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Harold C. Pillsbury, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Emeritus Chair, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Specialty:

Neurotology, cochlear implantation, mastoid and tympanic membrane concerns.

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Phyllis Dixon (919) 966-9153
  • Nurse: Kathy Tommerdahl (984) 974-3518
  • Administrative Coordinator: Dawn Wilson (919) 843-7091

Education:

  • MD: George Washington University, 1972
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1972-1973
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1974-1976
  • Fellowship: Katonsspital, Zurich, Switzerland, 1977

Professional Experience:

  • Emeritus Chair, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2018-present
  • Chair, UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2001-2018
  • Thomas J. Dark Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 1991-2018
  • Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 1986-present
  • Associate Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 1982-1986
  • Associate Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Yale University, 1981-1982
  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Yale University, 1977-1981

Recent Honors:

  • President, American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (The Triological Society), 2007-2008
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, George Washington University. This is the highest form of recognition given by GWU and the George Washington Alumni Association to alumni on an annual basis. Each recipient has made a lasting impact on society through outstanding professional, voluntary, or philanthropic accomplishments. Washington, DC, May 20, 2006.
  • President, American Board of Otolaryngology, April 2004 – April 2006
  • Daniel C. Baker Lectureship. Laryngology Fellowships: Future Directions in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Meeting of the American Laryngological Association, Boca Raton, FL, May 13, 2005.
  • James A. Harrill Lectureship. Current Controversies and Progress in Cochlear Implantation. Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, April 22, 2005.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award. Given annually by the UNC School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association, the award recognizes excellence in teaching, contributions to medicine, leadership in physician continuing education and efforts to improve communication among alumni, faculty and North Carolina residents. Presented on April 15, 2005.

Recent Publications:

For recent publications, please visit Dr. Pillsbury’s PubMed listing.