Jayant Pinto, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Jayant Pinto, MD

Professor of Surgery Director, Rhinology and Allergy
Director, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research

Jayant Pinto, MD, is a specialist in sinus and nasal diseases, including chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and olfactory dysfunction. He is also an expert in minimally invasive sinus surgery and endoscopic treatments of related eye diseases (e.g., excessive tearing, Grave’s disease) as well as tumors of the nose and anterior skull base. Dr. Pinto treats common conditions of the head and neck, such as sleep apnea, deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates and snoring.

Dr. Pinto’s research focuses on microbial, environmental, genetic and demographic factors that underlie susceptibility to nasal diseases. He directs innovative clinical trials for chronic sinusitis, allergies, olfactory disorders, and aging of the ear, nose and throat. His research represents a first step toward designing new diagnostic tests and improved treatments for these difficult conditions. His research is funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Dr. Pinto is a regular speaker at national conferences on otolaryngology, genetics, allergy and aging of the nose.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Geriatrics Society

Practicing Since

  • 1997

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Medical Education

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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