Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS

Lindburg Professor and Head
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Patients seen at

Ear, Nose and Throat Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place,
Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 747-5592

Ear, Nose & Throat Center
West County Office
1040 N. Mason Road,
Suite 123
Creve Couer, MO 63141
(314) 362-7509

WU Center for Hearing & Balance Disorders
226 S Woods Mill Road
Suite 58 West
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-453-0001
Fax: 314-453-0489

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place,
Third Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110 
(314) 454-6162
Fax: (314) 454-2174

Mailing address

Washington University
School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Buchman’s clinical interests include medical and surgical management of ear and hearing disorders in adults and children. Common surgeries he performs are: stapedectomy, cochlear and brainstem implants, tympanoplasty/mastoidectomy, acoustic neuroma (middle fossa, retrosigmoid, translabyrinthine), CSF leaks and canal dehiscence.

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  • Undergraduate Degree: BS, Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1986)
  • Medical Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville (1990)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (1996)
  • Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, House Ear Institute and Clinic, Los Angeles, CA (1997)

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology — Certified
  • Neurotology — Certified


  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2018
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Foundation, Distinguished Service Award, Orlando, FL, Sept 21, 2014
  • CORLAS (Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum)-Aug 26, 2014
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors-2013-2017
  • Presidential Citation (Thomas J. Balkany, MD), Triological Society, Southern Section Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL Jan 8-11, 2009
  • Presidential Citation (Harold C. Pillsbury, MD), Triological Society, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 1, 2008
  • Buchman et al. Ear & Hearing 2006. Article Voted the “All-Around Favorites”. In The Best of Audiology Literature, Hearing Journal: June 2007 – Vol 60 – Issue 6 – p 18-19, 22
  • Triological Society Harris P. Mosher Award for Best Clinical Thesis, “Vestibular Effects of Cochlear Implantation”, January 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Foundation Honor Award, Orlando, FL, October, 2003
  • Annual W. Jarrard Goodwin Otolaryngology Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami School of Medicine, June 16, 2001

Selected publications

  1. Jiramongkolchai J, Southworth M, Durakovic N, Buchman CA, Silva JR, McJunkin JL. Development of a novel augmented reality (AR) platform for lateral skull base anatomy. Otol Neurotol 2018, (in press).
  2. Koka K, Holder J, Dwyer R, Noble J, Adunka O, Buchman CA, Labadie RF. Intra-cochlear electrocochleography during CI electrode insertion is predictive of final scalar location. Otol Neurotol 2018 (in press).
  3. Adunka OF, Gantz BJ, Dunn C, Gurgel RK, Buchman CA. Minimum Reporting Standards for Adult Cochlear Implantation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Mar 1:194599818764329. doi: 10.1177/0194599818764329. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29557283.
  4. Giardina CK, Khan TE, Pulver SH, Adunka OF, Buchman CA, Brown KD, Pillsbury HC, Fitzpatrick DC. Response changes during insertion of a cochlear implant using extracochlear electrocochleography. Ear Hear. 2018 Mar 16. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000571. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29554036.
  5. He S, McFayden TC, Shahsavarani BS, Teagle HFB, Ewend M, Henderson L, Buchman  CA. The Electrically evoked auditory change complex evoked by temporal gaps using cochlear implants or auditory brainstem implants in children with cochlear nerve deficiency. Ear Hear. 2018 May/Jun;39(3):482-494. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000498. PubMed PMID: 28968281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5876057.
  6. Buss E, Dillon MT, Rooth MA, King ER, Deres EJ, Buchman CA, Pillsbury HC, Brown KD. Effects of cochlear implantation on binaural hearing in adults with unilateral hearing loss. Trends Hear. 2018 Jan-Dec;22:2331216518771173. doi: 10.1177/2331216518771173. PubMed PMID: 29732951; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5950506.
  7. Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Holden LK, Dwyer NY, Gotter B, Mispagel K, Potts L, Vanderhoof S, Holden T, Brenner C, Strube M, Buchman C, Chole R, Drescher A, Goebel J, Hullar T, McJunkin J, Neely G, Cowdrey L, Lewis K, Frazier H, Zlomke S, Cullen R, Luetje C; Asymmetric Hearing Study Team. Results in adult cochlear implant recipients with varied asymmetric hearing: A prospective longitudinal study of speech recognition, localization, and participant report. Ear Hear. 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000548. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29373326.
  8. Teagle HFB, Henderson L, He S, Ewend MG, Buchman CA. Pediatric auditory brainstem implantation: Surgical, Electrophysiologic, and Behavioral Outcomes. Ear Hear. 2018 Mar/Apr;39(2):326-336. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000501. PubMed PMID: 29023243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5821574.
  9. He S, Teagle HFB, McFayden TC, Ewend M, Henderson L, He N, Buchman CA. Longitudinal changes in electrically evoked auditory event-related potentials in children with auditory brainstem implants: Preliminary results recorded over 3 years. Ear Hear. 2018 Mar/Apr;39(2):318-325. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000488. PubMed PMID: 28891823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5821518.
  10. Pillsbury HC 3rd, Dillon MT, Buchman CA, Staecker H, Prentiss SM, Ruckenstein  MJ, Bigelow DC, Telischi FF, Martinez DM, Runge CL, Friedland DR, Blevins NH, Larky JB, Alexiades G, Kaylie DM, Roland PS, Miyamoto RT, Backous DD, Warren FM,  El-Kashlan HK, Slager HK, Reyes C, Racey AI, Adunka OF. Multicenter US Clinical Trial with an Electric-Acoustic Stimulation (EAS) System in Adults: Final Outcomes. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Mar;39(3):299-305. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001691. PubMed PMID: 29342054; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5821485.
  11. McJunkin JL, Durakovic N, Herzog J, Buchman CA. Early outcomes with a slim, modiolar cochlear implant electrode array. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Jan;39(1):e28-e33. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001652. PubMed PMID: 29227449.
  12. Dillon MT, Buss E, Rooth MA, King ER, Deres EJ, Buchman CA, Pillsbury HC, Brown KD. Effect of cochlear implantation on quality of life in adults with unilateral hearing loss. Audiol Neurootol. 2018 Jan 4;22(4-5):259-271. doi: 10.1159/000484079. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29298446.
  13. Park LR, Teagle HFB, Brown KD, Gagnon EB, Woodard JS, Buchman CA. Audiological outcomes and map characteristics in children with perimodiolar and slim straight array cochlear implants in opposite ears. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Oct;38(9):e320-e326. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001539. PubMed PMID: 28902802.
  14. Dillon MT, Buss E, Anderson ML, King ER, Deres EJ, Buchman CA, Brown KD, Pillsbury HC. Cochlear implantation in cases of unilateral hearing loss: Initial localization abilities. Ear Hear. 2017 Sep/Oct;38(5):611-619. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000430. PubMed PMID: 28375876.

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