José Gurrola II, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2233 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    José G. Gurrola II, MD, is a Rhinology and Skull Base Surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 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 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. He works closely with other disciplines, including Neurosurgery, to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for these 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, exploring novel anatomic approaches to the skull base and examining surgical outcomes in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery.

    He will be a participant 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 on the Taskforce for New Materials 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, 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, Novel methods for anatomic education and surgical simulation.

    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:
    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. Use of Ultrasound for Navigating the Internal Carotid Artery in Revision Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery. Cureus. 2021 Feb 25; 13(2). Jonathan P. Giurintano, Jose Gurrola, Philip V. Theodosopoulos, Ivan H. El-Sayed. .
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    2. Short-term chemosensory distortions and phantoms in COVID-19. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2021 Feb 1. José G. Gurrola, Jolie L. Chang, Lauren T. Roland, Patricia A. Loftus, Steven W. Cheung. .
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    3. Temporal Profile of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19. OTO Open. 2020 Oct-Dec; 4(4):2473974X20978133. Loftus PA, Roland LT, Gurrola JG, Cheung SW, Chang JL. PMID: 33330830.
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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. 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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    6. Smell and taste symptom-based predictive model for COVID-19 diagnosis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Jul; 10(7):832-838. Roland LT, Gurrola JG, Loftus PA, Cheung SW, Chang JL. PMID: 32363809.
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    7. Endoscopic skull base and transoral surgery during COVID-19 pandemic: Minimizing droplet spread with negative-pressure otolaryngology viral isolation drape. Head Neck. 2020 Jul; 42(7):1577-1582. David AP, Jiam NT, Reither JM, Gurrola JG, Aghi MK, El-Sayed IH. PMID: 32358853.
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    8. Acquisition of Volumetric Models of Skull Base Anatomy Using Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches: 3D Scanning of Deep Corridors Via Photogrammetry. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep; 129:372-377. Kournoutas I, Vigo V, Chae R, Wang M, Gurrola J, Abla AA, El-Sayed I, Rubio RR. PMID: 31181359.
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    9. The impact of frailty on perioperative outcomes and resource utilization in sinonasal cancer surgery. Laryngoscope. 2020 02; 130(2):290-296. Goel AN, Lee JT, Gurrola JG, Wang MB, Suh JD. PMID: 30983004.
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    10. Endoscope Image Capture System with Mirrorless Camera. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Feb; 80(1):79-81. Wei L, Burke J, Benet A, Aghi M, Gurrola J, El-Sayed I. PMID: 30733905.
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    11. 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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    12. Chronic rhinosinusitis: Endotypes, biomarkers, and treatment response. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Dec; 140(6):1499-1508. Gurrola J, Borish L. PMID: 29106996.
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    13. Rhinologic Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Surgery. . 2017 Jan 1; 87-94. Michael Freeman, Jose Gurrola, Spencer C. Payne. .
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    14. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy reduces chronic rhinosinusitis in patients with antibody deficiency. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 01; 7(1):30-36. Walsh JE, Gurrola JG, Graham SM, Mott SL, Ballas ZK. PMID: 27552393.
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    15. Variation in Delivery of Sinus Surgery in the Medicaid Population across Ethnicities. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 05; 154(5):944-50. Woodard T, Sindwani R, Halderman AA, Holy CE, Gurrola J. PMID: 26908562.
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    16. Why sinonasal disease spares the inferior turbinate: An immunohistochemical analysis. Laryngoscope. 2016 05; 126(5):E179-83. White LC, Weinberger P, Coulson H, Guo D, Jang D, Gurrola J, Kountakis SE. PMID: 26599262.
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    17. Product comparison model in otolaryngology: Equivalency analysis of absorbable hemostatic agents after endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126 Suppl 2:S5-13. Antisdel JL, Meyer A, Comer B, Jang D, Gurrola J, Khabbaz E, Christopher K, Kountakis S. PMID: 26509639.
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    18. Comorbidities in patients with all-positive symptoms on sinonasal outcomes test quality-of-life instrument. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec; 125(12):2648-52. Caten A, Johnson C, Jang D, Gurrola J, Kountakis S. PMID: 26153376.
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    19. 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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    20. The effect of smoking on quality of life following sinus surgery: 10-year follow-up. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(1):39-43. White LC, Kazi AA, Jang DW, Gurrola J, Kountakis SE. PMID: 25661573.
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    21. Analysis of the petrous portion of the internal carotid artery: landmarks for an endoscopic endonasal approach. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep; 124(9):1988-94. Mason E, Gurrola J, Reyes C, Brown JJ, Figueroa R, Solares CA. PMID: 24442967.
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    22. Mutations of KCNJ10 together with mutations of SLC26A4 cause digenic nonsyndromic hearing loss associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 May; 84(5):651-7. Yang T, Gurrola JG, Wu H, Chiu SM, Wangemann P, Snyder PM, Smith RJ. PMID: 19426954.
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    23. Biofilm surface area in the pediatric nasopharynx: Chronic rhinosinusitis vs obstructive sleep apnea. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):110-4. Coticchia J, Zuliani G, Coleman C, Carron M, Gurrola J, Haupert M, Berk R. PMID: 17309976.
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    24. Identification of adenoid biofilms in chronic rhinosinusitis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Sep; 70(9):1613-7. Zuliani G, Carron M, Gurrola J, Coleman C, Haupert M, Berk R, Coticchia J. PMID: 16781783.
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    25. Presence and density of Helicobacter pylori biofilms in human gastric mucosa in patients with peptic ulcer disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jun; 10(6):883-9. Coticchia JM, Sugawa C, Tran VR, Gurrola J, Kowalski E, Carron MA. PMID: 16769546.
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