Ear, Nose, Throat, & Allergy

Peter Seymour, MD, FACS

Dr. Seymour is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who joined the practice in 2009 to continue the tradition of excellent care for general ear, nose and throat disorders and provide additional expertise in the management of ear disorders (chronic infections, hearing loss and balance disorders).

Dr. Seymour was one of 11 students throughout the country to be accepted into Albany Medical School as a senior in high school. He completed the combined Siena College-Albany Medical College program with honors. Following this 8 year education, he chose to pursue training in otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. This institution has one of the busiest training programs in the country with special emphasis on sinus and nasal disorders, thyroid surgery/head and neck surgery and pediatric care. During this 5 year period he spent considerable time at DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE caring for children with various ENT related conditions. This institution was a pioneer in several forms of tonsillectomy aimed at reducing recovery time and post-operative pain.

After completing his chief resident year at Thomas Jefferson, he was accepted in the Christiana Care Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship in Wilmington, DE under the tutelage of Dr Micheal Teixido, a well known ear surgeon and physician who lectures throughout the world on various conditions involving dizziness, headaches, hearing loss and chronic ear infections, as well as, advanced anatomy courses. Under his guidance, he performed several hundred additional ear surgeries beyond his training at Thomas Jefferson including cochlear implantation, bone anchored hearing aides, chronic ear infection surgery, repair of ear drum perforations and surgery to restore hearing (i.e. stapedectomy, ossiculoplasty, etc.).

In addition to advanced surgical therapy for ear disorders, Dr. Seymour also served an active role in the Christiana Care Balance and Mobility Center. He was responsible for patient evaluations and management protocols, as well as several speaking engagements. He gained valuable experience with relatively newly recognized conditions such as superior canal dehiscence and migraine associated vertigo. This experience has served him well as he helped to create the balance center within the current practice, which provides comprehensive testing with state of the art equipment. He is the first surgeon in the Merrimack Valley to complete this advanced otologic training and he remains very active in otology with several recent publications and numerous speaking engagements on hearing and balance disorders.

Dr. Seymour is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has also been accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), and New England Otolaryngology Society (NEOS). Dr Seymour has been elected by his peers to serve on the Board of the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (MSO) where he helps shape policy for all ENT doctors in the state of Massachusetts. He is an Assistant Surgeon in Otolaryngology-Associate staff at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at New England Medical Center (Tufts). He is also part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization and the Lower Merrimack Valley IPA as well as a member in Steward Healthcare. Dr. Seymour is licensed to practice medicine in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Dr. Seymour originates from Upstate New York and moved to the Merrimack Valley with his wife and two young children in 2009. Their family has grown to four children since their arrival. His wife, Bridget Seymour, MD, is a local Gastroenterologist who also started her practice in the Merrimack Valley in 2009. Dr Peter Seymour and his wife have completed several volunteer medical missions throughout the world including several months in both Grenada and Western Samoa teaching children and assisting in underserved medical communities. He enjoys travel, ice hockey, golf and skiing and is happy to be sharing these activities with his children. As a father to four young children he enjoys the opportunity to work with children of all ages and strives to make their time in the office and hospital as comfortable as possible.