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Brian McKinnon

Brian McKinnon, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor and Vice Chair


Department: Otolaryngology

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Education

  • BS - Boston College
  • MD - Boston University School of Medicine
  • MBA - Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH - University of Memphis

Awards & Honors

  • Pinnacle Honor Society, University of Memphis (2015)
  • AAO-HNS/F Honor Award (2012)
  • Outstanding Professional Advisor Award, Hearing Loss Association of America (2009)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons
    • Geriatric Committee (2012 – present)
    • Implantable Hearing Device Committee (2012 – present)
    • Program Advisory Committee (2015 – present)
  • Fellow, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology
    • Treasurer, Newsletter Editor (2013 – present)
  • Fellow, American Neurotology Society
    • Audit Committee (2015 – present)
  • Fellow, American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Otological Society
  • North American Skull Base Society

Brian John McKinnon, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, is an internationally recognized neurotologist. He is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and in neurotology.

Dr. McKinnon graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, completed a surgical internship with the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and then spent five years as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon. He completed an otolaryngology residency at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, and a neurotology fellowship at the University of Virginia.

His military service (which included activity not only as a flight surgeon, but also as a physician for the White House medical unit), followed by a decade as an academic otolaryngologist, have been combined with advanced business knowledge obtained through his MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and specialized knowledge of statistics obtained through his MPH studies at the University of Memphis. While at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Dr. McKinnon became qualified as a hyperbaric chamber medical officer, and was the medical officer for the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Psychometric Testing Program.

As one of the medical officers for the Repatriated Prisoner of War Project, he co-authored and published his first peer reviewed article on the maximal exercise tolerance of repatriated prisoners of war. His operational tour was as the senior naval flight surgeon for Carrier Air Wing EIGHT, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. This assignment gave Dr. McKinnon the responsibility for the health and well-being of over 2,000 sailors and airmen and -women who made up Carrier Air Wing EIGHT. He provided health care services from the desert outside Fallon, Nevada, to the deserts of Kuwait along the Iraqi border, and from the waters of the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. In addition to earning his Surface Warfare (Medical Department Officer) “wings” during the tour, Dr. McKinnon became qualified as an FAA aeromedical examiner.

Dr. McKinnon has developed a national and international reputation in the areas of socioeconomics and business of cochlear implant programs, and in thin-film cochlear arrays. Reflecting these areas of expertise, he serves on the Audit Committees of the American Neurotology Society and the America Otological Society, and as a consultant for the ENT Medical Devices Advisory Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. Because of his efforts working with Cochlear America and Oticon Medical to increase access to coverage for bone-anchored hearing devices, Dr. McKinnon was appointed to the Tennessee Medical Society’s Insurance Issues Committee, and to the United Healthcare Physician Advisory Committee.

Fellowships

  • Neurotology - University of Virginia

Residencies

  • Otolaryngology - Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.

Internships

  • National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Brian John McKinnon, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, is an associate professor and vice chair in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and associate professor of neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has been involved in medical and resident teaching at the National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reid Army Medical Center Combined Otolaryngology Residency Program, Georgia Regents University, The Shea Ear Clinic and the University of Tennessee.

In addition to his scientific research on cochlear implants, he is known widely for his business contributions to the establishment of sustainable cochlear implant programs for adults and children; and he serves as a consultant to several organizations including the FDA.

Publications

Recent Publications

*indicates articles in medical peer-reviewed journals

"The Auditory Rehabilitation Outcomes Network: an international initiative to develop core sets of patient-centred outcome measures to assess interventions for hearing loss"
Tysome JR, Hill-Feltham P, Hodgetts WE, McKinnon BJ, Monksfield P, Sockalingham R, Johansson ML, Snik AF.
Clin Otolaryngol 2015;40(6): 512-515.

"Highly Flexible Silicone Coated Neural Array For Intracochlear Electrical Stimulation"
*Bhatti PT, van Beek-King J, Sharpe A, Crawford J, Tridandapani S, McKinnon B, Blake D
BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 109702, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/109702.

"Vibrant soundbridge in aural atresia: does severity matter?"
*McKinnon BJ, Dumon T, Hagen R, Lesinskas E, Mlynski R, Profant M, Spindel J, Van Beek-King J, Zernotti M
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;271(7):1917-21.

"Cochlear implantation in 13q deletion syndrome"
*Haskins A, Caten A, McKinnon BJ
Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Jan-Feb;35(1):56-8.

