Douglas M. Hildrew, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Advisory Board Member

2023

Ear, Nose and Throat / Hearing and Balance

Forbes Health Advisory Board Member

Dr. Douglas Hildrew is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, specializing in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at its clinical practice, Yale Medicine. He treats both adult and pediatric patients, and his clinical passions include hearing loss and cochlear implantation while his research passions also include hearing health advocacy and telemedicine. In terms of leadership, he holds several committee positions both at Yale and on a national level. Most recently, he became the medical director of the Yale Hearing and Balance Program.

Dr. Douglas Hildrew is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, specializing in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at its clinical practice, Yale Medicine. He treats both adult and pediatric patients, and his clinical passions include hearing loss and cochlear implantation while his research passions also include hearing health advocacy and telemedicine ....Read More

Board Certifications and Training

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Board Certified Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgeon
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship)
  • Tulane University School of Medicine (Medical Residency, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery)
  • State University of New York - Upstate Medical University (Doctor of Medicine)
  • Drexel University College of Medicine (M.M.Sc.)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Chemistry)

Achievements

  • Telemedicine Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Chairperson
  • Social Media and Culture Committee for the Triological Society, Associate Chair, 2013-Present
  • ENTtoday Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2017-Present
  • Built the first and largest known comprehensive telepractice for cochlear implant patients and candidates in the world
  • Top Earache Remedies, According To Experts

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  • What Are Tonsil Stones? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention

    There are many types of tonsillar tissues in the human body. When a health care provider refers to “the tonsils,” however, they are likely referring to the palatine tonsils—which are located in the back of the mouth between the soft...
  • Why Do My Ears Itch?

    Got an itch you just can’t scratch? It can be a frustrating experience if it’s in an unreachable location—like the inside of your ear canal, for example. But what causes itchy ears in the first place? Allergies, aging, skin conditions...
  • Best Ways To Treat Ear Infections, According To Experts

    Ear infections can happen to people of any age, and can occur in different areas of the ear, including the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The two most common types of ear infections are an outer ear infection...
  • Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes And Prevention

    Ear infections are a common, and painful, ailment among adults and children. Typically caused by allergies, colds and sinus infections that lead to viral or bacterial infection in the ears, ear infections often occur in the middle ear. “Ear pain...
  • Ear Wax Removal: What You Need To Know

    Much like the oddly-gratifying pimple-popping trend that took social media by storm, a new health and wellness fad is making its rounds on social-sharing platforms: earwax removal. One such video posted on TikTok, suggesting that pouring hydrogen peroxide in your...
  • What Is Conductive Hearing Loss? Causes, Symptoms And More

    Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound isn’t able to travel efficiently through the outer and/or middle ear to the inner ear. It can happen due to a number of reasons, including blockages in the ear canal, problems with the eardrum...
  • Xyzal Allergy Review

  • 7 Non-Drowsy Allergy Medicines To Try

    Allergies can wreak havoc on your daily life. Sneezing, congestion and a runny nose are just a few of the symptoms that make it tough to get through the day. And while there are plenty of over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications...
  • What Is A Mold Allergy? Symptoms, Causes And Treatments

    If you suffer from a mold allergy, your body will experience a type of inflammatory reaction when exposed to mold. With 3% to 10% of the population estimated to have a mold allergy, you’re not alone when experiencing symptoms. How...
  • Allergy Medicine For Pollen: What You Need To Know

    If you find yourself coping with a pollen allergy every spring, summer and/or fall, know that you’re not alone. Almost 7.7% of adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with what experts refer to as hay fever. Rest assured, there...
  • Allergy Shots: Types, Costs And Side Effects

    There’s no denying that allergies can interfere with your quality of life. Whether you’re allergic to pollen, dust mites, molds, animal dander, certain foods or anything else, symptoms can range from mild to severe. These might include watery or red...
  • Seasonal Allergies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment And More

    Seasonal allergies, (or hay fever) affect about one in six Americans, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. If you’re included in that number, you know just how uncomfortable seasonal allergies can be—spring or fall comes around, and...
  • 10 Sore Throat Remedies That Work, According To Experts

    Is your throat feeling dry and scratchy? Does it hurt to swallow or even talk? Chances are you have pharyngitis—the medical term for a sore throat, an ailment that affects millions of people every year. While sore throats can happen...
  • How To Get Rid Of A Stuffy Nose

    Winter isn’t kind to our noses. We endure colds, winter allergies and sinus-drying indoor heat— all of which can leave us with stuffy noses. Nasal congestion might seem like no big deal, but when a stuffy nose makes it hard...
  • What Causes Hearing Loss?

    A staggering one in eight people in the U.S. has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders—underscoring just how common the serious medical condition is. While just 2% of Americans ages...
  • What Is Tinnitus? Symptoms, Causes And Treatments

    If you’ve ever been plagued by persistent phantom sounds—such as buzzing, ringing or clicking—you may have experienced tinnitus, a condition that can be a symptom of other medical problems and is often present alongside noise-induced hearing loss. It’s characterized by...

Health Philosophy

“When we can connect the right patient with the right physician at the right time, medicine is truly at its finest. Although medicine lives in an increasingly technological world, sometimes nothing is more important than the art of a good conversation. While a good physician can heal, a great physician can also teach.”