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Bradley A. Otto, MD

Brad Otto, MD

Bradley A. Otto, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His area of expertise includes the medical and surgical management of sinus disease as well as minimally invasive skull base surgery.
Dr. Otto graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Prior to entering medical school, he completed a research fellowship sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his medical degree from Wright State University where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society as a third year student. He served as president of the AOA, Ohio Epsilon Chapter in his forth year of medical school. Dr. Otto completed otolaryngology residency training at The Ohio State University, followed by a two-year clinical and research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Otto received an award funded by the American Rhinologic Society for his research related to nasal polyps.
Clinical interests:
Sinusitis and sinus surgery, minimally invasive sinus surgery (including in-office procedures), nasal congestion, sinus and nasal tumors, minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to the skull base, epistaxis (nose bleeds), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak repair, and fungal rhinosinusitis.
Dr. Otto’s research interests include the development of new modalities to treat patients with sinusitis and rhinitis. He has patents pending for new devices to treat sinusitis and rhinitis. As a member of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Center, Dr. Otto is also interested in the development of new techniques and devices to treat complex skull base disorders. Dr. Otto has authored chapters and articles related to medical therapy for sinusitis, refractory sinusitis, nasal polyps, and skull base surgery.
Patient Care:
Dr. Otto is committed, along with his partners and support staff, to providing excellent, comprehensive treatment for disorders of the sinuses and skull base. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service Award in recognition of patient satisfaction scores that are among the highest for the medical center.
Educational Interests:
Dr. Otto is co-director of the State of the Art in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Course at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a course aimed at teaching endoscopic skull base surgery techniques to surgeons throughout the world. He has also participated in international courses and maintains an active teaching role for residents.
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Links to website of interest:
Skull Base
Rhinology / Sinus Surgery