"Silicone Coated Thin Film Array Cochlear Implantation in a Feline Model"
*Van Beek-King JM, Bhatti PT, Blake D, Crawford J, McKinnon BJ
Otol Neurotol. 2014;35(1):e45-9.

"Subcutaneous Emphysema and Pneumocephaly as Complications of Middle Ear Implant and Cochlear Implant Surgery"
*Watts T, McKinnon BJ
Ear Nose Throat J. 2013 92(7):298-300.

"Chondroid Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor of the Temporal Bone"
*Fisher M, McKinnon BJ, Biddinger P, Folpe A
Otol Neurotol. 2013 Aug;34(6):e49-50.

"Bilateral cochlear Implantation in Bilateral Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis"
*Segel JM, McKinnon BJ
Cochlear Implants Int. 2013 Jun;14(3):178-180.

"Etiologies of Pediatric Craniofacial injuries: A Comparison of Injuries involving All Terrain Vehicles and Golf Carts"
*White LC, McKinnon BJ, Hughes CA
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Mar;77(3):414-7.

"Minimally invasive access to the posterior cranial fossa: an anatomical study comparing a retrosigmoidal endoscopic approach to a microscopic approach"
*Van Rompaey J, Bush C, McKinnon BJ, Solares CA
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2013 Jan;74(1):1-6.

"Retrolabyrinthine approach"
Van Beek-King JM, McKinnon BJ
Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Sep 2013;24(3):169-171.

"Middle cranial fossa approach with and without anterior petrosectomy"
Fisher M, McKinnon BJ
Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013;24(3):146-148.

"Candidate Thesis: Cochlear Implant Programs: Balancing Clinical and Financial Sustainability"
*McKinnon BJ
Laryngoscope. 2013;123(1):233-8.

Recent Book Chapters

"Cochlear Implants in the Geriatric Population"
Coelho DH, McKinnon BJ
In: Sataloff RT, Johns MM, Kost KM, eds. Geriatric Otolaryngology. 1st ed. New York, NY:Theime; 2015.

"Tinnitus in the Geriatric Population"
Shea PF, McKinnon BJ
In: Sataloff RT, Johns MM, Kost KM, eds. Geriatric Otolaryngology. 1st ed. New York, NY:Theime; 2015.

Section Editor, Otology/Neurotology
McKinnon BJ
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

"The Hearing Exam"
McKinnon BJ
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

"Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of the Temporal Bone"
Prosser JD, McKinnon BJ
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

"Meningiomas of the jugular foramen"
White LC, McKinnon BJ
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

"Vibrant Soundbridge: Application in Sensorineural Hearing Loss"
McKinnon BJ
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

"Benign Osteonecrosis of the Temporal Bone"
McKinnon BJ, Savage N, Bhatt N.
Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2013.

Presentations

Recent Poster Presentations

"Pulling on All Oars: Working Towards Obtaining Economic Sustainability in Hearing Implants"
Van Beek-King JM, McKinnon BJ
Poster Presentation, 45th Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, February 26-27, 2015, Memphis, Tenn.

"Nonmaleficence in the Management of Giant Cholestesteatoma: a Case Series"
Kazi AA, Van Beek-King JM, Solares CA, Patel SS, McKinnon BJ
Poster Presentation, American Academy Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, September 21-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

"Pulling on All Oars: Working Towards Obtaining Economic Sustainability in Hearing Implants"
Van Beek-King JM, McKinnon BJ
Poster Presentation, 2nd Combined Scientific Poster Session. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, 12-13 April 2013, Orlando, Fla.

"Thin Film Array Electrode Insertions in Cadaveric Feline Temporal Bones"
Van Beek-King JM, McKinnon BJ, Bhatti PT, Blake DT
Poster Presentation, Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, 24-26 January 2013, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Recent Presentations

"CI and BAHA in The US: Why is it such a mess?"
McKinnon BJ
Invited Panelist, Expanding Access to Cochlear Implantation, 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, June 7-11, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic

"Atraumaticity"
McKinnon BJ
Invited Speaker, MED-EL Temporal Bone Lab, Joseph B. Nadol Surgical Training Lab at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, April 23, 2015, Boston, Mass.

"The Present & Future of CI’s and Implantable Hearing Devices"
McKinnon BJ (Moderator & Presenter), Davis N, Domico E, MacDonald CB (Presenters). 45th Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, February 26-27, 2015, Memphis, Tenn.

