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A. Eliot Shearer | Education

Undergraduate School

Ohio University Honors Tutorial College

2007, Athens, OH

Graduate School

University of Iowa College of Medicine

2014, Iowa City, IA

Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine

2014, Iowa City, IA


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

2015, Iowa City, IA


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

2019, Iowa City, IA


Boston Children's Hospital

2020, Boston, MA

A. Eliot Shearer | Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology (Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)

A. Eliot Shearer | Professional History

Dr. Eliot Shearer completed his MD, PhD, and residency training Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, considered one of the top training programs in the nation in Otolaryngology for more than 20 years. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shearer was invited to join the staff in the Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital following completion of his fellowship in 2020.

Dr. Shearer has experience and training in the entire breadth of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He has a special interest in the surgical management of pediatric ear disorders (otology) including hearing loss, ossicular abnormalities, cholesteatoma, bone anchored hearing aids, and cochlear implantation. Dr. Shearer is a member of the Cochlear Implant Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shearer is also a scientist. His laboratory studies the genetics of hearing loss and other ear, nose, and throat disorders. He is internationally recognized for his work in developing a new genetic testing platform for the diagnosis of hearing loss and has written many research articles and several book chapters on the subject. Dr. Shearer also studies ways to improve the newborn hearing screen using new technologies and ways to improve outcomes for children with cochlear implants.

A. Eliot Shearer | Media

Parentcast Podcast

Dr. A. Eliot Shearer is featured: What do I do about my child’s ear infection?

A. Eliot Shearer | Publications

My goal is to treat every child as if they were my own. It is a huge responsibility to have parents trust me with care of their child and I am honored to be given the opportunity on a daily basis.