About the Ear Surgery Information Center

The Ear Surgery Information Center is an educational resource created by Mark Levenson, MD, F.A.C.S. in 1996. This site contains general articles that will keep you and your loved ones informed about a variety of medical issues concerning the ear and its auditory and vestibular systems.


About Mark Levenson, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Mark Joseph Levenson, 77, passed away on February 2, 2024, after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma.

Dr. Levenson was born in Boston, MA, on December 26, 1946. He graduated from Boston Latin High School in 1964 and received a BA in Biology from University of Rochester where he was the Captain of the Sailing Team for years. He then dedicated his life to pursuit the knowledge and service of others, by earning his medical degree from New York Medical College.

Throughout his illustrious career as an ENT physician and surgeon. Dr. Levenson touched the lives of countless patients with his unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare. He cared about treating the whole patient and always took his time with them, even opening his office on a Sunday to a patient in need.

Dr. Levenson leaves behind a legacy of kindness, resilience, and medical expertise, his impact on the medical community and the lives he touched will be remembered for years to come.

Academic Publications

  • Laryngeal Tuberculosis Review of Twenty Cases. Laryngoscope 1984; 94:1094-1097.
  • Melkerson Rosenthal Syndrome. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1984; 110:540-542.
  • Chronic Otitis Media with Cholesteatoma; A Bacteriologic Study. Infections in Surgery ; 4:260-267.
  • Bacteriology of Cholesteatoma. Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otolaryngology, Editor – Eugene Meyers, Vol. 2, New Dimensions in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, pp. 248-249, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Congenital Cholesteatoma of the Middle Ear: A Surgical Approach: Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Editor – Eugene Myers, Vol. 2, pp 784-785, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Deep Neck Abscess of Otogenic Origin. Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 2, pp 258-259, Editor – Eugene Myers, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Chronic Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma. Infections in Medicine; 2:304-323.
  • A Review of Twenty Congenital Cholesteatomas in Children. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1987; 94:560-567.
  • A Review of 100 Resident Stapedectomies. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; 113:29-31.
  • Congenital Cholesteatoma an Embryologic Correlation. Laryngoscope. 98:949-955.
  • The Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome in Children: The Description of a New Clinical Entity. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:54-58.
  • Spontaneous Extracranial Pneumatocele of the Mastoid. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:107-108.
  • Modern Presentation of Bezold’s Abscess Review of Five Cases. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:1126-1129.
  • Management of Congenital Pediatric Cholesteatomas. American Journal of Otology. 10:121-123.
  • Congenital Cholesteatomas Etiology and Surgical Treatment: A Review. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 22:941-954.
  • Ciprofloxacin Drug of Choice in Treatment of Malignant (Necrotizing) External Otitis. Laryngoscope. 101:821-824.
  • Management of the Oval Window in Chronic Ear Surgery. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 3:55-57.
  • Necrotizing (Malignant) External Otitis Caused by Staph Epidermitis. Archives Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 118:94-96.
  • Complications of Acute Streptococcal Otitis Media: A Resurgence. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, pp 644-646.
  • Beta-2 Transferrin: Limitations of Use As a Clinical Marker for Perilymph. Laryngoscope. 106:159-161.

Book Chapters

  • “Tumors of the Middle Ear and Mastoid.” In: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, eds: Paparella and Shumrick. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. Vol. 3:1457-1482.
  • “Congenital Cholesteatoma.” In: Common Problems in Otology, ed: Britton BH. St. Louis, Mosby. 42-47.
  • “Surgical Management of the External Auditory Canal.” In: Instructional Courses 1991, eds: Johnson, Derkay. St. Louis, Mosby. Vol. 4:280-298.
  • “External Ear Canal: Surgical Management.” In: Lucente, ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. 287-301.
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