About Nicolas BuSaba, MD

Dr. Busaba earned his MD from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon prior to joining the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary General Otolaryngology Service in 1991 as a resident. He is a fellowship-trained otolaryngologist who specializes in rhinology, paranasal sinus disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. He is board certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Fax: 617-573-3914

Medical Education

  • MD, American University of Beirut
  • Residency, American University of Beirut Medical Center
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Busaba serves as principal investigator or co-investigator on several basic science and research projects. He is the principal investigator on a research project that aims at studying a possible connection between connexin genes mutations and chronic rhinosinusitis in both adults and children. He also serves as principal investigator on a clinical research project to determine the role of osteoplastic frontal sinus obliteration in the treatment of frontal sinus disease in the era of endoscopic sinus surgery. Furthermore, he is a co-investigator on a multi-institutional clinical research project to determine the safety and efficacy of a new tongue base implant that is being designed to treat OSA patients.