Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS

Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS

Lindburg Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor


  • Surgery of the ear and lateral skull base
  • Cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids
  • Otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, and stapes surgery
  • Tympanic membrane (ear drum) repair
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
  • Paragangliomas, temporal bone tumors, and cancers of the ear
  • Tinnitus, vertigo and balance disorders
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks
  • Bell’s palsy/facial paralysis


  • Undergraduate Degree: BS, Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1986)
  • Medical Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville (1990)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (1996)
  • Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, House Ear Institute and Clinic, Los Angeles, CA (1997)


Dr. Buchman sees patients at:

Board certification

  • Board certified in otolaryngology
  • Board certified in neurotology

Research Interests

  • Inner ear electrophysiology
  • Cochlear implant optimization
  • Prevention of noise-induced hearing loss

View Dr. Buchman’s research, publications and collaborations »

Leadership Roles & Honors

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Foundation, Distinguished Service Award, Orlando, FL, Sept 21, 2014
  • CORLAS (Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum)-Aug 26, 2014
  • Presidential Citation (Thomas J. Balkany, MD), Triological Society, Southern Section Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL Jan 8-11, 2009
  • Presidential Citation (Harold C. Pillsbury, MD), Triological Society, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 1, 2008
  • Buchman et al. Ear & Hearing 2006. Article Voted the “All-Around Favorites”. In The Best of Audiology Literature, Hearing Journal: June 2007 – Vol 60 – Issue 6 – p 18-19, 22
  • Triological Society Harris P. Mosher Award for Best Clinical Thesis, “Vestibular Effects of Cochlear Implantation”, January 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Foundation Honor Award, Orlando, FL, October, 2003
  • Annual W. Jarrard Goodwin Otolaryngology Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami School of Medicine, June 16, 2001

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