Hilary A. Brodie, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Chairman Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

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Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

General Otolaryngology Clinic
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Brodie has a sub-specialty practice in Otology and Neurotology. His clinical focus is in hearing loss and various diseases affecting the middle and inner ears. He works with a comprehensive team of Ear Surgeons, Audiologists, and Speech Pathologists, to provide a comprehensive program on cochlear implantation. Dr. Brodie also focuses his practice on various tumors in and adjacent to the ear including vestibular schuannomas glomus jugulare tumors, and cholesteatoma.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Brodie has engaged in many years of studies on the underlying mechanisms of a disease called labryrinthitis ossificans, in which new bone forms in the inner ear following diseases such as meningitis, skull fractures, and various inflammatory diseases. The significance of this research involves future cochlear implantation. If a child is deafened by meningitis and the cochlea fills with new bone deposition will hopefully allow for inhibition of the process and thereby maintain a patent cochlea. His current research is focused on understanding the microbiome of the middle ear. He is also continuing his clinical studies involving temporal bone fractures.


Head and Neck Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Physiological Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1977

Medical School

M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver CO 1983

Other School

Ph.D., Comparative Pathology, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 1977


Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, Denver CO 1983-1984


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1987-1991


Otology and Neurotology, UC Davis Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1991-1992


Skull Base Surgery, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 1992

Director of External Access, UCD Health Sacramento, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Interim Chair, Neurological Surgery, 2017

President, Society of University Otolaryngologists, 2016, 2017

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

President of the American Neurotology Society, 2013, 2014

Dedhia RD, Chin OY, Kaufman M, Hsieh TY, Diaz RC, Brodie HA, Funamura JL. Predicting complications of pediatric temporal bone fractures. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Nov;138:110358. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110358. Epub 2020 Sep 1. PMID:32906079.

Goodarzi A, Toussi A, Garza N, Lechpammer M, Brodie H, Diaz RC, Shahlaie K. Internal Acoustic Canal Stenosis Due to Hyperostosis. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020 Jun;81(3):216-222. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1685530. Epub 2019 Apr 22. PMID:32499994.

Hsieh TY, Timbang L, Kuhn M, Brodie H, Squires L. Assessment of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Knowledge among Non-Otolaryngology Physicians. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Feb;129(2):115-121. doi:10.1177/0003489419877198. Epub 2019 Sep 16. PMID:31526031.

Diaz RC, Cervenka B, Brodie HA. Treatment of Temporal Bone Fractures. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2016 Oct;77(5):419-29. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1584197. Epub 2016 Jun 2. PMID:27648399.

Nakayama M, Masuda A, Ando KB, Arima S, Kabaya K, Inagaki A, Nakamura Y, Suzuki M, Brodie H, Diaz RC, Murakami S. A Pilot Study on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on the Manifestations of Ménière's Disease in Patients with Concomitant Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Oct 15;11(10):1101-7. doi:10.5664/jcsm.5080. PMID:26094927.

Farwell DG, Birchall MA, Macchiarini P, Luu QC, de Mattos AM, Gallay BJ, Perez RV, Grow MP, Ramsamooj R, Salgado MD, Brodie HA, Belafsky PC. Laryngotracheal transplantation: technical modifications and functional outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct;123(10):2502-8. doi:10.1002/lary.24053. Epub 2013 Mar 11. PMID:23483551.

Tanigawa T, Tanaka H, Sato T, Banno S, Kishimoto M, Brodie H, Ueda H. Craniometaphyseal dysplasia unnoticed until 19 years of age: First diagnosed from facial nerve paralysis. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2011;38(3):406-10.

Nakayama M, Suzuki M, Inagaki A, Takemura K, Watanabe N, Tanigawa T, Okamoto K, Hattori H, Brodie H, Murakami S. Impaired quality of sleep in Ménière's disease patients. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Oct 15;6(5):445-9. PMID:20957844.

Diaz RC, Brodie HA. Gamma Knife and Other Stereotactic Radiotherapies for Acoustic Neuroma. eMedicine. 2009 April 10.

Hahn Y, Diaz R, Hartman J, Bobinski M, Brodie H. Assessing stapes piston position using computed tomography: a cadaveric study. Otol Neurotol. 2009 Feb;30(2):223-30. doi:10.1097/MAO.0b013e31818de5cd. PMID:19008770.