Dr. Ronald W. Gerbe was born in New York, graduated
from Duke University in 1968, was commissioned as a
Naval Officer in 1969, and returned from duty in North
and South Vietnam as a combat veteran decorated for
valor under fire to attend medical school at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation in 1976,
Dr. Gerbe completed his residency in General Surgery
and Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina.

In 1982, Dr. Gerbe founded Chapel Hill Ear, Nose and Throat &Facial Plastic Surgery,
and has continued to serve the community in his special areas of interest: nasal and
sinus surgery, facial plastic surgery, otology and hearing improvement, treatment of
snoring/sleep apnea, and treatment of allergic disease. Dr. Gerbe has continued his
medical education since graduation from medical school at some of the countrys most outstanding medical centers including the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, Yale University, Harvard University
and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Gerbe is board certified and is a
member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the American Academy of
Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Sleep
Medicine, and the American Rhinological Society.

Dr. Gerbes interest in hearing impairment and its correction is further accentuated by
his own hearing impairment which has been corrected with two state-of-the-art digital
hearing aids. Dr. Gerbe and his wife Joyce have been blessed with eight wonderful and challenging children (four biological and four adopted).

In recent years Dr. Gerbe has had the privilege of participating in medical mission trips
to the remote areas of Central America. Should you have any interest in either mission
trips and/or adoption of at risk children, Dr. Gerbe would delight in the opportunity to
provide you with relevant information and encouragement.

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