Brian Nicholas, MD, FACS
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.
- 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
Insurance Plans Accepted
- BLUE CROSS
- BLUE CROSS PATHWAY EXCHANGE PLANS
- EMBLEM HEALTHCARE SELECT- NYS EXCHANGE PLAN
- HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OF NEW YORK (HIP)
- Humana (Medicare/Medicaid)
- LOCAL 1199
- OSCAR- NYS EXCHANGE PLAN
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Education & Training
- Upstate Medical University
- 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
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Fellow, Triological Society
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
- American Neurotology Society
- American Otological Society
- White Plains Hospital