Marcus Atlas

Emeritus Professor, MB BS W.Aust., FRACS

  • The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1344 Citations
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Professor Marcus Atlas is a surgeon and scientist specialising in ear and hearing disorders involving applied clinical and basic science research. He holds the Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology at the University of Western Australia and is the Head of the Ear Science Centre and Director of the Ear Science Institute Australia. He was invited to join the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons in 2006 and holds or has held numerous committee positions in State, National and International organisations including incoming Chairman of the Committee in Otology and Neurotology of the Otorhinological Societies. He is currently the Editor of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology Supplement in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and serves on national and international editorial boards.

Under Professor Atlas’s Directorship, ESIA and the ESC have participated in international multicentre trials in utilising innovative implant or hearing devices and outcome studies involving ear surgery and audiology. A unique cell biology and molecular biology research programme involving the human tympanic membrane and inner ear has attracted significant research and clinical interest. His expertise in surgery of the ear and skull base, clinical research and otolaryngology education has allowed him to represent Australia at numerous international clinical and basic research meetings. He has produced over 100 international publications, two editions of a book and a three volume DVD ear surgery manual used throughout the world.

Funding overview

2009 SHRAC, Health Department of WA, $172,100.00
A study of the cost and benefits of the introduction of ear telehealth in the Pilbara, Eikelboom R, Ellis I, Larson A, Atlas MD, et al.

2009 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $70,000.
Atlas MD, Eikelboom. Animal & Human Trials of a Tympanic Membrane scaffold – Surgeon Scientist scholarship/Brett Levin.

2008-2010 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $269,135.
Atlas MD, Marano R, Ghassemifar R: Genetics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.

2006-2008 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $195,000.
Atlas MD, Eikelboom RH: The development of animal model for chronic ear disease – Surgeon Scientist Scholarship/Peter Santa Maria.

2006-2008 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $157,256.
Atlas MD, Reza Ghassemifar: The tympanic membrane and its molecular and cellular responses to structural injuries.

2005-2006 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $154,694.
Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD: Using a laser to weld tympanic membranes: a tissue-laser interaction study.




  • Neurotolgy and skull base surgery
  • Cochlear implants: clinical and basic research
  • Biotherapuetics and regenerative medicine
  • Middle ear mechanics
  • e-Health and telemedicine in otolaryngology
  • Vestibular disorders: treatment and outcomes

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Cochlear Implants Medicine & Life Sciences
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Tympanic Membrane Medicine & Life Sciences
Hearing Loss Medicine & Life Sciences
Otolaryngology Medicine & Life Sciences
Hearing Aids Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Bilaterale intracochleäre Schwannome bei einer Patientin ohne genetische oder klinische Hinweise auf Neurofibromatose Typ 2

Withers, S., Plontke, S. K., Boeddinghaus, R., Kuthubutheen, J. & Atlas, M., 9 Oct 2019, In : HNO.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Vestibular Nerve
Cerebellopontine Angle

Generation of two induced pluripotent stem cell lines from a patient with compound heterozygous mutations in the USH2A gene

McLenachan, S., Wong, E. Y. M., Zhang, X., Leith, F., Moon, S. Y., Zhang, D., Chen, S. C., Thompson, J. A., McLaren, T., Lamey, T., De Roach, J. N., Atlas, M. D., Dilley, R. J. & Chen, F. K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Stem Cell Research. 36, 101420.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Usher Syndromes
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Pluripotent Stem Cells

Long-Term Audiometric and Clinical Outcomes Following Stapedectomy With the Shape Memory Nitinol Stapes Prosthesis

Heywood, R. L., Quick, M. E. & Atlas, M. D., Feb 2019, In : Otology & Neurotology. 40, 2, p. 164-170 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A comparison of the Arizona Biomedical Institute (AzBio) and City University of New York (CUNY) sentence recognition tests: A study on English speaking postlingually deafened cochlear implant recipients in Australia

Ebrahimi Madiseh, A., Jayakody, D., Eikelboom, R. & Atlas, M., 20 May 2018, (In preparation) A comparison of the Arizona Biomedical Institute (AzBio) and City University of New York (CUNY) sentence recognition tests: .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Cochlear Implants
Speech Perception
Recognition (Psychology)
1 Citation (Scopus)
Hearing Aids
Equipment and Supplies
Reproducibility of Results

Projects 2002 2018