David M. Kaylie, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Department / Division:
Surgery / Head and Neck Surgery Communications Sci
DUMC 3805
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine), 1997
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 1998-2002
  • Otology and Neurotology, The Otology Group, PC, Nashville (Tennessee), 2002-2004
Other Training:
  • MS, Neuroanatomy, Medical College of Virginia, 1992-1993
Clinical Interests:
Surgery of skull-base tumors, including acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), meningioma, glomus tumor and cancers; stereotactic radiation for skull-base tumors using BrainLab linear accelerator system (Linac) and gamma knife; surgical and medical management of chronic ear diseases such as ear infection, eardrum perforation, and cholesteatoma; management of temporal bone trauma; facial-nerve paralysis from Bell's palsy, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and facial-nerve tumors, including facial-nerve schwannoma and hemangiomas; surgical and medical management of hearing loss in pediatric and adult patients for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, including cochlear implantation, otosclerosis, Baha implants, and hearing aids; surgical and medical management of conditions that cause dizziness, including Meniere's disease, chronic dysequilibrium, vertigo, migraine-associated vertigo, positional vertigo
Research Interests:
Dr. Kaylie's main research interests are in hearing preservation skull base surgery. He has patented a laser Doppler probe that can measure blood flow in the inner ear and nerves during surgery for the removal of skull base tumors. This allows real-time monitoring of function that was previously not available. He is also involved in development of carbon dioxide laser tools for ear surgery.