Dr. Zuniga focuses on disorders of the ear that impact hearing and balance. She surgically treats infections, tumors and other disorders involving the temporal bone (the bone housing the ear). She is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Zuniga graduated with “Mención Honorífica” from Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos – del Tec de Monterrey in her hometown Monterrey, Mexico. After graduating from medical school, she worked as a researcher at the Clinical Vestibular Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During this time, she gained special interest and experience in diagnostic approaches for patients affected by dizziness due to inner ear problems.
In 2018, Dr. Zuniga completed residency training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During residency she continued to research and publish articles in the field of Otology and Neurotology in medical journals of high international impact and received the 1st place in the resident research competition at Vanderbilt University, ENT Department. Dr. Zuniga then took her subspecialty training under the auspices of Prof. Thomas Lenarz at the Klinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde der Medizinische Hoschschule Hannover, in Hanover, Germany – one of the largest cochlear implant centers in the world.
Dr. Zuniga is also certified as a practicing otolaryngologist in Germany and Mexico (deutsche Fachärztin für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde by the Ärztekammer Niedersachsen and by Consejo Mexicano de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, respectively). These experiences have given her a unique understanding of ear disorders across different medical systems.
Dr. Zuniga continues to take part in different research projects and to date she has published over 40 peer-reviewed medical articles. She also serves as a reviewer for multiple otology journals.