Brent J. Benscoter, M.D.

Brent J. Benscoter, M.D., is a specialist in the field of otology and neurotology, specializing in hearing disorders, chronic ear disease, Meniere’s disease, facial nerve disorders, and cochlear implants, as well as acoustic neuroma and skull base surgery.

A Missouri native, Dr. Benscoter received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia. His residency in Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery was at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Benscoter also possesses a second sub-specialty certification in Neurotology. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Neurotology Society.

Dr. Benscoter has an extensive research background in facial nerve disorders, skull base tumors, stereotactic radiation, chronic ear disease, and hearing problems. He has several scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has written five chapters on ear surgery techniques, including the most recent, “Surgery for Temporal Bone Malignancy,” in a recently published textbook, Atlas of Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery (LaRouere, M, Babu SC, Bojrab DI, eds). Dr. Benscoter has also been a guest lecturer at residency programs throughout the Midwest.

A classically-trained pianist, Dr. Benscoter earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance and enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, running, and biking.

Dr. Benscoter sees patients at all three of our locations: Northeast Indianapolis (7440 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis), Northwest Indianapolis (2020 W. 86th Street), and Mooresville (904 N. Samuel Moore Parkway, Mooresville).

Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, MI
Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, July 2012 to June 2014

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency, July 2007 to June 2012

University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Doctor of Medicine, May 2007

University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Music, Columbia, MO
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Minor in Biological Sciences, August 2001

American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology subspecialty certification
June 2016

American Board of Otolaryngology
Diplomate, June 1, 2013

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2007 to present
American Neurotology Society, 2012 to present
Indiana State Medical Association, 2014 to present
Indianapolis Medical Society, 2014 to present

St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, Active-Voting, August 2014 to present
Community Hospital North and East, Indianapolis, IN, Active, August 2014 to present

Benscoter BJ. Surgery for Temporal Bone Cancer. In: Atlas of Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery. LaRouere M, Babu SC, Bojrab DI, editors. 2014.

LaRouere ML, Benscoter BJ. Skull Base Surgery. In: Atlas of Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery. LaRouere M, Babu SC, Bojrab DI, editors. 2014.

Benscoter BJ, Kartush JM. Intraoperative Facial Nerve Monitoring. In: Facial Nerve Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Guntinas-Lichius O, Schaitkin B, editors. Thieme. 2014.

Benscoter BJ, Babu SC. Medial (Underlay) tympanoplasty and Over-Under Technique. In: The Chronic Ear. Dornhoffer J, Gluth M, editors. Thieme. 2013.

Hahn Y, Benscoter BJ, Bojrab DI. Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Skull Base Lesions. In: Practical Neurotology. Babu SC, editor. Plural Publishing. 2012.

Brown TJ, Pittman AL, Monaco GN, Benscoter BJ, Mantravadi AV, Akst LM, Jones KJ, Foecking EM. Androgen Treatment and Recovery of Function Following Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury in the Rat. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. January 2013; 31(2): 169-176.

Leonetti JP, Benscoter BJ, Marzo SJ, Borrowdale RW, Pontikis GC. The Preauricular Infratemporal Fossa Approach for Advanced Malignant Parotid Tumors. Laryngoscope. September 2012;122(9):1949-53.

Burgette RP, Benscoter BJ (co-authors), Monaco GN, Kircher ML, Mantravadi AV, Marzo SJ, Foecking EM. A Rat Model for Intracranial Facial Nerve Crush Injuries. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. February 2012; 146(2):326-330.

Marzo SJ, Benscoter BJ, Leonetti JP. Contemporary Options for Lateral Skull Base Reconstruction Following Tumor Extirpation. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. October 2011;19(5):330-334.

Benscoter BJ, Jaber JJ, Kircher ML, Marzo SJ, Leonetti JP. Osseointegrated Implant Applications in Cosmetic and Functional Skull Base Rehabilitation. Skull Base. August 2011;21:303-8.

Leonetti JP, Kircher ML, Jaber JJ, Benscoter BJ, Marmora J, Feustel PJ. Inner Ear Effects of Canal Wall Down Tympanomastoidectomy: A Prospective Study. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. April 2012; 146(4):621-6.

Benscoter BJ, Stankiewicz JA. Solve This Case: Baseball Foul-Tip Causing Frontal Sinus Fracture. ENT Today. April 2011.

Benscoter BJ. Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Loyola University Chicago; Otolaryngology Department Newsletter. April 2011.

Diagnostic Yield of MRI Brain in Patients With Neurotologic Complaints. Benscoter BJ, Trenkle GB, Babu, SC. Annual Clinical Assembly of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, May 2014; Poster Presentation and Third Place Winner.

Temporal Bone Malignancy. Benscoter BJ. Michigan Ear Institute Annual Spring Conference, Traverse City, MI, May 2014; Oral Presentation.

Diagnostic Yield of MRI Brain in Patients With Neurotologic Complaints. Benscoter BJ, Trenkle GB, Babu, SC. American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 2014; Poster Presentation.

Diagnostic Yield of MRI Brain in Patients With Neurotologic Complaints. Benscoter BJ, Trenkle GB, Babu, SC. St. John Macomb-Oakland Research Day, April 2014; Poster Presentation First Place Winner.

