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Beginning July 1, 2015 the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill will be welcoming Drs. J. Madison Clark and Brian D. Thorp. Dr. Clark will be joining our division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, and Dr. Thorp will be an addition to our division of Rhinology, Allergy and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.



Dr. Clark

Dr. J. Madison Clark completed his undergraduate studies in 1987 at Duke University in North Carolina and then attended Medical School at the Bowman Gray/Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1995. After graduating, Dr. Clark went on to complete his one year internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. Dr. Clark also completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001. Dr. Clark is double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Following his fellowship Dr. Clark joined the University of South Carolina in Charleston until he partnered with Alamance ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Burlington, NC in 2002. Since partnering with Alamance ENT, Dr. Clark has also been an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC. In 2014, Dr. Clark opened his own practice, J.Madison Clark, MD, PLLC in Burlington. His practice at UNC will concentrate on cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, as he will join his mentor, Dr. William Shockley, as well as work with Dr. Andrea Jarchow.

Cosmetic Procedures Performed by Dr. Clark:
– Rhinoplasty
– Facelift
– Browlift
– Blepharoplasty
– Otoplasty
– Laser Resurfacing
– Neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin, etc.)
– Fillers (Restylane, Radiesse, etc.)

Reconstructive Procedures Performed by Dr. Clark:
– Skin Cancer (Mohs) Reconstruction
– Functional Blepharoplasty
– Functional Browlift
– Facial Paralysis Reconstruction
– Nasal Valve Surgery and Revision Neuroplasty
– Ptosis Repair



Dr. Thorp

Brian D. Thorp, MD completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison University with Honors Scholar Distinction, followed by medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then went on to complete residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Following residency he completed fellowship training at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in Advanced Rhinology, Endoscopic/Open Skull Base Surgery and Oncology. His fellowship training emphasized endoscopic and open management of complex sinonasal and skull base pathologies including benign and malignant neoplasia, encephalocele, and cerebrospinal fluid leakage while providing advanced training in functional endoscopic sinus surgery. His practice will be dedicated to the management of sinonasal and skull base disease with an emphasis on pathologies requiring either endoscopic or open surgical techniques. His addition will facilitate continued growth of an already robust and complex endoscopic and open skull base practice lead by Dr. Thorp’s mentor, Dr. Adam Zanation.

Conditions Treated by Dr. Thorp:
– Benign and malignant skull base tumors
– Pituitary tumors
– Encephaloceles
– Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
– Chronic sinus disease
– Allergic fungal sinusitis

Surgeries Performed by Dr. Thorp:
– Endoscopic/open skull base tumor surgery
– Minimally invasive pituitary surgery
– Encephalocele repair and management of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
– Primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery
– Nasal airway surgery