Your Hearing Is Precious
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B. Joseph Touma, M.D.

Education and Training

Under Graduate

Dates Attended Location Degree Major Subject
1987 - 1990 Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
B.A. Political Science

Graduate

Dates Attended Location Degree Major Subject
1990 - 1994 West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia 
M.D.  

Post Graduate

Dates Attended Location Name & Program Director
1994 - 1995 Department of Surgery - 
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia 
Gordon F. Murray, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgery
1995 - 1999 Department of Otolaryngology - 
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Stephen J. Wetmore, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Otolaryngology
1999 - 2001 Neurotology Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology - 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barry E. Hirsch, M.D.
Otolaryngology

Appointments and Positions

Academic

Years Inclusive Location Rank / Title
2001 - Present Marshall University School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
Clinical Instructor
1999 - 2001 Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor

Non-Academic

Years Inclusive Location Rank / Title
2003 - Present Cabell Huntington Hospital 
Balance Center
Huntington, WV
Director
2001 - Present St. Mary's Hospital 
Huntington, WV
Active
2001 - Present Cabell Huntington Hospital 
Huntington, WV
Otolaryngology Chief 2005 - 2006
Active
2001 - Present Cabell Huntington Surgery Center 
Huntington, WV
Active
1999 - 2001 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital 
Pittsburgh, PA
 
1999 - 2001 UPMC Southside 
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Certificate and Licensure

Medical or Other Professional Licensure

West Virginia State Board of Medicine 2001 - Present
Kentucky State Board of Medicine 2001 - Present
State Board of Medicine/Pennsylvania 1999 - 2001 MD-068139-L
Ohio Board of Medicine 2005 - Present

Specialty Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology Certificate April 24, 2000

Other

Neurocom Clinical Integration Seminar June 12, 13, 14, 2003
Journal Review Committee for Journal of Otology & Neurotology 2005 - present

Memberships In Professional and Scientific Societies

Year Name of Society
1995 - Present American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
1996 - 1999, 2001 - Present WV Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2003 - Present American Neurotologic Society
2007 - Present Balance & Equilibrium Committee Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

Year Name of Society
1993 Whittlesey History of Medicine Award: History of Hearing Devices
1997 Fortunata Lim Award: West Virginia University Alumni Day Presentation

Publications

Published Articles

Wax MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis following laryngectomy: incidences and predisposing factors. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 113:242-247, 1995.

Wax MK, Touma BJ, and Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis following laryngectomy. Highlights of the Instructional Courses. I;205-215, 1995.

Jackson CG, Schall DC, Glasscock ME, Macias JD, Widick MH, Touma BJ. A surgical solution for the difficult chronic ear. Am J Otology 17:7-14, 1996.

Wax MK, Touma, BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis revision with simultaneous tracheoesophageal puncture. Laryngoscope 108(10):1509-13, 1998.

Wax MK, Touma BJ. Management of the N0 neck during salvage laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 109(1):4-7, 1999.

Wax, MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Management of tracheostomal stenosis. Laryngoscope 109(9):1397-401, 1999.

Touma BJ, Ramadan HH, Bringman JJ, Rodman S. Maxillofacial injuries caused by all-terrain vehicle accidents. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 121(6):736-9, 1999.

Touma BJ and Hirsch BE. Management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Emergency 33(1):93-103, 2001.

1993 Whittlesey History of Medicine Award: History of Hearing Devices
1997 Fortunata Lim Award: West Virginia University Alumni Day Presentation

Wax MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis following laryngectomy: incidences and predisposing factors. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 113:242-247, 1995.

Wax MK, Touma BJ, and Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis following laryngectomy. Highlights of the Instructional Courses. I;205-215, 1995.

Jackson CG, Schall DC, Glasscock ME, Macias JD, Widick MH, Touma BJ. A surgical solution for the difficult chronic ear. Am J Otology 17:7-14, 1996.

Wax MK, Touma, BJ, Ramadan HH. Tracheostomal stenosis revision with simultaneous tracheoesophageal puncture. Laryngoscope 108(10):1509-13, 1998.

Wax MK, Touma BJ. Management of the N0 neck during salvage laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 109(1):4-7, 1999.

