About Benjamin Bleier, MD

Dr. Benjamin Bleier specializes in sinus, nasal, skull base, and orbital surgery and is committed to providing only the highest quality patient care. As Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, he focuses on revision and complex sinus surgery as well as state-of-the-art endoscopic management of sinus, orbit, and skull base lesions including sinonasal tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and encephaloceles.

As Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, he has helped pioneer several new minimally invasive approaches for orbital tumors and has authored more than 175 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as two textbooks in the field of orbit and sinus-related disease. He lectures both nationally and internationally on topics including the management of orbit and skull base tumors, endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy, causes and treatments of sinusitis, and intranasal drug delivery techniques to the brain.

As Director of Otolaryngology Translational Research, Dr. Bleier is an R01 funded surgeon-scientist, holds multiple patents, and has been recognized by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Boston MagazineHarvard Medicine Magazine, and The Scientist Magazine for his work.

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Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology


Reconstructive Techniques Following Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Cancer Surgery
Sinonasal Pharmacosurgical Approaches
Sutureless Laser Assisted Wound Repair
Novel Topical Therapies for Sinusitis

Endoscopic Orbital Surgery

The role of passive and active epithelial barrier function in sinonasal inflammatory disease



  • Peer Reviewed(Selected)

    • Bleier BS, Cohen NA, Chiu AG, et al. Endonasal Laser Tissue Welding: First Human Experience. Am J of Rhinol Allergy. 24(3):244-6, 2010 May.
    • Bleier BS, Kofonow JM, Hashmi N, Chennupati SK, Cohen NA. 
      Antibiotic Eluting Chitosan Glycerophosphate Implant in the  Setting of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis: A Rabbit Model. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 24(2):129-32, 2010 Mar.
    • Bleier BS, Kennedy DW, Palmer JN, et al. Current Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Tertiary Center Experience 1999-2007. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 23(3):328-30, 2009 May-Jun.
    • Bleier BS, Palmer JN, Sparano AM, Cohen NA. Laser Assisted Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair: An Animal Model to Test Feasibility. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 137(5):810-4, 2007 Nov.
    • Bleier BS, Mirza N. Image Guided Transoral Approach to the Pterygopalatine Fossa. Laryngoscope. 116(10):1927-1929, 2006 Oct.

    Textbook Chapters(Selected)

    • Bleier BS, Schlosser RJ. Prevention and Management of Medial
      Rectus Injury. Otolaryngol Clin N. Am. 43(4):801-7, Aug 2010.
    • Bleier BS. Complications of Sinusitis. In: Thaler E. Kennedy DW. Eds., Rhinosinusitis: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management. New York: Springer 2008.
    • Bleier BS, Govindaraj S, Palmer JN. State of the Art Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak and Encephalocele Repair. Op Tech in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 17(1):49-57, March 2006.

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