Brent A. Senior, MD, FACS, FARS

Professor of Otolaryngology/Neurosurgery

Vice Chair of Academics & Outreach
Nathaniel and Sheila Harris Distinguished Professor
Chief, Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Specialty:

Endoscopic minimally invasive management of sinusitis, CSF rhinorrhea, and tumors of the anterior skull base; surgical management of sleep apnea and snoring; allergy.

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484 opt. 2
  • Surgery Scheduler: Ali Turner (919) 966-8961
  • Nurse: Ebony Walker, LPN (984) 974-3515
  • Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Bogie (919) 966-3344

Education:

  • MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 1990
  • Residency: General Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1990-1991
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, The Combined Otolaryngology Training Program of Bostron University and Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1991-1995
  • Fellowship: Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1995-1996

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Chief, Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2008-present
  • Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, UNC, 2008-present
  • Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2015-present
  • Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2008-2015
  • Associate Professor, Chief, Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2001-2008
  • Associate Professor, Director of Rhinology & Sinus Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology/Head&Neck Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, 1999-2001
  • Senior Staff Surgeon, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Specializing in Management of Sinus Disease & Sleep Disorders, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1996-99

Recent Honors:

  • Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, 2009-present
  • Nathaniel and Sheila Harris Distinguished Professor – June 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award – 2010 : American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Guest of Honor, New York Rhinology Meeting, May 16, 2008, New York, New York
  • Presidential Citation, Triologic Society, May 1, 2008, Orlando, Florida
  • Best Doctors in America, USA and North Carolina, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Medal for People’s Health, from the Minister of Health of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 24, 2007.
  • Sam Sanders Basic Science Research Award, Discovering Eotaxin at the Frontier of Sinusitis. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Toronto, September, 2006
  • Freshman Basic Science Course Award, 2006-7, University of North Carolina Medical School, August 16, 2006
  • People’s Medal, Peoples Committee HCMC, Vietnam for service to people of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March, 2006
  • Humanitarian of the Year, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, September, 2005
  • Unlocking Possibilities Award, BrainLab, AG, Munich, Germany, 2004, 2005
  • Who’s Who in America, 2001, 2004
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2004

Recent Publications:

  • Rhee JS, Weaver EM, Park SS, Baker SR, Hilger PA, Kriet JD, Murakami C, Senior BA, Rosenfeld RM, DiVittorio D. Clinical consensus statement: Diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jul;143(1):48-59.PMID: 20620619 [PubMed – in process]Related citations.
  • Ebert C, Senior B. A review of minimally invasive pituitary surgery: the evolution from maximally to minimally invasive surgery. Otorinolaringol. 2009;59:97-105.
  • Hua X, Zeman KL, Zhou B, Hua Q, Senior BA, Tilley SL, Bennett WD. Noninvasive real-time measurement of nasal mucociliary clearance in mice by pinhole gamma scintigraphy. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jan;108(1):189-96. Epub 2009 Oct 1.PMID: 19797687 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Related Citations.
  • Garcia GJ, Rhee JS, Senior BA, Kimbell JS. Septal deviation and nasal resistance: an investigation using virtual surgery and computational fluid dynamics. AM J Rhinol Allergy. 2010 Jan-Feb;24(1):e46-53.PMID: 20109325 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Related citations.
  • Marple BF, Stringer SP, Batra PS, Bhattacharyya N, Chiu AG, CItardi MJ, Han JK, Kern RC, Kingdom TT, Lane AP, Orlandi RR, Ryan MW, Senior BA, Stewart MG; Task Force of the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee. Going to the next level: health care’s evolving expectations for evidence. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Nov;141(5):551-4. Epub 2009 Oct 1.PMID: 19861188 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations.
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