“How Lucky can you be” (Case: What to do when a cochlear implant wont do?)
Sataloff R (Moderator), Carter J, Eibling DE, Kost K, McKinnon BJ, Parnes S, Tulunay-Ugur OE, (Panelists)
American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, January 23, 2015, San Diego, Cali.

CMS Update “Show me the money!”
McKinnon BJ
American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, January 23, 2015, San Diego, Calif.

"Middle Ear Implants in 2014"
McKinnon BJ
First Annual John Shea, Jr. Otology Course & Workshop. November 7-8, 2014 Memphis, TN.

Miniseminar: "Putting a New Spin on Things: Evidence-Based Management of Geriatric Dizziness"
Agrawal Y (Moderator), Wetmore S, McKinnon BJ
American Academy Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 21-24 September 2014, Orlando, Fla.

"To Operate or Not Too: How to Approach the Older Patient"
Tulunay-Ugur OE (Moderator), McKinnon BJ, Edelstein DR, Hartig GK
Instruction Course: American Academy Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 21-24 September, Orlando, Fla.

"Dismal Economics: Robot Assisted Surgeries in Otolaryngology"
McKinnon BJ (presenter), Cantwell LP
Session: Best of Oral Submissions, American Academy Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 21-24 September, Orlando, Fla.

"Panel Discussion: Health Economics & Benefits around the World"
Moderators: Baumgartner WD, McKinnon B. Panelists: Edfeldt L, Backous D, Fraysse BG, O’Donoghue G, Butler I
13th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies (CI 2014). June 18-21, Munich, Germany

"Micro computed tomography imaging of a silicone coated thin-film polymeric electrode array in the feline cochlear"
Bhatti P (presenter), Tridandapani S, Van Beek-King J, McKinnon B, Blake D
13th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies (CI 2014). June 18-21, Munich, Germany

"Micro magnetic stimulation of the feline cochlear"
Blake D (presenter), Bhatti P, Jessica Van Beek-King, Jonathan Crawford, McKinnon B
13th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies (CI 2014). June 18-21, Munich, Germany

The Benefit of Geriatric Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
McKinnon BJ, Webster JA, Segel J (Presenter), Mowry S
29th Politzer Society, 14-16 November 2013, Antalya, Turkey

"QALY? DALY? Which should be used for Single Sided Deafness?"
McKinnon BJ
29th Politzer Society, 14-16 November 2013, Antalya, Turkey

"Socioeconomics of Active Middle Ear Implants"
McKinnon BJ
Part of Panel: "Active Middle Ear Implants"
Akin I (Chair), Jenkins H (Moderator), Lassaleta L, Hausler R, Barbara M, Bayazit Y, Ibanez LG, McKinnon BJ
29th Politzer Society, 14-16 November 2013, Antalya, Turkey

"Older Golf Cart and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Craniofacial Injuries"
Pate MB, McKinnon BJ
Poster Presentation: American Academy Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 29 September- 2 October 2013, Vancouver, B.C.

Auditory Neurotology: "Understanding Presbycusis"
McKinnon BJ (Moderator),  Backous DB, Francis HW, Gates GA
Miniseminar: American Academy Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 29 September- 2 October 2013, Vancouver, B.C.

"To Operate or Not: How to Approach the Older Patient"
Tulunay-Ugur OE (Moderator), Sataloff RT, Kost KM,  Eibling DE, McKinnon BJ, Edelstein DR, Hartig GK
Miniseminar: American Academy Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 29 September- 2 October 2013, Vancouver, B.C.

"Silicone Coated Thin Film Array Cochlear Implantation in a Feline Model"
Van Beek-King JM (presenter), McKinnon BJ, Bhatti PT, Blake DT
American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting, 12-13 April 2013, Orlando, Fla.

"Vibrant soundbridge® in atresia patients"
McKinnon BJ
25th Course on Microsurgery of the Middle Ear, February 25 - 27, 2013 Würzburg, Germany.

"Vestibular Disorders"
McKinnon BJ
Temporal Bone Dissection and Otology Update Symposium, Georgia Regents University, February 8-9, 2013, Augusta, Ga.

"Vibrant Soundbrige in aural atresia: How does atresia severity matter?"
McKinnon B, Dumon T, Lesinskas E, Hagen R, Mlynski R, Profant M, Spindel J, Van Beek J (presenter).
Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, 24-26 January 2013, Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Osler Institute - Otolarynology Board Review Course
McKinnon BJ, Guest Lecturer
January 14, 2013, Atlanta, Ga.

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


Practice Office

Department of Otolaryngology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5530
Fax: 215.762.5540