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David J Eisenman

David J Eisenman M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Administrative Title: Vice Chair
Location: James T. Frankil Building, 16 S. Eutaw Street 500
Phone: (410) 328-5828
Fax: (410) 328-5827

Personal History:

David J. Eisenman, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Eisenman is also vice chair and director of the Otology and Neurotology Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland School of Medicine he spent two years as chief of Otology & Neurotology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and three years in private practice in Washington, DC. At Walter Reed he was instrumental in the creation of a cochlear implant program and a multidisciplinary, integrated balance disorder center.

Dr. Eisenman graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College in New York in 1987, and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MD from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1992. While at Yale, he was awarded the Logan-Clendening Traveling Fellowship for research in the History of Medicine. He also spent an additional year at Yale working in the Laboratory of Developmental Respiratory Neurophysiology. Dr. Eisenman then completed two years of general surgery training at the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and four years in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He then completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan in neurotology and skull base surgery.

Dr. Eisenman specializes in diseases of the ear and lateral skull base and has delivered numerous invited lectures on topics in the field of hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders to students, residents and health care practitioners.

Research Interests:

Dr. Eisenman's primary current research interest is in understanding sigmoid sinus wall anomalies- sigmoid sinus diverticulum, dehiscence and ectasia- as causes of pulse-synchronous (or pulsatile) tinnitus. He has numerous ongoing studies whose aim is to elucidate the development, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, their relationship to intracranial hypertension, and management of complications of treatment.

Clinical Speciality:

Otology and Neurotology