26307-Munguia-Vazquez, Ray

Ray Munguia-Vazquez, MD, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Phone 765-496-6008
715 Clinic Drive
Suite 2024

West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Dr. Ray Munguia-Vazquez, MD, MSc, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette. He earned his MD at the UAEMex in 2001 and started his graduate medical education in the field of Otolaryngology. He later obtained a master’s degree in 2006 and a PhD in 2010, both from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Auditory Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Munguia’s previous appointments include Assistant Professor of Audiology at Northern Illinois University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Since joining IUSM, he has continued to publish on the neurophysiological mechanisms of the auditory system, and now also publishes on medical and interprofessional education.

He is an alumnus of the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program from IUSM, the Leadership and Management Foundations Program, and the Minority Faculty Leadership Development Program, both from the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is also a fellow of the Leadership Education and Development Certificate Program of the AAMC.

Dr. Munguia is the Director of Pre-Clinical Education (Phase 1) at the West Lafayette Campus; and oversees the Biomedical Engineering-Applied Medical Technologies, and the Care of the Hispanic and Latino Patients Scholarly Concentrations. In addition, Dr. Munguia is the Regional Campus Course Director/Site Leader for IUSM-WL’s Renal/Respiratory, Gastrointestinal System & Nutrition, and Endocrine Reproductive Musculoskeletal and Dermatologic courses taught to P1Y2 medical students.

Scholarly Concentrations

Care of Hispanic/Latino Patients Scholarly Concentration

Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology Scholarly Concentration


Purdue University

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN)

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Auditory Neuroscience (TPAN)

Center for Research of Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBBRAL)

Key Publications

1.     Gunderman, DJ., Kumar, A., Munguia, R., Vora, K., Shah, C., Lambert, N., Cavanaugh, B., Dharmakumar, R., Kalra, A. (2024) Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in Health Professional Shortage Areas in Indiana. J Am Coll Cardiol.Adv JADV113023-0854R (Accepted/In Press)  
2.     Westbroek, M., Munguia, R. (2023) Healthcare inequities by insurance status for Hispanic/Latino patients in Indiana. BMC Health Services Research. 33955597-484c-45b2-aa22-5ce87a52c18e
3.     Munguia, R., García-Enríquez, B. (2021). Multicultural and Interprofessional Experiences in Medical Audiology. The Hearing Journal 74(7):32.
4.     Guakil-Haber, A., González-Arciniega, E., García-Enríquez, B., Olvera-Suarez, M.Y., Segovia-Forero, M.E., Munguia, R.(2019). Diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the ear with intracranial invasion: Clinical Experience. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 5(1):193-198.
5.     Pinkl, J., Wilson, M.J., Billingsly, D., Munguia, R. (2017). Detailed Analysis of High Frequency ABRs in Patients with Tinnitus. International Tinnitus Journal, 21(1):34-42.
6.   Munguia, R. (2014). Auditory Processing Disorders: Earlier Diagnosis Possible? Communication Disorders Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids, 2(1), e110.
7.   Eggermont, J. J., Munguia, R., & Shaw, G. (2013). Cross-correlations between three units in cat primary auditory cortex. Hearing Research, 304, 179-187.
8.    Munguia, R., Pienkowski, M., & Eggermont, J. J. (2013). Spontaneous firing rate changes in cat primary auditory cortex following long-term exposure to non-traumatic noise exposure. Tinnitus without hearing loss? Neuroscience Letters, 546, 46-50.  
9.   Pienkowski, M., Munguia, R., & Eggermont, J. J. (2013). Effects of passive, moderate-level sound exposure on the mature auditory cortex: Spectral edges, spectrotemporal density, and real-world noise. Hearing Research, 296(1), 121-130.
10.Eggermont, J. J., Munguia, R., Pienkowski, M., & Shaw, G. (2011). Comparison of LFP-based and spike-based spectro-temporal receptive fields and cross-correlation in cat primary auditory cortex. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020046. 
11.  Pienkowski, M., Munguia, R., & Eggermont, J. J. (2011). Passive exposure of adult cats to bandlimited tone pip ensembles or noise leads to long-term response suppression in auditory cortex. Hearing Research, 277, 117-126. 
12.  Munguia, R., Daniel, S. J., Sahmkow, S., & Funnell, W. R. J. (2010). Transtympanic Ringer’s lactate application in the prevention of cisplatinum-induced ototoxicity in a chinchilla animal model. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 143(1), 134-140.
13.  Daniel, S. J., & Munguia R. (2008). Ototoxicity of topical ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone otic suspension in a chinchilla animal model. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 139(6), 840-845.
14.  Munguia, R., & Daniel, S. J. (2008). Ototopical antifungals and otomycosis: a review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 72(4), 453-459.
15.  Daniel, S. J., Sahmkow, S., Munguia, R., & Akache, F. (2008). Effect of triethanolamine polypeptide oleate condensate 10% (Cerumenex®) on hearing in a chinchilla ear model. Laryngoscope, 118(3), 478-482.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Director Pre-Clinical Education (Phase 1) IUSM-West Lafayette
  • Education
    2012 Postdoctoral Training University of Calgary
    2010 PhD McGill University
    2006 MSC McGill University
    2001 MD Autonomous University of Mexico State
    1996 BSC Autonomous University of Mexico State
  • Research

    Academic/Research Interests

    - Health Disparities
    - Health Inequities
    - Medical Education
    - Interprofessional Education
    - Otology & Neurotology

  • Professional Organizations
    AAMC - Central Group on Educational Affairs
    Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)
    Association of American Medical Colleges
    Central Group on Educational Affairs
    Indiana Society of Otolaryngology
  • Clinical Interests

    Otology & Neurotology, Tinnitus, Ototoxicity, & Auditory Cortex Plasticity





  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2023-05-01
    Org: IUSM
    Desc: Faculty Honor Roll 2023-2024
    Scope: University

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