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Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS


(859) 257-5405


  • Professor
  • Division of Otology, Neurotology, & Cranial Base Surgery
  • Director, Kenya Outreach Program
  • Vice Chair for Research

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Biography and Education


Matthew L. Bush, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, is the Vice Chair for Research and a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He holds the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy. He earned his M.D. degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. He completed Otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and his Otology, Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery fellowship at The Ohio State University. He also completed a PhD in Clinical and Translational Science in 2017 and an MBA in 2020, both from the University of Kentucky. His research is focused on hearing healthcare disparities. He serves as the PI of several NIH-funded community-based trials to promote hearing healthcare access and utilization among underserved populations.


Undergraduate Education
Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
Bachelor of Sciences (Pre-Medicine), 1995-1999

Graduate Education
Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Doctor of Medicine, 1999-2003

Post-Graduate Training
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
General Surgery Internship, 2003-2004
Otolaryngology Residency, 2004-2008

Fellowship Training
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery, 2009-2011

Ohio, 2013
Kentucky, 2010

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center
University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Norton Hospital System
Kosair Children's Hospital