Dr. Stephanie Moody Antonio

(757) 668-9373
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
1. Stephanie Moody Antonio. “Temporal Bone Resection.” In Myers E ed. Operative Otolaryngology, 3rd Edition. In publication, 2016.
2. Stephanie Moody Antonio. “Tympanic Membrane Perforation.” Alper C and Eibling D, Eds. In Decision Making in Otolaryngology, 2nd Edition. In publication, 2016.
3. Stephanie Moody Antonio. “Vascular Disorders.” In O’Reilly RC, ed. Manual of Pediatric Vestibular Disorders. Plural Publishing, 2013.
4. McAfee, Seth and Stephanie Moody Antonio. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear.” Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Editor-in-chief: Kountakis, Stilianos E, 2013.
5. Talercio, Salvatore and Stephanie Moody Antonio. “Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Ear.” Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sugery. Editor-in-chief: Kountakis, Stilianos E, 2013.
6. Moody Antonio SA, Strasnick B. Inner Ear, Syndromic Sensorineural Hearing Loss. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated June 25, 2009. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/856116-overview.
7. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Barry Strasnick. Genetic Sensorineural Hearing Loss. In Emedicine.com. Otolaryngology Section. Revised May 2006 and March 2009.
8. Moody, Stephanie A and Barry Hirsch. Malignant tumors of the temporal bone. In Emedicine.com, Otolaryngology section. 2001; Revised February 2006 and 2008.
9. Barry Strasnick and Stephanie Moody. Diseases of the Auricle, External Auditory Canal, and Tympanic Membrane. In Glasscock-Shambaugh’s Surgery of the Ear, 6th Edition. People’s Medical Publishing House, Connecticut 2010.
10. Barry Hirsch, C.Y.Joseph Chang and Stephanie Moody Antonio. Carcinoma of the Temporal Bone. In Operative Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2nd Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia 2008.
11. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Derald E Brackmann. Rarer Tumors Of The Middle Ear And Temporal Bone. In Wiet, Richard ed. Ear Surgery: Minimizing Risks And Complications. Thieme, New York 2006.
12. Stephanie Moody Antonio and William Slattery. Complications of Cholesteatoma and Chronic OME. In Wiet, Richard ed. Ear Surgery: Minimizing Risks And Complications, Thieme, New York 2006.
13. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Derald Brackman. Cholesterol Granuloma. In Wiet, Richard ed. Ear Surgery: Minimizing Risks And Complications, Thieme, New York 2006.
14. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Rick Friedman. Endolymphatic hydrops. In Jackler R and Brackmann D, Eds. Neurotology, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science, Philadelphia PA, 2004.
15. Antonio DeLaCruz, Karen Jo Doyle, and Stephanie Moody Antonio. Epidermoids of the Cerebellopontine Angle. In Jackler R and Brackmann D, Eds. Neurotology 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science, Philadelphia PA, 2004.
16. Stephanie Moody Antonio, Antonio DeLaCruz, Karen Teufert. Tympanosclerosis. In Bluestone, Alper, et al, Eds. Advanced Therapy in Otitis Media, B.C. Decker, Inc, Ontario Canada, 2003.
17. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Derald E. Brackmann. Chronic Mastoiditis. In Bluestone, Alper, et al, Eds. Advanced Therapy in Otitis Media, B.C. Decker, Inc, Ontario Canada, 2003.
18. Hirsch, BE, EN Myers, SA Moody. Malignant tumors of the temporal bone. Pp. 319-329. In Laercio O, Selaimen S (ed). Otologia Clinica e Cirurgica. Revinter, Tijunca, 2000.

