Darrin Bann, MD, PhD | Pediatric ENT
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Dr. Darrin Bann is an otolaryngologist who specializes in pediatric ear, nose, and throat care in Charlotte, NC. In addition to providing comprehensive pediatric ENT care, Dr. Bann has specific clinical interests in airway reconstruction, cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and microtia reconstruction.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Ithaca College, Dr. Bann joined the physician-scientist training program at Penn State College of Medicine, earning his medical degree and PhD. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bann enjoys hiking, cooking, fitness, and spending time with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

Dr. Bann practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC) office. To make an appointment with him, you may do so online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, 2006

Doctor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, 2015
PhD, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Penn State College of Medicine, 2013

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
, 2021

Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, 2022

Associations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society


  • 2021: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Outstanding Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Resident Award
  • 2020: Penn State Children’s Hospital 4th Annual Resident Ballantine Award
    • Presented to the resident who best fulfills the Penn State Children’s Hospital core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence.
  • 2019: Penn State Children’s Hospital 3rd Annual Resident Ballantine Award
  • 2015: Penn State College of Medicine Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement
  • 2015: Penn State College of Medicine John W. Kreider Award for Research and Academic Excellence in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
  • 2015: Penn State College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology John F. Enders Commencement Award


Dr. Bann has conducted and contributed to numerous research projects, resulting in more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, 7 textbook chapters, and over $350,000 in federal and state grant funding. A selection of his publications includes:

Bann DV, Patel VA, Saadi RA, Goyal N, Gniady JP, McGinn JD, Goldenberg D, Isildak H, May J, and Wilson M. (2020). Best practice recommendations for pediatric otolaryngology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 162(2):783-794. PMID: 32340588

Bann DV, Qunyan J, Sheldon KE, Houser K, Nguyen L, Warrick JI, Baker M, Broach JR, Gerhard GS, and Goldenberg D. (2019) Genetic variants implicate dual oxidase-2 (DUOX2) in familial and sporadic non-medullary thyroid cancer. Cancer Res. 79(21): 5490-5499 PMID: 31501191

Goldenberg D, Russo MR, Houser K, Crist H, Derr JB, Walters V, Warrick J, Sheldon KE, Broach J, and Bann DV. (2017) Altered Molecular Profile in Thyroid Cancers from Patients Affected by the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident. Laryngoscope. 127(Supp 3): S1 – S9. PMID: 28555940

Bann DV*, Gerhard GS*, Broach J, and Goldenberg D. (2017) Pitfalls of exome sequencing: a case study of the attribution of HABP2 rs7080536 in familial non-medullary thyroid cancer. NPJ Genom Med. 2(8): doi:10.1038/s1525-017-0011-x PMID: 28884020 *Authors contributed equally.

Dixon J, Xu J, Dileep V, Zhan Y, Song F, Le VT, Yardimci GG, Chakraborty A, Bann DV, Wang Y, Clark R, Zhang L, Yang H, Liu T, Iyyanki S, An L, Pool C, Sasaki T, Mulia JCR, Ozadam H, Lajoie BR, Kaul R, Buckley M, Lee K, Diegel M, Pezic D, Ernst C, Hadjur S, Odom DT, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Broach JR, Hardison R, Ay F, Noble WS, Dekker J, Gilbert DM, Yue F. (2018) Integrative detection and analysis of structural variation in cancer genomes. Nat Genet. 50(10): 1388 - 1398. PMID 30202056

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