John P. Leonetti
  • Professor
  • Program Director, Cranial Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurological Surgery
Facial Nerve Disorders, Head and Neck Tumors, Facial Paralysis, Ear Disorders, Skull Base Tumors, Parotid Tumors, Facial Nerve Disorders, Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Acoustic Neuromas, Chronic Ear Surgery, Cholesteatomas, Otosclerosis, Cochlear Implants, Stapes Surgery, Inner Ear Surgery, Superior Semicircular Canal Surgery, Acoustic Tumors, Intratympanic Therapy for Hearing Loss, Ear Disease, Skull Base Surgery, Hearing Problems, Surgical Treatment of Facial Paralysis, Laser Ear Surgery, Hearing Restoration, Ear Drum Perforation, Sudden Deafness, Implantable Hearing Devices, Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid, BAHA, Mastoiditis, Sudden Hearing Loss, Surgery for Deafness, Deafness, Bell's Palsy, Single-Sided Deafness, Unilateral Hearing Loss, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Temporal Bone Tumors
Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - General Cert: AM Board of Otolaryngology

Recurrent post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea secondary to aerobic endospore-forming bacilli: a case report and brief literature reviewJaber,J. J.; Kircher,M. L.; Thorpe,E.; Porter RG,Sr; Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.Ear, nose, & throat journal 2013 ;92(2):66-72

Neurotologic skull base access for primary tumors of the temporomandibular jointKay,S.; Leonetti,J. P.Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology 2013 ;34(9):1748-1751

Body mass index predicts risk for complications from transtemporal cerebellopontine angle surgeryMantravadi,A. V.; Leonetti,J. P.; Burgette,R.; Pontikis,G.; Marzo,S. J.; Anderson,D.Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2013 ;148(3):460-465

A study of persistent unilateral middle ear effusion caused by occult skull base lesionsLeonetti,J. P.Ear, nose, & throat journal 2013 ;92(4-5):195-200

Somatosensory evoked potentials help prevent positioning-related brachial plexus injury during skull base surgeryJellish,W. S.; Sherazee,G.; Patel,J.; Cunanan,R.; Steele,J.; Garibashvilli,K.; Baldwin,M.; Anderson,D.; Leonetti,J. P.Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2013 ;149(1):168-173

Preauricular infratemporal fossa approach for advanced malignant parotid tumorsLeonetti,J. P.; Benscoter,B. J.; Marzo,S. J.; Borrowdale,R. W.; Pontikis,G. C.Laryngoscope 2012 ;122(9):1949-1953

Inner ear effects of canal wall down mastoidectomy.Leonetti,J. P.; Kircher,M. L.; Jaber,J. J.; Benscoter,B. J.; Marmora,J. J.; Feustel,P. J.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2012 ;146(4):621-626

Contemporary options for lateral skull base reconstruction following tumor extirpationMarzo,Sam, J.; Benscoter,Brent; Leonetti,J. P.Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery 2011 ;19(5):330-334

Osseointegrated implant applications in cosmetic and functional skull base rehabilitationBenscoter,B. J.; Jaber,J. J.; Kircher,M. L.; Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ...[et al.] 2011 ;21(5):303-308

Hearing preservation in the resection of vestibular schwannomas: patterns of hearing preservation and patient-assessed hearing functionWind,J. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Raffin,M. J.; Pisansky,M. T.; Herr,B.; Triemstra,J. D.; Anderson,D. E.Journal of neurosurgery 2011 ;114(5):1232-1240

Lateral temporal bone and parotid malignancy with facial nerve involvementMantravadi,A. V.; Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Fargo,K. N.; Carter,M. S.Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2011 ;144(3):395-401

Prognostic factors for the incidence and recovery of delayed facial nerve palsy after vestibular schwannoma resection.Morton,R. P.; Ackerman,P. D.; Pisansky,M. T.; Krezalek,M.; Leonetti,J. P.; Raffin,M. J.; Anderson,D. E.Journal of neurosurgery 2011 ;114(2):375-380

Radiologic appearance of chronic parapharyngeal Teflon granulomaHacein-Bey,L.; Conneely,M. F.; Hijaz,T. A.; Leonetti,J. P.American Journal of Otolaryngology 2010 ;31(5):392-394

