Otolaryngologic Surgery

Specializes in Hearing and Balance Disorders, Single-sided deafness and Cochlear Implants

Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS



Dr. Wazen is a leading authority on hearing and balance disorders, pioneering new research that expands treatment options for those with single-sided deafness and complex cases of hearing loss.


  • Board Certified in Otolaryngologic Surgery
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, American University of Beirut
  • Medical Degree: American University of Beirut
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, American University of Beirut Medical Center; General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.; Otolaryngology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology, Ear Research Foundation, Herbert Silverstein M.D., Sarasota, Fla.
  • Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Member: American Medical Association, New York Academy of Science, Deafness Research Foundation, Ear Research Foundation
An experienced otological and neurotological surgeon, Dr. Wazen specializes in microsurgical procedures, acoustic neuromas, implantable hearing devices and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders. His experience includes training at the American University of Beirut, residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and a Fellowship at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota. Dr. Wazen also spent 23 years with Columbia University Medical Center before returning to Florida in 2006, and is currently a partner at the Silverstein Institute and serves as Director of Research for the Ear Research Foundation. He has also presented his research at conferences throughout the United States and around the world - most recently in Canada, Austria, Sweden, Turkey, Lebanon, and England.

Contact Florida Medical Retreat 

Patient Testimonials:

Felt between Dr. Wazen and his assistant, I was well cared for.

The nurse practitioner for Dr. Wazen, Julie Daugherty, is a real asset to your practice. Dr. Wazen is an excellent Doctor with very comforting patient skills.

"I enjoyed meeting Dr. Wazen and was very happy talking about the problems I am having. He was very concerned and I was comfortable with him."