Daniel Coelho, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Daniel Coelho, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Coelho specializes in otology and neurotology.


Dr. Coelho’s clinical interests include implantation of malformed and ossified cochleae, tumors of the skull base (acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors), surgery of the facial nerve, surgery of the middle ear and mastoid, cholesteatoma, and other implantable hearing devices. His work with implantable auditory devices is particularly gratifying, and he is proud to be one of the busiest implant surgeons in the United States. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and books on otology and neurotology and has lectured across the USA and internationally. Dr. Coelho has served as co- or principal investigator on many funded (both private and public) research endeavors, most recently involving the application of cochlear implant technology for the treatment of anosmia.


Daniel H. Coelho, M.D., F.A.C.S., currently holds the position of G. Douglas Hayden Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Physiology and Biophysics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he is director of the Division of Otology & Neurotology. He also serves as the medical director of both the Departments of Otolaryngology and Audiology at VCU as well as the director of the VCU Cochlear Implant Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree with distinction from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in Otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine, after which he completed his fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at New York University.


Dr. Coelho is originally from New York. He is very happily married with two adorable little girls. He loves to travel and play jazz piano.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-0830 
Fax: (804) 327-8076

VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
401 North 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 628-4368
Fax: (804) 828-8299

VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology


  • Ear Nose and Throat


  • Ear Tubes
  • Implantable hearing devices
  • Otologic surgery
  • Otoplasty