Full time clinician double Board-Certified in both Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine.
National thought leader on balloon sinus surgery. Served on the Medical Advisory Board for Entellus Medical as one of three physicians charged with developing and implementing a physician education program for teaching balloon sinus surgery to other ENT surgeons. Duties included lectures, small-group conferences, live demonstrations during surgery, webinars, and hands-on cadaver labs. Published original research on the safety and efficacy of balloon sinus surgery and was charged with presenting the data at numerous national meetings.
Over ten years of consulting experience. Experience includes expert witnessing, utilization review, disability review, and clinical research and development for industry.
Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, 2005-present.
Graduated with an English Major from Duke University.
Practice focuses on sinus problems and sleep medicine, but treats wide variety of conditions within ENT and Sleep Medicine including allergies, sinus headache, sinus infections, balloon sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, snoring, sleep apnea, breathing problems, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, ear infection, hearing loss, mouth sores, neck mass, sore throat, nose bleeds, and cancers of the head and neck (throat cancer, thyroid cancer, tongue cancer, vocal cord and sinus cancer). Diagnostics utilized include allergy testing, CT scans, MRI scans, endoscopic examinations, biopsy, sleep study interpretations, cultures, video stroboscopy, hearing tests, and dizzy tests.
Treatments and procedures utilized in practice include OR surgery, in-office ENT surgery, balloon sinuplasty; oral appliance therapy; CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure); provent sleep apnea therapy; allergy shots, allergy drops, TMJ NextGeneration Therapy, vestibular rehab, tinnitus management including Neuromonics.
Areas of Expertise
- Head & Neck Surgery
- Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose, and Throat)
- Sleep Medicine
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: BOARD-CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology
Board-Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: June 2002
Board-Certified in Sleep Medicine: January 2008
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resident: July 1, 1997 – June 30, 2001
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
1450 Tulane Avenue SL-59
New Orleans, Louisiana
Intern: July 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997
University of Florida School of Medicine
Medical Doctor: May 25, 1996
Durham, North Carolina
Duke Center for Classical Studies 1990
A.B. English: May 1992
Honors: Dean’s List 1990 through 1992
Principal Investigator, RELIEF Research Study -- Entellus Corporation.
September 2010 – September 2011
Medical Advisory Board, Entellus Corporation.
August 2010 – September 2014
Principal Investigator, XprESS Registry Research Study -- Entellus Corporation.
May 2010 – October 2011
Medical Director, Good Samaritan Hospital Sleep Laboratory.
October 2015 – present
Medical Director, International Institute of Sleep.
December 2009 – present
Medical Director, Preferred Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory of South Florida in Boca Raton, FL.
January 2003 – June 2013
Medical Director, ENTSF Department of Allergy Testing and Evaluation.
October 2005 – May 2009.
Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at FAU.
June 2005 – present.
Clinical Site Director, American Academy of Otolaryngology S.L.E.E.P. Study.
January 2005 – March 2006.
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy and Immunology Committee.
March 2006 – September 2009.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: 1993 - present
American Academy of Sleep Medicine: 2005 - present
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Brodner D: One-year Outcomes and Ostial Patency following Treatment with a Multi-Function, Multi-Sinus Balloon Dilation Tool. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, American Rhinologic Society, San Diego, CA April 2012.
Brodner D: Confirmation of Transnasal Balloon Device Placement within the Maxillary Sinus Ostium in a Cadaveric Model. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, American Rhinologic Society, San Francisco, CA September 2011.
Brodner D: Analysis of the First 50 Registry Patients Evaluating a Novel Balloon Sinus Device. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, American Rhinologic Society, Chicago, IL April 2011.
Brodner D, Downs JC, Graham HD: Periosteal Readhesion After Brow-lift in New Zealand White Rabbits. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting. Orlando, FL May 2000.
Brodner D, Cutler JC, Gianoli GJ, Amedee RG: Epidural Abscess Masquerading as Lateral Sinus Thrombosis. North American Skull Base Society, Scottsdale, AZ March 2000.
Brodner D: Technology Tools in Y2K+12. American Rhinologic Society Sinus Symposium; Invited Faculty. Chicago, IL. July 2012.
Brodner D: In-Office Balloon Sinus Dilation. The Open (Sinus) Forum; Invited Faculty. New York City, NY. July 2012.
Brodner D: The Economics of an In-Office Allergy Program. Network of Florida Otolaryngologists Annual Meeting; Naples, FL. November 2008.
Brodner D, Dawson D, Haydon R: Evidence-Based Allergy Clinical Update. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL. September 2008.
Brodner D: CPAP Review for the Otolaryngologist. Florida Society of Otolaryngologists Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL. November 2007.
Brodner D: Incorporating CPAP into your Otolaryngology Practice. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; Washington, DC. September 2007.
Brodner D: What Every Otolaryngologist Needs to Know About Setting Up a Sleep Lab. Network of Florida Otolaryngologists Annual Meeting; Ft Lauderdale, FL. November 2005.
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Failure to treat (tongue cancer), Failure to diagnose/treat (temporal arteritis), future treatment cost analysis (nasal trauma), Role of tobacco as cause of head and neck cancer, Hearing loss due to motor vehicle accident.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 50%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 50%
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Over ten
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Medical records review and analysis; forensic consulting, including deposition and trial participation.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: My retention agreement is available upon request.
References upon request.