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Douglas M. Hildrew, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Medical Director, Yale Hearing and Balance Program, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery; Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology Surgery; Cochlear Implant Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Skull Base Surgery Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Brain Tumor Program, Otolaryngology Surgery; Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program, Otolaryngology Surgery

Contact Information

Douglas M. Hildrew, MD, FACS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208041

    New Haven, CT 06520-8041

    United States



Douglas M. Hildrew, MD is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the Section of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery who specializes in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. He treats both adult and pediatric patients, and his clinical/surgical interests include cochlear implantation, middle ear implants, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, facial nerve disorders, facial nerve reanimation, otosclerosis (stapes surgery), superior semicircular canal dehiscence, glomus tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), and skull base surgery. Watch a video with Dr. Douglas Hildrew >>

Dr. Hildrew earned his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY, and completed his residency in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. In addition, he completed advanced fellowship training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Dr. Hildrew is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, American Neurotology Society, North American Skull Base Society, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Hildrew is Board Certified in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery by the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and serves on multiple national committees.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) (2017)
  • Residency
    Tulane University School of Medicine (2015)
  • MD
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Medicine (2010)
  • MMSc
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Medical Sciences (2006)


  • COVID Town Hall Meeting
    New Haven, United States 2020
  • Covid-19 Podcast Series- American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
    Alexandria, United States 2020
  • Telemedicine during the Pandemic
    Alexandria, United States 2020
    A guide to immediate implementation of telemedicine in your practice during the pandemic
  • Action Statement - Prioritizing Novel Approaches to Telehealth for all Practitioners
    Alexandria, United States 2020
  • Cochlear Implants and Telemedicine – Rehabilitating the Tone-Deaf Surgeon
    Miami, United States 2019
  • Three Rivers Otolaryngology Update
    Pittsburgh, United States 2018
  • Grand Rounds
    Cape Town, South Africa 2018
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics
    Bridgeport, United States 2017
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology
    Birmingham, United States 2016
  • Temporal Bone Dissection Course
    Pittsburgh, United States 2016
    Instructor and Lecturer
  • Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting
    Miami Beach, United States 2014
  • Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting
    Scottsdale, United States 2013

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Surgery Service Line AwardVeterans Health Administration2019
Governing Council Leadership Excellence AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology2017
The James Harrill, MD Resident Research AwardTriological Society2013

Professional Service

Cochlear Implant Support GroupDirector of the Yale School of Medicine's Cochlear Implant Support Group.2019 - Present
Telemedicine Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SureryChair2019 - Present
Connecticut State Champion, American Cochlear Implant AllianceMember2019 - Present
Scientific Program Committee, American Neurotology SocietyMember2018 - 2020
American Academy of OtolaryngologyYoung Physicians Group2017 - Present
The Triological Society - ENT TodayAssociate Editor2017 - Present
American Neurotology SocietyReviewer2016 - Present
JAMA OtolaryngologyReviewer2016 - Present
Social Median and Culture Committee, The Triological SocietyCo-Chair2013 - Present
Implantable Hearing Device Committee, American Academy of OtolaryngologyMember2013 - 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha - Honors Medical SocietyMember2008 - Present
American Academy of OtolaryngologySection for Residents and Fellows2000 - 2015

Departments & Organizations