Colin (Colin) L. Driscoll, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist
  2. Chair, Otorhinolaryngology, Minnesota

Dr. Driscoll is Chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. He completed medical school at the University of New Mexico in 1992 and graduated from the Mayo Clinic ENT residency program in 1997. He then undertook and finished 2 years of subspecialty fellowship training in neurotology/skull base surgery at the University of California, San Francisco before returning to the Mayo Clinic. He has been on the Mayo staff since 1999 and is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

  1. Acoustic neuroma
  2. Vestibular disorder
  • Acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the ear, temporal bone and facial nerve
  • Cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices
  • Management of cholesteatoma
  • Chronic ear disease
  1. 1999
    Fellow - Neurotology and Skull Base SurgeryUniversity of California, San Francisco
  2. 1997
    Resident - OtorhinolaryngologyMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1993
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 1992
    MDUniversity of New Mexico
  5. 1985
    BA - GeologyPomona College

Certifications

  1. 2006
    NeurotologyAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
  2. 1998
    OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and honors

  1. 2009
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2006
    Cum Laude (Imaging Microscopy of the Middle and Inner Ear Scientific exhibit)American Society of Neuroradiology
  3. 2004
    Excellence in TeachingMayo Clinic
  4. 2003
    Individual Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic
  5. 2003
    Excellence in DesignRadiological Society of North America
  6. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Clinic
  7. 2001
    Certificate of Merit for Education ExhibitRadiological Society of North America
  8. 2001
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Otolaryngology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 1998
    Neurotology Fellows ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  10. 1996
    Sight & Hearing Research AwardAwarding Organization
  11. 1992
    Khatali Alumni AwardAwarding Organization
  12. 1992
    AOAAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  13. 1991
    ScholarshipGreater Albuquerque Medical Auxiliary
  14. 1989
    H.J. Holden Merit ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  15. 1988
    H.J. Holden Merit ScholarshipAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    Board ChairmanAmerican Cochlear Implant Alliance
  2. 2015 - 2016
    Member-at-LargeAmerican Neurotology Society
  3. 2015
    Executive Committee MemberAmerican Cochlear Implant Alliance
  4. 2014 - 2015
    MemberANS Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  5. 2014 - present
    Executive Council MemberAmerican Neurotology Society
  6. 2013 - 2017
    Member at LargeO & N Board of Directors, American Neurotology Society
  7. 2013 - 2015
    Advisory Board MemberO & N Board of Directors, American Neurotology Society
  8. 2013 - 2015
    Committee MemberANS Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  9. 2013
    Advisory Council MemberAmerican Otological Society
  10. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Otological Society
  11. 2011
    ChairOrder Proxy Taskforce
  12. 2010 - 2015
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  13. 2009 - 2017
    MemberENT Pediatric One Voice
  14. 2009 - 2011
    Executive Committee MemberOutpatient Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  15. 2009 - present
    MemberHospital Facilities Planning Committee
  16. 2008 - 2014
    Vice ChairSpace and Remodeling Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  17. 2008 - present
    Member ex-officioExecutive Council, Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  18. 2007 - 2011
    MemberNewborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee, Minnesota Department of Health
  19. 2007 - 2008
    PresidentMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  20. 2007 - present
    Advisory Board MemberCochlear Americas
  21. 2007 - present
    Advisory Board MemberAdvanced Bionics
  22. 2006 - 2007
    Program Organizing ChairMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  23. 2006 - 2007
    Vice PresidentExecutive Council, Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  24. 2006 - present
    Section ChairDivision of Otology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  25. 2005 - 2014
    MemberSpace and Remodeling Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2005 - 2006
    ChairpersonElectronic Environment Efficiency Subgroup, Work station Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2003 - 2011
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  28. 2003 - 2009
    MemberWork station Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  29. 2003 - 2008
    Vice ChairWork station Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  30. 2002 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Council, Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  31. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurotology Society
  32. 2001 - 2007
    MemberAdvisory Commmittee, Scientific Program, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  33. 2001 - 2008
    CoordinatorVisiting Clinicians Program, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  34. 2001 - 2002
    MemberDigital Imaging Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  35. 2000 - 2015
    Medical DirectorCochlear Implantation, Division of Otology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  36. 2000 - 2013
    Departmental CoordinatorENT Alumni Associaiton, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  37. 2000 - 2006
    MemberSurgical Electronic Environment Workgroup, Mayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  38. 2000 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  39. 1999 - 2007
    MemberAmerican Auditory Society
  40. 1999 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  41. 1999 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  42. 1999 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  43. 1999 - present
    MemberAcoustic Neuroma Association
  44. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  45. 1992 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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