José Gurrola II, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address2233 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    José G. Gurrola II, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery subspecialty in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gurrola received his medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, followed by a Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery fellowship at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Gurrola was an OHNS Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

    Dr. Gurrola specializes in providing medical and surgical treatments to patients with a wide variety of rhinologic and skull base disease processes. His research interests include study of the etiologies and treatments of chronic sinusitis, anatomic approaches and surgical outcomes in anterior skull base surgery, and novel education methods in rhinology/skull base surgery.

    He is a member of and serves on committees for a number of national societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Rhinologic Society and the North American Skull Base Society.

    Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery

    Rhinology and paranasal sinus disease, Anterior skull base surgery, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Balloon sinuplasty, Chronic sinusitis, Nasal polyposis, Fungal sinusitis, Endoscopic CSF leak repair, Transphenoidal surgery, Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus neoplasms, Image-guided orbital surgery, Deviated nasal septum

    Professional Interests:
    Etiology and treatment of Chronic sinusitis, Skull base surgery anatomic approaches and surgical outcomes

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH
    • Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    • Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    • Fellowship: Augusta University/Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA – Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

    Awards and Honors:
    2017 University of Virginia - SNMA Dr. David Moyer Service Award
    2015-2016 University of Virginia GME Grant: Utilization of a 3-D Printed Skull Model for Rhinologic Simulation

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    1. Gurrola J, Borish L. Chronic rhinosinusitis: Endotypes, biomarkers, and treatment response. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Dec; 140(6):1499-1508. PMID: 29106996.
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