Elisabeth H. Ference, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Princeton University, Princeton NJBA2006Public Policy
    Harvard Medical School, Boston MAMD2011Medicine
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MAMPH2011Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago ILResidency2016Otolaryngology
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los AngelesFellowship2017Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
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    Northwestern Department of Otolaryngology2016Resident Research Award- 2nd Place
    American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery2014  - 2015AAO-HNS Resident Research Core Grant
    American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery2014Best in Show Poster
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital2014Goldberg Family Trust Travel Grant
    Princeton University2006Phi Beta Kappa
    Princeton University2006Magna Cum Laude
    Princeton University2003Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence

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    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.

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    1. Hur K, Ference EH, Wrobel B, Liang J. Assessment of Trends in Utilization of Nasal Endoscopy in the Medicare Population, 2000-2016. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30703193.
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    2. Yang L, Hur K, Koempel J, Ference EH. Epistaxis health disparities in the United States pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:20-25. PMID: 30262361.
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    3. Badran KW, Suh JD, Namiri N, Wrobel B, Ference EH. 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. PMID: 30132339.
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    4. Ference EH, Suh JD, Tan BK, Smith SS. 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. PMID: 29336288.
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    5. Yoo F, Ference EH, Kuan EC, Lee JT, Wang MB, Suh JD. Evaluation of patient nasal saline irrigation practices following endoscopic sinus surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 01; 8(1):32-40. PMID: 29083529.
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    6. Ghadersohi S, Ference EH, Detwiller K, Kern RC. 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. PMID: 28452700.
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    7. Ference EH, Suh JD. Can Chronic Sinusitis Cause Cancer? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 01 01; 143(1):32-33. PMID: 27606608.
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    8. Ference EH, Min JY, Chandra RK, Schroeder JW, Ciolino JD, Yang A, Holl J, Shintani Smith S. Antibiotic Prescribing by Physicians Versus Nurse Practitioners for Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infections. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Dec; 125(12):982-991. PMID: 27707916.
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    9. Ference EH, Sindwani R, Tan BK, Chandra RK, Kern RC, Conley D, Smith SS. Open versus endoscopic medial orbital decompression: Utilization, cost, and operating room time. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2016 Sep; 30(5):360-6. PMID: 27657902.
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    10. Ference EH, Stubbs V, Lidder AK, Chandra RK, Conley D, Avila PC, Hirsch AG, Min JY, Smith SS, Kern RC, Tan BK. Measurement and comparison of health utility assessments in chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Oct; 5(10):929-36. PMID: 26077390; PMCID: PMC4607564 [Available on 10/01/16].
    11. Qureshi H, Ference E, Novis S, Pritchett CV, Smith SS, Schroeder JW. Trends in the management of pediatric peritonsillar abscess infections in the U.S., 2000-2009. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Apr; 79(4):527-31. PMID: 25708703.
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    12. Qureshi HA, Ference EH, Tan BK, Chandra RK, Kern RC, Smith SS. National trends in retropharyngeal abscess among adult inpatients with peritonsillar abscess. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr; 152(4):661-6. PMID: 25605696.
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    13. Ference EH, Smith SS, Conley D, Chandra RK. Surgical anatomy and variations of the infraorbital nerve. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1296-300. PMID: 25992806.
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    14. Ference EH, Tan BK, Hulse KE, Chandra RK, Smith SB, Kern RC, Conley DB, Smith SS. 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. PMID: 26302727; PMCID: PMC4541639.
    15. Smith SS, Ference EH, Evans CT, Tan BK, Kern RC, Chandra RK. The prevalence of bacterial infection in acute rhinosinusitis: a Systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):57-69. PMID: 24723427; PMCID: PMC4192102.
    16. Ference EH, Graber M, Conley D, Chandra RK, Tan BK, Evans C, Pynnonen M, Smith SS. Operative utilization of balloon versus traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):49-56. PMID: 25180840; PMCID: PMC4349682.
    17. Ference EH, Schroeder JW, Qureshi H, Conley D, Chandra RK, Tan BK, Shintani Smith S. Current utilization of balloon dilation versus endoscopic techniques in pediatric sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 151(5):852-60. PMID: 25091194.
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    18. Gallagher TQ, Hill C, Ojha S, Ference E, Keamy DG, Williams M, Hansen M, Maurer R, Collins C, Setlur J, Capra GG, Brigger MT, Hartnick CJ. Perioperative dexamethasone administration and risk of bleeding following tonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012 Sep 26; 308(12):1221-6. PMID: 23011712.
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    19. Rossi BV, Ference EH, Zurakowski D, Scholz S, Feins NR, Chow JS, Laufer MR. 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. PMID: 22206683.
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    20. Bailey EE, Ference EH, Alikhan A, Hession MT, Armstrong AW. Combination treatments for psoriasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 148(4):511-22. PMID: 22184718.
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    21. Shargorodsky J, Curhan SG, Henderson E, Eavey R, Curhan GC. Heavy metals exposure and hearing loss in US adolescents. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 137(12):1183-9. PMID: 22183895.
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    22. Henderson E, Wilkins A, Huang L, Kenna M, Gopen Q. Histopathologic investigation of the dimensions of the cochlear nerve canal in normal temporal bones. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 75(4):464-7. PMID: 21296431.
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    23. Henderson E, Testa MA, Hartnick C. Prevalence of noise-induced hearing-threshold shifts and hearing loss among US youths. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan; 127(1):e39-46. PMID: 21187306.
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    24. Chung JH, Voss KJ, Caughey AB, Wing DA, Henderson EJ, Major CA. Role of patient education level in predicting macrosomia among women with gestational diabetes mellitus. J Perinatol. 2006 Jun; 26(6):328-32. PMID: 16642026.
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