Dr. Isaacson joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as an Assistant Professor in July 2006. He completed his undergraduate degree at Armstrong State College and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After completing an Otolaryngology residency at the University of Michigan, he completed a fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving advanced training in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Isaacson is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society, North American Skull Base Society, Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society. He is a current member of the AAO-HNS CPT/RVU comittee. He is also a consultant for the AAO-HNS Equilibrium Committee.

He has authored multiple scientific articles and has presented at many national meetings.

His clinical interests include all aspects of otology and neurotology with a special interest in skull base surgery. Dr. Isaacson sees patients at the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has hospital appointments at Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, St. Paul University hospital, the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Childrens Medical Center.


Medical School Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Regents University (1999)
Internship University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (2000), General Surgery
Residency University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (2004), Otolaryngology
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine (2006), Thoracic &cardiovascular Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Aural Artresia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cerebellopontine Angle (CPA) Tumor
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak of the Ears
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Cochlear Hydrop
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Ear Canal Opening Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Neuroma & Paralysis
  • Fistula
  • Glomus Tumor of the Ear
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniett Box
  • Meningioma
  • Middle Ear Exploration & Implants
  • Neurotology
  • Ossicular Discontinuity
  • Otology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Paraganglionis Tumor
  • Paralysis of the Face
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Perforated (Ruptured) Ear Drum
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Petrous Apex Masses (Cholesterol Granuloma) & Tumors
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
  • Schwannomas
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear Canal, External Ear & Middle Ear
  • Stapedectomy & Stapedotomy
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Tumor in the Ear Canal, Middle Ear & Temporal Bone
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Research Interest

  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Cochlear implants
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull base tumors


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adult Spontaneous CSF Otorrhea: Correlation with Radiographic Empty Sella.
Prichard C, Isaacson B, Oghalai JS, Coker NJ, Vrabec JT. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery May 2006 134 767-771
Spinal Epidural Abscess after Cervical Pharyngoesophageal Dilation.
Ekbom D, D-Elia J, Isaacson B, Lamarca F, Chepeha D, Bradford C. Head & Neck 2005 27 543-548
Prediction of Long Term Facial Nerve Outcomes with Intra-operative Nerve Monitoring.
Isaacson B, Kileny PR, El-Kashlan HE. Otology & Neurotology 2005 26 270-273
Facial nerve outcomes in vestibular schwannoma surgery: middle cranial fossa vs. the translabyrinthine approach.
Isaacson B, Telian SA, El-Kashlan HE Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2005 133 906-910
Hemangiomas of the geniculate ganglion.
Isaacson B, Telian SA, McKeever P, Arts HA Otology & Neurotology 2005 26 796-802

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Award
    Chief Resident Clinical Leadership and Teaching Award (2008)
  • Merck Manual Award
    Academic Excellence in Medical School (1999)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (1998)
  • Andreas Vesalius Award
    Excellence in Medical Gross Anatomy (1996)
  • Peacock Family Award
    Excellence in Medical Gross Anatomy (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Neurotology Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Texas Medical Association