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Dr. Leatherman's Biography

Dr. Leatherman earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude (number one in his class). He completed both a general surgery internship and a residency in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He received numerous academic awards and honors during his medical education. After completion of his training, he practiced as an assistant professor for two years at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country) before moving his practice to the Gulfport area to settle closer to family. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, which signifies extensive additional education in the management of allergic conditions.

Dr. Leatherman provides care for a wide range of ear, nose and throat disorders in children and adults. His practice encompasses everything from the treatment of ear infections and sore throats to surgical management of complex head and neck disorders.
He has special interest in the treatment of sinus disorders, microscopic surgery of the ear, and the treatment of allergic disorders.He provides allergy testing and treatment, including immunotherapy (allergy shots and drops under the tongue). Dr. Leatherman also performs state of the art sinus surgery, including the latest computer guided techniques.

Dr. Leatherman is nationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of allergy and sinus disorders. He has served on the leadership /  Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) for 13 years.  The AAOA is the largest otolaryngology subspecialty society, and is dedicated to education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.  He regularly teaches at national allergy courses, participates in medical research, and frequently publishes articles in professional journals. Dr. Leatherman makes it a personal goal to remain up-to-date on the latest medical information and pass along the newest advances and techniques to his patients.



News and Events

---Dr. Leatherman delivered several instructional courses at the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Annual Scientific Meeting September 25-27, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  Audience members of these courses may click on the links below to download handouts from the instructional courses.

     In-Office Balloon Sinus Dilation: A Practical Approach for Your Practice
          Supply List
          Aftercare Instructions

     Penicillin Allergy Testing Course
          Combined Handouts
          Record Sheet

     Anaphylaxis Course
          Combined Handouts
    
     Sublingual Immunotherapy Workshop
         Available on AAOA Website for registered participants

---Dr. Leatherman has been selected to teach an instructional course on in-office balloon sinus dilation (balloon Sinuplasty) at the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngic allergy in Dallas Texas. He will be teaching three additional instructional courses on sublingual immunotherapy, management of allergy emergencies, and penicillin allergy testing. Dr. Leatherman has also been invited to serve as an expert panelist during a symposium discussing the latest advances in sinus and allergy management during the scientific session of the allergy meeting.

---Dr. Leatherman is the lead author and project coordinator for a recently published major review of sublingual immunotherapy dosing. The article, which is titled "Sublingual immunotherapy dosing.  Evidence based review with recommendations", is published in the International Forum  of Allergy and Rhinolology. The Journal is the official Journal of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. The article is intended to provide dosing information for sublingual immunotherapy which will help practitioners across the United States and internationally provide the proper doses of sublingual immunotherapy to their allergy patients.

---Dr. Leatherman is an author on a research paper that was accepted for publication in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology Journal. The Journal article is entitled "Allergen Stability of Testing/Treatment Boards and Immunotherapy Vials with Various Diluents". Dr. Leatherman designed the study and then worked with a leading national allergen stability research lab and a resident at the University of Mississippi Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery to carry out the research and publication. The findings from the publication have already been presented at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), and will be discussed during a hot topics symposium at the organization's 2015 annual scientific meeting. The information obtained from the study will be incorporated into the curriculum of the instructional courses of the AAOA, and will likely affect the way otolaryngologists mix allergy shot vials across the United States.
Dr Leatherman's Publications and Educational Videos
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Educational Videos

Medscape Educational Video - In Depth Discussion of Key Data on Immunotherapy for Allergic Disease     (Type in username: "coastalsinus"  and password "allergy")

Penicillin Allergy Webinar - An ENT Guide to Penicillin Allergy Testing


PUBLICATIONS

Sublingual Immunotherapy. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 44(3):753-64, x-xi, 2011 Jun


Managing the Patient with Anaphylaxis. In: Krouse J, Derebery M, and Chadwick, S (Eds.)  Managing the Allergy Patient, Elsevier 

Preparing the Office for Skin Testing.  In: Mabry R, Marple B (Eds.) IDT and MQT:  Quantitative Testing in Otolaryngic Allergy, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. New York, NY.

Sublingual Immunotherapy - Past, Present, Paradigm for the Future? A Review of the Literature. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2007.136(3) supplement.

Leatherman B, Dornhoffer J, Fan C, Mukanyadzu P.  Demineralized Bone Matrix as an Alternative for Mastoid Obliteration and Posterior Canal Wall Reconstruction – Results in an Animal Model. Otology & Neurotology, 2001. 22:731-36.

