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William Colby Brown, MD

Specialty: Otolaryngology-General

William Colby Brown, MD



UH Otolaryngology
6681 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH 44129


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.


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


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Board Certifications

  • 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)

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

Harvard University (2007)

Languages Spoken


Industry Relationships

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