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Patricia A. Loftus


Rhinologist and skull base surgeon

Dr. Patricia Loftus is an otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon, a specialist in treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Her expertise encompasses 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 (from a hole or tear in the membranes around the spinal cord or brain) and sinonasal tumors (in the nasal sinuses or nasal cavity).

In research, Loftus is interested in sinonasal changes that occur with aging. She also studies meningoencephaloceles (sacs of membrane and brain tissue protruding through the skull) and cerebrospinal fluid leaks of unknown origin, as well as patient outcomes following endoscopic skull base surgery.

Loftus received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, serving as chief resident for one year. She then completed her fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at Emory University Hospital.

Loftus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She has authored multiple book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to lecture and present her research at both national and international meetings.

  • Education

    Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, 2010

  • Residencies

    Montefiore Medical Center, Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery , 2015

  • Fellowships

    Emory University Hospital, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    92 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 03, 2023
    Love Dr. Loftus. She is a wonderful caring person.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Loftus is the BEST!
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr Loftus is great! She has an easy and comforting manner
    Jan 27, 2023
    Very thorough exam and procedure. Great care taken to review options and explain why future surgery needed.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Dr. Loftus had her office contact me to make an appt to follow up with concerns I had messaged her about.I greatly appreciate her follow up.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Great Dr.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Loftus was exceptional. I wish all doctors were her caliber.
    Dec 24, 2022
    Good but waiting for an answer before I start using prescribed medicine.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Post OP complications should have been dealt with in a manner that I had a contact to discuss the problems I experienced.
    Nov 18, 2022
    The possible adverse effects of this procedure were understated. The hope for procedural success overrode the transparency of what the adverse effects could be. I would never have this procedure done again.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr Loftus is by far one of the best providers I have. She listens to my concerns and provides me with thorough explanations. She is a pleasure to communicate with and she takes excellent care of her patients.
    Oct 23, 2022
    Dr. Loftus is very good with listening and answering my questions and addressing my concerns.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Yes!!! She's highly recommended
    Sep 17, 2022
    Dr. Loftus is wonderful.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Dr. Loftus you is very knowledgeable/professional/loving n caring ENT physician. She's d best n am very appreciative n in gratitude. God bless her
    Sep 02, 2022
    The MD and the RN were outstanding
    Jan 29, 2022
    Dr. Loftus has been an incredibly kind patient and attentive provider
    Nov 09, 2021
    I could not be more pleased with the success of my sinus operation.
    Aug 05, 2021
    No treatment or follow-up care needed.
    Jul 16, 2021
    Dr. Loftus was excellent - she hits superb on every count. I felt extremely lucky on this first time visit to be respected listened to and expertly treated. I was surprised: She goes well beyond expectations of physicians in my experience and I have not had terrible experiences; mostly just feeling like you might as well be treated by a robot as much as the particularity of your health need i.e. That it is yours and not one classified and treatment recommended by "evidential medicine" instead of evidential medicine that includes my particular body including and especially historical experiences that shift medical information from the category of "general" to singular i.e. Individual.
    Jul 09, 2021
    I rarely feel compelled to leave any feedback for any provider thus this is a big deal. I am nearly desensitized by anything medical but when it comes to ENT's I am in a full-blown panic. I didn't want to see an ENT. I had zero plans to see an ENT. I accepted my sinus issues. All I wanted was eye surgery to stop persistent tearing. When I was referred by and told by an ophthalmologist that I must see an ENT I was very upset and absolutely tried to get out of visiting an ENT. Shockingly Dr. Loftus completely changed my perspective of otolaryngologists (to the point that I'm surprised I'm even considering experiencing the specialty as a current medical student). First her front desk called me relentlessly until I had the courage to pick up to schedule an appointment. I didn't wouldn't and usually couldn't (due to labs/lectures) pick up the phone. Second I totally tested Dr. Loftus' patience level and tolerance level by asking millions of questions. She completely blew me away. Third I never thought I'd get sinus surgery in my life. Fourth I never thought I'd experience two attending physicians shifting their schedules so that I'd be able to get surgery due to my tight schedule. I felt so cared for. Fifth Dr. Loftus is always on her game not only with evidence-based medicine but also having possibly one of the kindest souls on this planet. Sixth just by one phone call Dr. Loftus blew my parents away. Overall I sincerely never thought I will ever say this during my lifetime: I will undeniably highly recommend Dr. Loftus to anyone with sinus concerns.
    Jun 12, 2021
    first rate