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Dr. Brendan O'Connell is an ear, nose, and throat physician with fellowship training in neurotology and skull base surgery. He specializes in medical and surgical disorders of the ear, including chronic ear infections, cochlear implants, and acoustic neuromas. Dr. O'Connell earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then pursued fellowship training in otology/neurotology and skull base surgery at Vanderbilt University.
Prior to joining CEENTA, Dr. O'Connell was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was a Medical Director of the Children's Cochlear Implant Center. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to otology and neurotology. He has a particular interest in cochlear implantation as it pertains to preservation of natural hearing, expansion of indications, and single-sided deafness. He is honored to join CEENTA and provide expert otology/neurotology care to the Charlotte area. He and his wife Stephanie are the parents of 3 children.
UndergraduateBachelor of Arts with distinction in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2006
DoctorateDoctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010
ResidencyOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 2015
FellowshipNeurotology/Skull Base Surgery, Vanderbilt Otology Group, 2017
Recent books and chapters
Recent peer-reviewed journal articles