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Beth Nicole McNulty, MD


(859) 257-5405
740 S Limestone


  • Associate Professor
  • Division of Otology, Neurotology, & Cranial Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Third Year Clerkship Director
  • Fourth Year Medical Student Advanced Development Director

College Unit(s)

Other Affiliation(s)
  • Medical Education Academic Development Director

Biography and Education


Dr. Beth McNulty grew up in Western Kentucky and moved to Louisville for her undergraduate education. She then went on to receive her medical degree at the University of Louisville and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Upon graduating from medical school, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville. It was during this time that she discovered her true passion in ENT, Otology & Neurotology. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Triological Society, and American Neurotology Society, among others. She is also board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

McNulty is excited to be back in her home state with her husband, Nathan, and their children, Reagan, Anthony, Cora and James.


Undergraduate Education
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Bachelor of Arts (Biology), 2001-2005

Graduate Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky
Doctor of Medicine, 2005-2009

Post-Graduate Training
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
General Surgery Internship, 2009-2010
Otolaryngology Residency, 2010-2014

Fellowship Training
Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, MI
Otology, Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery, 2014-2016

Michigan, 2014
Kentucky, 2016

Hospital Privileges
University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center
University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
St. Joseph Mount Sterling Hospital


Selected Publications

McNulty B, Schutt C, Bojrab D, Babu S. Middle Cranial Fossa Encephalocele and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage: Etiology, Approach, Outcomes. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, 2019.


Neff RM, Jicha GM, Westgate PS, Hawk GL, Bush ML, McNulty BNNeuropathological Findings of Dementia Associated With Subjective Hearing Loss. Otology & Neurotology, 2019, Vol.40(9), pp.e883-e893


Fletcher KT, Dicken FW, Adkins MM, Cline TA, McNulty BN, Shinn JB, Bush ML. Audiology Telemedicine Evaluations: Potential Expanded Applications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul;161(1):63-66. Epub 2019 Mar 5.


McNulty BN, Wise S, Cohen DS, Kircher M, Babu S. Response by the Authors of Original Article. "Facial Nerve Schwannomas Mimicking as Vestibular Schwannomas". J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Jun;80(3):329. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676833. Epub 2019 Jan 24.


Bush ML, Kaufman MR, McNulty BN. Disparities in access to pediatric hearing health care.  Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 2017, p.1 


Dworkin-Valenti JP, McNulty BN, Amjad EH, Sugihara EM, Naumann IC. Otogenic versus Neurogenic Dizziness: the Neurotology perspective. Current Trends in Neurology Vol 10 2016, 1-12.


McNulty BN, Wise S, Cohen DS, Bell J, Bojrab D, LaRouere M, Kircher M, Babu S. Facial Nerve Schwannomas mimicking as Vestibular schwannomas.  Journal Of Neurological Surgery- Part B. 2017, Vol.78(04), pp.283-287.


McNulty BN, Bumpous JB, Little JA, Goldman JL.  Do U.S. Medical Licensure Step One Examination Scores Correlate with Otolaryngology In-Training Examination Scores and the American Board of Otolaryngology Examination Performance.  J Contemp Med Edu.  2013; 1(2): 113-118.


Joos N, Coleman B, McNulty B, Bumpous J.  Outcomes of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Advance Head and Neck Cancer.  Laryngoscope, October 2010 Vol 120 (S3) S37-S37.


Payne (McNulty) BN, Duncan SD (2007).  Epinephrine as an Adjunct Inotropic Therapy in Preterm Infants.  J of Investigative Medicine 55(1): S305.


Onifer SM, Nunn C, Decker J, Payne (McNulty) BN, Wagoner M, Puckett A, Massey J, Armstrong, J (2007). Loss and Spontaneous Recovery of forelimb evoked potentials in both the adult rat cuneate nucleus and somatosensory cortex following contusive cervical spinal cord injury. J Experimental Neurology 207: 238-247.