Research Summary

Patricia Loftus, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery division in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her one-year internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where she also completed her otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency, including one year as chief resident. She then went on to complete her fellowship training in Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Loftus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is the first author of multiple book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to present her research and to lecture at both national and international meetings. Her research interests lie in sinonasal changes that occur with aging, idiopathic meningoencephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and clinical outcomes following endoscopic skull base surgery.

Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery

Nasal and sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, general otolaryngology

Professional Interests:
Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyposis, fungal sinusitis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, sinonasal tumors, skull base tumors, endoscopic orbital surgery, general otolaryngology, office-based rhinology procedures, mentoring

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
• Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
• Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
• Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA - Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Awards and Honors:
• 2009 Alpha Omega Alpha
• 2012-2014 First Place Research Award - Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Annual Research Symposium
• 2015 Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY – Chief Resident of the Year Award

Selected Publications

  1. Gurrola JG, Chang JL, Roland LT, Loftus PA, Cheung SW. Short-term chemosensory distortions and phantoms in COVID-19. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Feb 01.  View on PubMed
  2. Loftus PA, Roland LT, Gurrola JG, Cheung SW, Chang JL. Temporal Profile of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19. OTO Open. 2020 Oct-Dec; 4(4):2473974X20978133.  View on PubMed
  3. Roland LT, Loftus PA, Chang JL. Reply to: Challenges in interpreting the diagnostic performance of symptoms to predict COVID-19 status: the case of anosmia. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 09; 10(9):1116-1117.  View on PubMed
  4. Juszczak HM, Loftus PA. Role of Allergy in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2020 07 09; 20(10):54.  View on PubMed
  5. Roland LT, Gurrola JG, Loftus PA, Cheung SW, Chang JL. Smell and taste symptom-based predictive model for COVID-19 diagnosis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Jul; 10(7):832-838.  View on PubMed
  6. Strohl MP, Choy W, Clark AJ, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Tay BK, Loftus PA, El-Sayed IH, Russell MS. Immediate Voice and Swallowing Complaints Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct; 163(4):778-784.  View on PubMed
  7. Juszczak H, Aubin-Pouliot A, Sharon JD, Loftus PA. Sinonasal risk factors for eustachian tube dysfunction: Cross-sectional findings from NHANES 2011-2012. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 05; 9(5):466-472.  View on PubMed
  8. Locketz GD, Brant JD, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, Goldberg AN, Loftus PA, Chandra RK, Bleier BS, Mueller SK, Orlandi RR, Becker M, Dorminy CA, Becker SD, Blasetti M, Becker DG. Postoperative Opioid Use in Sinonasal Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 03; 160(3):402-408.  View on PubMed
  9. Hamizan AW, Loftus PA, Alvarado R, Ho J, Kalish L, Sacks R, DelGaudio JM, Harvey RJ. Allergic phenotype of chronic rhinosinusitis based on radiologic pattern of disease. Laryngoscope. 2018 09; 128(9):2015-2021.  View on PubMed
  10. Yen AJ, Conrad MB, Loftus PA, Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Wilson MW, Cooke DL. Internal Jugular Vein Embolization to Control Life-Threatening Hemorrhage after Penetrating Neck Trauma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 03; 29(3):435-437.  View on PubMed
  11. DelGaudio JM, Loftus PA, Hamizan AW, Harvey RJ, Wise SK. Central compartment atopic disease. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):228-234.  View on PubMed
  12. Loftus PA, Wise SK, Daraei P, Baugnon K, DelGaudio JM. Excavating meningoencephaloceles: A newly recognized entity. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Mar 01; 31(2):127-134.  View on PubMed
  13. Loftus PA, Wise SK. Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis: The Latest in Diagnosis and Management. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2016; 79:13-20.  View on PubMed
  14. Siegel B, Ow TJ, Abraham SS, Loftus PA, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Schiff BA. How radiologic/clinicopathologic features relate to compressive symptoms in benign thyroid disease. Laryngoscope. 2017 04; 127(4):993-997.  View on PubMed
  15. Loftus PA, Wise SK, Nieto D, Panella N, Aiken A, DelGaudio JM. Intranasal volume increases with age: Computed tomography volumetric analysis in adults. Laryngoscope. 2016 10; 126(10):2212-5.  View on PubMed
  16. Loftus PA, Wise SK. Epidemiology of asthma. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun; 24(3):245-9.  View on PubMed
  17. Kamil RJ, Jerschow E, Loftus PA, Tan M, Fried MP, Smith RV, Foster D, Ow TJ. Case-control study evaluating competing risk factors for angioedema in a high-risk population. Laryngoscope. 2016 08; 126(8):1823-30.  View on PubMed
  18. Loftus PA, Lin J, Tabaee A. Anatomic variants of the paranasal sinuses in patients with recurrent acute rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Mar; 6(3):328-33.  View on PubMed
  19. Loftus PA, Stegnjajic A, Tibbetts KM, Badhey AK, Glicksman J. Elongated Uvula Causing Chronic Cough: Role of the Modified Uvulopalatoplasty Procedure. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Apr; 125(4):325-30.  View on PubMed
  20. Loftus PA, Wise SK. Epidemiology and economic burden of asthma. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Sep; 5 Suppl 1:S7-10.  View on PubMed

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