top quality, compassionate care to all her patients.
Prior to joining PNI, Dr. Voelker was at USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC as Division Chief of Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, and the Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She has conducted leading-edge research on the physiology and diseases of the inner ear at Brown University, the University of Oxford, Washington University in St. Louis, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Voelker has authored numerous research publications and textbook chapters in her field. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Neurotologic Society. She is member of the Acoustic Neuroma Association Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Voelker graduated with Honors from Brown University and earned her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As a Rhodes Scholar she earned her PhD from the University of Oxford in developmental neurobiology. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Washington University (Barnes-Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis and her fellowship at the world-renowned House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.
Throughout her career, Dr. Voelker has made it part of her practice to do mission-based humanitarian work in developing countries. In partnership with Global ENT Outreach, she has treated underserved populations where ear disease can go unchecked for years. In addition, she has conducted numerous temporal bone courses to train doctors in emerging economies where specialty physician resources and training are sparse.
- Chronic ear disease
- Hearing Loss / Tinnitus
- Cochlear implantation (adult and pediatric)
- Skull base tumors including:
- Acoustic neuromas
- Glomus tumors
- Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)
- Vestibular disorders
- Meniere’s disease
- Superior canal dehiscence
- Dr. Voelker’s research interests include studying inner ear structure and function, and how that knowledge translates into treatments for patients with hearing and balance problems.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute – Wilshire
11645 Wilshire Blvd., #600,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Medicare, medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us to confirm coverage.
What Patients are saying
So far 3 appointments. I am impressed. They are well organized, and everyone conducts themselves in a professional manner. Dr. Voelker was a total pleasure, as was Dr. Lewis and Jacob. I am considering a cochlear implant….I’ll be back!– Paul M, on Yelp
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, she is accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Voelker’s clinical focus is neurosurgery.
Dr. Voelker speaks English.
Yes, Dr. Voelker is taking telehealth appointments.
Dr. Voelker’s offices is located at 11645 Wilshire Blvd., #600, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
- Cochlear implant Program (adult and pediatric)
- Acoustic neuroma
- Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center
- Pacific Head & Neck
Acoustic Neuroma: Surgical Approaches & Reconstruction with Drs. Courtney Voelker & Garni Barkhoudarian
Meet Dr. Courtney Voelker
Cochlear Implant Program at Pacific Neuroscience Institute | Dr. Courtney Voelker
Acoustic Neuroma: Surgical Approaches & Reconstruction | Drs. Courtney Voelker & Garni Barkhoudarian
A PNI Minute | Acoustic Neuroma with Dr. Courtney Voelker
Medical DegreeMD - Brown University
PhD - University of Oxford - Developmental Neurobiology
ResidencyWashington University (Barnes-Jewish Hospital) - Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
FellowshipHouse Ear Institute and Clinic
CertificationsAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery