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James A. Stankiewicz , MD
Chairman and Professor

2007-2008 Best Doctors in America

2007 American Rhinology Society – President Elect

Dr. Stankiewicz is chairperson of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He also is a consultant to Edward J. Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital and Chicago Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Stankiewicz received his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1974 and completed his residency at the University of Chicago.

A fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology since 1978 and the American College of Surgeons since 1980, Dr. Stankiewicz has served as a member of numerous boards, societies, and task forces including the National Committee on Paranasal Sinus Diseases and American Rhinological Society. He is co-director of Loyola’s Nasal Sinus Center. He has taught and directed several courses on laser surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is a past president of the Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society. Dr. Stankiewicz gives numerous local and national presentations on many topics including endoscopic sinus surgery and its complications.

He has produced over 100 scientific articles, chapters, teaching topics, and abstracts. Several of Dr. Stankiewicz’s publications deal with reconstruction in head and neck surgery, infectious disease in the head and neck, complications of intranasal sinus surgery, and new surgical approaches to paranasal sinuses.

Special Interests:
Co-Director - Nasal Sinus Center
Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Disease
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
General ENT

Academic Background:
Board Certified in Otolaryngology
Residency: University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Chicago

Selected Articles and Presentations
Triological Society 2007 Combined Sections Meeting, Marco Island, FL, Development of Evaluation Tools for Resident Surgical Proficiency, February, 2007

Triological Society 2007 Combined Sections Meeting, Marco Island, FL, Complications Following the Endoscopic Modified Lothrop Procedure: Review of 80 Cases, February, 2007

Triological Society 2007 Combined Sections Meetings, March Island, FL, Pleomorphic Hyalinizing Angiectatic Tumor of the Maxillary Sinus, Poster Presentation, February, 2007

Course - Unusual Causes of Common Head & Neck Symptoms, Maywood, IL, Sinus Pain and Headache, March, 2007

Sixth Annual New York Rhinology Update, New York, NY, 1) What’s Next in Rhinology? Panel, May, 2007, 2) My Worst Case, Panel, May, 2007

Sinus Forum, Chicago, IL, Maximal Medical Therapy: What is it? Do We Reall Know? July, 2007

Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Great Lakes Update in Otolarngology. Course Faculty, “Pediatric Sinus Surgery Update”, October 2007

Guest Speaker, Las Vegas Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society: Problems & Pitfalls in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 2007

Selected Articles & Publications:

Stankiewicz, JA, Metson, R., Gliklich, RE, Kennedy, DW, et al.,: A Comparison of Sinus Computed Tomography Staging Systems, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, October, 1997.

Stankiewicz, JA, Kelley, TF: Endoscopic Closure of Postsurgical CSF Leaks, Neurosurgery, Vol. 39, No. 4, p. 743, October, 1996.

Stankiewicz, JA, Kooiker, PD, Chow JM, Singh AK, Ph.D.: Chronic Sinusitis: Comparison of Amoxicillin Concentration in Diseased Versus Normal Mucosa, Amer. J. Rhinol. 10, 267-270, 1996.
PUBLICATIONS (Refereed) (con't)

Stankiewicz, JA, Chow, JM, Vaidya, AM, Young, RI, Ph.D., Matthews, HL, Ph.D., Correlation of Middle Meatal and Maxillary Sinus Cultures in Acute Maxillary Sinusitis, American Journal of Rhinology, Vol. 11, No. 2, March-April, 1997.

Park, A, Stankiewicz, JA: The Role of Functional Endoscopic Surgery in Asthmatics, The Journal of Otolaryngology (Canada) , 27(5):275-80, October, 1998.

Kelley, T, Stankiewicz, J, Chow, JM Origitano T: Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Biopsy of the Sphenoid and Clival Mass, Amer J. Rhinology, Volume 13-1, p.p. 17-21, January, 1999.

Park, AH, Chow, J, Stankiewicz, J Azar-Kia, Bebrooz: A Protocol for Management of a Catastrophic Complication of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Internal Carotid Artery Injury, American Journal of Rhinology, Volume 12-3, pp. 153-158, May, 1998.

Petruzzelli, GJ, Origitano, TC, McSherry, D, Anderson, DE, Stankiewicz, JA: Frameless Stereotactic Localization in Cranial Base Surgery, Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Publication pending.

Stankiewicz, JA, Chow, JM: Two Faces of orbitral hematoma in intranasal (endoscopic) sinus surgery, Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, Volume 120-6, pp. 841-847, 1999.

Keerl, R, Stankiewicz, J, Weber, R, Hosemann, W, Draf, W: Surgical Experience and Complications During Endonasal Sinus Surgery, Laryngoscope 109: April, 1999.

Shirazi, M, Stankiewicz, JA: Activity Of Nasal Amphotericin B Irrigation Against Fungal Organisms In Vitro. American Journal of Rhinology, March-April, 2007, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 145-148.

Marzo, S, Leonetti, J, Stankiewicz J,: Development of Evaluation Tools for Resident Surgical Proficiency. Laryngoscope, Accepted for publication 2007.

Shirazi, M, Silver, A, Stankiewicz, J: Surgical Outcomes Following the Endoscopic Modified Lothrop Procedure. Laryngoscope 117: May 2007, 765-769.

Stankiewicz, JA. Case Studies in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. ENT Today, Vol 2 (2), pp 14-15, February 2007

Shirazi, MA, Silver, AL, Stankiewicz, JA. Surgical Outcomes Following the Endoscopic Modified Lothrop Procedure. Laryngoscope 117(5):765-769, May, 2007.

Book Chapters

Scianna, JM, Stankiewicz, JA. Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Definition, Evaluation and Medical Treatment. Journal of Respiratory Diseases, accepted for publication, April 2007.

Stankiewicz, JM, Musgrave, BK. Nasal Amphotericin Irrigation in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Feb, 2008.

Scianna, JM, Stankiewicz, JA: Chapter 49: Primary Paranasal Sinus Surgery. Ballenger’s Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery-17th Edition, 2007

Scianna, JM, Stankiewicz, JA: Chapter: Revision Sinus Surgery, Editor Kountakis et al. Springer, Verlag, Germany 2008

Scianna, JM, Stankiewicz, JA, Quinonez, AR: Chapter 140: ENT Infections and Inflammation, in The Interface of Neurology & Internal Medicine, Editor, Biller, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

Kerns, S, Stankiewicz, JA, Marzo, S: Chapter 56: Practical Neurology, Third Edition, Editor, Biller, Lippincott, New York, 2008

Courses as Teaching Staff

National Specialty Society Leadership Strategic Planning Meeting, Alexandria, VA, November 29, 2007

Sixth Annual, New York Rhinology Update, New York, NY,

  1. What’s Next in Rhinology, Panelist, May 2007
  2. My Worst Case, Panelist, May, 2007

Sinus Forum, Chicago, IL, Maximal Medical Therapy: What is it? Do We Really Know? July, 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Miniseminar: Decision Making in Frontal Sinus Surgery, September2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Miniseminar: Ask the Experts: An Endoscopic Sinus
Surgery Potpourri, September 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Instruction Course, Successful Safe Sinus Surgery, September 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Instruction Course, Problems and Pitfalls in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, September 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Miniseminar, Balloon Sinuplasty: Who, When, Why, & Why Not, September, 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, ARS Breakfast Symposium, James Stankiewicz Moderator, Topical Medications in the treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis, September, 2007

Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting, AAO-HNS, ARS & AAOA Academy Meeting,
Washington, DC, Moderator, AAOA Roads Scientific Session, Shoreham Hotel, September, 2007

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