Department of Otolaryngology

David E. Eibling, MD

  • Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Vice Chair, Education

Education & Training

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH- MD
  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX- Residency
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT- Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA- Fellowship

Representative Publications

Eibling D. Editorial. 2014 Ogura Lecture: When More Than the Patient is Ill: Healing Sick Systems. The Laryngoscope. 2015 Nov;125(11):2431-5. PMID: 26297923

Estock JL, Murray AW, Mizah MT, Mangione MP, Goode JS Jr, Eibling DE. Label Design Affects Medication Safety in an Operating Room Crisis: A Controlled Simulation Study. Journal Patient Safety. 2015 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25760652.

Eibling D. We’re Not There Yet. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May;150(5):785-6. PMID: 24503307.

Eibling D, Fried M, Blitzer A, Postma G. Commentary on the Role of Expert Opinion in Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb;124(2):355-7. PMID: 24151042.

Eibling DE, Roberson DW. Managing tracheotomy risk: time to look beyond hospital discharge. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan;122(1):23-4. PMID: 22183624.

Saxena S, Gierl B, Eibling DE. Supraglottic swelling may not correlate with tongue swelling in angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor-induced angioedema. Layrngoscope. 2010 Jan;120:62-4. PMID: 19890965.

Eibling D. Making us smart: why the design of clinical decision support systems is so critical. Laryngoscope. 2008 Dec;118(12):2121-4. PMID: 19029849.

Eibling DE. Botox, dysgeusia and undiscovered public knowledge. Laryngoscope. 2005 May;115(5):763. PMID: 15867635.

Eibling DE, Gross RD.  Subglottic air pressure: a key component of swallowing efficiency. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 1996 Apr;105(4):253-8. PMID: 8604883.

Eibling DE, Snyderman CH, Eibling C. Laryngotracheal separation for intractable aspiration: A retrospective review of 34 patients. Laryngoscope. 1995 Jan;105(1):83-5. PMID: 7837920.

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Research Interest Summary

Health IT innovations to enhance physician for patient encounters, Evaluation and reduction of use errors in medical products

Research Interests

Dr. Eibling's Clinical and Academic Interests Include:

  • VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety – Site Director and National Faculty
  • Dept. of Otolaryngology Residency Training Program Executive Committee
  • Medical School required multi-disciplinary specialty skills clerkship – Specialty Director
  • Academy of Master Educators, Residents-as-Teachers (RAT) Committee


Research Grants

Greenfield Innovation Project for Voogle, $250,000 total, 2010 – 2012, SPONSOR – VA – OIT, OIT Greenfield Innovation

Center for Medical Product Evaluation and Testing (Co-Director), $250, 000 per year, 2015 – 2018, VA National Center for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry