Patricia Loftus, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #3A32
San Francisco CA 94110
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    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

    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

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    1. Two-Year Outcomes After Radiofrequency Neurolysis of Posterior Nasal Nerve in Chronic Rhinitis. Laryngoscope. 2024 May; 134(5):2077-2084. Lee JT, Abbas GM, Charous DD, Cuevas M, Göktas Ö, Loftus PA, Nachlas NE, Toskala EM, Watkins JP, Brehmer D. PMID: 37916848.
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    2. Exploring effects of atmospheric conditions in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2023 Dec; 13(12):2172-2179. Yusuf HM, Rasheed A, Hetts S, Kim H, Loftus P, Conrad M. PMID: 37189284.
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    3. International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: Allergic rhinitis - 2023. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2023 04; 13(4):293-859. Wise SK, Damask C, Roland LT, Ebert C, Levy JM, Lin S, Luong A, Rodriguez K, Sedaghat AR, Toskala E, Villwock J, Abdullah B, Akdis C, Alt JA, Ansotegui IJ, Azar A, Baroody F, Benninger MS, Bernstein J, Brook C, Campbell R, Casale T, Chaaban MR, Chew FT, Chambliss J, Cianferoni A, Custovic A, Davis EM, DelGaudio JM, Ellis AK, Flanagan C, Fokkens WJ, Franzese C, Greenhawt M, Gill A, Halderman A, Hohlfeld JM, Incorvaia C, Joe SA, Joshi S, Kuruvilla ME, Kim J, Klein AM, Krouse HJ, Kuan EC, Lang D, Larenas-Linnemann D, Laury AM, Lechner M, Lee SE, Lee VS, Loftus P, Marcus S, Marzouk H, Mattos J, McCoul E, Melen E, Mims JW, Mullol J, Nayak JV, Oppenheimer J, Orlandi RR, Phillips K, Platt M, Ramanathan M, Raymond M, Rhee CS, Reitsma S, Ryan M, Sastre J, Schlosser RJ, Schuman TA, Shaker MS, Sheikh A, Smith KA, Soyka MB, Takashima M, Tang M, Tantilipikorn P, Taw MB, Tversky J, Tyler MA, Veling MC, Wallace D, Wang Y, White A, Zhang L. PMID: 36878860.
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    4. RNA Sequencing and Gene Ontology Analysis in Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2023 Jan; 37(1):78-82. David AP, Loftus PA, Russell MS, Goldberg AN, El-Sayed IH, Jan TA, Roland LT. PMID: 36285477.
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    5. Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes Following Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Neurolysis of the Posterior Nasal Nerve (RhinAer) for Treatment of Chronic Rhinitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2022 Nov; 36(6):747-754. Lee JT, Abbas GM, Charous DD, Cuevas PDMM, Göktas PDMÖ, Loftus PA, Nachlas NE, Toskala EM, Watkins JP, Brehmer PDMD. PMID: 35818709; PMCID: PMC9548948.
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    6. Superior Laryngeal Nerve Palsy After Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion: A Case Report and Cadaveric Description. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 08 01; 23(2):e152-e155. Choy W, Garcia J, Safaee MM, Rubio RR, Loftus PA, Clark AJ. PMID: 35838480.
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    7. Short-term chemosensory distortions and phantoms in COVID-19. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Apr; 6(2):172-176. Gurrola JG, Chang JL, Roland LT, Loftus PA, Cheung SW. PMID: 33821217; PMCID: PMC8014200.
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    8. 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; PMCID: PMC7724426.
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    9. 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. Roland LT, Loftus PA, Chang JL. PMID: 32583946; PMCID: PMC7361774.
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    10. Role of Allergy in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2020 07 09; 20(10):54. Juszczak HM, Loftus PA. PMID: 32648122.
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    11. 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; PMCID: PMC7267242.
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    12. Immediate Voice and Swallowing Complaints Following Revision Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct; 163(4):778-784. Strohl MP, Choy W, Clark AJ, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Tay BK, Loftus PA, El-Sayed IH, Russell MS. PMID: 32482158.
