Biography

Brandon Isaacson, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as Co-Director of UT Southwestern's Comprehensive Skull Base Program. Dr. Isaacson also chairs the Otolaryngology Resident Selection Committee.

 

Dr. Isaacson earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he served as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of Michigan, as well as a fellowship at Houston's Baylor College of Medicine, where he received advanced training in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. He also holds a B.S. in chemistry (summa cum laude) from Georgia's Armstrong State University.

A Fellow of the American Neurotology Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Isaacson is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and neurotology.

Dr. Isaacson's research interests include cochlear implants, endoscopic ear surgery, acoustic neuroma, petrous apex lesions, and paraganglioma. His clinical interests include all aspects of otology and neurotology, with a special focus on skull base surgery.

He has authored over 90 scientific articles, contributed to more than 30 book chapters, and delivered numerous international, national, and regional presentations, lectures, and professional courses. He also serves as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and serves on the editorial board of Otology & Neurotology. He has been awarded the UT Southwestern Chief Resident Appreciation Award in 2008, 2012, and 2017 for excellence in resident education and advocacy. Dr. Isaacson received the Honor Award in 2010 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2012 from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation. In addition to these awards, Dr. Isaacson has served on the task force for new materials and as a board examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Isaacson was inducted as a fellow into the Triological Society in 2018.

 

Education

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), Otology/neurotology/skull Base Surgery

Research Interest

  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Cochlear implants
  • Endoscopic ear surgery
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Skull base paraganglioma
  • Skull base tumors

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Chief Resident Appreciation Award
    Resident Clinical Leadership and Teaching Award (2017)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award
    (2014)
  • Chief Resident Appreciation Award
    Resident Clinical Leadership and Teaching Award (2012)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award
    Honor Awards are part of the American Academy’ of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery's system for recognizing meritorious service. (2010)
  • Chief Resident Appreciation Award
    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

  • International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery (2014)
  • Politzer Society (2014)
  • Otosclerosis Study Group (2012)
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology (2011)
  • Dallas Association of Otolarygology (2010)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Neurotology Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Texas Medical Association