Temporal bone osteoradionecrosis after surgery and radiotherapy for malignant parotid tumors.Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Zender,C. A.; Porter,R. G.; Melian,E.Otology & Neurotology 2010 ;31(4):656-659

Facial nerve schwannoma.Marzo,S. J.; Zender,C. A.; Leonetti,J. P.Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery 2009 ;17(5):346-350

Sporadic unilateral vestibular schwannoma in the pediatric population. Clinical articleWalcott,B. P.; Sivarajan,G.; Bashinskaya,B.; Anderson,D. E.; Leonetti,J. P.; Origitano,T. C.Journal of neurosurgery.Pediatrics 2009 ;4(2):125-129

Association between adipose graft usage and postoperative headache after retrosigmoid craniotomy.Porter,R. G.,Sr; Leonetti,J. P.; Ksiazek,J.; Anderson,D.Otology & Neurotology 2009 ;30(5):635-639

Facial nerve electromyographic monitoring to predict movement in patients titrated to a standard anesthetic depth.Jellish,W. S.; Leonetti,J. P.; Buoy,C. M.; Sinacore,J. M.; Sawicki,K. J.; Macken,M. P.Anesthesia & Analgesia 2009 ;109(2):551-558

Facial Nerve Grading System 2.0Vrabec,J. T.; Backous,D. D.; Djalilian,H. R.; Gidley,P. W.; Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Morrison,D.; Ng,M.; Ramsey,M. J.; Schaitkin,B. M.; Smouha,E.; Toh,E. H.; Wax,M. K.; Williamson,R. A.; Smith,E. O.; Facial Nerve Disorders CommitteeOtolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2009 ;140(4):445-450

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland with temporal bone invasion.Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Agarwal,N.Otology & Neurotology 2008 ;29(4):545-548

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the jugular foramenLeonetti,J. P.; Shirazi,M. A.; Marzo,S.; Anderson,D.Ear, nose, & throat journal 2008 ;87(2):86, 88-91

Long-term results of microvascular free-tissue transfer reanimation of the paralyzed face: three cases.Leonetti,J. P.; Zender,C. A.; Vandevender,D.; Marzo,S. J.Ear, nose, & throat journal 2008 ;87(4):226-229

Accelerating functional recovery after rat facial nerve injury: Effects of gonadal steroids and electrical stimulation.Hetzler,L. E.; Sharma,N.; Tanzer,L.; Wurster,R. D.; Leonetti,J.; Marzo,S. J.; Jones,K. J.; Foecking,E. M.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2008 ;139(1):62-67

Cervical spine causes for referred otalgia.Jaber,J. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Lawrason,A. E.; Feustel,P. J.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2008 ;138(4):479-485

The preauricular subtemporal approach for transcranial petrous apex tumors.Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Marzo,S. J.; Origitano,T. C.; Schuman,R.Otology & Neurotology 2008 ;29(3):380-383

Intratemporal Grafting of the Facial Nerve following Lateral Skull Base Tumor ResectionLeonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Marzo,S. J.; Origitano,T. C.; Petruzzelli,G. J.Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ...[et al.] 2007 ;17(3):181-186

Surgical management of facial neuromas: lessons learned.Shirazi,M. A.; Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Anderson,D. E.Otology & Neurotology 2007 ;28(7):958-963

Facial paralysis associated with glomus jugulare tumors.Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Marzo,S. J.; Origitano,T. C.; Vandevender,D.; Quinonez,R.Otology & Neurotology 2007 ;28(1):104-106

Perioperative complications with the bone-anchored hearing aid.Shirazi,M. A.; Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2006 ;134(2):236-239

Surgical treatment of pediatric cholesteatomas.Shirazi,M. A.; Muzaffar,K.; Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.Laryngoscope 2006 ;116(9):1603-1607

Morphine/ondansetron PCA for postoperative pain, nausea, and vomiting after skull base surgery.Jellish,W. S.; Leonetti,J. P.; Sawicki,K.; Anderson,D.; Origitano,T. C.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2006 ;135(2):175-181

Combined transtemporal access for large (>3 cm) meningiomas of the cerebellopontine angle.Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Marzo,S. J.; Origitano,T. C.; Schuman,R.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2006 ;134(6):949-952

Intracranial schwannomas of the lower cranial nerves.Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Marzo,S. J.; Origitano,T. C.; Shirazi,M.Otology & Neurotology 2006 ;27(8):1142-1145

