The Sinus Center is uniquely positioned to transform how care is provided to our patients. Physicians specializing in sinus disorders are at the leading edge of research for sinus disease and smell and taste disorders. The Sinus Center prides itself on the strong role that research plays in supporting and enhancing the clinical care of our patients. Our research is focused on two major areas: chronic sinus disease and sense of smell.

Chronic Sinus Disease

Sinus-related research topics include: 

  • Mechanisms of chronic rhinosinusitis and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps 
  • Epithelial immunity

Sense of Smell

Researchers are investigating and evaluating new surgical tools and techniques related to the sense of smell, including: 

  • The physiology and mechanism of olfactory deficits 
  • New techniques in odor therapy to treat nerve damage

Topical Therapies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

  • Novel Drug Delivery Devices 
  • Drug Eluting Stents and Polymers

Research Profiles

Dr. Benjamin Bleier
Dr. Eric Holbrook
Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat