Benjamin McGrew, MD

Benjamin McGrew, MD, FACS – Top Distinguished Doctor

Birmingham, AL — Benjamin McGrew, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Distinguished Doctor in the fields of Otology, Neurotology, & Skull Base Surgery and acknowledgment of his professional excellence with Alabama Ear Specialists.

Benjamin McGrew, MD

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Alabama Ear Specialists is dedicated to providing top-quality advanced care services for the simple earache to the most complex surgeries. The unique partnership between Dr. McGrew, Dr. Dennis Pappas Jr., and Dr. Grayson Rodgers provides a combined experience of more than 75 years treating ear diseases and in collaboration for complex and difficult problems of hearing, dizziness, the ear, and skull base.

As a well-seasoned and board-certified Neurotologist, Dr. McGrew is renowned for his outstanding contributions in his respected fields. He has accrued 20 years of professional excellence and has garnered a well-deserving reputation for having the largest cohort of surgeries for malignant cancers of the ear and temporal bone in the world. Offering a vast repertoire of experience treating medical and surgical diseases of the ear, he has performed thousands of surgeries for chronic infections of the ear, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, hearing loss, and an extensive spectrum of rare and common otologic pathologies alike.

To prepare for his career, Dr. McGrew pursued his formal education in 1985 and completed his training in 1989 at Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics. His acclaimed medical career began after he obtained his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1993.

Soon thereafter, he completed both his General Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology Residency at West Virginia University in 1998. Furthering his training, he was then accepted into a prestigious two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery under the direction of internationally acclaimed ear surgeons, Dr. Michael Glasscock, and Dr. C. Gary Jackson, at The Otology Group in Nashville, Tennessee in association with Vanderbilt University.

Throughout his prolific career, Dr. McGrew excelled in varying positions after completing his academic training. He began his career in Honolulu, HI as the only Neurotologist in the state, and performed ear surgery on patients living throughout the Pacific Rim including the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, Taiwan, Japan, Fiji, multiple small pacific islands, and the western coastal United States. Meanwhile, he gained valuable experience in skull base surgery during his partnership in a skull base surgery program with the world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Takanori Fukushima. He took his knowledge to Japan, and shared his breadth of expertise with Dr. Fukushima, lecturing across the country on methods of Skull Base Surgery. In 2002, he joined the staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) specifically to develop a Skull Base Surgery program and held academic positions in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery for 17 years. He takes pride in the successes he has amassed to help people, including bringing the Auditory Brainstem Implants to the State of Alabama, and successfully developing a Skull Base Surgery program with neurosurgeon Dr. Winfield Fisher III.

A noted humanitarian, Dr. McGrew has devoted his time and resources serving his community and treating ear diseases in the indigent population through the University system and county hospital system. He also served the country’s veterans by treating ear disease through the Veteran’s Administration Hospital systems for more than 20 years. Additionally, he is regionally, nationally, and internationally well-known as a highly sought-after lecturer, and has published numerous scientific studies in the field of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base surgery.

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