Dr. Mattox earned a bachelor’s in biology from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency in otolaryngology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in neurotology with Professor Ugo Fisch, MD at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Neurotology.
Dr. Mattox is a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society and also holds memberships in the International Skull Base Society, the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, the Triological Society and the American Otologic Society.
Dr. Mattox’s research focuses on hearing and the vestibular system. His basic science research has been a histological evaluation of peripheral auditory damage after ototoxic and high-intensity noise exposure. More recently, the interest has turned to other clinical issues including sudden hearing loss, Meniere’s disease, and pulsatile tinnitus. His work on pulsatile tinnitus has lead to new surgical techniques for the management of venous hum tinnitus.