- Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital (2015-2016), Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery
- Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2010-2015), Otolaryngology
- Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine (2006-2010)
Ashleigh Halderman, M.D.
- Nose & Sinus (Rhinology) Disorders
- Skull Base Tumors
Ashleigh Halderman, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at UT Southwestern. She specializes in rhinology and skull base surgery.
After receiving her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Halderman completed her residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. She then performed a fellowship in rhinology and skull base surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Halderman graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University. In medical school, she graduated cum laude and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Meet Dr. Halderman
Otolaryngologist in Dallas
Otolaryngologist Ashleigh Halderman, M.D., combines expertise in endoscopic techniques with a passion for collaboration – both with patients and colleagues at UT Southwestern – to provide the best health outcomes possible.
Dr. Halderman specializes in rhinology and skull base surgery, providing comprehensive medical and surgical management of diseases and tumors of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and skull base (the bone that separates the brain from other structures in the head).
She emphasizes the importance of partnering with her patients and giving them the information they need to understand their disease and treatment options.
“I guide them in the process of making educated decisions about treatment,” she says. “It’s crucial that patients participate in their own treatment decisions. It’s their life, their health. I strive to give them the tools they need to make informed choices.”
Expert in Complex Skull Base Surgery
When performing complex procedures such as skull base surgery, Dr. Halderman works closely with her colleagues in neurosurgery and radiology to achieve optimal outcomes for patients.
Thanks to improved technology, the skull base – and tumors that form there – are now much more accessible, Dr. Halderman is skilled in advancements such as minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, which involve inserting instruments through the nose to access the hard-to-reach areas of the skull base.
“With the endoscopic approach, you can look at a patient and not even know he or she had such significant surgery because it’s all done on the inside,” she says.
In addition to skill and detailed knowledge of the anatomy, operating in small, delicate locations like the nasal cavity or skull base requires the use of every cutting-edge technology that’s available to make procedures as safe and effective as possible, Dr. Halderman notes.
For example, she performs image-guided surgery with the use of an innovative surgical navigation system that helps illuminate her path. She also uses the latest technology for in-office procedures such as balloon sinus dilation and steroid-eluting stents for select patients.
Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Halderman AA, Stokken J, Sindwani R(Ed.) (2015), Jew Jersey, Springer
International Textbook of Otolaryngologic Principles and Practice
Halderman AA, Chute D, Sindwani R(Ed.) (2014), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, JP Brothers Medical Publishers
- Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Superior semicircular canal dehiscence: congenital or acquired condition?
Nadgir RN, Ozonoff A, Devaiah AK, Halderman AA, Sakai O AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2011 May 32 5 947-9
Chronic granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis: an evolving approach to management.
Halderman A, Shrestha R, Sindwani R International forum of allergy & rhinology 2014 Apr 4 4 280-3
Pathological review of turbinate tissue from functional nasal surgery: incurring costs without adding quality.
Rajasekaran K, Haffey T, Halderman A, Hoschar AP, Sindwani R Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Sep 151 3 503-7
Safety and length of benefit of restylane for office-based injection medialization-a retrospective review of one institution's experience.
Halderman AA, Bryson PC, Benninger MS, Chota R Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2014 Sep 28 5 631-5
Surgical management of vasomotor rhinitis: a systematic review.
Halderman A, Sindwani R American journal of rhinology & allergy 2015 Mar-Apr 29 2 128-34
Hemorrhagic Complications of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
Halderman AA, Sindwani R, Woodard TD Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2015 Oct 48 5 783-93
Attitudes on and usage of balloon catheter technology in rhinology: A survey of the American Rhinologic Society.
Halderman AA, Stokken J, Momin SR, Smith TL, Sindwani R American journal of rhinology & allergy 2015 Sep-Oct 29 5 389-93
Immunomodulators in the Treatment of Nasal Polyposis.
Halderman AA, Lane AP Advances in oto-rhino-laryngology 2016 79 103-13
Reversal of cigarette smoke extract-induced sinonasal epithelial cell barrier dysfunction through Nrf2 Activation.
Tharakan A, Halderman AA, Lane AP, Biswal S, Ramanathan M International forum of allergy & rhinology 2016 Aug
Strategies for Improving Visualization During Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.
Stokken JK, Halderman A, Recinos PF, Woodard TD, Sindwani R Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2016 Feb 49 1 131-40
The effect of middle turbinate resection on topical drug distribution into the paranasal sinuses.
Halderman AA, Stokken J, Sindwani R International forum of allergy & rhinology 2016 Jun
Variation in Delivery of Sinus Surgery in the Medicaid Population across Ethnicities.
Woodard T, Sindwani R, Halderman AA, Holy CE, Gurrola J Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2016 May 154 5 944-50
F508del genotype in endoscopic sinus surgery: do differences in outcomes exist between genotypic subgroups?
Halderman AA, West N, Benke J, Roxbury CR, Lin SY International forum of allergy & rhinology 2017 Feb
Genetic and Immune Dysregulation in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
Halderman A, Lane AP Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2017 Feb 50 1 13-28
- Superior semicircular canal dehiscence: congenital or acquired condition?
- Nose & Sinus (Rhinology) Disorders
- Skull Base Tumors
- Pituitary Tumors