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Katie Phillips, M.D.


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.


Undergraduate School
Boston College (Biochemistry)

Medical School
Ohio State University

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


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 Sep 25.
PMID: 27665614.

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.
PMID: 26939999.

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. 2016 Nov 2.
PMID: 27839750.

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. In press.

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. 2016. In press.