Congratulations to Dr. Charles Della Santina for his receiving of the ARO 2021 Clinical Innovator Award! This award will be presented at the ARO 2021 Virtual MidWinter Meeting. Please see below for more about his work and to learn more about the recipient.
Awarded for: His development of the vestibular prosthesis (vestibular implant), through a remarkable combination of basic, clinical and engineering research, from initial concept, to instrument design, to preclinical animal experiments and now clinical application. Dr. Della Santina was the principal investigator for each of these stages, reflecting his training as engineer, neurophysiologist, clinician and surgeon. This ambitious and ingenious project continues to move forward with early clinical feasibility trials of the multichannel vestibular implant.
Dr. Charles Della Santina