Otology, Neurotology, & Hearing Center

Dallas and Frisco, TX
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Brian Rodgers, M.D.

Brian Rodgers, MD

Dr. Rodgers is a board certified otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon with specialized training in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders of children and adults.

Dr. Rodgers attended college at Texas A&M University-Commerce and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in biology and chemistry. He obtained his doctorate of medicine with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rodgers completed residency training in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He then completed fellowship training in otology, neurotology, and lateral skull base surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Detroit.

Dr. Rodgers’ clinical interests include hearing and balance, chronic ear infections, Meniere’s disease, cochlear implantation, facial nerve disorders, and skull base tumors. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology, and American Neurotology Society. He has volunteered his time on various medical missions including Piedras Negras in Coahuila Mexico, Ciudad Acuna Mexico, and Antigua Guatemala.

As a native of Northeast Texas, Dr. Rodgers is proud to provide care as a part of the team at the Dallas Ear Institute. He resides in Dallas with his wife and son.


Education

Michigan Ear Institute- 2015-2017

Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery

University of Kansas Medical Center- 2011-2015 

Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

University of Missouri-Kansas City- 2010-2011

Internship in General Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine- 2006-2010

Doctor of Medicine with Honor

Texas A&M University-Commerce- 2002-2006

Bachelor of Science with High Honors, summa cum laude 
Biological Sciences and Chemistry

Board Certification

2017 American Board of Otolaryngology - Neurotology
2016 American Board of Otolaryngology
2011 USMLE III
2009 USMLE II
2008 USMLE I  

Licensure

2017 State of Texas
2015 State of Michigan
2010 State of Kansas
2010 State of Missouri

Experience

2018 CyberKnife CNS Radiosurgery
Accuray
Madison, WI

2017 Advanced Techniques in Cochlear Implantation 
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA

2017 GammaKnife Radiosurgery 
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

2017 Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Ear & Skull Base Surgery
University of Arkansas Medical Center
Little Rock, AR

2015 Course Instructor: Temporal Bone Dissection 
Wayne State University and Michigan Ear Institute
Detroit, MI

2014 Medical Mission Surgeon
Antigua, Guatemala

2013 AO Fundamentals of Craniofacial Trauma 
Boston, MA

2013 AAOA Basic Allergy 
Olympic Valley, CA

2012 St. Louis University Endoscopic Ear/Temporal Bone Course
St. Louis, MO


Awards and Honors

2016 First Place Presentation Providence Hospital Research Day: Cochlear Patency 
2015 Teaching Resident of the Year
2015 Book Award for Exceptional Performance 
2014 Jacquelyne Holdcraft Clinical Excellence 
2013 Oscar Pinsker Excellence in Otology/Neurotology
2013 First Place Presentation University of Kansas Research Day: Auditory Neuropathy 
2010 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Travel Grant

Publications

2017 Factors Influencing Cochlear Patency after Translabyrinthine Surgery. 
Brian Rodgers MD, Emily Stucken MD, Aaron Metrailer MD, Eric Sargent MD. 
Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. April 1 2017. PMID: 28418275

2016 Transmastoid resurfacing versus middle fossa plugging for repair of superior
canal dehiscence: Comparison of techniques from a retrospective cohort. 
Brian Rodgers MD, Jim Lin MD, Hinrich Staecker MD. 
World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 2016. 
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2016, Pages 161–167

2014 Bilateral Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Mastoiditis. 
Brian Rodgers MD, Vidur Bhalla MD, Da Zhang MD, Wissam El Atrouni MD, 
Fen Wang MD, James Lin MD. Head & Neck: Journal for The Sciences &
Specialties of The Head and Neck. 2014. PMID: 25546323

2014 Nervus Intermedius Menigioma. B Rodgers, R Chamoun, K Newell, J Lin.
Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2014. PMID 24897007

2013 Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of
the Tongue Associated with Human Papilloma Virus: A Case Report. B Rodgers,
P Neupane, C Lominska, Y Shnayder. Frontiers in Oncology. 2013.
PMID:23730626

2013 Developments in Delivery of Medications for Inner Ear Disease. 
H Staecker, B Rodgers. Expert Opinion Drug Delivery. April 2013. 
PMID: 23560526

2012 Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Free Flap Harvesting and Plating.
American Head and Neck Society Website. 
B Rodgers, B Cusick, Y More, Y Shnayder

