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Credentials

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Pennsylvania (2000)
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Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Docs (2013)
Best Doctors in America (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)
Associations
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Rontal is affiliated with 10 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

Score

Rankings

  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
    Otolaryngology
    468 Cadieux Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital,Troy
    Otolaryngology
    44201 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085
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    Top 25%
  • Providence Hospital and Medical Center
    Otolaryngology
    16001 W 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
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    Top 25%
  • St John Detroit Riverview Hospital
    7733 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
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    Top 50%
  • DMC - Sinai-Grace Hospital
    Otolaryngology
    6071 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI 48235
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    Top 50%
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak *
    Otolaryngology
    3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
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    Top 50%
  • Royal Oak 5 Years
  • Providence Park Hospital
    47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
  • Grace Hospital
  • Royal Oak
  • * This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

    Publications & Research

    Dr. Rontal has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Developmental Segregation in the Efferent Projections to Auditory Hair Cells in the Gerbil.
    Date January 2004
    Journal The Journal of Comparative Neurology
    Excerpt

    The auditory receptor epithelium of mammals receives efferent innervation from neurons within and surrounding the superior olivary complex of the brainstem (Warr [1975] J. Comp. Neurol. 161:159-181). Disruption of this pathway during early postnatal life, when olivocochlear axons are forming their final connections with auditory hair cells and nerve fibers, can lead to profound and permanent hearing impairments (Walsh et al. [1998] J. Neurosci. 18:3859-3869). Identification of the possible causes for this deterioration in auditory function requires a better understanding of the normal developmental interactions that occur between efferent axons and their target cells within the cochlea. To provide such information, we labeled developing efferent fibers at a constant location within the gerbil cochlea by using the fluorescent carbocyanine dye 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindo-carbocyanine perchlorate (DiI). The terminal arbors of these neurons were then reconstructed by using digital confocal microscopy. By postnatal day (P) 2, the efferent arbors associated with inner hair cells (IHCs) and outer hair cells (OHCs) displayed distinctly different morphologies closely resembling those described for adult animals (Brown [1987] J. Comp. Neurol. 260:605-619). Unlike their mature counterparts, however, P2 efferent axons frequently branched to contact both types of auditory hair cells. Unexpectedly, between P4 and P6, both IHC and OHC efferent axons produced additional branches that crossed the tunnel of Corti to invade the OHC zone. By P8, all of these supernumerary connections were eliminated, yielding completely segregated efferent pathways to IHCs and OHCs.

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