Brent J. Benscoter, M.D., is a specialist in the field of otology and neurotology, specializing in hearing disorders, chronic ear disease, Meniere’s disease, facial nerve disorders, and cochlear implants, as well as acoustic neuroma and skull base surgery.
A Missouri native, Dr. Benscoter received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia. His residency in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery was at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Benscoter will be taking the subspecialty board examination for a second certification in Neurotology. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society.
Dr. Benscoter has an extensive research background in facial nerve disorders, skull base tumors, stereotactic radiation, chronic ear disease, and hearing problems. He has several scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has written five chapters on ear surgery techniques, including the most recent, “Surgery for Temporal Bone Malignancy,” in a forthcoming textbook, Atlas of Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery (LaRouere, M, Babu SC, Bojrab DI, eds). Dr. Benscoter has also been a guest lecturer at residency programs throughout the Midwest.
A classically-trained pianist, Dr. Benscoter earned his bachelor's degree in music performance and enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, running, and biking.