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Bozena Barbara Wrobel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Otolaryngology
CHP 204M 1540 Alcazar Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7315

Overview

Dr. Bozena B. Wrobel, is a Polish born rhinologist. She received her undergraduate and M.D. degree from the Medical University of Warsaw in Poland. She completed an Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Colorado. She is Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She completed a one-year fellowship in Rhinology (including advanced endoscopic sinus surgery) and Chemosensory Disorders (Smell & Taste) at the University of Nebraska with Donald A. Leopold, M.D., F.A.C.S. In 2004. She also visited several times with Peter J. Wormald, M.D. at Adelaide University in Australia, to study and observe endoscopic surgical approaches to the anterior skull-base.

Dr. Wrobel joined the full-time faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wrobel is the Director of the Allergy Clinic for the USC Head & Neck Group. For the past five years Dr. Wrobel has been an active reviewer for the American Journal of Rhinology. Presently she serves as a Vice-President of the Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Wrobel is the Course Director of the annual USC Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course and for last few years bi-annual USC Endoscopic Skull Base Courses. In March 2008 she organized and conducted the 1st International Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course in Kajetany, Poland which became annual event with the 4th one coming up in June 2011. Dr. Wrobel is an invited Speaker on national and international sinus surgery courses and rhinology conferences.

Dr. Wrobel’s medical practice is oriented toward Rhinology and complex disorders of the Paranasal Sinuses. Her research interests include endoscopic anterior skull-base surgical approaches, advanced endoscopic frontal sinus surgery and chemosensory disorders of smell and taste. Dr. Wrobel is fluent in English and Polish.

Dr. Wrobel has been awarded for the 2nd consecutive year “Patient’s Choice Award”.

Publications

Seltzer J, Babadjouni A, Wrobel BB, Zada G. Resolution of Chronic Aspiration Pneumonitis Following Endoscopic Endonasal Repair of Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula of the Skull Base. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2016 Jun; 77(2):e73-6. View in: PubMed

Christian E, Harris B, Wrobel B, Zada G. Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery: implementation of an operative and perioperative checklist. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Oct; 37(4):E1. View in: PubMed

Hu EK, Parrish C, Wrobel B, Deshpande V, Stone JH. Immunoglobulin G4-related disease presenting as an ethmoid and maxillary mass. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Jul; 111(1):75-7. View in: PubMed

Arjomandi H, Gilde J, Zhu S, Delaney S, Hochstim C, Mazhar K, Wrobel B, Markarian A, Masood R, Rice D. Relationship of eosinophils and plasma cells to biofilm in chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):e85-90. View in: PubMed

Wrobel BB, Mazza JM, Evgrafov OV, Knowles JA. Assessing the efficacy of endoscopic office olfactory biopsy sites to produce neural progenitor cell cultures for the study of neuropsychiatric disorders. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Feb; 3(2):133-8. View in: PubMed

Evgrafov OV, Wrobel BB, Kang X, Simpson G, Malaspina D, Knowles JA. Olfactory neuroepithelium-derived neural progenitor cells as a model system for investigating the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. Psychiatr Genet. 2011 Oct; 21(5):217-28. View in: PubMed

Wrobel BB, Bien AG, Holbrook EH, Meyer GE, Bratney NA, Meza J, Leopold DA. Decreased nasal mucosal sensitivity in older subjects. Am J Rhinol. 2006 May-Jun; 20(3):364-8. View in: PubMed

Wrobel BB, Leopold DA. Olfactory and sensory attributes of the nose. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 38(6):1163-70. View in: PubMed

Wrobel BB, Leopold DA. Clinical assessment of patients with smell and taste disorders. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Dec; 37(6):1127-42. View in: PubMed

Wrobel BB, Leopold DA. Smell and taste disorders. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Nov; 12(4):459-68, vii. View in: PubMed

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