Associate Professor
Fellowship trained in Neurotology

Interests: Neurotology, Cochlear Implants, Baha

LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Methodist University Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Baptist Memorial

Tel: (901) 448-5885


  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Neurotology Fellowship
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Canada, Otolaryngology Residency
  • M.D., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Medicine
  • M.S., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Chemistry
  • B.S., Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada, Physics and Chemistry


  1. Whatley, WS, Chandra, RK, MacDonald, CB. Systemic absorption of gentamicin nasal irrigations. Am J Rhinol, 20 (3), 251-4, 2006.
  2. Iannaccone, A, Breuer, DK, Wang, XF, Kuo, SF, Normando, EM, Filippova, E, Baldi, A, Hiriyanna, S, MacDonald, CB, Baldi, F, Cosgrove, D, Morton, CC, Swaroop, A, Jablonski, MM. Clinical and immunohistochemical evidence for an X linked retinitis pigmentosa syndrome with recurrent infections and hearing loss in association with an RPGR mutation. J Med Genet, 40 (11), e118, 2003.
  3. Bauer, PW, MacDonald, CB, Cox, LC. Intratympanic gentamicin therapy for vertigo in nonserviceable ears. Am J Otolaryngol, 22 (2), 111-5, 2001.
  4. Milunsky, J, Suntra, C, MacDonald, CB. Congenital stapes ankylosis, broad thumbs, and hyperopia: report of a family and refinement of a syndrome. Am J Med Genet, 82 (5), 404-8, 1999.
  5. Melhem, ER, Shakir, H, Bakthavachalam, S, MacDonald, CB, Gira, J, Caruthers, SD, Jara, H. Inner ear volumetric measurements using high-resolution 3D T2-weighted fast spin-echo MR imaging: initial experience in healthy subjects. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 19 (10), 1819-22, 1999.
  6. MacDonald, CB, Bauer, PW, Cox, LC, McMahon, L. Otologic findings in a pediatric cohort with sickle cell disease. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 47 (1), 23-8, 1999.
  7. Bauer, PW, MacDonald, CB, Domanowski, GF, Fuleihan, NS. Pathologic quiz case 2: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) of the temporal bone. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 124 (12), 1395, 1397, 1998.
  8. Bauer, PW, MacDonald, CB, Melhem, ER. Congenital inner ear malformation. Am J Otol, 19 (5), 669-70, 1998.
  9. Whitehead, RE, MacDonald, CB, Melhem, ER, McMahon, L. Spontaneous labyrinthine hemorrhage in sickle cell disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 19 (8), 1437-40, 1998.
  10. Kessler, JL, MacDonald, CB, Cox, LC. Bizarre "sawtooth" tympanogram in a patient with otitis media. J Am Acad Audiol, 9 (4), 272-4, 1998.
  11. Levine, A, Cox, LC, MacDonald, CB. Utility of EMLA in the relief of pain associated with electroneurography. J Am Acad Audiol, 9 (1), 41-6, 1998.
  12. Walsh, FP, Cox, LC, MacDonald, CB. Historic perspective of the acoustic otoscope. J Am Acad Audiol, 9 (1), 35-40, 1998.
  13. MacDonald, CB, Melhem, ER. An approach to imaging the dizzy patient. J Neuroimaging, 7 (3), 180-6, 1997.
  14. Pellett, FS, Cox, LC, MacDonald, CB. Use of acoustic reflectometry in the detection of middle ear effusion. J Am Acad Audiol, 8 (3), 181-7, 1997.
  15. Schreibstein, JM, MacDonald, CB, Cox, LC, McMahon, L, Bloom, DL. Sudden hearing loss in sickle cell disease: a case report. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 116 (4), 541-4, 1997.
  16. Cox, LC, MacDonald, CB. Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome: a tutorial and three case studies. J Am Acad Audiol, 7 (2), 71-6, 1996.
  17. Cox, LC, MacDonald, CB. Patient with audible popping sounds emanating from the ear canal. J Am Acad Audiol, 6 (3), 261-3, 1995.
  18. MacDonald, CB, Hirsch, BE, Kamerer, DB, Sekhar, L. Acoustic neuroma surgery: predictive criteria for hearing preservation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 104 (1), 128, 1991.