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

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
06/29/2024
Dr. Brian Nicholas is an exceptional doctor with compassion and presence.
5
06/23/2024
Dr Nicholas is the best physician I have ever seen, and if other specialists approached the field similarly I'd probably be a lot healthier and happier.
5
06/16/2024
All very well
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06/13/2024
Good.
5
06/12/2024
Good
5
06/10/2024
Dr Nicholas is a wonderful doctor.
5
06/08/2024
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Nicholas. His calm, positive manner was honest, informative and proactive in wanting to diagnose my condition. I trust his judgement and will follow through on his recommendations.
5
05/31/2024
Dr. Nicholas listened to all my concerns. I was extremely nervous about my condition and he had a calming and supportive effect.
5
05/29/2024
Dr. Nicolas was knowledgeable about my situation and went right to the problem. He explained everything I need to do in the future.
5
05/22/2024
Doctor Brian Nicholas was really caring and attentive from the minute he stepped into the room. He understood my concerns and even made me feel more at ease than any Doctor has in the past 3 months. His bedside manner was outstanding. As someone who struggles with anxiety and social anxiety, Doctor Nicholas made me feel like my anxieties did not exist.
5
05/22/2024
Excellent experience. Very thorough
5
05/22/2024
From our Dr to everyone in the office, our comfort and care are always wonderful
5
05/15/2024
Dr. Nicholas was very kind and explained everything well
5
05/14/2024
Dr. Nicholas is very concerned, easy to talk to and professional - outstanding - thank you Dr. Nicholas.
5
05/12/2024
Good
5
05/09/2024
Collaborative health care planning. Educated patient on most appropriate treatments.
5
05/01/2024
Very knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly. He even spoke to me on Face time as I couldn't be at the appointment.
5
04/30/2024
Dr Nicholas is an expert on Meniere's and fully attuned to my concerns as his patient.
5
04/22/2024
Dr. Brian Nicholas and his entire staff (nurses and scheduler) are amazing. I don't have a single negative comment and would highly recommend them to others. I had a serious medical condition and they always made themselves accessible and provided me detailed clear explanations regarding treatment and decisions needed related to my care.
5
04/20/2024
Excellent physician
5
04/15/2024
Would highly recommend
5
04/09/2024
Dr. Nicholas was fantastic. Made us comfortable with the evaluation by explaining what we would be doing. Engaged with him on an appropriate level. Created a good plan for observation and re-evaluation. Eased our concerns.
5
04/07/2024
Highly professional
5
03/27/2024
Doctor was very pleasant and responsive to my needs and gave me follow up care information
5
03/21/2024
Excellent provider.
5
03/20/2024
Excellent experience. He listened and came up with good game plan.
5
03/18/2024
Great staff
5
03/18/2024
Dr Nicolas was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and interested in my health issues
5
03/15/2024
Dr. Nicholas is very caring doctor..
5
03/15/2024
Very informative & made me feel at ease.
5
03/11/2024
Dr. Nicholas was wonderful
5
03/11/2024
Dr. Nicholas is an outstanding physician
5
03/06/2024
Excellent!
5
03/05/2024
Highly recommended!
5
03/02/2024
Dr. Nicholas and his nurse are wonderful.
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
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01/19/2024
The doctor was very pleasant, efficient , courteous and informative.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

    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
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.9 / 5
    311 Ratings | 72 Comments
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    Doctor's Award