Brian Nicholas, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
122 Maple Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
914-849-3755
21 Laurel Ave, Suite 290, Cornwall, NY 12518
914-849-3755
600 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 301, Harrison, NY 10528
914-849-3755

Biography

Dr. Brian D. Nicholas serves as the Director of Hearing and Balance at White Plains Hospital, offering clinical, academic and research experience and leadership to the Otolaryngology practice. He sees adult and pediatric patients for the treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders and skull base tumors.

He is board-certified in Otolaryngology/ENT as well as Otology/Neurotology, a subspecialty of ENT that centers on the care of the ear and base of the skull. Dr. Nicholas specializes in medical and surgical treatment of hearing and balance disorders, including cochlear implantation, Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, and bone-anchored hearing implants.

Dr. Nicholas received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He then went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Virginia.

Among his honors, Dr. Nicholas has been named a fellow both of the American College of Surgeons and the Triological Society. He has been named a top doctor over five years by both New York Top Docs and Best Doctors in America®. In his role training the ENT doctors of tomorrow, he has received the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the residents at Upstate Medical University, where he spent more than eight years as faculty.

Dr. Nicholas also brings a national academic reputation to White Plains. He is active in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Neurotology Society and the American Otological Society. He has served on multiple committees for the AAO-HNS and received the Committee of Excellence Award for his work on the Otology/Neurotology Education Committee.

He currently serves on the editorial board for the specialty’s flagship journal, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has been named a Star Reviewer.

In addition, he is the author of over 30 articles in peer-reviewed publications with research topics, including the effects of smoking on the function of the ear, cochlear implantation, ototoxicity, hearing and balance symptoms of concussion, and the otologic manifestations of cleft lip and palate. Dr. Nicholas is also the author of several book chapters and is regularly invited to present his work on the local, national and international stage.

Dr. Nicholas regularly travels abroad to provide expert otologic care and train surgeons in developing nations such as Ethiopia and Vietnam.

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Medical Expertise

  • Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Otolaryngology, Upstate Medical University
  • Chief, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • Chief, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Community Hospital, Syracuse
  • Grant Recipient: 2019 Hendricks Pilot Grant, 2019 and 2020 Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research
  • Faculty Leadership Grand Rounds, 2020-2021

Recent Patient Comments

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5
02/27/2024
I have recommended to several people already.
5
02/25/2024
Very satisfactory
5
02/23/2024
Dr. Nicholas & the staff in Cornwall are wonderful.
5
02/21/2024
The doctor was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything. He gave me various options and explain each option. This is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
4.67
02/20/2024
Dr. Nicholas is exceptionally good at explaining potential care options and even draws diagrams to show what he means. I am impressed by his great attitude toward patient involvement in decisions.
5
02/11/2024
Very good experience
5
02/07/2024
Dr. Nicholas listen and explained different medical treatments.
5
01/29/2024
Very clear explanations. Very good listener.
5
01/23/2024
Doctor Nicholas was as nice and professional as the first time I saw him. He took his time examining me and explaining all aspects of my treatment.
5
01/21/2024
Excellent physician
5
01/19/2024
The doctor was very pleasant, efficient , courteous and informative.
5
01/18/2024
I liked Dr.Brian and I'm glad he will be seeing me through this.
5
01/17/2024
Good
5
12/14/2023
Excellent.
5
12/01/2023
Dr. Nicholas shows great compassion and concern for my hearing but also for my well being in general. He understands and explains how everything with our body and mind (brain) work together and offers help in keeping both healthy.
5
11/06/2023
Very pleased with everything
5
11/05/2023
Dr Nichols was great at explaining before my surgery and at two follow ups so far. I have another visit scheduled
5
10/29/2023
Left with good f feelings about visit
5
10/25/2023
Dr Nicholas was very attentive and carefully explained his findings.
5
10/15/2023
The Doctor clearly knew what he was doing. He was my second opinion guy. Glad I got a second opinion,he clearly demonstrated that the first opinion I received was from a Doctor that was well past his prime .
5
10/10/2023
Dr. Nicholson is highly competent and caring. He spent time listening to my concerns, sharing his thoughts and recommendations, and answering my questions. He was compassionate and supportive. I am very grateful to have been referred to him.
5
10/05/2023
excellent care by Dr. Nicholas
5
09/30/2023
Dr. Nicholas was excellent. He took time to explain everything with great detail to me.
5
09/30/2023
Terrific on all counts
5
09/26/2023
Excellent experience with doctor.
5
09/25/2023
The Doctor explained everything and for my homework he wrote everything down for me. He listened to everything and told me things to be aware of with OTC. A LIFESAVER.
5
09/20/2023
Great
5
09/05/2023
*Dr. Brian has a wonderful bed-side manner. He explains everything.
5
08/16/2023
Basically there is no cure for my problem but the dr.did a good job of explaining.
5
08/14/2023
Good
5
08/12/2023
Very good
5
08/10/2023
Dr Nicholas always listens and explains everything thoroughly.
5
08/09/2023
Excellent experience. Took time to explain audiology report. What to look for in hearing aids
5
07/30/2023
Very professional, very good experience
5
07/28/2023
Very pleasant experience with Dr. Nicholas
5
07/26/2023
Dr Nicholas was great!! Really helpful and responsive.
5
07/26/2023
If I could find a provider as good with mental health as *Dr. Nicholas is with ears, I'd be recommending them to strangers in the street. It's almost too bad more folks don't need an otologist - Could not be happier.
5
07/18/2023
*Dr. Nicholas knew the condition I have & gave excellent explanation & treatment.
5
07/05/2023
*Dr. Nicholas from my first visit to the present has been caring professional and concerned for my well being. He speaks clearly and deliberately so I can hear and understand them clearly which I greatly appreciate. I feel comfortable with him and value his medical advice.
5
06/19/2023
Dr Nicholas took time to review my past history and discussed and explained the findings of my MRI.
4.67
06/18/2023
Good
4
05/31/2023
Dr Brain Nicholas did great with my daughter. He made a scary experience for a toddler into a pleasant one. We didn't feel rush and his patience put not only my daughter but also myself at ease. He clearly explained our next steps and plans For the future. 10/10
5
05/29/2023
Excellent
5
05/22/2023
Great doctor to patient skills.
5
05/21/2023
He got right to the problem and accessed it.
5
05/17/2023
Best visit ever
4
05/17/2023
Very professional. Good man.
5
05/14/2023
Will definitely recommend
5
05/14/2023
Excellent physician , nurses and front office
5
05/03/2023
Very good
5
05/01/2023
Very good doctor
5
05/01/2023
Dr Nicholas is always friendly, professional, caring and informative . He is great at taking time to explain things in a manner that's easy to understand. I wish there were more doctors like him.
5
04/30/2023
Doctor Nicolas was outstanding. Enjoyed meeting such a wonderful professional
5
04/26/2023
Excellent and thorough care. Fixed and relieved my symptoms In no time. Left with a smile on my face.
5
04/26/2023
Dr Nicholas' care was outstanding. Excellent knowledge, communication, exam, concern, compassion.

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree
    • Upstate Medical University
    Post-graduate Training
    • Internship, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
    • Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
    • Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Virginia
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology
    • Neurotology
    Memberships
    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    • Fellow, Triological Society
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    • American Neurotology Society
    • American Otological Society

    Institutional Affiliations

    • White Plains Hospital
    Brian Nicholas, MD, FACS
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.9 / 5
    261 Ratings | 55 Comments
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