Brian McKinnon, MD

Brian McKinnon, MD, MBA

Otolaryngology (ENT) Memphis, TN

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Office Address

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  • Shea Ear Clinc
    6133 Poplar Pike
    Memphis, TN 38119
    Phone: (901) 761-9720
    Fax: (901) 763-4400

Dr. McKinnon's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): General Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Clinical Interests: Otology & Neurotology

Dr. McKinnon's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical Associate ProfessorUniversity of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
    Memphis, TN
  • AssociateShea Ear Clinic
    Memphis, TN
  • Associate Professor, Otology/NeurotologyGeorgia Health Sciences University
    Augusta, GA
    Director, Cochlear Implant and Hearing Devices Program
  • Teaching Staff, Residency ProgramWalter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Medical Department OfficerUS Military
  • Aeromedical ExaminerFAA
  • Naval Flight SurgeonUS Military
  • Diving Medical Examiner/Hyperbaric Medical OfficerUS Military
  • Department HeadNaval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute
    -Flight Surgeon, Code 26 (Physical Exams) -Flight Surgeon, Code 25 (Special Studies) -Member, Hyperbaric Medicine Committee -Member, Special Board of Flight Surgeons -Teaching Staff, Naval Flight Surgeon Program

Dr. McKinnon's Education & Medical Training

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityOther Training, MBA, Health Care
  • University of VirginiaUniversity of VirginiaFellowship, Otology/Neurotology
  • Naval Medical Center, PortsmouthNaval Medical Center, PortsmouthResidency, Otolaryngology
  • National Capital ConsortiumNational Capital ConsortiumInternship, General Surgery
  • Boston Univ Sch of MedBoston University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Boston CollegeBoston CollegeOther Training, B.S, Biology , Cum Laude

Dr. McKinnon's Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical LicenseTN State Medical License2012 - 2014
  • SC State Medical LicenseSC State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • InactiveInactiveVA,Active through 2008
  • GA State Medical LicenseGA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology, 2001
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyNeurotology, 2004, Current

Dr. McKinnon's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Hearing Loss Association of AmericaOutstanding Professional Advisor AwardHearing Loss Association of America, 2009
  • Clinical Research and Investigation Department, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VAFirst Place, Poster CompetitionClinical Research and Investigation Department, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2000
  • Society of Military OtolaryngologistsFirst Place, Dr. Mary Joann Devine Poster AwardSociety of Military Otolaryngologists, 1998
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Dr. McKinnon's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Maximal Exercise Tolerance of Repatriated Prisoners of War.Mills R, Baggett J, Mitchell R, McKinnon B, Am J Cardiol 1995:75:98-101
  • Naprosyn Induced Sensorineural Heaing Loss: A Case Report.McKinnon B, Lassen LF, Mil Med 1998:163(11):792-3
  • The Vascular Anatomy and Angiosome of The Posterior Auricular Artery: A Cadaver Study.McKinnon B, Wall M, Karakla D, Arch Facial Plast Surg. 1999;1:101-104
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Otologic Blast Trauma: the war in Croatia Experience.Chapter: Explosion and Blast Injury
    Nikola Šprem, Sreÿko Branica, Krsto Dawidowsky, and Brian McKinnon
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  • Techniques for the Ear (Part I).
    McKinnon BJ
    Editors: .Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . Sep 2010;21(3)
  • Techniques for the Ear (Part II).
    McKinnon BJ
    Editors: .Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . Dec 2010;21(4)


  • Post-labyrinthectomy Cochlear Implantation in a Patient with Bilateral Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis of the Temporal Bone.Johnson A, McKinnon B, Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences – APSCI, Singapore
  • Cochlear Implantation Following Renal Transplantation Using Med-El Pulsar.Iverson K, McKinnon B, Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences – APSCI, Singapore


  • Transverse Cervical - Superior Laryngeal Nerve Anastomosis: A Cadaver Study.Annual Meeting, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery
  • Naprosyn Induced Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report.The Virginia Society of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery, May 1999, Reston, VA
  • Type III Tympanoplasty: Do You Really Need Prosthesis.Annual Meeting, American Academy Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Medical Groups

  • Medical College of Georgia (at Georgia Health Scie

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