Konstantina M. Stankovic, MD, PhD, is associate professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and Sheldon and Dorothea Buckler Chair in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. She has received the Young Investigator Award from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and the Benjamins Prize for research from the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum. She has served as president of the American Auditory Society. Stankovic’s research is focused on improving diagnosis and therapy of sensorineural hearing loss by combining biotechnology with molecular biology. It has provided novel insights into the molecular basis of neurofibromatosis type 2 and vestibular schwannoma-induced hearing loss.