Dr. Stephanie Moody Antonio

(757) 668-9327
Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology



Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: House Ear Clinic Otology & Neurotology


Dr. Moody Antonio, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, practices otology and neurotology, a surgical subspecialty focused on children with hearing loss, chronic ear infections, malformations of the ear, and tumors of the ear.

She enjoys caring for children of all ages and has a reputation of being a very caring, patient and thorough clinician and surgeon. She believes parents should be fully educated on the conditions facing their child and strives to answer every question from both parents and child.

Her training included a residency in otolaryngology, research in pediatric otolaryngology, and a two-year fellowship in otology and neurotology at the renowned House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. She is passionate about hearing loss in infants and children and leads the EVMS/CHKD Cochlear Implant Program, a program that offers family-centered comprehensive treatment for hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, implantable hearing aids, auditory-verbal therapy, and family support services.

She advocates for resources for children with hearing loss nationally and locally as the state champion for Virginia for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and as a board member of the Coalition for Hearing Education and Research (CHEAR). Through CHEAR, she was instrumental in the foundation of oral education programs for children with hearing impairment and she founded and continues to maintain the CHEAR Hearing Aid Assistance Program, which provides low-cost hearing aids to people with low incomes.

She serves on the editorial board of Otology & Neurotology and is a frequent reviewer for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has been the recipient of several awards including Influential Women of Virginia, U.S. News Top Doctor, Top 10 Otolaryngologists and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors.

She lives in Virginia Beach with her daughter, husband, goldendoodle and ragdoll cat. She is the mother of an early teen girl and enjoys spending time with her on the soccer field, playing games, skiing, or visiting new cities.

Clinical Interests
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Inner ear malformations
Research Areas
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Learning curves
Honors & Awards
  • Health Care Hero, Inside Business 2017
  • Hampton Roads Top 40 under 40
  • Castle Connelly's Top Doctors
  • U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors
  • Virginia's Most Influential Women
  • Hometown Hero's Healthcare Achievement Award
  • Best Doctors in America
Community Involvement
  • CHEAR Coalition for Hearing Education and Research
  • Society for University Otolaryngologists
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Cochlear Implant Alliance
  • SENTAC Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • American Neurotology Society, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • The Medical Society of Virginia
  • Tidewater Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology Society
  • Virginia Society of Otolaryngology
  • Surgical Services Executive Committee for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Surgical Authorities Committee, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters
  • Dr. Moody Antonio's published research can be viewed at PubMed
A Note from Dr. Moody Antonio

"I love technology, art, music. How fortunate I am that I found a way to combine all of these things into a job! The hearing system is miraculous, a case study in physics, engineering, and mathematics wrapped into a beautiful design. I often explain to students that becoming an ear surgeon is like becoming a sculptor. You must practice ear surgery by discovering, drawing, and feeling the anatomy of the ear. My job as an ear surgeon is to find the inner ear within the mastoid bone and reshape and rebuild the middle ear and ear drum for both form and function. I am by no means comparing myself to Michelangelo, but I can relate to his philosophy that 'every block of stone has a statue inside it and the task of the sculptor is to discover it.' "