Elisabeth H. Ference, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Address1510 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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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. Smell and Taste Impairment in a Nationwide Sample of US Adults With Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms. OTO Open. 2021 Jan-Mar; 5(1):2473974X20986756. PMID: 33598596.
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    2. Association Between Olfactory Dysfunction and Mortality in US Adults. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Jan 01; 147(1):49-55. Choi JS, Jang SS, Kim J, Hur K, Ference E, Wrobel B. PMID: 33090196.
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    3. COX-2 Overexpression in Schneiderian Papillomas. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2152656720973689. Suh JD, Hur K, Ference EH, Lam DD, Fong A, Correa AJ, Wrobel B. PMID: 33343991.
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    4. Advanced Practice Providers Utilization Trends in Otolaryngology From 2012 to 2017 in the Medicare Population. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Nov 24; 194599820971186. Ge M, Kim JH, Smith SS, Paul J, Park C, Su P, Ference EH. PMID: 33228442.
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    5. Respiratory Particle Emission During Voice Assessment and Therapy Tasks in a Single Subject. J Voice. 2020 Oct 22. Timmons Sund L, Bhatt NK, Ference EH, Kim W, Johns MM. PMID: 33268220.
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    6. Health and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with cystic fibrosis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 12; 10(12):1322-1324. Osterbauer B, Hasday S, Lin M, Salinas D, Keens T, Koempel J, Ference EH. PMID: 33080113.
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    7. CSF Leaks due to Electric Scooter Injury. Laryngoscope. 2020 Sep 23. Kim JH, Ge M, Su P, Suh JD, Ference EH. PMID: 32965695.
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    8. A survey of personal protective equipment use among US otolaryngologists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 Nov - Dec; 41(6):102735. Yu K, Micco AG, Ference E, Levy JM, Smith SS. PMID: 32979670.
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    9. Burden of Nasal Polyps in the United States. OTO Open. 2020 Jul-Sep; 4(3):2473974X20950727. Ference EH, Reddy SR, Tieu R, Gokhale S, Park S, LeCocq J. PMID: 32944677.
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    10. Patient characteristics of suspected mast-cell activation syndrome with sinonasal obstruction: a single institution experience. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Aug; 10(8):996-1000. Kim JH, Xi S, Ference EH, Ge M, Liu MM, Wrobel BB. PMID: 32407593.
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    11. Geographic Variation in Epistaxis Interventions Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Sep; 129(9):878-885. Hur K, Badash I, Talmor G, Ference EH, Wrobel BB. PMID: 32390453.
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    12. Characterization of Chronic Sinonasal Disease Symptoms in an Urban Homeless Population. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul; 34(4):494-501. Itamura K, Hur K, Ference E, Wrobel B, Chambers TN. PMID: 32168997.
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    13. 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. Munteanu T, Ference EH, Danielian A, Talati VM, Kern RC, Eloy JA, Smith SS. PMID: 32151143.
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    14. Emerging Trends in Nasal Surgery: What Is the Impact of a Bioabsorbable Nasal Implant? Laryngoscope. 2020 12; 130(12):2785-2790. Ge M, Kim JH, Wrobel B, Smith SS, Kochhar A, Ference EH. PMID: 31922610.
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    15. Adverse Events Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty: A MAUDE Database Analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 01; 162(1):137-141. Hur K, Ge M, Kim J, Ference EH. PMID: 31638866.
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    16. Quantifying the use of opioids in the immediate postoperative period after endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2020 05; 130(5):1122-1127. Badash I, Lui CG, Hur K, Acevedo JR, Ference EH, Wrobel BB. PMID: 31339203.
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    17. 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. Gantz O, Danielian A, Yu A, Ference EH, Kuan EC, Wrobel B. PMID: 31336043.
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    18. Analysis of the operative utilization of concurrent rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2020 05; 130(5):E311-E319. Kochhar A, Zhang Y, Fisher L, Byrne P, Smith SS, Ference EH. PMID: 31077393.
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    19. 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. Kim J, Kochhar A, Ference E. PMID: 31034609.
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    20. Zoonotic Staphylococcus pseudintermedius sinonasal infections: risk factors and resistance patterns. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 07; 9(7):724-729. Ference EH, Danielian A, Kim HW, Yoo F, Kuan EC, Suh JD. PMID: 30907985.
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    21. 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. Hur K, Ference EH, Wrobel B, Liang J. PMID: 30703193.
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    22. Clinical Guidelines on Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Children. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2019 02 22; 19(2):14. Chandy Z, Ference E, Lee JT. PMID: 30796536.
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    23. 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. Ference EH, Kubak BM, Zhang P, Suh JD. PMID: 30792939.
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    24. 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. Ference EH, Badran KW, Kuan EC, Bergsneider M, Heaney AP, Wang MB. PMID: 31534893.
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    25. Epistaxis health disparities in the United States pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:20-25. Yang L, Hur K, Koempel J, Ference EH. PMID: 30262361.
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    26. 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. Badran KW, Suh JD, Namiri N, Wrobel B, Ference EH. PMID: 30132339.
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    27. 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. Ference EH, Suh JD, Tan BK, Smith SS. PMID: 29336288.
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    28. Evaluation of patient nasal saline irrigation practices following endoscopic sinus surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 01; 8(1):32-40. Yoo F, Ference EH, Kuan EC, Lee JT, Wang MB, Suh JD. PMID: 29083529.
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    29. 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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    30. Can Chronic Sinusitis Cause Cancer? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 01 01; 143(1):32-33. PMID: 27606608.
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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. Measurement and comparison of health utility assessments in chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Oct; 5(10):929-36. PMID: 26077390.
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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. Surgical anatomy and variations of the infraorbital nerve. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1296-300. PMID: 25992806.
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    37. 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.
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    38. The prevalence of bacterial infection in acute rhinosinusitis: a Systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):57-69. PMID: 24723427.
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    39. Operative utilization of balloon versus traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):49-56. PMID: 25180840.
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    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. Combination treatments for psoriasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 148(4):511-22. PMID: 22184718.
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    44. 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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    45. Histopathologic investigation of the dimensions of the cochlear nerve canal in normal temporal bones. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 75(4):464-7. Henderson E, Wilkins A, Huang L, Kenna M, Gopen Q. PMID: 21296431.
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    46. Prevalence of noise-induced hearing-threshold shifts and hearing loss among US youths. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan; 127(1):e39-46. Henderson E, Testa MA, Hartnick C. PMID: 21187306.
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    47. Role of patient education level in predicting macrosomia among women with gestational diabetes mellitus. J Perinatol. 2006 Jun; 26(6):328-32. Chung JH, Voss KJ, Caughey AB, Wing DA, Henderson EJ, Major CA. PMID: 16642026.
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