Leatherman B, Dornhoffer J.  Bioactive Glass Ceramic Particles as an Alternative for Mastoid Obliteration – Results in an Animal Model. Otology & Neurotology, 2002. 23(5):657-60.

Leatherman B, Dornhoffer J.  The Use of Demineralized Bone Matrix for Mastoid Cavity Obliteration. Otology & Neurotology, 2004. 25(1):22-26.

Bryan D. Leatherman, Berrylin J. Ferguson, Bradley F. Marple, John H. Krouse, Timothy L. Smith  Article: Miniseminar: Chronic rhinosinusitis: The impact of allergic rhinitis management. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 01/2004; 131(2), Page 79.

Leatherman B, Owen S, Chadwick S, et al.  Sublingual Immunotherapy - Past, Present, Paradigm for the Future? A Review of the Literature. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2007. 136(3) supplement.

Leatherman B. Preparing the Office for Skin Testing.  In: Mabry R, Marple B (Eds.) IDT and MQT:  Quantitative Testing in Otolaryngic Allergy, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. New York, NY.

Leatherman B, Ryan MManaging the Patient with Anaphylaxis the. In: Krouse J, Derebery M, and Chadwick, S (Eds.)  Managing the Allergy Patient, Elsevier

Leatherman B. Injection and Sublingual Immunotherapy in the Management of Allergies Affecting the Unified Airway.  Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, 2008. 41:359-374

Rodney J. Schlosser, Sarah K. Wise, Bryan D. Leatherman, William R. ReisacherSublingual Immunotherapy: What's the Latest?  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 139(2):P25, 2008.

Hankin CS. Cox L. Lang D. Bronstone A. Fass P. Leatherman B. Wang Z.  Allergen immunotherapy and health care cost benefits for children with allergic rhinitis: a large-scale, retrospective, matched cohort study.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 104(1):79-85, 2010 Jan.

Lin s, Leatherman B. Sublingual Immunotherapy. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 44(3):753-64, x-xi, 2011 Jun

Invited Reviewer for Allergen immunotherapy: a practice parameter third update. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 127(1 Suppl):S1-55, 2011 Jan.

Blaiss M, Dykewicz M, Skoner D, Smith N, Leatherman B, Craig T, Bielory L, Walstein N, Allen-Ramey F.  Diagnosis and treatment of nasal and ocular allergies: the Allergies, Immunotherapy, and RhinoconjunctivitiS (AIRS) surveys.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 112(4):322-8.e1, 2014 Apr.

Leatherman B. Sublingual Immunotherapy.  In: Allergy in ENT Practice, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. New York, NY. Currently at press (January 2014).

Ryan MW, Marple BF, Leatherman B, et al. Current practice trends in allergy: results of a united states survey of otolaryngologists, allergist-immunologists, and primary care physicians. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014;4:789–795.

Leonard B, Skoner D, Blaiss M, Leatherman B, Dykewicz M, Smith N, Ortiz G, Hadley J, Walstein N, Craig T, Allen-Ramey F.  Ocular and nasal allergy symptom burden in America: The Allergies, Immunotherapy, and RhinoconjunctivitiS (AIRS) surveys.  Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 35, Number 3, May/June 2014, pp. 211-218(8).

Skoner D, Blaiss M, Dykewicz M, Smith N, Leatherman B, Leonard B, Walstein N, Craig T, Allen-Ramey F.  The Allergies, Immunotherapy, and RhinoconjunctivitiS (AIRS) Survey:  Patients’ Experience with Allergen Immunotherapy.  Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 35, Number 3, May/June 2014, pp. 219-226(8)

Leatherman, B, Skoner DP, Hadley JA, et al. The Allergies, Immunotherapy, and Rhinoconjunctivitis (AIRS) survey: provider practices and beliefs about allergen immunotherapy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014;4:779–788.

Leatherman BD. Anaphylaxis in the allergy practice. IntForum Allergy Rhinol., September 2014. Vol. 4, Suppl. 2, S60–S65.

Leatherman, B, Lin S, et al. Sublingual immunotherapy dosing.  Evidence based review with recommendations. Accepted for publication International Forum  of Allergy Rhinolology January 2015.   Available online,  awaiting  paper journal publication date.

Nida A,  Leatherman B, Plunkett G, Mire B.  B, Plunkett G, Mire B. Allergen Stability of Testing/Treatment Boards and Immunotherapy Vials with Various Diluents.  Accepted for publication January 2015.   Available online,  awaiting  paper journal publication date.