Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael D. Puricelli, MD

  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)


Dr. Puricelli earned his BS, BA, and MD through the Conley Scholar Program at the University of Missouri, providing conditional acceptance to college and medical school prior to completion of high school. He continued at the University of Missouri for residency training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, enabling him to confidently treat the full spectrum of Ear, Nose and Throat conditions in adults and children. Dr. Puricelli pursued advanced fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa and Advanced Otology/Neurotology at the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute.

He has particular interest and expertise in the comprehensive treatment of pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions including hearing loss, chronic ear infection/perforation/cholesteatoma, speech, craniofacial conditions, airway obstruction and sleep apnea. He authored book chapters and peer-reviewed publications on topics including cochlear implantation, pediatric mastoiditis, neonatal vocal fold paralysis, and periodic fever syndromes.

Dr. Puricelli is a creative problem solver and is the recipient of a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation grant to develop a new surgical instrument used for minimally invasive and traditional eardrum reconstruction, as well as a UI Ventures Technology Enhancement Grant to improve airway foreign body removal capacity and endoscopic intervention delivery.

University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Medical School
    • University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

    Otology & Neurotology, Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

    • University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO