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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Joseph Breen, MD

Clinical Interest

Otolaryngology

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science: Northwestern University
  • Medical Degree: Northwestern University
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Otolaryngology (Neurotology) 06/01/2018
  • American Board of Otolaryngology 06/01/2015
Contact Information
  • Medical Science Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • ML 0528
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-7024
  • Fax 513-558-5203

Peer Reviewed Publications

Breen, Joseph T; Sweeney, Alex D; Vrabec, Jeffrey T 2020. The Potential for Preserved Cochleovestibular Function in the Setting of Prolonged Pneumolabyrinth. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 7, 929-933

Breen, Joseph T; Sweeney, Alex D; Vrabec, Jeffrey T 2020. The Potential for Preserved Cochleovestibular Function in the Setting of Prolonged Pneumolabyrinth. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 7, 929-933

Breen, Joseph T; Sweeney, Alex D; Vrabec, Jeffrey T 2020. The Potential for Preserved Cochleovestibular Function in the Setting of Prolonged Pneumolabyrinth. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 7, 929-933

Poff, Charles B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Hemifacial Spasm as a Rare Clinical Presentation of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Case Report and Literature Review. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 129 8, 829-832

Poff, Charles B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Hemifacial Spasm as a Rare Clinical Presentation of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Case Report and Literature Review. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 129 8, 829-832

Poff, Charles B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Hemifacial Spasm as a Rare Clinical Presentation of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Case Report and Literature Review. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 129 8, 829-832

Raghavan, Arun M; Lipschitz, Noga; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N; Kohlberg, Gavriel D 2020. Visual Speech Recognition: Improving Speech Perception in Noise through Artificial Intelligence. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, , 194599820924331

Raghavan, Arun M; Lipschitz, Noga; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N; Kohlberg, Gavriel D 2020. Visual Speech Recognition: Improving Speech Perception in Noise through Artificial Intelligence. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, , 194599820924331

Raghavan, Arun M; Lipschitz, Noga; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N; Kohlberg, Gavriel D 2020. Visual Speech Recognition: Improving Speech Perception in Noise through Artificial Intelligence. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, , 194599820924331

Raghavan, Arun M; Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Samy, Ravi N; Zuccarello, Mario; Pensak, Myles L; Breen, Joseph T 2020. Is Longer Surgery More Dangerous? Operative Duration Not Associated With Complications After Vestibular Schwannoma Resection. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 2, e268-e272

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 9, e1154-e1157

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, ,

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 9, e1154-e1157

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, ,

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 41 9, e1154-e1157

Shapiro, Scott B; Lipschitz, Noga; Kemper, Nathan; Zuccarello, Mario; Breen, Joseph T; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2020. Early Experience With Telemedicine in Patients Undergoing Otologic/Neurotologic Procedures. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, ,

Breen, Joseph T; Edwards, Colin R; Cornelius, Rebecca S; Hazenfield, J Michael; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Samy, Ravi N; Pensak, Myles L 2019. Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Differentiating Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak from Middle Ear Effusion. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 161 3, 493-498

Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Lipschitz, Noga; Tawfik, Kareem O; Walters, Zoe; Breen, Joseph T; Zuccarello, Mario; Andaluz, Norberto; Dinapoli, Vincent A; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2019. Application of Ultrasonic Bone Aspirator for Decompression of the Internal Auditory Canal via the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 40 1, 114-120

Lipschitz, Noga; Hazenfield, J Michael; Breen, Joseph T; Samy, Ravi N 2019. Laboratory testing and imaging in the evaluation of cranial cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 27 5, 339-343

Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Tawfik, Kareem O; Walters, Zoe A; Breen, Joseph T; Zuccarello, Mario; Andaluz, Norberto; Dinapoli, Vincent A; Pensak, Myles L; Samy, Ravi N 2019. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Rate after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery via Middle Cranial Fossa Approach. Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base, 80 4, 437-440

Lipschitz, Noga; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Walters, Zoe A; Tawfik, Kareem O; Samy, Ravi N; Pensak, Myles L; Zuccarello, Mario; Andaluz, Norberto; Dinapoli, Vincent A; Breen, Joseph T 2019. Obesity Is Not Associated With Postoperative Complications After Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery in a Large Single Institution Series. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 40 10, 1373-1377

