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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Otolaryngology

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Abraham Shulman, MD


Background and Expertise:

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, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His training has been in all aspects of otolaryngology with particular emphasis since 1969 in otology-neurotology.  Dr. Shulman has been the author and one of the editors of the 1st edition of the text entitled Tinnitus diagnosis and treatment in 1991, which identified a new discipline, Tinnitology. In 1995 he became a co-chief editor of the International Tinnitus Journal, the first publication dedicated to the symptom of tinnitus. He has contributed textbook chapters and published over 250 scientific articles on the basic science and clinical protocols for tinnitus diagnosis and treatment, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals.  In 2010 SUNY-Downstate Medical Center included him in a celebration of achievement of 150 years of medical education in Brooklyn. His research interests include sensorineural hearing loss, electrical and ultrahigh frequency acoustical stimulation of the cochleovestibular system , vestibular evoked response , mechanisms of tinnitus production , translation of functional brain imaging with nuclear medicine and EEG based electroencephalography- QEEG/LORETA drugs for tinnitus relief  for clinical types and subtypes of tinnitus and  fluid dynamics of the ear and brain . Dr. Shulman’s clinical interests are hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and the fluid dynamics between ear and brain. Dr. Shulman is an international figure for the symptom of tinnitus.