Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Popelka’s research has been funded continuously with grants from NIH and a wide variety of other agencies. He initiated and completed successful collaborative research projects among diverse academic divisions including Otolaryngology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Engineering.

Dr. Popelka is a co-inventor of the world’s first all digital hearing aid. The resulting patent forms the basis for virtually all hearing aids currently produced worldwide. He conceived and lead the development of JARO, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, now recognized as the premier, high impact international auditory scientific research journal.

With over 125 research articles, many research presentations, two college textbooks, a recently published book on hearing aid research, and various achievement awards, he has an international reputation for creating and using leading-edge technology that addresses both basic science and clinical applications. He remains in the forefront of creating and developing innovative biomedical approaches. Dr. Popelka currently focusses his efforts on several basic neuroscience issues and creating and developing effective invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation intervention for tinnitus and other neurologic conditions.

Dr. Popelka also has responsibilities within the medical school including the Stanford Balance Center that he co-founded, and across the campus including pre-major undergraduate advising and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Center on Longevity.