2012 Expanding Cochlear Implantation to Patients with Residual High and
Middle Frequency Hearing. B Rodgers, S Prentiss, H Staecker. 
Otorinolaringologia 2012. Vol 62

Presentations

2019 “Vestibular Migraine: Endemic Dizziness in the Otolaryngology Clinic”
Texas Association of Otolaryngology
Dallas, TX

2017 “The Cost and Yield of Working up Asymmetric Hearing loss” 
Michigan Ear Institute Spring Meeting
Traverse City, MI

2017 “Management of Malignancy of the Temporal Bone” 
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

2017 “MRI Surveillance of Vestibular Schwannoma after Translabyrinthine Gross Total 
Resection” 
North American Skull Base Society
New Orleans, LA

2016 “Sudden SNHL and Asymmetric SNHL: Cost Effective Management”
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 
San Diego, CA

2016 “Factors Influencing Cochlear Patency after Translabyrinthine Craniotomy for
Vestibular Schwannoma”
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 
San Diego, CA

2014 “Surgical Options for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence”
American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting 
Las Vegas, NV

2013 “Athymic Mice as a Model for Auditory Neuropathy”
American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting
Orlando, FL

2012 “A Case of Atrophic Rhinitis Caused by Klebsiella Ozaenae”
Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Washington D.C

2012 “Endobronchial Fibroepithelial Polyp Presenting as a Foreign Body”
Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children
Charleston, SC

2010 “Modulation of Prestin-associated Charge Movement by an Omega-3 Fatty Acid 
Association for Research in Otolaryngology 
Anaheim, CA

Organizations

2017 Texas Medical Association
2015 American Neurotology Society
2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2006 American Medical Association 
2010 Alpha Omega Alpha 
2010 Gold Humanism Society


Dr. Rodgers' patient testimonials and reviews

Five Star Review

Otosclerosis patient
Surgery 12/10/19

"Dr. Rodgers did a phenomenal job of helping me be able to hear normally again. Roughly, in 2009 I lost hearing in my left ear. It happened gradually at first but then very quickly. I thought for sure my left ear was ruined from using firearms, being around loud machinery, and working in auto repair the majority of my adult life. I went to a recommended ENT. He took a look and suggested that it might be the stapes bone. Several more years passed, and I took the recommendation of the previous ENT to talk to Dr. Rodgers. He took a look and said the first diagnosis was likely correct. So I got a CT scan of my head and confirmed this was the case. I made the appointment for surgery and everything went off without a hitch. After some brief vertigo, my hearing gradually returned. When I returned to Dr. Rodgers for a check up a hearing test was performed. I had roughly an 80% improvement in the affected ear. Apparently this is uncommon but I was more than thrilled with the news! It improved the quality of my life by leaps and bounds! Hats off to Dr Rodgers!”


Five Star Review

Cochlear implant patient

Surgery 9/18/2018

It's taken so long to get to this point and every progress milestone I have is thanks to you, Dr. Rodgers, Leslie, Linda, and every one of you who helped make this possible. Thank you again for changing my life. I can hear my sister in the backseat of the car while driving. I can listen to PODCASTS and learn something new, a whole world of listening that was foreign to me even just two years ago. I can make phone calls and talk to people in stores. I'm proud of my identity as a deaf CI-borg, and still learning ASL with one of my good friends locally. You guys changed my life and I'm so incredibly blessed to have met y'all.

Said all that to say this: You're awesome! Thank you for all the hard work!


Five Star Review

Cochlear implant patient

Surgery 8/2/2019

I thought about getting the cochlear operation done for several years-- weighing the pluses and minuses. Didn't like the idea of introduced complete deafness of the treated ear. Didn't like the cost involved (even though Medicare and my secondary insurance paid these cost). Even so i Felt bad that the tax payers had to foot the bill.

Now looking from hind-site it's been a pure miracle--i estimate my hearing is improved 4 or 5 times. Of course it's not perfect, but i'm so happy anyway. Don't delay if your setting on the fence--go for it.

I highly recommend Dr. Rodgers and his staff.


