Michael D. Seidman, MD attained both his B.S. in Human Nutrition and M.D. from the University of Michigan. After a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) he completed a fellowship in Otologic/Neurotologic and Skull Base Surgery at the Ear Research Foundation in Florida.
Seidman is the Director-Division of Otologic/Neurotologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for HFHS, Past Director of Otolaryngology Research Laboratory, the Co-Director of the Tinnitus Center, the Chair of the Center for Integrative Medicine for HFHS, Director of Product Development (nutritional science/projects) for ViSalus Sciences, a past President of the Michigan Otolaryngology Society, and was elected in 2009 to be the next Chair of the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Seidman is an active scientist and has extramural funding from the National Institute of Health and other major institutions. He is considered an expert on the molecular basis of aging, noise induced hearing loss, otologic/neurotologic-skull base surgery, all aspects of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, tinnitus, herbal therapies, nutrition/antioxidants and their relationship to health, sports and aging and complementary/integrative medicine.
Seidman lectures internationally on such topics; has more than 80 major publications; a book published by Time Warner “Save Your Hearing Now” numerous awards including being honored as one of the top Doctors in the USA. He has been interviewed on Good Morning America, CNN and other national news venues and has been quoted nationally and internationally in such magazines as “O”, “Shape”, Women’s World, Men’s Health, The Wall Street Journal, New York and the London Times
He has been recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, when he was honored with the Clinical Practitioner Excellence Award (given to one Otolaryngologist each year) and has been awarded two patents, one on a supplement that positively effects age-related hearing loss and a second one that is able to determine an individuals “molecular age”. Additionally, he has multiple patents pending on, aging, mitochondrial function endurance enhancement, Alzheimer’s disease, and surgical tools and techniques.
Seidman is also a Co-Editor for the International Tinnitus Journal, the Associate Editor for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery journal and is on the Editorial Review Board for seven major Otolaryngology Journals and the American Journal of Chinese Medicine.
He has been appointed to the State Medical Board of Audiology (appointment by Gov. Granholm), the Scientific or Medical Advisory Board of the Hearing Loss Association, the Life Extension Foundation, IntraEar, the Ear Research Foundation, Arches Company, Auris Medical, the American Tinnitus Association, Gel Tech (producers of homeopathic remedies), BASF (specifically on the work for SAMe) and WebMD (work related to analysis of weight loss/nutrition software).
In 1997 he founded Body Language Vitamin Co, whose emphasis is to promote health and enhance the lives of everyone through responsible vitamin, mineral, herbal and phytonutrient supplementation as well as dietary modifications, exercise and stress reduction.
He has also served as a consultant to professional athletes, and has been an advisor to teams in the NHL, NFL and the ABA .