Brandon Isaacson, M.D., is a 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 at 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.
Dr. Isaacson is board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and neurotology. He is a Fellow of the American Neurotology Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. In 2018, he was also inducted as a Fellow of the Triological Society.
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 serves as a reviewer for a number of academic journals as well as on the editorial board of Otology & Neurotology.
Dr. Isaacson has been awarded the UT Southwestern Chief Resident Appreciation Award for excellence in resident education and advocacy in 2008, 2012, and 2017. From the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, he received the Honor Award in 2010, and the Distinguished Service Award in 2012 . Dr. Isaacson has also served on the task force for new materials and as a board examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology.