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Cuneyt M. Alper, MD

Cuneyt Alper, MD
Job Title Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Job Title Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5460 Phone

Education and Training

Medical School:

1982 Hacettepe University, Hacettepe Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey


1989 Vakif Gureba Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
1989 Chief Resident, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


1996 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Inc.
  • Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children, Inc.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Politzer Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology


  • 2010 Outstanding Professor of the Year in Recognition of Dedication to Teaching by the Senior Otolaryngology Residents, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • 2007, 2008, 2009 Best Doctors in America
  • Multiple recipient of "Praise from Patients" Honoree, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Multiple recipient of "Service Stars" Honoree, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


  • Alper CM, Ha-Sheng Li-Korotky, Lo CY, Cullen-Doyle AP, Winther B, Doyle WJ. Nasal IL-5, IL-6 and IL-10 Concentrations in Children with Upper Respiratory Viruses Detected by the PCR. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2010 March;136(3):281-286.
  • Alper CM, Winther B, Mandel EM, Hendley JO, Doyle WJ. Rate of Concurrent Otitis Media in Upper Respiratory Tract Infections with Specific Viruses, Archives of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery. 2009 Jan;135(1):17-21.
  • Alper CM, Bluestone CD, Casselbrant ML, Dohar JE, Mandel EM, Editors. Advanced Therapy of Otitis Media. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker, Inc. 2004.
  • Bluestone CD, Stool SE, Alper CM, Arjmand EM, Casselbrant ML, Dohar JE, Yellon RF. Editors. Bluestone and Stool's Pediatric Otolaryngology 4th Edition, WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia 2002.
  • Alper CM, Myers, EN, Eibling DE. Editors. Decision Making in Ear Nose and Throat Disorders. WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia 2001.

    View Dr. Alper's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Otitis Media
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cholesteatoma in Children

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Virus and Genetic Susceptibility in Otitis Media
  • Middle Ear Pressure Regulations in Health and Disease Project 1: Gas Supply, Demand and ME Gas Balance
    Project 3.  Middle Ear Pressure Dysregulation in Cleft Palate
  • Patients: Form-Function Correlates
    Project 4: Middle Ear Pressure Dysregulation after
  • Tympanostomy Tube
  • Effect of Prednisolone on Recovery after Tonsillectomy
Last Update
July 2, 2014
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Last Update
July 2, 2014