Nicolas Y. BuSaba, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Sinus and Nasal Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

General Otolaryngology (Adults)

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3558
Fax: 617-573-3914
Tues. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Wed. 1 - 5 p.m.



Dr. Nicolas BuSaba, a fellowship-trained otolaryngologist and surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, specializes in rhinology, paranasal sinus disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. BuSaba completed medical school at the American University of Beirut. He then completed his surgical residency at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and his residency and fellowship in otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. In 1996, Dr. BuSaba joined both the Harvard Medical School faculty and Mass. Eye and Ear Sinus Center surgical staff. Now, he is the Assistant Director of the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center at Mass. Eye and Ear and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. BuSaba serves as the Physician Director on the Mass. Eye and Ear Associate Board of Directors, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and as the Legislative Chairperson for the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He has participated in several national and international meetings and instructional courses, and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in the field and several textbook chapters.

Dr. BuSaba’s clinical interests include rhinology and sinus disease, snoring and sleep apnea, laryngology, and voice disorders. His research interests include rhinology and paranasal sinus disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, and gene mutations and sinusitis.

Select Publications

The impact of a patient's age on the clinical presentation of inflammatory paranasal sinus disease. BuSaba NY. Amer J Otolaryngol—Head and Neck Surg Med. 2013;34:449–53.

Clinical assessment is an accurate predictor of which patients will need septoplasty. Sedaghat AR, BuSaba NY, Cunningham MJ, Kieff DA. Laryngoscope. 2013;123:48–52.

Diagnostic characteristics of sinonasal organizing hematomas: Avoiding misdiagnosis. Wu A, Ting J, Borgie R, BuSaba NY, Gray ST, Sadow P, Juliano A, Holbrook E. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013;3:598–602.

Outcomes analysis in epistaxis management: Development of a therapeutic algorithm. Shargorodsky J, Bleier B, Holbrook E, Cohen JM, BuSaba NY, Metson R, Gray ST. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 2013;149:390–8

Connexin 32 and 43 mutations: Do they play a role in chronic rhinosinusitis? Sedaghat AR, BuSaba NY, Cunningham MJ. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Jan–Feb;35(1):33–6.

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  • American University of Beirut, M.D.


  • Harvard Medical School (General Surgery)


  • Harvard Medical School (Otolaryngology)