New University Hospitals ENT in Southwest Suburbs

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UH Clinical Update | September 2020

UH-trained ENT now based full-time at UH Parma Medical Center

A UH-trained ENT physician who did his fellowship at one of the nation’s premier programs is now based on the West-side at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.

W. Colby Brown, MDW. Colby Brown, MD

W. Colby Brown, MD, provide ENT care for patients of all ages.

“Colby was one of our outstanding residents in the University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University ENT residency program,” says Nicole Maronian, MD, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology -Head & Neck Surgery as well as the Director of the UH Ear Nose & Throat Institute. “He differentiated himself through diligent attention to details and a strong ability to connect with patients, families and colleagues. Fortunately for us, he decided to return home to Northeast Ohio.”

Dr. Maronian also noted that Dr. Brown pursued sub-specialty training at the top rhinology and anterior skull base fellowship training program in the country at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University. In 2017, he received UH’s Otolaryngology Research & Innovation Award for porcine small intestine submucosal matrix in pediatric airway reconstructions.

Dr. Brown completed his fellowship in advanced sinus surgery and skull-base surgery; this included treating rare tumors such as juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas and nasal squamous cell carcinomas. He also treats a wide range of more common ENT conditions, such as inflammatory diseases of the sinuses, including allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, and nasal polyps. He has contributed articles to many journals in the field of otolaryngology and presented at numerous conferences.

Clevelanders are familiar with the seasonal onslaught of allergens, which are typically trees in spring, grasses in summer and weeds in fall. “Allergies or environmental irritants can affect patients in so many ways; causing cough, ear complaints, as well as nasal issues,” says Dr. Brown. In addition to treating seasonal allergies, Dr. Brown handles a range of common procedures, such as tympanostomies (ear tubes), tonsillectomies, and septoplasties.

“Colby brings to UH Parma a patient-centered focus with expertise in all aspects of pediatric and adult general ENT,” says Dr. Maronian. “His full-time presence will allow for improved ENT care in a consistent manner for the greater Parma area. He has particular expertise in nasal and sinus disease, chronic sinusitis and polyposis, and allergy.

Dr. Brown is available for inpatient or outpatient consultation. He sees patients three days each week in his clinic in Medical Arts Center 1 on the UH Parma campus, and has two days dedicated to surgery in UH Parma’s newly renovated Surgery Department.

“Everyone has been very friendly, supportive and appreciative,” says Dr. Brown. “This is a very collaborative environment here at UH Parma.”

Dr. Brown joins ENT Nurse Practitioner Melissa Partyka NP, who also treats all general ENT, with additional expertise in hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance issues, as well as Shawn Li, MD, who has expertise in head and neck cancer, thyroid disease, and neck masses.  Other ENT providers cover the West-side at UH Elyria and St. John medical centers and UH Westlake Health Center.

Dr. Brown’s office is located at 6681 Ridge Road, Parma. Patients can make an appointment by calling UH Parma ENT direct at 440-743-8111.Dr. Brown can also be contacted at email: William.Brown2@UHhospitals.org.

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