Brian P. Dunham, MD

Brian P. Dunham, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Otolaryngology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cochlear implantation, Medical illustration, Otology/neurotology
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Atlantic County; Specialty Care, Princeton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA


    General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Advanced Surgical Trainee, Otology and Neurotology - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Biomedical Illustration, Continuous Tone and Pen & Ink - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Tissue engineering with an emphasis on respiratory mucosa and airway reconstruction

  • Publications




    Rizzi MD, Dunham BP: Congenital Malformations of the Nose and Nasopharynx. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 67-86, 2014 Notes: Dr. Dunham provided original artwork for this chapter.


    Dunham BP: The Child with Imbalance. Pediatric Otolaryngology, Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd Ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 167-195, 2012.

    Javia LR, Dunham BP, Jacobs I: Congenital Malformations of the Trachea and Bronchi Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th Ed. Bluestone C et al (eds.). BC Decker, May 2012 Notes: In press. Dr. Brian Dunham created original Photoshop illustrations for Figures 14 and 15.


    Dunham B, Kazahaya K, Morrison W: Stridor and upper airway obstruction. Requisites in Pediatric Critical Care. Davis, Helfaer (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-11 Notes: Submitted 2006 and accepted for publication. Dr. Brian Dunham provided original artwork for this chapter. 


    Zur KB, Jacobs IN: Management of Chronic Upper Airway Obstruction. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Page: 173-189, 2007 Notes: Dr. Brian Dunham created the original artwork for Figures 13-17 and 13-18.

    Dunham B, Limb C: Cochlear implants: A brief overview. An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders. Ackley RS, Decker TN, Limb CJ (eds.). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ, Page: 171-201, 2007 Notes: Dr. Brian Dunham wrote and illustrated text.


    Dunham B, Le Visage C, Singhal S, Flint P, Leong K: Tracheal Tissue Engineering. Handbook of Bioengineering. Bronzino (eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Page: 62-1 to 62-19, 2006 Notes: Dr. Brian Dunham wrote and illustrated text.



    Germiller JA, Javia LR, Kazahaya K, Dunham BP: Simple, Rapid Cochlear Implant Fixation By Tacking Down Periosteum ("Pericraniopexy"). Poster presentation at the 13th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Chicago, IL July 2011.


    Thorne MC, Dunham BP, Tom LW. Delayed facial paresis following tympanomastoid surgery in a pediatric patient. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Aug;89(8):357-61. Read abstract.

    Dunham B, Guttenberg M, Morrison W, Tom L. The histologic relationship of preauricular sinuses to auricular cartilage. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec;135(12):1262-5. Read abstract.

    Salinas NL, Jackson O, Dunham B, Bartlett SP. Anatomical dissection and modified Sihler stain of the lower branches of the facial nerve. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec;124(6):1905-15. Read abstract.

    Chennupati SK, Norris R, Dunham B, Kazahaya K. Osteosarcoma of the skull base: case report and review of literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jan;72(1):115-9. Epub 2007 Nov 5. Review. Read abstract.

    Shah UK, Dunham B. Coblation for tonsillectomy: an evidence-based review. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2007;69(6):349-57. Epub 2007 Nov 23. Review. Read abstract.

    Fisher K, Thorne M, Choudhry D, Barth P, Dunham B, Schmidt R, Jones J, Jacobs I, Cook S. Pediatric tracheostomy in conjoined twins: multidisciplinary approach. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Mar;73(3):487-91. Epub 2009 Jan 20. Read abstract.

    Posters and Presentations


    Ballah D, Vossough A, Dunham BP, Kazahaya K, Cahill AM: Preoperative angiography and external carotid artery embolisation of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas in a tertiary referral paediatric centre. Clinical Radiology 68(11): 1097-1106, November 2013 Notes: Accepted for publication, May 22, 2013. PMID 23911010.


    Cheng J, Kleinberger, A, Dunham B, Woo P: Don't hang your coat here. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(5): 750-1, May 2012.


    Leibowitz JM, Smith LP, Cohen MA, Dunham BP, Guttenberg M, Elden LM: Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(7): 899-904, July 2011 Notes: Dr. Dunham contributed the original artwork, including relevant text for the illustrations.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine
    2004, Henkel Chief Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1996, Keck Scholar under the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program
    1993, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Research Fellow
    1992-1994, Catherine Easterling Mountcastle Scholar, Vanderbilt University
    1988, Pearson Fellowship, Dartmouth College
    1984, Robinson Fellowship, Dartmouth College

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2006-present, Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Biocommunication

    Academic and institutional committees

    2010-present, Member, Advisory Committee, Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    2008-present, ORL-HNS Admissions Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    American College of Surgeons
    Association of Medical Illustrators
    American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology