Patricia Loftus, MD, is an Associate 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. She then completed a Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery fellowship at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Loftus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, North American Skull Base 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 Eustachian tube dysfunction as it relates to allergy, fungal sinusitis, and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).
Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery
Nasal and sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, general otolaryngology
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