David M. Vernick, MD, FACS

Dr. David VernickDavid M. Vernick, MD is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed his postgraduate surgical training at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. In 1979 Dr. Vernick continued his training as a resident in Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Subsequently, he became a fellow in Otology, Neurotology skull base surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon completion, he returned to the Boston area and has worked as a surgeon in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Vernick, along with Dr. Gopal, established the practice of Vernick and Gopal to provide state of the art care to patients with ear, nose and throat problems. Dr. Vernick is board certified in Otolaryngology and has received subspecialty certification in Neurotology by the American Board of Otolaryngology. While skilled in all aspects of Otolaryngology, Dr. Vernick has developed expert skills in the treatment of ear problems (otology). Dr. Vernick was the first surgeon in New England to use lasers in middle ear surgery and was also the first to implant bone anchored hearing aids in New England. He is skilled in the use of lasers for treatment of Otosclerosis and Osteogenesis Imperfecta hearing loss. Dr. Vernick has strong interests in balance disorders, including Meniere's disease, benign positional vertigo and labyrinthitis. His research and focus has been on otologic surgery and the use of lasers and the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. His surgical expertise includes all otologic procedures including posterior and middle fossa skull base lesions, acoustic neuroma resection, cochlear implantation, vestibular nerve resection, and glomus tumor removal. Dr. Vernick is dedicated to thoroughly evaluating, diagnosing and developing appropriate treatment plans for his patients.

Dr. Vernick continues to participate in research, conferences and training. He teaches numerous courses through local, national and international conferences that have focused on temporal bone surgical techniques and the diagnosis and care of otologic disease. He has published numerous scholarly articles, published chapters and reviews and written books and monographs on hearing, hearing loss, temporal bone malignancy, and otosclerosis. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

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