David J. Eisenman, MD


Otologist/Neurotologist, Director, Otology/Neurotology, Professor of Head & Neck Surgery

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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Languages: English, Hebrew

Gender: Male


UMMC Adult Otorhinolaryngology

16 South Eutaw Street
Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-6866

FAX: 410-328-0889

About Me

Dr. Eisenman specializes in diseases of the ear and lateral skull base, including evaluation and treatment, including surgical treatment, of hearing loss, balance and vestibular disorders, facial nerve paralysis, chronic ear infections, and skull base tumors.

Some of the more specific conditions Dr. Eisenman commonly treats are:

  • Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)
  • Bell's palsy
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Eardrum perforation
  • Ear and temporal bone trauma
  • Meniere's disease
  • Migraine-associated vertigo
  • Otosclerosis

He has gained international recognition for his approach to diagnosing and treating pulsatile tinnitus, a condition in which patients continuously hear rhythmic pulsing, thumping or whooshing noise inside their ears that is likely from their heartbeat. He has helped increase awareness of surgical treatment for sigmoid sinus diverticulum and dehiscence, a common cause of pulsatile tinnitus.

Dr. Eisenman became director of the Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Program at University of Maryland School of Medicine in July 2005. Prior to joining UMMC, he served two years as the chief of otology and neurotology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also spent three years in private practice in Washington, D.C. At Walter Reed, he was instrumental in the creation of a cochlear implant program and a multidisciplinary, integrated balance disorder center. He has given numerous lectures on topics related to hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders.

While at Yale University School of Medicine, from which he earned his medical degree, Dr. Eisenman was awarded the Logan-Clendening Traveling Fellowship for his research on the history of medicine. He spent an additional year at Yale working in the Laboratory of Developmental Respiratory Neurophysiology. He then completed two years of general surgery training at the New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center and four years in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. From there, he received fellowship training in neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan, where he also performed and published research on recovery from inner ear and vestibular injuries and cochlear implantation.

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