Dr. Gene Rontal was born in Detroit, Michigan and spent his educational years in the Detroit Public School System, graduating from Cooley High School. After high school, he entered the University of Michigan undergraduate program in Literature, Science, and the Arts. This was followed by a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following graduation from medical school, he spent two years in Detroit as an intern and general surgery resident before going to the University of Minnesota Health Science Center. At Minnesota, he completed a residency in ear, nose and throat/head and neck surgery
Following completion of his residency, Dr. Gene Rontal entered private practice in Detroit with his brother, Michael, practicing together since 1972. During that time, he became Co-Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. He also devoted his educational time as part of the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the university of Michigan Medical School. For the past 40 years, he has continued this affiliation and is currently a Clinical Professor in the department.
Dr. Gene Rontal is the author of more than 50 scientific articles, many of them involving treatment of diseases of the larynx. He has written chapters in several textbooks and is currently working on a project involving computerized practice algorithms. He has been quoted in several well known national publications, including National Geographic, Time and Science magazines. In addition, Dr. Gene Rontal has authored four published mystery novels. He enjoys fishing, skiing and spending time with his family.