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Stephen J. Wetmore, MD, MBA, FACS

Steven Wetmore

Title: Professor and Otolaryngology
Specializing in Diseases of the Ear

Mailing Address:
WVU Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Room 4520 Health Science Center South
PO Box 9200
Morgantown, WV 26506-9200


  • Physician Office Center: 304-598-4825
  • Morgantown Ear, Nose and Throat: 304-599-3959

Administrative Office: (304) 293-3457


Dr. Wetmore grew up in northern Indiana and attended college and medical school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction in 1971. He did his internship and a year of general surgery training in Los Angeles, California, and then completed four years of specialty training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa. For the next eleven years, he was on the staff at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine where he was a pioneer in laser surgery. In 1985 he did a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery in Zurich, Switzerland, under a world renowned skull base surgeon.

Dr. Wetmore came to West Virginia University in the summer of 1988 as Professor and Chairman of the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Department. His main area of interest is in diseases of the ear including hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, facial paralysis, and surgery of the ear and skull base.

Dr Wetmore has published over seventy articles and book chapters in the medical literature on subjects ranging from laser surgery to sleep apnea to approaches to skull base surgery. He is also a member of numerous professional medical societies. In 1999 he received the degree of Masters in Business Administration "to enable me to become a better leader of my department and the medical center." In 2004, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

On a personal level, Dr. Wetmore is married and has four children all of whom are married. For relaxation, he enjoys reading, using his personal computer, and skiing.