1. Volsky PG, Ballard DA, Moody-Antonio S. Documenting immunization of children in a cochlear implant program. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Feb; 35(2): 246-52.
2. Michael W. Chu, A Werner, Stephanie A. Moody-Antonio. “Juvenile Xanthogranuloma of the Tympanic Membrane: A Case Report.” Ear Nose and Throat Journal 2012 91(9): 364-368.
3. Austin B. Wiles; Joseph F. Dilustro; Stephanie A. Moody Antonio. “Congenital Giant Cell Granuloma of the Temporal Bone.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Sep 2011; 137: 942 - 946.
4. Thomas Higgins and Stephanie Moody Antonio. “The role of facial palsy in staging squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone and external auditory canal: a comparative survival analysis.” Otology & Neurotology. 31(9): 1473-1479, December 2010.
5. "Book Review of Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology, 2nd edition by: Robert K. Jacker, Thieme, 2008. 268 pages; 712 illustrations.” Otology & Neurotology, 30(6): 695, September 2009.
6. INVITED COMMENTARY: Nakagawa, Takashi; Kumamoto, Yoshihiko; Natori, Yoshihiro; Shiratsuchi, Hideki; Toh, Satoshi; Kakazu, Yasuhiro; Shibata, Shumei; Nakashima, Torahiko; Komune, Shizuo. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the External Auditory Canal and Middle Ear: An Operation Combined with Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy and a Free Surgical Margin” Otology & Neurotology. 27(2): 242-249, February 2006.
7. Stephanie Moody-Antonio, M.D., Sumiko Takayanagi, Ph.D., Ann Masuda, M.S., Edward T. Auer, Jr., Ph.D., Laurel Fisher, Ph.D., Lynne E. Bernstein, Ph.D. “Improved speech perception in adult prelingually deafened cochlear implant recipients.” Otol Neurotol. 26(4): 649-54, 2005.
8. Moody-Antonio, Stephanie and John W. House. Hearing outcome after concurrent endolymphatic shunt and vestibular nerve section. Otology & Neurotology; 24(3): 453-459, 2003.
9. Moody Antonio, Stephanie, Barton F. Branstetter, Barry E. Hirsch. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma presenting as an external auditory canal mass. Otology & Neurotology. 24(2): 344-5, 2003.
10. De Mello-Filho FV. Antonio SM. Carrau RL. Endoscopically placed expandable metal tracheal stents for the management of complicated tracheal stenosis. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 24(1): 34-40, 2003.
11. Moody Antonio, Stephanie, Debra Don, Cuneyt M. Alper, William J. Doyle. Daily home tympanometry to study the pathogenesis of otitis media. Pediatric Infectious Disease J. 21(9): 882-88, 2002
12. Hebda PA. Burckar GJ. Alper CM. Swarts JD. Moody-Antonio S. Zeevi A. Doyle WJ. Effect of 10 pharmacologic probes on mRNA levels of inducible nitric oxide synthetase and selected inflammatory cytokines in a rat model of acute otitis media. Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 122(3): 255-61, 2002.
13. Moody, SA, BE Hirsch, EN Myers. Squamous cell carcinoma of the external auditory canal: An evaluation of a staging system. American Journal of Otology.21: 582-588, 2000.
14. Doyle, WJ, CM Alper, C Buchman, SA Moody, DP Skoner, and S Cohen. Illness and otological changes during upper respiratory virus infection. The Laryngoscope. 109:324-8,1999.
15. Moody, SA, CM Alper, WJ Doyle. Daily tympanometry in children during the cold season: Association of otitis media with upper respiratory tract infections. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 145(2): 143-50, 1998.
16. Doyle, WJ, DP Skoner, CM Alper, G Allen, SA Moody, JT Seroky, FG Hayden. Effect of rimantidine treatment on clinical manifestations and otologic complications in adults experimentally infected with Influenza A (H1N1) virus. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 177(5): 1260-5, 1998
17. Burkhart, HM, SA Moody, GJ Ensing, JW Brown. Ventricular septal aneurysm after atrioventricular septal repair with pericardium. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 61(6): 1838-9, 1996.
18. Fife, RS, SA Moody, D Houser, C Proctor. Studies of copper transport in cultured bovine chondrocytes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1201:19-22, 1994.
19. Burkholder, T, M Chambers, K Hotmire, RD Wurster, S Moody, WC Randall. Gross and microscopic anatomy of the vagal innervation of the rat heart. The Anatomical Record. 232: 444-52, 1992.
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.' " 

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