Patricia Loftus, MD

Rhinologist and skull base surgeon

Dr. Patricia Loftus is an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon — also known as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She specializes in nasal and sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and general otolaryngology. Her interests include treating patients with allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, fungal sinusitis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and sinonasal tumors.

Loftus received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Penn.  She completed her otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency, including one year as chief resident, at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. She then completed her fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.


Loftus is an assistant professor in the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Division of the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is the first author of multiple book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to present her research and to lecture at both national and international meetings. Her research interests focus on sinonasal changes that occur with aging, meningoencephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks of unknown origin, and patient outcomes following endoscopic skull base surgery.


Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 985-5020

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sinus Center
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Patricia Loftus


Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine 2010


Montefiore Medical Center, Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery 2015


Emory University Hospital, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hamizan AW, Loftus PA, Alvarado R, Ho J, Kalish L, Sacks R, DelGaudio JM, Harvey RJ. Allergic phenotype of chronic rhinosinusitis based on radiologic pattern of disease. Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar 30.
  2. Yen AJ, Conrad MB, Loftus PA, Kumar V, Nanavati SM, Wilson MW, Cooke DL. Internal Jugular Vein Embolization to Control Life-Threatening Hemorrhage after Penetrating Neck Trauma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Mar; 29(3):435-437.
  3. DelGaudio JM, Loftus PA, Hamizan AW, Harvey RJ, Wise SK. Central compartment atopic disease. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):228-234.

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