Medical School

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School , 2006 , Worcester , MA


  • Upstate Medical University , 2011 , Syracuse , NY


Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA


Dr. Jacob Brodsky completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was invited to join the staff in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital following his fellowship in 2012.

Although experienced in all facets of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dr. Brodsky’s primary area of clinical expertise is in the medical and surgical management of pediatric middle and inner ear disease, including hearing loss, congenital ossicular anomalies, cholesteatoma, and chronic otitis media. He is trained in endoscopic ear surgery (EES), which allows most ear surgeries to be performed entirely through the ear canal in a minimally invasive fashion with less pain and a quicker recovery than traditional, microscope-based ear surgery.

Dr. Brodsky is also an expert on the management of pediatric vestibular and balance disorders. He directs the Balance and Vestibular Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is one of only a handful of dedicated pediatric vestibular programs in North America.


  • American Board of Otolaryngology


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  1. Wang A, Zhou G, Lipson S, Kawai K, Corcoran M, Brodsky JR. Multifactorial Characteristics of Pediatric Dizziness and Imbalance. Laryngoscope. 2020 Aug 18. View abstract
  2. Lipson S, Wang A, Corcoran M, Zhou G, Brodsky JR. Severe motion sickness in infants and children. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2020 Sep; 28:176-179. View abstract
  3. Knoll RM, Lubner RJ, Brodsky JR, Wong K, Jung DH, Remenschneider AK, Herman SD, Kozin ED. Auditory Quality-of-Life Measures in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury and Normal Pure Tone Audiometry. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Dec; 163(6):1250-1254. View abstract
  4. Pauna HF, Knoll RM, Lubner RJ, Brodsky JR, Cushing SL, Hyppolito MA, Nadol JB, Remenschneider AK, Kozin ED. Histopathological changes to the peripheral vestibular system following meningitic labyrinthitis. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2020 Apr; 5(2):256-266. View abstract
  5. Lipson S, O'Shea R, Gibbons S, Zhou G, Brodsky J. Evolution of Cochlear implant mapping and vestibular function in a pediatric case of Labyrinthitis. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Feb 05; 49(1):7. View abstract
  6. Brodsky JR, Kaur K, Shoshany T, Manganella J, Barrett D, Kawai K, Murray M, Licameli G, Albano V, Stolzer A, Kenna M. Torticollis in children with enlarged vestibular aqueducts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Apr; 131:109862. View abstract
  7. Brodsky JR, Lipson S, Bhattacharyya N. Prevalence of Pediatric Dizziness and Imbalance in the United States. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Feb; 162(2):241-247. View abstract
  8. Knoll RM, Ishai R, Lubner RJ, Trakimas DR, Brodsky JR, Jung DH, Rauch SD, Nadol JB, Remenschneider AK, Kozin ED. Peripheral Vestibular Organ Degeneration After Temporal Bone Fracture: A Human Otopathology Study. Laryngoscope. 2020 03; 130(3):752-760. View abstract
  9. Zhou G, Goutos C, Lipson S, Brodsky J. Clinical significance of spontaneous nystagmus in pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Aug; 111:103-107. View abstract
  10. Zhou G, Goutos C, Lipson S, Brodsky J. Range of Peak Head Velocity in Video Head Impulse Testing for Pediatric Patients. Otol Neurotol. 2018 06; 39(5):e357-e361. View abstract
  11. Brodsky JR, Shoshany TN, Lipson S, Zhou G. Peripheral Vestibular Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Concussion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 08; 159(2):365-370. View abstract
  12. Brodsky J, Kaur K, Shoshany T, Lipson S, Zhou G. Benign paroxysmal migraine variants of infancy and childhood: Transitions and clinical features. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2018 Jul; 22(4):667-673. View abstract
  13. Brodsky JR, Lipson S, Wilber J, Zhou G. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Features and Response to Therapy in 110 Pediatric Patients. Otol Neurotol. 2018 03; 39(3):344-350. View abstract
  14. Brodsky JR, Choi SS. Should children with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct be restricted from playing contact sports? Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2219-2220. View abstract
  15. Rosenblatt SD, Wolter NE, Siegele B, Brodsky JR. Primary parotid lymphoma presenting as a recurrent cystic mass: A case report. Laryngoscope. 2018 04; 128(4):998-1001. View abstract
  16. Brodsky JR, Irace AL, Didas A, Watters K, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Teratoma of the neonatal head and neck: A 41-year experience. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:66-71. View abstract
  17. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Zhou G. Vestibular neuritis in children and adolescents: Clinical features and recovery. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Apr; 83:104-8. View abstract
  18. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Zhou G. Evaluation and management of vestibular migraine in children: Experience from a pediatric vestibular clinic. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2016 Jan; 20(1):85-92. View abstract
  19. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Kawai K, Kenna M, Zhou G. Peripheral vestibular loss detected in pediatric patients using a smartphone-based test of the subjective visual vertical. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Dec; 79(12):2094-8. View abstract
  20. Brodsky JR, Cunningham MJ. Letter to the Editor regarding "Tonsillectomy versus Tonsillotomy: A Study of Parental Preference". Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Oct; 79(10):1788-9. View abstract
  21. Hamilton SS, Zhou G, Brodsky JR. Video head impulse testing (VHIT) in the pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Aug; 79(8):1283-7. View abstract
  22. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Kenna MA, Zhou G. Subjective visual vertical testing in children and adolescents. Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar; 126(3):727-31. View abstract
  23. Zhou G, Brodsky JR. Objective vestibular testing of children with dizziness and balance complaints following sports-related concussions. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun; 152(6):1133-9. View abstract
  24. Remenschneider AK, Lookabaugh S, Aliphas A, Brodsky JR, Devaiah AK, Dagher W, Grundfast KM, Heman-Ackah SE, Rubin S, Sillman J, Tsai AC, Vecchiotti M, Kujawa SG, Lee DJ, Quesnel AM. Otologic outcomes after blast injury: the Boston Marathon experience. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Dec; 35(10):1825-34. View abstract
  25. Brodsky JR, Mejico LJ, Giraud A, Woods CI. Impairment of habituation of the auditory brain stem response in migrainous vertigo. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 May; 122(5):308-15. View abstract
  26. Brodsky JR, Tatum SA, Kelley RT. Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis in a patient with sarcoidosis. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Nov; 126(11):1182-5. View abstract
  27. Brodsky J. Management of benign skin lesions commonly affecting the face: actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, and rosacea. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Aug; 17(4):315-20. View abstract
  28. Poissant SF, Beaudoin F, Huang J, Brodsky J, Lee DJ. Impact of cochlear implantation on speech understanding, depression, and loneliness in the elderly. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Aug; 37(4):488-94. View abstract
  29. Brodsky JR, Kim DY, Jiang Z. Cervical lipoblastoma: case report, review of literature, and genetic analysis. Head Neck. 2007 Nov; 29(11):1055-60. View abstract
  30. Brodsky JR, Smith TW, Litofsky S, Lee DJ. Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle. Am J Otolaryngol. 2006 Jul-Aug; 27(4):271-4. View abstract