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, 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 country’s 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. Gerbe’s 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.
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.
Dr. Gerbe’s Undergraduate School
Dr. Gerbe’s Medical School