Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
Otology and Neurotology
- John F. Kveton M.D. is an internationally recognized neurotologist who has practiced in Connecticut since 1989 when he joined the Section of Otolaryngology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kveton received his M.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1978. He completed his surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at Yale New Haven Medical Center before working as a neurotology fellow at the EAR Foundation with Michael Glasscock, M.D. in 1982-1983. As a faculty member at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Kveton performed the first cochlear implant in St. Louis in 1984. He founded the cochlear implant program at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts and developed the first skull base surgical team there. Dr. Kveton returned to Yale in 1989 and remained on as a full-time faculty member under the title of Professor of Surgery/Otolaryngology and Professor of Neurosurgery until 2002. During that time he pioneered the use of hydroxyapatite cement in skull base surgery. Dr. Kveton has remained active on the clinical faculty of the Division of Otolaryngology at Yale as a partner in Ear Nose & Throat Medical and Surgical Group in the New Haven. He has since returned as the Director of Otology and Neurotology in the Division of Otolaryngology.Dr. Kveton has published over 100 original articles, reviews book chapters and serves as an editorial reviewer for several medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Laryngoscope and Otology & Neurotology. Dr. Kveton is a frequent national lecturer. He has served as a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology and was a founding examiner for the Neurotology Sub-Certification Board. Dr. Kveton has served as President of the CT ENT Society and New England Otolaryngological Society as well as numerous professional committees. Dr. Kveton has been recognized in the Best Doctors in the U.S. and Best Doctors in the New York Metro Region since 1997.
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Medical Director, Yale Hearing and Balance Program, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery; Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology Surgery; Cochlear Implant Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Skull Base Surgery Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Brain Tumor Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program, Otolaryngology SurgeryDouglas M. Hildrew, MD is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the Section of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery who specializes in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. He treats both adult and pediatric patients, and his clinical/surgical interests include cochlear implantation, middle ear implants, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, facial nerve disorders, facial nerve reanimation, otosclerosis (stapes surgery), superior semicircular canal dehiscence, glomus tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), and skull base surgery. Watch a video with Dr. Douglas Hildrew >>Dr. Hildrew earned his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY, and completed his residency in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. In addition, he completed advanced fellowship training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hildrew is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, American Neurotology Society, North American Skull Base Society, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Hildrew is Board Certified in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery by the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and serves on multiple national committees.
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)Dr. Nofrat Schwartz earned her Medical Degree from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. She was listed three times in the Dean’s honor list and had graduated with honors. She served as a Physician Officer in the Israeli Defense Force for four years, during which she commanded and supervised a large infirmary and had key administrative roles. During her service, Dr Schwartz was awarded both the Honorary Medical Officer of Israeli Air Forces and Honorary Officer of Chief Medical Officer Israeli Defense Force awards.Dr Schwartz then completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Meir Medical Center in Israel. During residency Dr. Schwartz was awarded the Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Award for Best Research. She completed her board certification with honors. Subsequently, she pursued advanced Fellowship training in Neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of North Carolina. Currently, Dr. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology who specializes in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on treating both adult and pediatric patients for a variety of middle and inner ear diseases. Her clinical/surgical interests include cochlear implantation, middle ear implants, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty, facial nerve disorders, otosclerosis (stapes surgery), superior semicircular canal dehiscence, glomus tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), and skull base surgery. Dr. Schwartz is an active member of the Association for Academic Surgery, American Neurotology Society and American Cochlear Implant Alliance.