mcgrew 2Associate Professor

Administrative Support:
Laura Franks
P: 205-934-0138 | F: 205-934-3993

Schedule Appointment: 205-934-9766


Physical Address:
563 Boshell Diabetes Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
BDB 563
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 5th floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249



Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology - Neurotology Subspecialty, 2010
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999


Areas of Interest

  • Neurotology
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Lateral skull base tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Implantable hearing devices (cochlear implants, hearing aids and auditory brainstem implants)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Audiology services


Medical School

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1989-1993


Postdoctoral Training

The Otology Group at Vanderbilt University, Otology Fellowship, 1998-2000
West Virginia University, Otolaryngology Residency, 1994-1998


Awards & Honors

  • 1989 Barton Scholar, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • 1996 Sobisca S. Hall Award for Best Overall Annual Resident Research Presentation, West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2004 Faculty Member of the Year, as voted by residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology
  • 2007 First placement of auditory brainstem implant in the state of Alabama, in conjunction with Dr. Winfield Fisher
  • 2013 Faculty Member of the Year, as voted by residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology


Selected Publications

  1. Fusco MR, Fisher WS, McGrew BM, Walters BC. Current practices in vestibular schwannoma management: a survey of American and Canadian neurosurgeons. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;127:143-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.10.002. Epub 2014 Oct 12.
  2. Dean NR, White HN, Carter DS, Desmond RA, Carroll WR, McGrew BM, Rosenthal EL. Outcomes following temporal bone resection. Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug;120(8):1516-22. doi: 10.1002/lary.20999.
  3. Rosenthal EL, King T, McGrew BM, Carroll W, Magnuson JS, Wax MK. Evolution of a paradigm for free tissue transfer reconstruction of lateral temporal bone defects. Head Neck. 2008 May;30(5):589-94. doi: 10.1002/hed.20744.
  4. Kulbersh BD, Rosenthal EL, McGrew BM, Duncan RD, McColloch NL, Carroll WR, Magnuson JS. Pretreatment, preoperative swallowing exercises may improve dysphagia quality of life. Laryngoscope. 2006 Jun;116(6):883-6.
  5. McGrew BM, Jackson CG, Glasscock ME. Impact of mastoidectomy on simple tympanic membrane perforation repair. Laryngoscope. 2004 Mar;114(3):506-11.
  6. Battaglia A, McGrew BM, Jackson CG. Reconstruction of the entire ossicular conduction mechanism. Laryngoscope. 2003 Apr;113(4):654-8.
  7. McGrew BM, Jackson CG, Redtfeldt RA. Lateral skull base malignancies. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 May 15;12(5):e8.