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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. Dr. Shulman contributed to 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, he was included in the SUNY-Downstate Medical Center 150 years of medical education in Brooklyn celebration. From 2010 -2015, the AAO-HNS collaborated with Abraham Shulman, M.D. and Barbara Goldstein PhD (the Martha Entenmann Tinnitus Research Center, Inc.) to have the International Tinnitus Miniseminar. Dr. Shulman’s clinical interests include hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and the fluid dynamics between ear and brain. Symposia, articles, tinnitus courses and a tinnitus text have identified Dr. Shulman as an international figure for the symptom of tinnitus.