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Education & Training

  • Residency, Otolaryngology, 2009
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Internship, Otolaryngology, 2005
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • MD, 2004
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • BA, 1999
    Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Complex Pediatric

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022, 2021)

National Provider ID: 1497911184


Brian Reilly, M.D., is co-director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s National Hospital. He is an active clinical researcher with specialized interests in hearing loss, cochlear implants, otitis media, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic tonsillitis.

Dr. Reilly is a professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics and is board certified in complex pediatric otolaryngology. He completed his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in 2010. 

Dr. Reilly, a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, has won several research awards and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also the appointed physician to Maryland’s State Hearing Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Section Executive Committee of Otolaryngology for American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition, he served as a physician member to the Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (MD EHDI) Program Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs. Dr. Reilly is currently DC chapter champion for hearing loss/EHDI, and working in D.C., to improve hearing screening for neonates and premature infants.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC provider
  • Acclarent, Inc.
  • Cochlear Americas

Research & Publications

A Tale of Two Cities London and Philadelphia A Tribute to Professor Sylvan E Stool

(2005) Ear, Nose and Throat Mirrored in Medicine and Arts

Ambulatory powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children younger than 3 years

(2004) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg

Bihemispheric Stroke Complicating Right Pulmonary Angiogram

(2003) Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Bone Chip Induced Chronic Rhinosinusitis

(2009) Laryngoscope.

Conservation Laryngeal Surgery NearTotal Laryngectomy

(2008) eMedicine

Efficacy of microdebrider intracapsular adenotonsillectomy as validated by polysomnography

(2009) Laryngoscope.

Foreign body injury in children in the twentieth century a modern comparison to the Jackson collection

(2003) Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

Spontaneous association of glial cells with regrowing neuritis in mixed cultures of dissociated spiral ganglia

(2009) Neuroscience.

Thyroid Cancer in Children

(2006) eMedicine

4.6 / 5 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 163 Patient/Family Ratings)

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