Long-term results with operated sinus tympani retraction cholesteatoma.Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Beauchamp,M. M.; Jellish,W. S.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2006 ;135(1):152-154

Combined anterior and anterolateral approaches to the cranial base: complication analysis, avoidance, and management.Origitano,T. C.; Petruzzelli,G. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Vandevender,D.Neurosurgery 2006 ;58(4 Suppl 2):ONS-327-36

Recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland.Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.; Petruzzelli,G. J.; Herr,B.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2005 ;133(3):319-322

Spontaneous transtemporal CSF leakage: a study of 51 casesLeonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S.; Anderson,D.; Origitano,T.; Vukas,D. D.Ear, nose, & throat journal 2005 ;84(11):700, 702-4, 706

Closure of complex lateral skull base defects.Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Petruzzelli,G. J.; Vandevender,D.Otology & Neurotology 2005 ;26(3):522-524

Standard anesthetic technique for middle ear surgical procedures: a comparison of desflurane and sevoflurane.Jellish,W. S.; Owen,K.; Edelstein,S.; Fluder,E.; Leonetti,J. P.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2005 ;133(2):269-274

Resection of large vestibular schwannomas: facial nerve preservation in the context of surgical approach and patient-assessed outcomeAnderson,D. E.; Leonetti,J.; Wind,J. J.; Cribari,D.; Fahey,K.Journal of neurosurgery 2005 ;102(4):643-649

Effects of stapedectomy on tinnitus in patients with otosclerosisSparano,A.; Leonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S.; Kim,H.The international tinnitus journal 2004 ;10(1):73-77

Diagnosis and management of post-traumatic vertigo.Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Raffin,M. J.; Letarte,P.Laryngoscope 2004 ;114(10):1720-1723

Facial nerve stimulation at the internal auditory canal: an animal model and experimental assessmentKelley,T. F.; Leonetti,J. P.The Laryngoscope 2003 ;113(4):643-646

Invasive fungal and bacterial infections of the temporal bone.Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Laryngoscope 2003 ;113(9):1503-1507

Perioperative management of complex skull base surgery: the anesthesiologist's point of viewJellish,W. S.; Murdoch,J.; Leonetti,J. P.Neurosurgical Focus 2002 ;12(5):e5

Malignancy of the temporal boneLeonetti,J. P.; Marzo,S. J.Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2002 ;35(2):405-410

Silver nitrate injury in the rat sciatic nerve: a model of facial nerve injuryWachter,B. G.; Leonetti,J. P.; Lee,J. M.; Wurster,R. D.; Young,M. R.Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002 ;127(1):48-54

Facial paralysis caused by malignant skull base neoplasms.Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.; Petruzzelli,G.Neurosurgical Focus 2002 ;12(5):e2

Intratympanic gentamicin therapy for persistent vertigo after endolymphatic sac surgeryMarzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002 ;126(1):31-33

Carotid-cavernous fistulas: pathogenesis and routes of approach to endovascular treatmentShownkeen,H.; Bova,D.; Origitano,T. C.; Petruzzelli,G. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ...[et al.] 2001 ;11(3):207-218

The effects of clonidine premedication and scalp infiltration of lidocaine on hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and skull pin head-holder insertion during skull base procedures.Jellish,W. S.; Theard,M. A.; Cheng,M. A.; Leonetti,J. P.; Crowder,C. M.; Tempelhoff,R.Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach 2001 ;11(3):169-176

Two-day, consecutive staged surgery for advanced skull base tumorsOrigitano,T. C.; Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D. E.; Jellish,W. S.Skull Base Surgery 2000 ;10(Supplement 1):24

Comparison of postoperative variables observed after differing surgical approaches to the skull baseJellish,W. S.; Leonetti,J. P.; Anderson,D.; Fluder,E.Skull Base Surgery 2000 ;10(Supplement 1):12

Remifentanil-based anesthesia versus a propofol technique for otologic surgical procedures.Jellish,W. S.; Leonetti,J. P.; Avramov,A.; Fluder,E.; Murdoch,J.Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2000 ;122(2):222-227

The importance of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of vertigo and imbalance.Marzo,S. J.; Leonetti,J. P.Skull Base Surgery 2000 ;10(4):171-172

Medical School
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Otolaryngology: General
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital, Otolaryngology: Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
  • House Ear Institute, Research
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