Christopher Hilton, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Christopher Hilton

Contact Info

Fax 612-625-2101

Mailing Address:
Department of Otolaryngology
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 396
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (Neurotology), 2010


Dr. Hilton's primary clinical specialty is the surgical treatment of chronic ear disease, and lateral skull based tumors. His current research is in developing a cell culture model of Cholesteatoma Keratinocytes for investigation of behavior and novel treatment options for chronic ear disease.



  • Hilton, C.; Levine, S.; Ondrey, F. Investigation of the Behavior of Cholesteatoma in Cell Culture, 2008.
  • Hilton, C.; Huang, T. Age-Related Hearing Loss. Geriatrics and Aging 2008; 11(9):522-524.
  • Shinners, M.; Hilton, C.; Levine, S.. Implantable Hearing Devices. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 2008; 16:416-419.
  • Hilton, C.; Wiedmann, T.; St Martin, M.; Humphrey, B.; Schleiffarth, R.; Rimell, F. Differential Deposition of Aerosols in the Maxillary Sinus of Human Cadavers by Particle Size. American Journal of Rhinology 2008; 22(4):395-8.
  • Poe D, Anand V, Syms CA 3rd, Hilton CW,. Balloon dilation of the eustachian tube for dilatory dysfunction: A randomized controlled trial.
    Laryngoscope. 2018 May;128(5):1200-1206. doi: 10.1002/lary.26827. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
  • Nussbaum ES, Hilton C, Defillo A, McDonald W, Passe T, Kallmes KM, Nussbaum LA. Extradural petromastoid calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis (CAPNON): Case report and literature review.  Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;166:99-106. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.01.010. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
  • Hilton CW, Ondrey FG, Wuertz BR, Levine SC. Interleukin-8 production in response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha by cholesteatoma keratinocytes in cell culture. Laryngoscope. 2011 Feb;121(2):372-4. doi: 10.1002/lary.21352
  • Hilton CW, Haines SJ, Agrawal A, Levine SC. Late failure rate of hearing preservation after middle fossa approach for resection of vestibular schwannoma.  Otol Neurotol. 2011 Jan;32(1):132-5. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3182001c7d.



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Clinical Experience Statement

I am a Neurotologist, an ENT doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of hearing, balance and facial movement. This includes treatment of the middle ear: the ear drum, middle ear bones, and mastoid; the inner ear: the cochlea and semicircular canals; and the brain: specifically the brainstem and the nerves that connect it to the ear and facial muscles.