Keck School Faculty

Elisabeth H. Ference
Elisabeth H. Ference
Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
1510 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Ference is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology. She treats all diseases of the ears, nose and throat and specializes in sinus and skull base disorders. She has a special research and clinical interest in minimally-invasive sinus procedures including balloon sinuplasty, steroid eluting implant placement, inferior turbinate reduction, eustachian tube dilation, and nasal valve repair. She has published extensively on evidence-based antibiotic usage, balloon sinuplasty and outcomes of sinus surgery. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life of both adult and pediatric patients with sinus problems and allergies.\n\n

Northwestern Department of Otolaryngology: Resident Research Award- 2nd Place, 2016

American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery: AAO-HNS Resident Research Core Grant, 2014-2015

Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Goldberg Family Trust Travel Grant, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery: Best in Show Poster, 2014

Princeton University: Phi Beta Kappa, 2006

Princeton University: Magna Cum Laude, 2006

Princeton University: Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, 2003

Analysis of Sinus Balloon Catheter Dilation Providers Based on Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul; 34(4):463-470. . View in PubMed

Characterization of Chronic Sinonasal Disease Symptoms in an Urban Homeless Population Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul; 34(4):494-501. . View in PubMed

Patient characteristics of suspected mast-cell activation syndrome with sinonasal obstruction: a single institution experience Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 May 14. . View in PubMed

Geographic Variation in Epistaxis Interventions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 May 11; 3489420923380. . View in PubMed

Emerging Trends in Nasal Surgery: What Is the Impact of a Bioabsorbable Nasal Implant? Laryngoscope. 2020 Jan 10.. View in PubMed

Analysis of the operative utilization of concurrent rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery Laryngoscope. 2020 05; 130(5):E311-E319. . View in PubMed

Quantifying the use of opioids in the immediate postoperative period after endoscopic sinus surgery Laryngoscope. 2020 05; 130(5):1122-1127. . View in PubMed

Adverse Events Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty: A MAUDE Database Analysis Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 01; 162(1):137-141. . View in PubMed

Bioabsorbable Steroid Eluting Stents in the Treatment of Recurrent Rathke's Cleft Cyst J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Oct; 80(5):505-510. . View in PubMed

Sinus irrigation penetration after balloon sinuplasty vs functional endoscopic sinus surgery in a cadaveric model Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 09; 9(9):953-957. . View in PubMed

Zoonotic Staphylococcus pseudintermedius sinonasal infections: risk factors and resistance patterns Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 07; 9(7):724-729. . View in PubMed

Regarding: A prospective study for treatment of nasal valve collapse due to lateral wall insufficiency: Outcomes using a bioabsorbable implant Laryngoscope. 2019 07; 129(7):E227. . View in PubMed

Assessment of Trends in Utilization of Nasal Endoscopy in the Medicare Population, 2000-2016 JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 03 01; 145(3):258-263. . View in PubMed

Successful Treatment of Scedosporium Sinusitis in Two Lung Transplant Recipients: Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Management Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2019 Jan-Dec; 10:2152656719827253. . View in PubMed

Clinical Guidelines on Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Children Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2019 02 22; 19(2):14. . View in PubMed

Epistaxis health disparities in the United States pediatric population Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:20-25. . View in PubMed

Pediatric Benign Paranasal Sinus Osteoneogenic Tumors: A Case Series and Systematic Review of Outcomes, Techniques, and a Multiportal Approach Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2018 Nov; 32(6):465-472. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of patient nasal saline irrigation practices following endoscopic sinus surgery Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 01; 8(1):32-40. . View in PubMed

How often is sinus surgery performed for chronic rhinosinusitis with versus without nasal polyps? Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2018 Jan 01; 32(1):34-39.. View in PubMed

Presentation, workup, and management of penetrating transorbital and transnasal injuries: A case report and systematic review Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Mar 01; 31(2):29-34. . View in PubMed

Can Chronic Sinusitis Cause Cancer? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 01 01; 143(1):32-33.. View in PubMed

Antibiotic Prescribing by Physicians Versus Nurse Practitioners for Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infections Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Dec; 125(12):982-991. . View in PubMed

Open versus endoscopic medial orbital decompression: Utilization, cost, and operating room time Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2016 Sep; 30(5):360-6. . View in PubMed

Measurement and comparison of health utility assessments in chronic rhinosinusitis Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Oct; 5(10):929-36. . View in PubMed

Surgical anatomy and variations of the infraorbital nerve Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1296-300. . View in PubMed

National trends in retropharyngeal abscess among adult inpatients with peritonsillar abscess Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr; 152(4):661-6. . View in PubMed

Trends in the management of pediatric peritonsillar abscess infections in the US. , 2000-2009. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Apr; 79(4):527-31. . View in PubMed

Commentary on gender differences in prevalence, treatment, and quality of life of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2015 Jan; 6(2):82-8. . View in PubMed

The prevalence of bacterial infection in acute rhinosinusitis: a Systematic review and meta-analysis Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):57-69. . View in PubMed

Operative utilization of balloon versus traditional endoscopic sinus surgery Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):49-56. . View in PubMed

Current utilization of balloon dilation versus endoscopic techniques in pediatric sinus surgery Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 151(5):852-60. . View in PubMed

Perioperative dexamethasone administration and risk of bleeding following tonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial JAMA. 2012 Sep 26; 308(12):1221-6. . View in PubMed

Combination treatments for psoriasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 148(4):511-22. . View in PubMed

The clinical presentation and surgical management of adnexal torsion in the pediatric and adolescent population J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Apr; 25(2):109-113. . View in PubMed

Heavy metals exposure and hearing loss in US adolescents Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 137(12):1183-9. . View in PubMed

Histopathologic investigation of the dimensions of the cochlear nerve canal in normal temporal bones Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 75(4):464-7. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of noise-induced hearing-threshold shifts and hearing loss among US youths Pediatrics. 2011 Jan; 127(1):e39-46. . View in PubMed

Role of patient education level in predicting macrosomia among women with gestational diabetes mellitus J Perinatol. 2006 Jun; 26(6):328-32. . View in PubMed

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