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    13. Sinonasal risk factors for eustachian tube dysfunction: Cross-sectional findings from NHANES 2011-2012. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 05; 9(5):466-472. Juszczak H, Aubin-Pouliot A, Sharon JD, Loftus PA. PMID: 30644666.
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    14. Postoperative Opioid Use in Sinonasal Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 03; 160(3):402-408. 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. PMID: 30324849.
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    15. Allergic phenotype of chronic rhinosinusitis based on radiologic pattern of disease. Laryngoscope. 2018 09; 128(9):2015-2021. Hamizan AW, Loftus PA, Alvarado R, Ho J, Kalish L, Sacks R, DelGaudio JM, Harvey RJ. PMID: 29602169.
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    16. Internal Jugular Vein Embolization to Control Life-Threatening Hemorrhage after Penetrating Neck Trauma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 03; 29(3):435-437. Yen AJ, Conrad MB, Loftus PA, Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Wilson MW, Cooke DL. PMID: 29455882.
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    17. Central compartment atopic disease. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):228-234. DelGaudio JM, Loftus PA, Hamizan AW, Harvey RJ, Wise SK. PMID: 28716173.
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    18. Excavating meningoencephaloceles: A newly recognized entity. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Mar 01; 31(2):127-134. Loftus PA, Wise SK, Daraei P, Baugnon K, DelGaudio JM. PMID: 28452710.
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    19. Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis: The Latest in Diagnosis and Management. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2016; 79:13-20. Loftus PA, Wise SK. PMID: 27466842.
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    20. How radiologic/clinicopathologic features relate to compressive symptoms in benign thyroid disease. Laryngoscope. 2017 04; 127(4):993-997. Siegel B, Ow TJ, Abraham SS, Loftus PA, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Schiff BA. PMID: 27438354.
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    21. Intranasal volume increases with age: Computed tomography volumetric analysis in adults. Laryngoscope. 2016 10; 126(10):2212-5. Loftus PA, Wise SK, Nieto D, Panella N, Aiken A, DelGaudio JM. PMID: 27261245.
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    22. Epidemiology of asthma. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun; 24(3):245-9. Loftus PA, Wise SK. PMID: 26977741.
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    23. Case-control study evaluating competing risk factors for angioedema in a high-risk population. Laryngoscope. 2016 08; 126(8):1823-30. Kamil RJ, Jerschow E, Loftus PA, Tan M, Fried MP, Smith RV, Foster D, Ow TJ. PMID: 27426939; PMCID: PMC4955864.
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    24. Anatomic variants of the paranasal sinuses in patients with recurrent acute rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Mar; 6(3):328-33. Loftus PA, Lin J, Tabaee A. PMID: 26954904.
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    25. Elongated Uvula Causing Chronic Cough: Role of the Modified Uvulopalatoplasty Procedure. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Apr; 125(4):325-30. Loftus PA, Stegnjajic A, Tibbetts KM, Badhey AK, Glicksman J. PMID: 26543075.
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    26. Epidemiology and economic burden of asthma. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Sep; 5 Suppl 1:S7-10. Loftus PA, Wise SK. PMID: 26010063.
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    27. Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Maxillary Sinus. Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Jun; 10(2):229-32. Avadhani V, Loftus PA, Meltzer D, Wang B, Tabaee A. PMID: 25963905; PMCID: PMC4838968.
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    28. Risk factors associated with severe and recurrent angioedema: an epidemic linked to ACE-inhibitors. Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov; 124(11):2502-7. Loftus PA, Tan M, Patel G, Lin J, Helman S, Badhey A, Du E, Smith RV, Fried MP, Ow TJ. PMID: 24938823.
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    29. Risk factors for perioperative airway difficulty and evaluation of intubation approaches among patients with benign goiter. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Apr; 123(4):279-85. Loftus PA, Ow TJ, Siegel B, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Cohen HW, Schiff BA. PMID: 24595624.
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    30. Lizard bites of the head and neck. J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 43(4):627-9. Heffelfinger RN, Loftus P, Cabrera C, Pribitkin EA. PMID: 20566260.
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