José Gurrola II, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2233 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    José G. Gurrola II, MD, is a Rhinology and Skull Base Surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gurrola completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, before completing 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 Augusta University (previously Medical College of Georgia) in Augusta, Georgia.

    At UCSF, Dr. Gurrola’s clinical practice focuses on patients with a wide variety of rhinologic and anterior skull base disease processes. Dr. Gurrola has specific focuses on the etiology of chronic sinusitis and novel treatments and an interest in olfactory disorders and treatments. He and his colleagues have published recent work on COVID-19 related chemosensory (smell and taste) dysfunction and recovery He works closely with other disciplines, including Neurosurgery, Allergy-Immunology and Pulmonology, to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for a wide variety patients.

    He was recently selected as a UCSF Watson Scholar and will use this award to explore his research interests, which include: investigating the etiologies of chronic sinusitis and expanding the clinical research potential for evaluation of olfactory and chemosensory disorders.

    He participated in the UCSF Teaching Scholars program in 2018-2019. His educational interests involve the development and implementation of novel educational approaches in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery and exploring the potential implementation of next generation technology in anatomic education.

    Dr. Gurrola serves as the Chair of the UCSF Otolaryngology Department’s Diversity committee. He has a long history of mentorship and effective advocacy for UIM medical students and residents throughout his career.

    Dr. Gurrola is board certified and serves a guest examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Rhinologic Society and the North American Skull Base Society and serves on several committees within these organizations.

    Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery

    Rhinology and paranasal sinus disease, Anterior skull base surgery, Chemosensory/Olfactory disorders, 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, Turbinate hypertrophic, Chronic rhinitis

    Professional Interests:
    Etiology and treatment of Chronic sinusitis, Skull base surgery anatomic approaches and surgical outcomes, Olfactory disorders/Chemosensory dysfunction, Novel methods for anatomic education and surgical simulation.

    Education and Training:
    • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
    • 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:
    2018-2019: UCSF Teaching Scholars Program
    2018: UCSF John A. Watson Faculty Scholar
    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. Presentation and management of post-operative cerebrospinal fluid leaks after sphenoclival expanded endonasal surgery: A single institution experience. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2021 Sep 1; 91:13-19. Nicole T. Jiam, Abel P. David, Eric J. Formeister, Jose Gurrola, Manish Aghi, Philip Theodosopoulos, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, Michael W. McDermott, Ivan H. El-Sayed. .
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    2. Short-term chemosensory distortions and phantoms in COVID-19. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Feb 01. Gurrola JG, Chang JL, Roland LT, Loftus PA, Cheung SW. PMID: 33821217.
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    3. NCOG-51. CORRELATION BETWEEN TUMOR VOLUME AND SERUM PROLACTIN AND IMPACT OF TUMOR CELLULAR DENSITY ON PROLACTINOMA SURGICAL OUTCOMES IN A COHORT OF 181 PATIENTS. Neuro-Oncology. 2020 Nov 9; 22(Supplement_2):ii140-ii141. Matheus Pereira, Taemin Oh, Rushikesh Joshi, Alexander Haddad, Kaitlyn Pereira, Robert Osorio, Kevin Donohue, Zain Peeran, Sweta Sudhir, Saket Jain, Angad Beniwal, José Gurrola, Ivan El-Sayed, Lewis Blevins, Philip Theodosopoulos, Sandeep Kunwar, Manish Aghi. .
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    4. NCOG-54. SAFETY OF TRANSSPHENOIDAL SURGERY FOR NONFUNCTIONING PITUITARY ADENOMA IN ELDERLY PATIENTS. Neuro-Oncology. 2020 Nov 9; 22(Supplement_2):ii141-ii141. Matheus Pereira, Taemin Oh, Rushikesh Joshi, Alexander Haddad, Kaitlyn Pereira, Robert Osorio, Kevin Donohue, Zain Peeran, Sweta Sudhir, Saket Jain, Angad Beniwal, José Gurrola, Ivan El-Sayed, Lewis Blevins, Philip Theodosopoulos, Sandeep Kunwar, Manish Aghi. .
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    5. Clinical characteristics and outcomes in elderly patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 10; 49(4):E19. Pereira MP, Oh T, Joshi RS, Haddad AF, Pereira KM, Osorio RC, Donohue KC, Peeran Z, Sudhir S, Jain S, Beniwal A, Gurrola J, El-Sayed IH, Blevins LS, Theodosopoulos PV, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. PMID: 33002877.
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    6. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of null-cell versus silent gonadotroph adenomas in a series of 1166 pituitary adenomas from a single institution. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 06; 48(6):E13. Haddad AF, Young JS, Oh T, Pereira MP, Joshi RS, Pereira KM, Osorio RC, Donohue KC, Peeran Z, Sudhir S, Jain S, Beniwal A, Chopra AS, Sandhu NS, Theodosopoulos PV, Kunwar S, El-Sayed IH, Gurrola J, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. PMID: 32480370.
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    7. Fisch Type C versus an Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to the Petrous Carotid Artery: Indications, Limitations, and Examples. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B Skull Base. 2018 Feb 1; 79(S 01):s1-s188. Vijay Agarwal, Eric Mason, Jose Gurrola, Giovanni Danesi, Ben Panizza, Arturo Solares. .
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    8. Rhinologic Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Surgery. . 2017 Jan 1; 87-94. Michael Freeman, Jose Gurrola, Spencer C. Payne. .
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    9. Endoscopic Medial Maxillectomy Approach for Removal of Ectopic Tooth in the Maxillary Sinus. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B Skull Base. 2015 Feb 18; 76(S 01). Jose Gurrola, Eric Mason, C. Solares. .
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    10. Utilizing ethnic-specific differences in minor allele frequency to recategorize reported pathogenic deafness variants. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Oct 02; 95(4):445-53. Shearer AE, Eppsteiner RW, Booth KT, Ephraim SS, Gurrola J, Simpson A, Black-Ziegelbein EA, Joshi S, Ravi H, Giuffre AC, Happe S, Hildebrand MS, Azaiez H, Bayazit YA, Erdal ME, Lopez-Escamez JA, Gazquez I, Tamayo ML, Gelvez NY, Leal GL, Jalas C, Ekstein J, Yang T, Usami S, Kahrizi K, Bazazzadegan N, Najmabadi H, Scheetz TE, Braun TA, Casavant TL, LeProust EM, Smith RJ. PMID: 25262649.
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