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  • Shawn M. Stevens, MD

    Otolaryngologist
    Neuro-Otologist (602) 264-4834

    Shawn Stevens, MD, is an otolaryngologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Stevens’ expertise includes hearing and vestibular disorders, skull base surgery, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of skull base and temporal bone tumors. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Stevens earned his medical degree from Ohio State University. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina and a fellowship in otology, neuro-otology, and skull base surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

    Dr. Stevens’ research interests include hearing preservation surgery for vestibular schwannoma, tumors and disorders of the skull base, surgical approaches to the lateral skull base, cochlear implantation, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea, and skull base phrenology.

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Otology/Neuro-otology/Skull Base Surgery, 2015-2017
    • Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, 2010-2015
    • MD, Ohio State University, 2010
    • BA, Arizona State University, Microbiology, 2006
    Professional Memberships
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Honors and Awards
    • First Place, Temporal Bone Dissection Competition, Medical University of South Carolina, 2015
    • Honorable Mention, Resident Research Competition, Charleston Magnolia Conference, 2015
    • First Place, A. Lawrence Lemel Otologic Knowledge Assessment, 2015
    • Resident Leadership Grant, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, 2014
    • First Place, Temporal Bone Dissection Competition, Medical University of South Carolina, 2014
    • Faculty Excellence Award – Teacher of the Month, Medical University of South Carolina, 2014
    • First Place, Post Doc/Resident/Fellow Oral Presentation Competition, Perry V. Halushka Research Day, Medical University of South Carolina, 2013
    • Second Place, Temporal Bone Dissection Competition, Medical University of South Carolina, 2013
    • Second Place, Resident Research Competition, Charleston Magnolia Conference, 2013
    • Second Place, Poster Session, Triologic Society Otology/Neuro-otology, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, 2012
    • Hendrix Medical Scholarship, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2009-2010
    • Dean’s Student Leadership Award, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2009-2010
    • Otolaryngology Student of the Year Award, Ohio State University, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2009-2010
    • James D. Means Achievement Award, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2008-2010
    • Junior Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009-2010
    • Junior Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009-2010
    • Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2008-2010
    • First Place Poster Presentation in Epidemiologic Studies, American Medical Association, Student Section Poster Session, 2007
    Selected Publications
    1. Tawfik KO, Stevens SM, Mihal D, Costello MS, Cornelius RS, Samy RN, Pensak ML. Radiographic evidence of occult intracranial hypertension in patients with Meniere’s disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017:194599817699401.
    2. Stevens SM, Rizk HG, Golnik K, Andaluz N, Samy RN, Meyer TA, Lambert PR. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Contemporary review and implications for the otolaryngologist. Laryngoscope. 2017.
    3. Stevens SM, Manning A, Pensak ML, Samy RN. Long-term symptom-specific outcomes for patients with petrous apex cholesterol granulomas: surgery versus observation. Otol Neurotol. 2017;38(2):253-259.
    4. Stevens SM, Crane R, Pensak ML, Samy RN. Middle ear obliteration with blind-sac closure of the external auditory canal for spontaneous CSF otorrhea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;156(3):534-542.
    5. Stevens SM, Crane R, Pensak ML, Samy RN. Analysis of audiometric outcomes following combined middle cranial fossa/transmastoid approaches for spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;156(5):924-932.
    6. Smith R, Stevens SM, Samy RN. Masticator space abscess arising from a spontaneous external auditory canal cholesteatoma. Otol Neurotol. 2017;38(4):e17-e18.
    7. Poon C, Stevens SM, Golub JS, Pensak ML, Samy RN. Pilot study evaluating the impact of otology surgery videos on otolaryngology resident education. Otol Neurotol. 2017;38(3):423-428.
    8. Stevens SM, Rizk HG, McIlwain WR, Lambert PR, Meyer TA. Association between lateral skull base thickness and surgical outcomes in spontaneous CSF otorrhea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;154(4):707-714.
    9. Rizk HG, Hatch JL, Stevens SM, Lambert PR, Meyer TA. Lateral skull base attenuation in superior semicircular canal dehiscence and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;155(4):641-648.
    10. Prueter J, Stevens SM, Andaluz N, Samy RN. Parsonage-turner syndrome: a case of idiopathic upper extremity paresis following middle cranial fossa resection of a vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 2016;37(8):1195-1198.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute

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