Biography: William Colby Brown, MD
Certifications & Memberships
- Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship | Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery - University Of North Carolina Health Care (2019 - 2020)
Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2014 - 2019)
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2014)
Harvard University (2007)
William Colby Brown, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained otolaryngology (ENT) specialist at University Hospitals. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all ear, nose and throat conditions including ear infections, hearing issues and throat and swallowing problems. In addition, he has a special clinical interest in diseases of the sinuses and skull base as well as nasal airway concerns and is fellowship-trained in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery. Dr. Brown treats patients of all ages.
After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Brown worked for several years as a medicinal chemist until he switched fields to pursue a career in medicine. He earned his medical doctorate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine followed by a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Brown then completed a one-year fellowship in rhinology and skull based surgery at one of the preeminent skull base centers in the country, the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Brown is well published in peer-reviewed journals with a research focus on the treatment and cost of chronic sinusitis. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, and the North American Skull Base Society.
Patient Experience Reviews
Dr Brown is amazing ***
I am a new patient and found Dr Brown to be friendly and respectful. He thoroughly explained my condition and test results and ordered an MRI to rule out any underlying cause for my problem. I felt I was in good hands with Dr Brown and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone who needed his services.
I have received most of my medical care from a different hospital system, not UH. I made an appointment with Dr Brown because he was recommended to me. I found him to be an excellent doctor. He treated me and solved my problem. I will certainly return to him if I need to. I am considering transferring to other doctors in this system, because of my very favorable impression of Dr Brown.
Dr. Brown is a wonderful doctor. He was thorough and listened to my frustrations with chronic ear, nose and throat issues.
Dr Brown and nurse *** were amazing! I received wonderful care . Office staff are good too !
EXCELLENT DR Brown and his associates took great care of me through the whole appt
I would recommend Dr Brown to anyone that needed an ENT Dr.
University Hospital is fortunate to have Dr. Brown and his staff as healthcare providers. I have referred Dr. Brown to several family members and friends.
Everyone was professional and Friendly!!!
I like Dr. Brown VERY much. His care was excellent.
This was my second visit with Dr. Brown regarding my ears and hearing. I am very pleased to become his patient.
Great doctor and staff
This was my first visit with Dr. Brown. He is really good!! I will stay with him. He explained something about my one medication and how to use it and it has fixed a problem with my runny nose. Good consultation about the possibility of future treatment.
Absolutely wonderful Dr ., the nurse was wonderful and so was the office staff ! Highly recommend this Dr Brown and nurse Trista !
It was a good experience!! Good bed side manner! Took time to explain my concerns
This doctor is one of the best I have been to - he was respectful - not condescending like so many I have been to at UH - he listened to my questions, answered all of them, explained everything very clearly - he treated me like a person, not a diagnosis - he is someone I would definitely go back to
Very good and caring doctor and staff.
Dr Brown was was nice and caring ..would recommend him to people
I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Brown, his nurse and all the staff.
Dr. Brown was so kind, patient and thorough. Excellent doctor!!!
Great care and professional. Dr Brown and his staff take my concerns seriously
Great Doctor, very caring and informative. Office staff were all great and courteous. Nice place to visit when needing medical help.
This provider is willing to help me figure out what is causing my symptoms, even though it isn't obvious yet.
*** and Dr Brown were very polite, Informative and helped me and my condition. The receptionist was very friendly.
Excellent Doctor and staff
Very good visit,everybody are nice.
Dr. Brown and his nurse *** gave me the best care, they new I was anxious with every appointment and eased any concerns I had.
Good Experience thank you
Dr Brown and *** are extremely a credit to UH.
Very pleased with my visit.
Dr. Brown and his staff, especially ***, were wonderful. They answered all my questions and took the time I needed to prepare me for surgery.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Brown. He was very nice and easy to talk to. He listened to everything I told him about the history of my ear and he answered all of my questions. Staff was very, very nice.
Good explanation of problems and treatments. Friendly and concerned.
First time visit, was very well pleased.
I've always been well satisfied.
Always good with Dr. Brown and staff
Dr. Brown and the staff are all very nice and helpful. I appreciate that everything I needed to know was explained to me clearly.
Dr. Brown is an excellent doctor. He is very personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him. Very pleased with my office visits.
Dr. Brown was thorough and made me feel comfortable. Excellent care
Great doctor and staff very pleasant
The provider was excellent, the automated system for appointments for the ENT group not so much.
Dr. Brown and *** are the best
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As of December 31, 2016, William Colby Brown did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.