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Posts by Eric H. Holbrook, MD

  • Researchers Stacey T. Gray, MD, and Eric H. Holbrook, MD, of Mass Eye and Ear, worked with Marlene L. Durand, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass Eye and Ear, to perform a randomized, double-blind clinical trial that compared the effect of the antibiotic amoxicillin-clavulanate on endoscopic sinus surgery patients to that of a placebo.


Dr. Eric Holbrook, the Chief of the Rhinology Division at Mass Eye and Ear, is a fellowship-trained rhinologist with more than 15 years of experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of problems involving the nose and sinuses. 

At Mass Eye and Ear, Dr. Holbrook was involved in the establishment of the Sinus Center, the Smell and Taste Clinic, and the Endoscopic Skull Base surgery team. Dr. Holbrook has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed papers and several textbook chapters. He has also been named “Best Doctor in Otolaryngology” by Boston Magazine and Best Doctors, Inc.

Dr. Holbrook’s clinical interests include diseases of the nose and sinuses, endoscopic approaches to the skull base, and smell and taste disorders. He is a member of the Skull Base Center at Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General, the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center at Mass General, and the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery as Mass Eye and Ear.

His research interests include olfaction and chronic rhinosinusitis. His olfactory research is partly funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital combines the expertise of highly specialized ear, nose, and throat physicians, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and auxiliary health care professionals to provide care for patients with problems affecting the ear, nose, throat, head and neck areas. The department, which is led by Chief and Chair Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, is one of the largest otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) departments in the country, with more than 70 physicians staffed at 15 locations in the greater Boston area.