Physician/Staff - Brian D. Nicholas, MD

Appointed 08.26.13

Brian D. Nicholas, MD

Speciality Focus Otolaryngology & Neurotology

Upstate Community Campus
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215

Phone 315.492.3741


Current Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Science

  • Chief of Otolaryngology: Upstate Community Campus

  • VA Hospital and Outpatient ENT Clinic

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences: Otology/Neurotology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Virginia, 2013, Otology/Neurotology
  • Residency: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • Medical and surgical treatment for hearing and balance disorders, cochlear implants, surgery and Gamma knife radiation for acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, ototoxicity, aural atresia, bone anchored hearing aids

Research Interests

  • Ototoxicity, traumatic brain injury, cleft-related ear disease, health disparities in cochlear implantation, aural atresia

Specialties & Certification

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Deafness in Adult
  • Earache
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Skull Base Tumors


  • Adults and Children


  • Acoustic Neuroma Resection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Community Outreach

  • Local free clinic volunteer, Poverello Health Center, Franciscan Northside Ministries
  • International volunteer, Ethiopia
  • Local Healthlink community presentations
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