Otolaryngology Research Fellowship


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Fellowship

Program Length

1 year

Program Type

  • On Campus


Applicant Information

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Name: Mindy Rabinowitz, MD
Position: Director


Name: Joseph Curry, MD
  • Co-Director
  • Vice Chair, Research
  • Professor


Name: Colin Huntley, MD
Position: Co-Director


Name: Adam Luginbuhl, MD
Position: Co-Director

Program Information Contact

Name: Elizabeth Kangas, RN, BSN, CCRC, ACRP-PM
Position: Administrative Director

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Research Fellows' Publications

  • Rimmer, R. A., C. Chitguppi, G. D’Souza, M. R. Rosen, G. G. Nyquist, E. Toskala, J. J. Evans, C. Farrell, M. Boon, C. Huntley and M. R. Rabinowitz (2020). "Preoperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prior to Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Survey of the North American Skull Base Society." Allergy & Rhinology 11: 215265672096880.
  • Yu, S., M. Taghvaei, S. Collopy, K. Piper, M. Karsy, P. Lavergne, B. Barton, C. Chitguppi, G. D'Souza, M. R. Rosen, G. G. Nyquist, M. Rabinowitz, C. J. Farrell and J. J. Evans (2021). "Evaluation of early postoperative day 1 discharge after endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenoma resection." J Neurosurg: 1-10.
  • Sagalow, E., Gill, K., Banoub, R., Shankar, S., Sunday, M., Zhan, T.,  D’Souza, G.,  Stanek, J., Hwang, M., Heffelfinger, R., Krein, H. (2022). "Comparison of Inferior Turbinate Reduction Techniques on Postoperative Epistaxis and Nasal Congestion." Archives of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Saleh, S., S. E. Sullivan, E. Bellile, C. Roxbury, P. Das, R. Abi Hachem, F. Ackall, D. Jang, E. Celtikci, M. M. Sahin, G. D. Souza, J. J. Evans, G. Nyquist, A. Khalafallah, D. Mukherjee, N. R. Rowan, S. Camp, G. Choby, J. J. Van Gompel, M. K. Ghiam, C. G. Levine, M. Field, N. Adappa, T. B. Locke, C. Rassekh, A. M. Sweis, N. Goyal, B. Zacharia, M. Wilson, S. Patel, P. Gardner, C. H. Snyderman, E. W. Wang, L. J. Glancz, A. Bagchi, G. Dow, I. Robertson, S. Rangarajan, L. M. Michael Ii and E. L. McKean (2022). "Retrospective Review of Surgical Site Infections after Endoscopic Endonasal Sellar and Parasellar Surgery: Multi-Center Quality Data from the North American Skull Base Society." Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base.
  • Chitguppi C, Koszewski I, Collura K, Curtis M, Nyquist G, Rabinowitz M, Rosen M.. (2019, Feb). Biphenotypic Sinonasal Sarcoma-Case Report and Review of Clinicopathological Features and Diagnostic Modalities. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base., 80(1), 51-58. PMID: 30733901.
  • Chitguppi C, Rimmer RA, Garcia HG, Koszewski IJ, Fastenberg JH, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Huntley C, Rabinowitz MR, Evans JJ. (2019, Jul). Evaluation of cranial base repair techniques utilizing a novel cadaveric CPAP model. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 9(7),795-803. PMID: 30748124.
  • I Koszewski, H Garcia, W Parkes, Chitguppi C, M Rabinowitz, G Nyquist, J Evans, M Rosen. (2019, Jan). The endoscopic endonasal approach for pediatric craniopharyngiomas. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Special Issue: Pediatric Anterior Skull base Surgery), 30(1), 44-53.
  •  Nyquist G, Chitguppi C, Keane A, Reilly E, Koszewski I, Mollaee M, Rangarajan S, Rabinowitz M, Rosen M, Tuluc M. (2019, Oct). Microscopic tumor invasion of contralateral mucosa in cancer involving unilateral septum. Head Neck., 41(10), 3535-3541. PMID: 31368196.
  • Khoury T, Lavergne P, Chitguppi C, Rabinowitz M, Nyquist G, Rosen M, Evans J. (2020, May). Aerosolized Particle Reduction: A Novel Cadaveric Model and a Negative Airway Pressure Respirator (NAPR) System to Protect Health Care Workers From COVID-19. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 163(1), 151-155. PMID: 32423338.
  • Patel J, Chitguppi C, Vimawala S, Epps G, Fastenberg J, Evans J, Rabinowitz M, Rosen M, Nyquist G.. (2020, Apr). Treatment-related morbidity in patients treated for sinonasal malignancy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 10(4), 526-532. PMID: 31930702.
  • Reilly EK, Huntley CT, Boon MS, Epps G, Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Patel J, Murphy K, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Evans JJ, Rabinowitz MR. (2020, Jul). Qualitative Assessment of the Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on the Nasal Cavity. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 34(4), 487-493.PMID: 32102551.
  • Rimmer RA, Chitguppi C, Garcia HG, Koszewski IJ, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Huntley C, Evans JJ, Rabinowitz MR.. (2019, Feb). A cadaveric model for measuring sinonasal continuous positive airway pressure-a proof-of-concept study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 9(2), 197-203. PMID: 30431712.
  • Rimmer RA, Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Reilly EK, Graf AE, Fastenberg JH, Evans JJ, Rosen MR, Rabinowitz MR, Nyquist GG.(2020, Mar). Rate of rhinosinusitis and sinus surgery following a minimally destructive approach to endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 10(3), 405-411. PMID: 31765522.
  • Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Reilly E, Fastenberg JH, Garzon-Muvdi T, Farrell C, Rabinowitz MR, Rosen MR, Evans J, Nyquist GG. (2020, Jun). Predicting prolonged length of stay after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol., 10(6), 785-790. PMID: 32362064.
