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Katie Phillips, M.D.

Phillips

Originally from Dublin, Ohio, Dr. Katie Phillips is a fourth-year otolaryngology resident at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, with an interest in rhinology. Dr. Phillips' specific interest within rhinology is acute exacerbations of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Her career plans include pursing a rhinology fellowship and subsequent academic career that will allow her to both treat and study CRS.

Dr. Phillips' background includes a history of rhinology research. During residency, she has co-authored, with her research mentor Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat, research examining the impact CRS has on patients. Their group recently published a novel study which found that acute exacerbations of CRS have a distinct impact on quality of life separate from the impact chronic sinonasal symptomatology has on CRS patient quality of life. She has since focused her studies on acute exacerbations of CRS by starting a prospective study following patients with CRS with the aim of further understanding these exacerbations.

For more information on Dr. Phillips, check out her Harvard Catalyst website and Google Scholar page.


Education

Undergraduate School
Boston College (Biochemistry)

Medical School
Ohio State University

FOCUS Project
Impact of aeroallergen sensitivity and exposure on atopic chronic rhinosinusitis paients

Publications

Chronic rhinosinusitis severity is associated with need for asthma-related systemic corticosteroids. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Campbell AP, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Rhinology. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

Reversal of smoking effects on chronic rhinosinusitis after smoking cessation. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

A contemporary analaysis of clinical and demographic factors of chronic rhinosinusitis patients and their association with disease severity. Hoehle LP, Phillips KM, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Ir J Med Sci. 2017. [Epub ahead of print]. 

Association between nasal obstruction and risk of depression in chronic rhinosinusitis. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Campbell AP, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157(1):150–155. 

Onset of bell’s palsy in late pregnancy and early puerperium is associated with worse long-term outcomes. Phillips KM, Heiser A, Gaudin R, Hadlock TA, Jowett N. Laryngoscope. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking: An independent risk factor for lost productivity in chronic rhinosinusitis. Campbell AP, Hoehle LP, Phillips KM, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Laryngoscope. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

Patient-reported control of chronic rhinosinusitis symptoms is positively associated with general health-related quality of life. Gray ST, Hoehle LP, Phillips KM, Caradonna DS, Sedaghat AR. Clin Otolaryngol. 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

Facial palsy after dental procedures – Is viral reactivation responsible? Gaudin RA, Remenschneider AK, Phillips KM, Knipfer C, Smeets R, Heiland M, Hadlock TA. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2017;45(1):71–75.

Depression symptoms drive loss of productivity in chronic rhinosinusitis. Campbell AP, Hoehle LP, Phillips KM, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017;118(3):286–289.

Acute exacerbations mediate quality of life impairment in chronic rhinosinusitis. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017.5(2):422–426.

Association of severity of chronic rhinosinusitis with degree of comorbid asthma control. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;117(6):651–654.

Symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis differentially impact general health-related quality of life. Hoehle LP, Phillips KM, Bergmark RW, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Rhinology. 2016;54(4):316–322.

Aeroallergen sensitivities and development of chronic rhinosinusitis in thirteen adults who initially had allergic rhinitis. Sedaghat AR, Gray ST, Phillips KM, Caradonna DS. Clin Otolaryngol. 2016 Mar 4.

Presentations

Oral Presentations 

“Chronic rhinosinusitis exacerbations are associated with loss of productivity in asthmatics." Phillips KM, Campbell AP, Hoehle LP, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Presented at the 4th Congress of European ORL-HNS Cornerstones in European ORL-HNS, 2017.

“Association of socioeconomic status, race and insurance status with chronic rhinosinusitis patient-reported outcome measures.” Phillips KM, Bergmark RW, Hoehle LP, Chyou D, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Presented at American Rhinologic Society Meeting, 2017.

“The 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test accurately reflects patient-reported control of chronic rhinosinusitis symptomatology.” Phillips KM, Gray ST, Hoehle LP, Caradonna DS, Sedaghat AR. Presented at American Rhinologic Society Meeting, 2017.

“Time-dependent improvement in chronic rhinosinusitis symptomatology with smoking cessation.” Phillips, KM, Hoehle L, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Presented at 2017 Triological Sections Meeting.

“Pediatric and adult patients with no insurance or Medicaid are more likely to present to the emergency department for acute rhinosinusitis.” Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Phillips KM, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Presented at 2017 Triological Sections Meeting.

“Towards greater understanding of exacerbations in chronic rhinosinusitis.” Phillips KM, Sedaghat AR. Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA.

“Clinical Presentation Case: Challenges in Cochlear Implantation.” Phillips KM, Jan T, Quesnel A. Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA.


Panel Presentations

"How Do We Pick Our Applicants," Society of University Otolaryngologists, Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization Combined Meeting 


Poster Presentations

“Seasonal variation of baseline chronic rhinosinusitis symptomatology.” Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Presented at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, 2017.

“Nasal obstruction is associated with increased risk of depression in chronic rhinosinusitis.” Phillips KM, Hoehle L, Bergmark RW, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Presented at American Rhinological Society Annual Meeting, 2016.

“Analysis of compliance with National Asthma Guidelines at a tertiary care hospital.” Phillips KM, Parsons J, Mastronarde J, Benninger C, Hunt L. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, 2012.