Tawfik, Kareem O; Walters, Zoe A; Kohlberg, Gavriel D; Lipschitz, Noga; Breen, Joseph T; O'Neal, Kelly; Zuccarello, Mario; Samy, Ravi N 2019. Impact of Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring on Facial Nerve Outcomes after Vestibular Schwannoma Resection. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 128 1, 56-61

Stevens, Shawn M; Breen, Joseph T; DiNapoli, Vincent 2018. Case of a Rare "White Epidermoid Tumor" Involving the Cerebellopontine Angle. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 39 4, e292-e293

Breen, Joseph T; Roberts, Dianna B; Gidley, Paul W 2017. Basal cell carcinoma of the temporal bone and external auditory canal. The Laryngoscope, ,

Carlson, Matthew L; O'Connell, Brendan P; Breen, Joseph T; Wick, Cameron C; Driscoll, Colin L; Haynes, David S; Thompson, Reid C; Isaacson, Brandon; Gidley, Paul W; Kutz, J Walter; Van Gompel, Jamie J; Wanna, George B; Raza, Shaan M; DeMonte, Franco; Barnett, Samuel L; Link, Michael J 2016. Petroclival Chondrosarcoma: A Multicenter Review of 55 Cases and New Staging System. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 37 7, 940-50

Pena, Israel; Chew, Erin Y; Landau, Barcleigh P; Breen, Joseph T; Zevallos, Jose P; Vrabec, Jeffrey T 2016. Diagnostic Criteria for Detection of Vestibular Schwannomas in the VA Population. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 37 10, 1510-1515

Breen, Joseph T; Vrabec, Jeffrey T 2015. Early practice: neurotology. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 48 2, 257-62

Breen, Joseph T; Carlson, Matthew L; Link, Michael J; Moore, Eric J; Neff, Brian A; Driscoll, Colin L W 2012. Skull base involvement by acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland. Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base, 73 6, 371-8

Carlson, Matthew L; Breen, Joseph T; Driscoll, Colin L; Link, Michael J; Neff, Brian A; Gifford, René H; Beatty, Charles W 2012. Cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2: variables affecting auditory performance. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 33 5, 853-62

Carlson, Matthew L; Breen, Joseph T; Gifford, Rene H; Driscoll, Colin L W; Neff, Brian A; Beatty, Charles W; Peterson, Anna Mary; Olund, Amy P 2010. Cochlear implantation in the octogenarian and nonagenarian. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 31 8, 1343-9

Redmann A.J.;Yuen S.N.;VonAllmen D.;Rothstein A.;Tang A.;Breen J.;Collar R. 10-01-2019. Does Surgical Volume and Complexity Affect Cost and Mortality in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surger Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), 161 4, 629-634

Rajguru S.;Matic A.;Robinson A.;Fishman A.;Moreno L.;Bradley A.;Vujanovic I.;Breen J.;Wells J.;Bendett M.;Richter C. 10-01-2010. Optical cochlear implants: Evaluation of surgical approach and laser parameters in cats Hearing Research, 269 1-2, 102-111

Breen J.;Gidley P. 05-03-2018. Evaluation and staging of temporal bone tumors Temporal Bone Cancer, , 15-28

Lipschitz N.;Kohlberg G.;Tawfik K.;Walters Z.;Breen J.;Zuccarello M.;Andaluz N.;Dinapoli V.;Pensak M.;Samy R. 01-01-2019. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Rate after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery via Middle Cranial Fossa Approach Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, 80 4, 437-440

Breen J.;Carlson M.;Driscoll C. 01-01-2016. Congenital stapes fixation Surgery of Stapes Fixations, , 67-77

Breen J.;Carlson M.;Link M.;Moore E.;Neff B.;Driscoll C. 01-01-2012. Skull base involvement by acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, 73 6, 371-378

Breen, Joseph T; Carlson, Matthew L; Voss, Stephen G; Link, Michael J; Driscoll, Colin L; Neff, Brian A . Intracranial supramaximal facial nerve stimulation: a murine model. American journal of otolaryngology, 35 2, 164-70