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Department of Otolaryngology - Faculty

Abraham Shulman

Abraham Shulman, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology

Dr. Shulman, Prof. Emeritus Clinical Otolaryngology, SUNY/Downstate , is a graduate of the Kings County Hospital Center, Division of Otolaryngology – Residency Training Program. Following graduation, he completed a Fellowship with Julius Lempert at the Lempert Foundation and served as Lieutenant Commander in the USNR as Chief of Otolaryngology at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. His efforts as Acting Director (1975-1980; 1990-1991) and Director (1980-1985) of the division of Otolaryngology and the Center for Communicative Sciences at Downstate and helped establish the Department of Otolaryngology in 1990. Dr. Shulman’s clinical interests are hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. Symposia, articles and courses and a recent text have identified Dr. Shulman as an international figure for the symptom of tinnitus. In 2010 SUNY/ Downstate Medical Center included him in a celebration of achievement of 150 years of medical education in Brooklyn. In 2014 a US patent was received for ear targeted delivery of pharmaceutical compounds. His research interests include sensorineural hearing loss, electrical and ultrahigh frequency acoustical stimulation of the cochleovestibular system, vestibular evoked response , mechanisms of tinnitus production , nuclear medicine imaging of brain in tinnitus patients  , functional brain imaging – metabolic ,electrophysiology ,and drug development for tinnitus relief  for clinical types of tinnitus.