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

Otolaryngology, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Acoustic Neuroma, Ear Tumor Cochlear Implant Otology, Neurotology Vertigo, Dizziness, Meniere's

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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Biography

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

Professional Background

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

Research

Dr. Crane, an assistant professor in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology and Anatomy, 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. A graduate of the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of California, Los Angeles, Crane remained at UCLA as a faculty member, where he continued resident teaching and conducted research supported by a fellowship from the Giannini Family Foundation. He most recently was a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital when he completed a residency program in neurotology. Dr. Crane's practice involves all aspects of otology and neurotology including treatment of hearing, balance disorders and surgery of the ear and lateral skull.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1994
B.S. | University of California, San Diego
Bioengineering

2000
M.D., Ph.D. | University of California, Los Angeles
Neuroscience

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Surgery-General at UCLA Medical Center

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Otolaryngology at UCLA Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Awards

2010 - 2010
Clinician Scientist Award
Sponsor: American Otologic Society

2008
American Neurotology Society fellows award
Sponsor: The American Neurotology Society

2006
Chair, Vestibular System Properties & Function Symposium
Sponsor: Society for Neuroscience
Location: Atlanta, GA

2006
A.R.O. Resident Travel Award
Sponsor: Association for Research in Otolaryngology

2006
Elected favorite chief by fellow residents
Sponsor: UCLA Paul Ward Society
Location: UCLA School of Medicine

2005
Best resident research presentation
Sponsor: Division of Otolaryngology, UCLA School of Medicine

2002
Barany Society travel award
Sponsor: Barany Society

1998
The Society for the Neural Control of Movement student travel award
Sponsor: The Society for the Neural Control of Movement

1997 - 1998
Department of Ophthalmology National Research Training Grant
Location: University of California, Los Angeles

1997
Optical Society of America student travel award
Sponsor: Optical Society of America

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Miller MA, Crane BT. "Roll vection in migraine and controls using inertial nulling and certainty estimate techniques." PloS one. 2017 12(2):e0171332. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

9/1/2016
Crane BT. "Perception of combined translation and rotation in the horizontal plane in humans." Journal of neurophysiology.. 2016 Sep 1; 116(3):1275-85. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

8/2016
Miller MA, Kesarwani P, Crane BT. "Autophony in a Patient With Giant Cell Tumor of the Temporal Bone." Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology.. 2016 Aug 0; 37(7):e238-9.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Surgical treatment of peripheral vestibular disease
Book Title: Glasscock and Shambaugh Surgery of the Ear
Author List: Crane BT, Carey JP, Minor LB
Edited By: Gulya AJ, Minor LB, Poe DS
Published By: PMPH USA2010

2010
Chapter Title: Surgical Anatomy of the Temporal Bone and Dissection Guide
Book Title: Glasscock and Shambaugh Surgery of the Ear
Author List: Bojrab DI, Balough BJ, Crane BT
Published By: PMPH USA2010

2010
Chapter Title: Ears
Book Title: Oxford American Handbook of Geriatric Medicine
Author List: Crane BT
Edited By: Samuel C Durso
Published By: Oxford University Press2010

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