Wax, MK, Touma BJ, Ramadan HH. Management of tracheostomal stenosis. Laryngoscope 109(9):1397-401, 1999.

Touma BJ, Ramadan HH, Bringman JJ, Rodman S. Maxillofacial injuries caused by all-terrain vehicle accidents. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 121(6):736-9, 1999.

Touma BJ and Hirsch BE. Management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Emergency 33(1):93-103, 2001.

Professional Activities

Teaching

Fellows and Post-doctoral Students

Graduate Students Thesis Advisee

Medical Students and Undergraduates
Lecture series for Medical Students on Diagnosis and Management of Vertigo and Hearing Loss 1999-2000 at the University of Pittsburgh

Courses, Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
Temporal Bone Course University of Pittsburgh, October 1999

Temporal bone Course University of Pittsburgh, October 2000

October 2000 Medical Management of Vertigo. University of Pittsburgh Otology Miniseminar, Pittsburgh, PA.

October 2000 Surgical Approaches to the Petrous Apex. University of Pittsburgh Temporal Bone Course.

Lectures

April, 1997 The Role of Interleukin-I in Otitis Media. George C. Schein Resident Research Forum,
Pittsburgh, PA

May 1997 Congenital Imperforate Submandibular Duct: a Case Report. COSM, Scottsdale, AZ

June 1997 The Role of Interleukin-I in Otitis Media. Eighth Annual Otolaryngology Alumni Conference,
West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology, Morgantown, WV

September, 1998 Maxillofacial Injuries Caused by All-Terrain Vehicle Accidents. American Academy of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio, TX.

June, 1999 Maxillofacial Injuries Caused by All-Terrain Vehicles Accidents. Ninth Annual Otolaryngology
Alumni Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology, Morgantown, WV.

June 2001 The role of intratympanic Gentamicin in the management of Meniere's disease. Pennsylvania State
Academy of Otolaryngology, Philadelphia, PA.

June 2001 The role of intratympanic Gentamicin in the management of Meniere's disease. Eleventh Annual
Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, West Virginia University, Department of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery, Morgantown, WV.

November 2001 Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and acoustic neuroma, West Virginia Annual Family Practice
Meeting, Huntington, WV

November 2002 Common otologic problems in the elderly, Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV

November 2002 Common otologic problems in the elderly, Marshall University Special Outreach,
Huntington, WV

September 2003 Balance Disorders, Tug Valley Medical Society, Williamson, WV

September 2003 Pediatric Otology, Marshall University Department of Pediatrics, Teays Valley, WV

June 2004 Current Use of BAHA, Fourteenth Annual Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, West Virginia University, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Morgantown, WV.

February 2005 Balance Disorders, Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, KY

November 2006 Balance Issues in the Athlete. Lecture. 20th Annual Family Medicine Weekend of Sports Medicine Conference.
Huntington, WV. Nov. 12, 2006.

November 2007 Balance Disorders, Neurocom Lecture, Buffalo, NY

April 2010 Balance Disorder, Neurocom Lecture, Charlotte, NC
November 2013, WV Annual Family Medicine Weekend Conference, Huntington WV

Research

Research Seminars and Invited Lectureships:

April, 1993 History of Hearing Devices, Whittlesey History of Medicine competition, Morgantown, WV

October, 1993 History of Hearing Devices, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Minneapolis, MN.

June, 1994 Tracheostomal Stenosis Following Total Laryngectomy, Fifth Annual Otolaryngology Alumni
Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology.

September, 1994 Tracheostomal Stenosis Following Total Laryngectomoy. Annual Meeting, American Academy of
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, San Diego, CA.

June, 1996 Frontal Sinus Fractures: WVU Experience and New Trends in Management. Seventh Annual
Otolaryngology Alumni Conference, West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology.

September, 1996 Joseph Toynbee: An Historical Perspective. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology -
Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC.

Services

  • 1989-90 House Council Member of Dormitory, Duke University
  • 1993-94 Student AMA President of West Virginia University - Charleston, WV
  • 1993 National Student AMA Delegate at Annual AMA Meeting-Chicago, IL
  • 1993-94 WVSMA-MSS Long Range Planning Committee
  • 1993-94 WVSMA-MSS Executive Council Member
  • 2006-13 American Academy of Otolaryngology Equilibrium Committee