Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Sinusitis



Clinical Interests
  • Revision and Complex Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Endoscopic treatment of sinus and skull base cancer
  • Endoscopic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak repair
  • Endoscopic encephalocele repair
  • Image guided surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Insurances Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • OSW - Maine
  • Senior Whole Health
  • Tufts Health Plan

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bleier is the Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, and is a member of the Sinus Center at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Bleier has authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and two textbooks in the field of sinus related disease. He lectures both nationally and internationally on his research interests which include the role of P-glycoprotein as an etiologic agent and therapeutic target in CRS, intranasal drug delivery techniques to the brain, and endoscopic management of orbit and skull base tumors. Dr. Bleier holds 5 patents covering novel surgical and medical therapies for sinonasal disease and has been recognized by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Boston Magazine, Harvard Medicine Magazine, and the Scientist Magazine for his work in using mucosal grafts to deliver drugs to brain.

Dr. Bleier is committed to providing only the highest quality patient care and focuses on revision and complex sinus surgery as well as state of the art endoscopic management of sinus, cranial base, and orbital lesions including tumors, cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) leaks, and encephaloceles.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research

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



View my most recent publications at PubMed

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.

News & Events

  • Cranial Base Endoscopic Surgery

    Advances in endoscopic equipment, and constant honing of surgical technique have improved patient outcomes for scull base tumors.


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