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Dr. Brian S. Chen

Dr. Chen is a fellowship trained Neurotologist and has a special interest in hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders. He is a native of Irvine, California but moved away to the east coast to complete his undergraduate degree with honors at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  Following his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, he returned to California and completed an ACGME accredited Neurotology fellowship at the world-renowned House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. 


He moved to El Paso by way of the Army and enjoys utilizing his unique skill-set to help the Southwest community.  He and his wife love the Southwest and are settled in with their three children. 


His primary practice interests include cochlear implantations, hearing restoration and chronic ear surgeries, treatment of balance disorders and acoustic neuroma surgery.




M.D.| Major, Medical Corps | Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology

Select Publications


Roberts SD, Slattery WH, Chen BS, Otto S, Schwartz MS, Lekovic GP.  'Compassionate Use' Protocol for Auditory Brainstem Implantation: Early House Ear Institute Experience. Cochlear Implants International. 2017:18(1):57-62

Roberts DS, Otto S, Chen BS, Peng K, Schwartz MS, Brackmann DE, House JW.  Tinnitus Suppression after auditory brainstem implantation in NF2 patients.  Otol Neurotology. 2017:38(1):118-122


Chen BS, House JW, Crawford JV.  Laser myringoplasty for tympanic membrane retraction. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 February;95(2): E47


Chen BS, Roberts DS, Lekovic GP.  Endoscopic Assisted Middle Fossa Craniotomy for Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma.  J Neurological Surg Rep. 2016:77(1):e001-7.


Chen BS, Linthicum FH. Otosclerosis without stapes fixation.  Otol Neurotol. 2015: 36(8): e140-141

Schwartz SR, Chen BS. The role of preoperative imaging for cochlear implantation in postlingually deafened adults. Otol Neurotology. 2014; 35(9):1536-40

Lin JS, Gupta S, Chen BS, McRackan TR.  Otology and Neurotology.  In: Lin HW, Roberts DS, Harris JP eds. Cummings Review of Otolaryngology. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/Elsevier Publishing Co

Chen BS, Luxford WM. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. In: McRackan TR and Brackmann DE eds. Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide. 1st ed.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc

Chen BS, Slattery WH. Neurofibromatosis Type 2. In: McRackan TR and Brackmann DE eds. Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide. 1st ed.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc

Chen BS, Bevans SE, Crawford JV. Congenital mixed hearing loss. In: Kountakis SE, eds. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 1st ed. Springer

Education & Training Experience


House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, CA​ Otology/Neurotology Clinical Fellow

Board Certified American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery


Madigan Army Medical Center Residency in Otolaryngology


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda​  MD


United States Military Academy, West Point  BS with honors

2014 - 2016


2009 - 2014





Professional Societies & Activities


Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation


Associate Member, American Neurotology Society

Society of Military Otolaryngologists

The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Invited reviewer: Otology & Neurotology


Invited reviewer: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Visiting Professor: 27th Annual Temporal Bone Course, Brook Army Medical Center, February 2017

Practice & Experience


Southwest Ear Nose and Throat Consultants, PA

Otology / Neurotology physician when on leave from US Army

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Chief, ENT Surgery Clinic

2017 - Present


2016 - Present

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