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William Colby Brown, MD

William Colby Brown, MD

Office Locations

UH Parma Medical Arts Building 1 (11 mi.)

6681 Ridge Rd
Medical Arts Cntr 1 Ste 205
Parma, OH 44129
216-844-6000

Biography: William Colby Brown, MD

Expertise

  • CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Leak Repair
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Sinus Disease
  • Skull Base Surgery

Certifications & Memberships

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education

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)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2014)

Undergraduate
Harvard University (2007)

About

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.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 172 Ratings
(5)
5/2/2024

EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN

(5)
5/2/2024

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!

(5)
5/1/2024

Dr. Brown has been really helpful so far, working with me to try to improve problems I have had for years that other providers have just brushed off. I feel good about working with him to improve my health.

(5)
5/1/2024

Absolutely the best summation of my visit I've ever seen in my 75 years. Summary sent to my primary doctor. Doctor was also excellent in all respects during my visit. This was my first experience with this doctor. Overall Great experience and great doctor.

(5)
5/1/2024

DR BROWN WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND DID A PROCEDURE WHILE I WAS IN THE OFFICE WHICH HELPED ME FEELBETTER AFTERWARD. HE IS VERY KIND AND I AM GLAD I WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM WHENEVER I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY NOSE.

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr. Brown was the most compassionate and caring doctor that I have encountered within University Hospitals. He listened intently, was obviously knowledgeable and took the time to discuss other medical issues that I have been concerned about. This appointment was incredibly refreshing and gave me hope. Dr. Brown's active listening skills and care are exemplary. The office staff are also amazing! I met with a wonderful assistant afterward and she too treated me with the utmost care and compassion. Since moving back to *** I have felt as though doctors don't care about women over 60 years of age and/or many make assumptions without taking the time to listen. Many years ago, a wonderful doctor like Dr. Brown told me that if a doctor listens long enough, they can usually diagnose the problem and if they listen a bit longer, they can more readily develop an effective treatment plan. Dr. Brown exemplifies this!

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr. Brown is the best!

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr Brown is an excellent doctor. He explained everything he was doing and told me what my options were. I will be going back for follow up in a few weeks.

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr. Brown is an excellent doctor.

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr.Brown and his team is very professional.I always enjoy my visit .

(5)
4/1/2024

Great Doctor and office staff. Everything went very well.

(5)
3/1/2024

Impressed with the amount of time spent listening and answering all of my questions. Relaxed, not rushed discussion.

(5)
3/1/2024

DR BROWN WAS VERY THOROUGH IN EXPLAINING WHAT HE WAS DOING AND WHAT ADDITIONAL CARE I WOULD BE NEEDING. HE WAS VERY KIND.

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Brown was very nice and helpful. He made some recommendations and how we can proceed to improve my chronic sinus issues. He was able to confirm what I have long suspected about chronic inflammation, but over which I have been dismissed in the past. I look forward to working with him to improve this condition to benefit my overall health.

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Colby Brown and his team are outstanding

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Brown is the best doctor I have seen for my ENT issues. He provides a true representation for an excellent doctor!

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Brown is on top of his game.

(5)
2/1/2024

Wonderful Dr, nurse *** and office staff were amazing!

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr Brown is amazing ***

(5)
1/1/2024

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.

(5)
1/1/2024

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.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Brown is a wonderful doctor. He was thorough and listened to my frustrations with chronic ear, nose and throat issues.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Brown and nurse *** were amazing! I received wonderful care . Office staff are good too !

(5)
12/1/2023

EXCELLENT DR Brown and his associates took great care of me through the whole appt

(5)
11/1/2023

I would recommend Dr Brown to anyone that needed an ENT Dr.

(5)
11/1/2023

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.

(5)
11/1/2023

Everyone was professional and Friendly!!!

(5)
11/1/2023

I like Dr. Brown VERY much. His care was excellent.

(5)
11/1/2023

This was my second visit with Dr. Brown regarding my ears and hearing. I am very pleased to become his patient.

(5)
11/1/2023

Great doctor and staff

(5)
11/1/2023

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.

(5)
11/1/2023

Absolutely wonderful Dr ., the nurse was wonderful and so was the office staff ! Highly recommend this Dr Brown and nurse Trista !

(5)
11/1/2023

It was a good experience!! Good bed side manner! Took time to explain my concerns

(5)
10/1/2023

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

(5)
9/1/2023

Very good and caring doctor and staff.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr Brown was was nice and caring ..would recommend him to people

(5)
9/1/2023

I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Brown, his nurse and all the staff.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Brown was so kind, patient and thorough. Excellent doctor!!!

(5)
8/1/2023

Great care and professional. Dr Brown and his staff take my concerns seriously

(5)
8/1/2023

Great Doctor, very caring and informative. Office staff were all great and courteous. Nice place to visit when needing medical help.

(5)
8/1/2023

This provider is willing to help me figure out what is causing my symptoms, even though it isn't obvious yet.

(5)
8/1/2023

*** and Dr Brown were very polite, Informative and helped me and my condition. The receptionist was very friendly.

(5)
8/1/2023

Excellent Doctor and staff

(5)
7/1/2023

Very good visit,everybody are nice.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Brown and his nurse *** gave me the best care, they new I was anxious with every appointment and eased any concerns I had.

(5)
7/1/2023

Good

(5)
7/1/2023

Good Experience thank you

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Brown and *** are extremely a credit to UH.

(5)
7/1/2023

Excellent doctor!

(5)
7/1/2023

Very pleased with my visit.

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As of December 31, 2016, William Colby Brown did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.