• Neurotology
  • Ear and Balance
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Laser Ear Surgery
Curriculum Vitae
 
B. Joseph Touma, M.D.
Ear and Balance Specialist – Neurotologist
 

Education and Training

UNDERGRADUATE:

Dates Attended Name and Location of Institution Degree Major Subject
1987-1990 Duke University B.A. Political Science
Durham, North Carolina
B.A. Political Science

GRADUATE:

Dates Attended Name and Location of Institution Degree Major Subject
1990-1994 West Virginia University M.D.
School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
M.D.  

POST GRADUATE:

Dates Attended Name and Location of Institution Name of Program Director
and Discipline
1994-1995 Department of Surgery
West Virginia University
School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Gordon F. Murray, MD, F.A.C.S. Surgery
1995-1999 Department of Otolaryngology
West Virginia University
School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Stephen J. Wetmore, MD, F.A.C.S.
Otolaryngology
1999-2001 Neurotology Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Barry E. Hirsch, MD
Otolaryngology

Appointments and Positions

ACADEMIC

Years Inclusive Name and Location of Institution Rank/Title
1999-2001 Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Instructor

NON-ACADEMIC

Years Inclusive Name and Location of Institution Rank/Title
1999-present UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Active
1999-present UPMC Southside Active
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Active

Certification and Licensure

MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL LICESURE

State Board of Medicine/Pennsylvania 1999-Present MD-068139-L

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

American Board of Otolaryngology Certificate Certificate April 24, 2000
West Virginia Board of Medicine 2001, License # 18680

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies

Year Name of Society
1995 – Present American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
1996 – 1999 WV Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Honors and Awards

1993 Whittlesey History of Medicine Award: History of Hearing Devices
1997 Fortunata Lim Award: West Virginia University Alumni Day Presentation

PUBLICATIONS

Published Articles:

  • Wax MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal Stenosis following laryngectomy: incidences and predisposing factors. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 113:242-247, 1995.
  • Wax MK, Touma BJ, and Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis following laryngectomy. Highlights of the Instructional Courses. I;205-215, 1995.
  • Jackson CG, Schall DC, Glasscock ME, Macias JD, Widick MH, Touma BJ. A surgical solution for the difficult chronic ear. Am J Otology 17:7-14, 1996.
  • Wax MK, Touma, BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis revision with simultaneous tracheoesophageal puncture. Laryngoscope 108(10):1509-13, 1998.
  • Wax MK, Touma BJ. Management of the N0 neck during salvage laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 109(1):4-7, 1999.
  • Wax, MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Management of tracheostomal stenosis. Laryngoscope 109(9):1397-401, 1999.
  • Touma BJ, Ramadan HH, Bringman JJ, Rodman S. Maxillofacial injuries caused by all-terrain vehicle accidents. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 121(6):736-9, 1999.
  • Touma BJ and Hirsch BE. Management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Accepted for publication in Emergency, January 2001

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Teaching

  • Fellows and Post-doctoral Students
  • Graduate Students Thesis Advisee
  • Medical Students and Undergraduates
    Lecture series for Medical Students on Diagnosis and Management of Vertigo and Hearing Loss 1999-2000 at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Courses, Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
    Temporal Bone Course University of Pittsburgh, October 1999
    Temporal Bone Course University of Pittsburgh, October 2000
    October 2000 Medical Management of Vertigo. University of Pittsburgh Otology Miniseminar, Pittsburgh, PA.
    October 2000 Surgical Approaches to the Petrous Apex. University of Pittsburgh Temporal Bone Course.

Research Seminars and Invited Lectureships

  • April, 1993
History of Hearing Devices, Whittlesey History of Medicine competition, Morgantown, WV
  • October, 1999
History of Hearing Devices, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Minneapolis, MN.
  • June, 1994
Tracheostomal Stenosis Following Total Laryngectomy, Fifth Annual Otolaryngology Alumni
Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology.
  • September, 1994
Tracheostomal Stenosis Following Total Laryngectomoy. Annual Meeting, American Academy of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, San Diego, CA.
  • June, 1996
Frontal Sinus Fractures: WVU Experience and New Trends in Management. Seventh Annual
Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology.
  • September, 1996
Joseph Toynbee: An Historical Perspective. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC.
  • April, 1997
April, 1997 The Role of Interleukin-I in Otitis Media. George C. Schein Resident Research Forum,
Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 1997
Congenital Imperforate Submandibular Duct: a Case Report. COSM, Scottsdale, AZ
  • June 1997
The Role of Interleukin-I in Otitis Media. Eighth Annual Otolaryngology Alumni Conference,
West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology, Morgantown, WV
  • September, 1998
Maxillofacial Injuries Caused by All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents. American Academy of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio, TX.
  • June, 1999
Maxillofacial Injuries Caused by All-Terrain Vehicles Accidents. Ninth Annual Otolaryngology
Alumni Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology, Morgantown, WV.

Service

  • 1989-90 House Council Member of Dormitory, Duke University
  • 1993-94 Student AMA President of West Virginia University – Charleston, WV
  • 1993 National Student AMA Delegate at Annual AMA Meeting-Chicago, IL
  • 1993-94 WVSMA-MSS Long Range Planning Committee
  • 1993-94 WVSMA-MSS Executive Council Member
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