Five Star Review

Acoustic neuroma patient

surgery 1/15/19

I noticed a hearing loss in my left ear and went to an audiologist. The audiologist noted that I did have a hearing loss, and suggested I see an ENT because "they can do some things I can't do." I complied and went to an ENT I had known for several years. He examined me, told me not to worry that it was probably something not terribly bad, but that he would order an MRI because that was part of the standard work-up. I had the MRI. He called me the next day and said, "You probably have an acoustic neuroma. You need to get to Dallas Ear Institute for surgery." I said, "Can't you do it?" He said, "You don't want me doing this. It's a VERY specialized surgery."

I looked at the physician listing for Dallas Ear Institute and saw that Dr. Rodgers was one of the younger physicians, so I was perhaps liable to get in sooner rather than later. I am glad I did. Dr. Rodgers is an otologist, I am told. He specializes in surgery of the ear. Dr. Rodgers and staff examined me and explained that the tumor had eliminated my balance signals from the left side and reduced hearing as well. They emphasized that the tumor was NOT likely malignant (would not metastasize) but did take up space and was putting pressure on the nerve and growing into brainstem territory where it might also "bother" (my word) other cranial nerves. Brainstem territory is precious real estate. The doctor himself described the surgery and the expected results. The surgery would remove the acoustic nerve and I would wake up deaf. I would remain in hospital a few days and then go to physical therapy, in-patient.

I also visited the neurosurgeon, Dr. Coimbra. He corroborated Dr. Rodgers' story. I told Dr. Coimbra that I felt like a fish out of water at Medical City, because I had worked at Baylor University Medical Center for 10 years and knew a lot of the medical staff, but I don't know anyone at Medical City. Dr. Coimbra said, "I've done surgeries at Baylor." I lit up and said while pointing at my ear, "Can you do THIS surgery st Baylor?" He said, "Sure." I said, "Let's do this surgery at Baylor," and Dr's. Rodgers and Coimbra agreed to the move. I also asked to finish my semester of teaching before the surgery, and they said that was OK.

I was honestly advised that the recovery period would be more than a few weeks and what to expect immediately post-surgery and during therapy.

It was a 12 hour operation, I am told. Dr. Rodgers makes a hole behind the ear and clears a path for the neurosurgeon to get to the brainstem area. Then the neurosurgeon goes in and removes the acoustic (hearing/balance) nerve and with a fiber-optic scope goes after tumor tendrils that have impinged on the facial and abducens nerves.

I was in post-op care for about 4 days and then driven to a rehab facility near my home so my wife and I could get back and forth easily.

It has been a little over a year, and I have had follow-ups with both doctors and a few more scheduled. I have always found them caring and concerned for my welfare and have received praise that my recovery has been so good. It has been a team effort.

I am glad I chose this practice.


Five Star Review

Acoustic neuroma patient

surgery 12/4/18

My experience with Dallas Ear & Dr. Rodgers (Captain America) was exemplary. In spring 2018, as part of troubleshooting why I had tinnitus and hearing loss, Dr. Rodgers quickly diagnosed that I had developed an acoustic neuroma. His testing for the diagnosis was rigorous: repeated hearing tests, blood work, MRI, balance testing, and other tests. I also quickly appreciated both his kind and friendly demeanor along with his frank candor. He thoroughly explained what the (benign) tumor was doing and how it wouldn't improve over time; how it may even grow and complicate other functions. In fact, thanks to his explanations, deciding to have it removed was one of the easiest decisions I've ever made.

I had surgery to remove the neuroma in December 2018 at Medical City Dallas. Dr. Rodgers' work there was superb. I did experience a complication during my initial recovery that was un-related to the neuroma, yet Dr. Rogers quickly responded to make sure I got the appropriate & best treatment. I elected to not take any post-operative painkillers other than Tylenol and I believe this served me well as I quickly healed without further complications. I had very little pain, no post-op infection, and I got a really cool (now barely visible) scar that will serve me well at Halloween :).

Fourteen months out from surgery and I have fully recovered. The hearing in my left ear is gone; this was inevitable with where the tumor was located. But the tumor itself is also gone and my other ear has quickly adapted, allowing me to maintain my balance. The tinnitus hasn't abated but it has diminished somewhat (as Dr. Rodgers predicted) and I have learned to usually ignore it. As of February 2020, I've chosen to not get a hearing aid in order to see how my remaining hearing is affected over time. So far, it hasn't complicated my life greatly. We will evaluate in a year or so.

Call me a satisfied patient. I'm thankful for the professional service, exceptional skill, and friendship of Dr. Rodgers and all the staff at Dallas Ear.