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Prof. Michal Luntz
Director of ear and hearing surgery and rehabilitation unit

"Professionalism is achieved by optimal training, positive state of mind, perseverance, hard work and willingness to cope with any challenge. Professionalism enables us to choose the most favorable treatment path for the specific medical problem, which seeks to maximize the chance for success, whilst minimizing the risk of errors"

Professor Luntz is a summa cum laude graduate of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Following an ENT residency at Sapir Medical Center, she worked as a senior physician at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, and in 1994 left to United States for a two-year sub specialization in medicine and otology (ear and hearing surgery) – in children and adults, and in otoneurology at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, United States.

Upon her return, she was appointed as the director of an ENT department at Bnei Zion Hospital in Haifa and focused on building from the ground up the program of Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Ear and Hearing, which also included the cochlear implant project, a service that was not available until then in the North.

Prof. Michal Luntz is an active researcher who has published over a hundred medical articles in her fields of expertise. She delivers lectures at and co-organizes of international scientific conferences in Israel and around the world and teaches at the Faculty of Medicine of the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and at the Department of Medical Professions and the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Haifa.

In addition, Professor Luntz is a member of the scientific secretariat of the European Academy – for Otology (Medicine and Surgery of the Ear and Hearing), and a member of the American Union of Otology, whereby she promotes the scientific and clinical activity in these areas. Over the years, she was also devoted to research and lecturing at many universities, including Miami University, Cambridge University, Cornell University, the British Royal Society, University of Rome and University of Hanover.

Among the many awards and certificates of recognition awarded to Professor Luntz, in 2002 Professor Michal Luntz received an award for her unique contribution to breakthroughs in science and technology by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Together with Dr. Roee Landsberg and Dr. Avi Hefetz, Prof. Michal Luntz  founded the A.R.M Center in 2009.

Membership in Professional Organizations:

State Physicians Association, ENT Physicians Association, Israel Neurotology Society, Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Israeli Society of Hearing Research, European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, American Otological Society, Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, French-Israeli Association of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Languages:

Hebrew, English.

Key Practice Areas:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in infants, children and adults.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of equilibrium disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve disorders
  • Treatment of tumors in the ear and surrounding area

 Key Treatment Areas

  • Otosclerosis
  • Acute ear infections in children
  • Insertion of ventilation tubes
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) implantation
  • Cholesteatoma and chronic ear disease
  • Fluid in the ears in children
  • Tympanoplasty surgery
  • Mastoidectomy surgery
  • Stapedectomy surgery
  • Myringotomy (eardrum perforation)

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Address

Assuta Hospital, Ramat HaHayal, 20 HaBarzel St. Tel Aviv

Phone Number: 03-7645464 | Fax: 03-7645462

My working hours

Monday

15:00-20:00 Assuta Hospital, Haifa

Wednesday

15:00-20:00 Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv