Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Co-Director, Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery

Director, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Specialties

Rhinology

Sinus

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-6966
Fax: 617-573-3914
Monday, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Thursday, 8:30a.m.- 4:30p.m.

Overview

Biography

Dr. Benjamin S. Bleier, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Sinus Center, and Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, is fellowship-trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Bleier has helped pioneer several new minimally invasive approaches for orbital tumors and has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as two textbooks in the field of orbit- and sinus-related disease. He lectures both nationally and internationally on topics including the endoscopic management of orbit and skull base tumors, endoscopic dacyrocystorhinostomy, causes and treatments of sinusitis, and intranasal drug delivery techniques to the brain. Dr. Bleier holds five patents and has been recognized by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Boston Magazine, Harvard Medicine Magazine, and The Scientist Magazine for his work.

Dr. Bleier is committed to providing only the highest quality patient care and focuses on revision and complex sinus surgery as well as state of the art endoscopic management of sinus, orbit, and cranial base lesions including tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and encephaloceles.


Clinical Interests

Revision and complex sinus surgery
Endoscopic/minimally invasive treatment of sinus, orbit, and cranial base tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and encephaloceles

Education

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D.

Internship

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Fellowship

  • Medical University of South Carolina, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Biosketch

Professional Memberships

2005–present: American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
2007–present: American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
2011–present: Member, Rhinology and Allergy Education Committee, AAO-HNS
2013–present: Member, Home Study Course Committee, AAO-HNS
2014–present: Chair, Research and Grants Committee, ARS
2014–present: Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.
2014–present: Member, Learning Management Advisory Committee, AAO-HNS
2015–present: Triological Society

Awards and Honors

2008: First Place in Basic Science, Philadelphia College of Physicians Resident Research Competition, Animal Model of Laser Welded Esophageal Repair
2013: Runner-up in Basic Science, American Rhinologic Society Spring Meeting
2014: ARS Junior Member Research Travel Award, 25th Congress of European Rhinologic Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014: Norman Knight Leadership Development Award, Mass. Eye and Ear
2014: Best Video at 1st Annual FESStival, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
2015: Honors Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
2015: Best Video at 2nd Annual FESStival, American Rhinologic Society
2015: Finalist 2nd Annual FESStival, American Rhinologic Society
2016: Best Basic Science Presentation, American Rhinologic Society
2016: Presidential Citation, American Rhinologic Society
2016: Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
2017: 2nd Place in Poster Competition, American Rhinologic Society

Teaching

2010–present: Mass. Eye and Ear Sinus Dissection Course, Otolaryngology Residents
2011: Introduction to Neuroengineering, Undergraduate/Graduate Students
2013–present: Boston Sinus Dissection Course, Otolaryngology Residents

Editorial Roles

International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (Associate Editor)
World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Editorial Board)
American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy (Former Associate Editor)
Laryngoscope (Ad hoc Reviewer)
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Ad hoc Reviewer)
Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Ad hoc Reviewer)
Skull Base (Ad hoc Reviewer)

Research

Dr. Bleier’s research focuses on developing a wide array of novel sinonasal-related diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Learn more about his research.


Research Interests 

  • Transnasal drug delivery to the brain 
  • Novel techniques in endoscopic orbital surgery 
  • Sutureless laser assisted wound repair 
  • Novel topical therapies for sinus disease

Some of his current projects include:


Publications

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