Nicolas Yusuf BuSaba, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Nicholas Busaba


Dr. Nicolas BuSaba, a fellowship-trained otolaryngologist and surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, specializes in rhinology, paranasal sinus disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Working for the Mass. Eye and Eye Sinus Center and Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center, his clinical interests include rhinology and sinus disease, snoring and sleep apnea, laryngology, and voice disorders. Dr. BuSaba serves as the Physician Director on the Mass. Eye and Ear Associate Board of Directors, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and as the Legislative Chairperson for the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He has participated in several national and international meetings and instructional courses, and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • American University of Beirut, MD
  • American University of Beirut, BS


  • Published on 2/27/2019

    Yamasaki A, Levesque PA, Bleier BS, Busaba NY, Gray ST, Holbrook EH, Sedaghat AR, Lindsay RW. Improvement in nasal obstruction and quality of life after septorhinoplasty and turbinate surgery. Laryngoscope. 2019 07; 129(7):1554-1560. PMID: 30810237.

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  • Published on 10/3/2018

    Wu D, Gray ST, Holbrook EH, BuSaba NY, Bleier BS. SNOT-22 score patterns strongly negatively predict chronic rhinosinusitis in patients with headache. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 01; 9(1):9-15. PMID: 30281928.

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  • Published on 12/26/2017

    Gregorio LL, Busaba NY, Miyake MM, Freitag SK, Bleier BS. Expanding the limits of endoscopic intraorbital tumor resection using 3-dimensional reconstruction. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Mar - Apr; 85(2):157-161. PMID: 29337012.

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  • Published on 1/23/2017

    Miyake MM, Nocera A, Levesque P, Guo R, Finn CA, Goldfarb J, Gray S, Holbrook E, Busaba N, Dolci JEL, Bleier BS. Double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of verapamil for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 07; 140(1):271-273. PMID: 28126245.

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  • Published on 9/22/2016

    Kempfle JS, BuSaba NY, Dobrowski JM, Westover MB, Bianchi MT. A cost-effectiveness analysis of nasal surgery to increase continuous positive airway pressure adherence in sleep apnea patients with nasal obstruction. Laryngoscope. 2017 04; 127(4):977-983. PMID: 27653626.

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  • Published on 8/23/2016

    Maxfield AZ, Korkmaz H, Gregorio LL, Busaba NY, Gray ST, Holbrook EH, Guo R, Bleier BS. General antibiotic exposure is associated with increased risk of developing chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2017 02; 127(2):296-302. PMID: 27549904.

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  • Published on 9/25/2015

    Gregorio LL, Wu CL, Busaba NY. Lobular capillary hemangioma formation: An unusual complication of submucous resection with power instrumentation of the inferior turbinate. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec; 125(12):2653-5. PMID: 26403945.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Lin GC, Sedaghat AR, Bleier BS, Holbrook EH, Busaba NY, Yoon MK, Gray ST. Volumetric analysis of chronic maxillary atelectasis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2015 May-Jun; 29(3):166-9. PMID: 25975247.

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  • Published on 4/25/2015

    Yamin M, Holbrook EH, Gray ST, Busaba NY, Lovett B, Hamilos DL. Profibrotic transforming growth factor beta 1 and activin A are increased in nasal polyp tissue and induced in nasal polyp epithelium by cigarette smoke and Toll-like receptor 3 ligation. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Jul; 5(7):573-82. PMID: 25914020.

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  • Published on 11/20/2014

    Sedaghat AR, Kieff DA, Bergmark RW, Cunnane ME, Busaba NY. Radiographic evaluation of nasal septal deviation from computed tomography correlates poorly with physical exam findings. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Mar; 5(3):258-62. PMID: 25412986.

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