Benjamin Douglas, MD
Dr. Benjamin Douglas, a native of Tryon, NC, completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. After internship at The University of Florida's Shands Hospital and two years as an Army primary care clinic commander in Germany, he spent 4 years in Otolaryngology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Army assignments as Chief of Otolaryngology at Ft Bragg, NC and Assistant Chief at Letterman AMC in San Francisco ended with his return to practice in the NC mountains in 1985. Dr Douglas founded Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat Associates alongside Greg Salyer, Au.D., his audiology associate and friend from Ft Bragg.
For the past 28 years Dr. Douglas has served patients in his office locations in Sylva and Franklin with outreach clinics during that time to Bryson City, Robbinsville, and Murphy. He provides clinical ENT consultation to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians with biweekly clinics.
A general Otolaryngologist, Dr Douglas is particularly interested in diseases which affect children, sinus and nasal problems, and ear disease. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
- UNC-CHAPEL HILL: BS WITH HONORS
- UNC-CHAPEL HILL: MD
- UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, SHANDS HOSPITAL: INTERNSHIP
AMERICAN BOARD OF OTOLARYNGOLGOY/HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
Privileges at Harris Regional Hospital
- UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, SHANDS HOSPITAL
- WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER: RESIDENCY
OTOLARYNGOLOGY/HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
- 1967-1971 Morehead Scholar University of North Carolina
- 1968-1971 Dean’s List University of North Carolina
- 1970-1971 71 Honors Program – Zoology University of North Carolina
- 1971 Phi Beta Kappa University of North Carolina
- 1980-1984, 1984-1988, 1989-1992 Physician’s Recognition Award 1990-1991 Chief of Surgery
- Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) Overseas Medal
- Reserve Medal
- Army Service Ribbon
- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
- American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Southern Medical Association
- North Carolina Medical Association
- Jackson County Medical Society
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
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