Effects of Gonadal Steroids and Electrical Stimulation on Cell Survival Following Intracranial Facial Nerve Injury. Amine M, Monaco GN, Burgette RC, Benscoter BJ, Marzo SJ, Foecking EM. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, September 2013; Oral Presentation by primary author.

Cochlear Implantation. LaRouere MJ, Benscoter BJ. American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mid-Year Seminar, September 2013; Guest Lecture.

Clivus and Parasellar Tumors. Benscoter BJ. Providence Hospital, Department of Neurotology Skull Base Conference, September 2013; Grand Rounds Presentation.

Cochlear Implantation. Benscoter BJ. Wayne State University, Department of Otolaryngology, September 2013; Invited Grand Rounds Presentation.

Congenital Hearing Loss. LaRouere MJ, Benscoter BJ. Michigan Ear Institute Otology Conference, Traverse City, MI, June 2013; Oral Presentation.

Inverted Papilloma of the Middle Ear: A Case Report. Benscoter BJ, LaRouere MJ. Providence Hospital Research Day, April 2013; Poster Presentation Second Place Fellow Case Report Winner.

Neurofibromatosis, Type 2. Benscoter BJ. Providence Hospital, Department of Neurotology. Skull Base Conference, September 2012; Grand Rounds Presentation.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation and Testosterone on Facial Nerve Recovery Following an Intracranial Crush Injury. Benscoter BJ, Foecking EM, Marzo SJ. Lederer Pierce Research Competition, Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, April 2012; Oral Presention Second Place Winner.

Neurofibromatosis, Type 2. Benscoter BJ. Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, March 2012; Grand Rounds Presentation.

The Preauricular Infratemporal Fossa (ITF) Approach for Advanced Malignant Parotid Tumors. Benscoter BJ, Leonetti JP, Marzo SJ, Borrowdale RW, Pontikis G. Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, January 2012; Oral Presentation.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation and Testosterone on Facial Nerve Recovery Following an Intracranial Crush Injury. Benscoter BJ, Foecking EM, Marzo SJ. Girgis Research Competition, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, January 2012; Oral Presentation Second Place Winner.

Inner Ear Effects of Canal Wall Down Tympanomastoidectomy: A Prospective Study. Benscoter BJ, Leonetti JP, Kircher ML, Jaber JJ, Mormoro J, Feustel PJ. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2012; Oral Presentation.

Hearing Outcomes in Canal Wall Down Mastoidectomy with Cartilage Tympanoplasty. Marzo SJ, Thorpe EJ, Benscoter BJ. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2012; Poster Presentation.

Facial Nerve Study Group Case Presentation: Facial Twitching to Music. Benscoter BJ. American Neurotology Society Fall Program, San Francisco, CA, September 2012; Oral Presentation.

Nasal Chloroma: An important differential diagnosis in a patient with hematologic malignancy. Benscoter BJ, Welch KC, Velenkar MM, Higa B, Ruggiero FP. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, April 2011; Poster Presentation.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Functional Recovery Following a Crush Injury. Benscoter BJ, Foecking EM. Lederer Pierce Research Competition, Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, April 2011; Oral Presention First Place Winner.

Osseointegrated Implant Applications in Skull Base Rehabilitation. Benscoter BJ, Marzo SJ, Leonetti JP. North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2011; Oral Presentation.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Functional Recovery Following a Crush Injury. Benscoter BJ, Foecking EM. Girgis Research Competition, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, January 2011; Oral Presentation Honorable Mention.

Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Benscoter BJ. Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, November 2010; Grand Rounds Presentation.

Effects of Androgen on Behavioral Recovery From Vocal Fold Paralysis in Rats. Brown TJ, Pittman AL, Monaco GN, Benscoter BJ, Mantravadi AV, Marzo SJ, Foecking EM, Jones KJ. Hines Veteran Hospital Research Competition, April 2010; Poster Presentation Third Place Winner.

Androgen Treatment for Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Crush Injury in a Rat Model. Pittman AL, Benscoter BJ, Jones KJ, Foecking EM, Brown TJ, Monaco GN. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, April 2010; Poster Presentation.

Otolaryngologic Manifestations of HIV and AIDS. Benscoter BJ. Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, April 2010; Grand Rounds Presentation.

Intratympanic Steroid Injection for Treatment of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Benscoter BJ, Marzo SJ. Girgis Research Competition, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, March 2010; Oral Presentation.

Vocal Fold Scar Treatment Options. Benscoter BJ. Girgis Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, March 2010; Presenter.

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Case Presentation and Literature Review. Benscoter BJ. Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, November 2010; Presenter.

Saccular Cyst as a Complication of Medialization Laryngoplasty. Benscoter BJ, Akst LM. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 2009; Poster Presentation.

Congenital Neck Masses and Cysts. Benscoter BJ. Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, June 2009; Grand Rounds Presentation.

Osseointegrated prostheses for replacement of absent or defective ears. Benscoter BJ, Marzo SJ. Girgis Research Competition, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, March 2009; Oral Presentation.

Academic Achievement: Scholarship Awareness and Funding. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Scholarship Luncheon, November 2006; Invited Speaker.