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

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


Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)


Surgery - Head and Neck, Otolaryngology





  • Professor
  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery


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2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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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


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

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

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

Internship: Presbyterian Hospital, Denver CO 1984


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1991


UC Davis Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1992

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology,

American Board of Otolaryngology - Neurotology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

American Medical Association

American Neurotology Society

American Otological Society

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons

Honors and Awards

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

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

Founding Chair of the Practice Management Board UC Davis Health, 2007, 2008, 2009

President of the Greater Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1999, 2000, 2001

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Faculty Award, 2001

Heroes in Healthcare Award - Coalition for Excellence in Healthcare, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Hsieh TY, Timbang L, Kuhn M, Brodie H, Squires L. Assessment of Trachesostomy and Larygectomy Knowledge amoung Non-Otolaryngology Physicians. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Feb;129(2):115-121. 

Goodarzi A, Toussi A, Garza N, Lechpammer M, Brodie H, Diaz R, Shahlaie K. Internal Acoustic Canal Stenosis Due to Hyperostosis. Journal of Neurological Surgery - Part B: Skull Base. 2019.

Diaz R, Cervenka B, Brodie H. Treatment of Temporal Bone Fractures. Journal of Neurological Surgery - Part B. 2016.

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 (CPAP) on the Manisfestations of Meniere's Disease in Patients with Concomitant Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 October;11(10):1101-1107.

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. The Laryngoscope. 2013.

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. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2010;6(5):445-9.

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. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2009;30(2):223-30.

Ge NN, Brodie HA, Tinling SP. Long-term hearing loss in gerbils with bacterial meningitis treated with superoxide dismutase. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2008;29(8):1061-7.