Benjamin T. Crane, M.D., Ph.D.

Benjamin T. Crane, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University Otolaryngology Associates
2365 South Clinton Ave., Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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Professional Bio

Dr. Crane is an expert in otology and neurotology who also has a research background in disorders of the vestibular system. He is a 2000 graduate of the M.D.-Ph.D. program at University of California, Los Angeles where he got a Ph.D. studying vestibular control of eye movement in humans. He continued at UCLA for his internship and residency in otolaryngology. After completing his residency, Dr. Crane remained at UCLA as a faculty member where he continued resident teaching as well as did research supported by a fellowship from the Giannini Family Foundation. Dr. Crane completed a 2 year neurotology fellowship at Johns Hopkins in June of 2009. During his time there he was awarded the American Neurotology Society Fellows Award.



Specialty Areas

• Single sided deafness
• Cochlear implants
• Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
• Otosclerosis
• Cholesteatoma
• Vestibular disorders
• Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
• Facial nerve disorders

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Crane is an expert in otology and neurotology who also has a research background in disorders of the vestibular system. His research aims to better understand human motion perception and spatial orientation using psychophysical and engineering techniques to study head motion and its interaction with visual stimuli. Current studies involve healthy individuals, patients with vestibular hypofunction, and patients with dizziness symptoms related to common central integration disorders such as migraine associated vertigo.



Dr. Crane is a graduate of the M.D.-Ph.D. program at University of California, Los Angeles where he got a Ph.D. studying vestibular control of eye movement in humans. He continued at UCLA for his internship and residency in otolaryngology. During residency he won awards for best resident research project and was chosen by his peers to get the resident teaching award. After completing his residency, Dr. Crane remained at UCLA as a faculty member where he continued resident teaching as well as did research supported by a fellowship from the Giannini Family Foundation. Dr. Crane completed a 2 year ACGME accredited neurotology fellowship at Johns Hopkins in June of 2009. During his time there he was awarded the American Neurotology Society fellows award.

Dr. Crane's Areas of Expertise:

• Single sided deafness
• Cochlear implants
• Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
• Otosclerosis
• Cholesteatoma
• Vestibular disorders
• Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
• Facial nerve disorders

Awards & Honors (National)

Clinician Scientist Award | American Otologic Society 2010 - 2010
American Neurotology Society fellows award | The American Neurotology Society 2008
Chair, Vestibular System Properties & Function Symposium | Society for Neuroscience | Atlanta, GA 2006
A.R.O. Resident Travel Award | Association for Research in Otolaryngology 2006
Barany Society travel award | Barany Society 2002
The Society for the Neural Control of Movement student travel award | The Society for the Neural Control of Movement 1998
Optical Society of America student travel award | Optical Society of America 1997
Department of Ophthalmology National Research Training Grant | University of California, Los Angeles 1997 - 1998

Awards & Honors (Local)

Elected favorite chief by fellow residents | UCLA Paul Ward Society | UCLA School of Medicine 2006
Best resident research presentation | Division of Otolaryngology, UCLA School of Medicine 2005

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD)

Specialties

Neurotology - American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Education

M.D., Ph.D. | Neuroscience | University of California, Los Angeles2000
B.S. | Bioengineering | University of California, San Diego1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Otolaryngology at UCLA Medical Center07/01/2001 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Surgery at UCLA Medical Center06/01/2000 - 06/30/2001