  • Zhan X, Li L, Wu C, Chitguppi C, Huntley C, Fang F, Wei Y. (2019, Sep). Effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on atherosclerosis and cardiac functioning in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Acta Otolaryngol., 139(9), 793-797. PMID: 31268381.
  • Chaskes MB, Fastenberg JH, Vimawala S, Nyquist GF, Rabinowitz MR, Chitguppi C, Falls M, Garzon-Muvdi T, Rosen MR, Evans JJ. A Simple Onlay Sellar Reconstruction Does Not Increase the Risk of Postoperative Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak in Well-Selected Patients. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2021 Jul;82(Suppl 3):e231-e235. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402000. Epub 2020 Jan 8. PMID: 34306943; PMCID: PMC8289556.
  • Chitguppi C, Rabinowitz MR, Johnson J, Bar-Ad V, Fastenberg JH, Molligan J, Berman E, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Evans JE, Mardekian SK. Loss of SMARCB1 Expression Confers Poor Prognosis to Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020 Dec;81(6):610-619. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693659. Epub 2019 Jul 24. PMID: 33381364.
  • Reilly E, Fastenberg J, Rabinowitz M, Huntley C, Boon M, Epps G, Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Patel J, Nyquist G, Rosen M, Evans J. Straws Don’t Suck: Are Straws Dangerous after Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery? J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020. Aug
  • Siu A, Rangarajan SV, Rabinowitz MR, Luginbuhl A, Rimmer RA, Chitguppi C, Farrell C, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Evans JJ. Quantitative determination of the optimal temporoparietal  fascia flap necessary to repair skull-base defects. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Nov;10(11):1249-1254. doi: 10.1002/alr.22609. Epub 2020 Jul 7. PMID: 32634294.
  • Nyquist GG, Patel PN, Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Khoury T, Curry JM, Luginbuhl A, Rabinowitz MR, Rosen MR. Surgery with Post-Operative Endoscopy Improves Recurrence Detection in Sinonasal Malignancies. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2021 May 6:34894211011449. doi: 10.1177/00034894211011449. PMID: 33955268.
  • Chitguppi C, Patel P, Gandler A, Murphy K, Khoury Md T, Monostra P, Bork S, Toskala E, Rabinowitz M, Rosen M, Nyquist G, Most J. Effect of Benralizumab in Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma and Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps: A Case Series. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Dec 10:1945892420978351. doi: 10.1177/1945892420978351. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33302694.
  • Chaskes MB, Khoury T, Chitguppi C, Lavergne P, Nyquist G, Rabinowitz MR, Rosen MR, Evans JE. A synthetic dural substitute inlay is an effective and well tolerated sellar reconstruction technique in endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for patients at ‘moderate-risk’ of post-operative cerebrospinal fluid leak. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020.
  • Reilly EK, Boon MS, Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Patel J, Murphy K, Doghramji K, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Rabinowitz MR, Huntley CT. Tolerance of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure after Sinonasal Surgery. Laryngoscope. 2021 Mar;131(3):E1013-E1018. doi:10.1002/lary.28968. Epub 2020 Sep 16. PMID: 32936959.
  • Alexander TD, Collopy S, Yu S, Karsy M, Chitguppi C, Farrell CJ, Evans JJ. Perioperative Outcomes of a Hydrocortisone Protocol after Endonasal Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma Resection. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2021 Sep 27;83(4):383-389. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1735588. PMID: 35903648; PMCID: PMC9324319.
  • Philips R, Agarwal A, Chitguppi C, Swendseid B, Graf A, Murphy K, Jangro W, Rhodes L, Toskala E, Luginbuhl A, Curry J, Nyquist G, Rosen M, Johnson J, Rabinowitz M. Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients With Sinonasal Malignancy After Definitive Treatment. Laryngoscope. 2021 Jul;131(7):E2212-E2221. doi: 10.1002/lary.29339. Epub 2020 Dec 25. PMID: 33368340.
  • Chitguppi C,* Gill KS,* Haggerty M, Khoury T, Fastenberg J, Nyquist G, Toskala E, Rosen M, Rabinowitz M. Assessment of narcotic use in management of post-op pain after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Jan 9;6(1):42-48. doi: 10.1002/lio2.519. PMID: 33614928; PMCID: PMC7883617. (*Co-first authors)
  • Johnson PG, Echanique KA, Chitguppi C, Lee JT, Toskala E. Gender gap among rhinology and skull base surgeons. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Feb 21. doi: 10.1002/alr.22986. PMID: 35188344.
  • Chaskes MB, Barton B, Karsy M, Chitguppi C, McKnight T, McCambridge J, Flanders A, Toskala E, Rabinowitz MR, Nyquist GG, Farrell C, Rosen MR, Evans JJ. An algorithm for sellar reconstruction following endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma: A review of 582 cases. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Jan 24. doi: 10.1002/alr.22966. PMID: 35075798.
  • Alexander TD, Chitguppi C, Collopy S, Murphy K, Lavergne P, Patel P, Khoury T, Rabinowitz M, Nyquist GG, Rosen MR, Farrell CJ, Karsy M, Evans JJ. Surgical Outcomes of Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Adenoma Resection in Elderly Versus Younger Patients. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2022 Jan 31;83(4):405-410. doi: 10.1055/a-1680-1572. PMID: 35903649; PMCID: PMC9324315.