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 Alexander Farag, MD

Dr. Alexander Farag is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He obtained a bachelors degree in Chemistry from The College of Wooster.  As a collegiate swimmer, his independent 90 page thesis was on synthesizing trichloroethene compounds; in an attempt to improve the removal process of organic compounds from polluted water.  He attended medical school at The University of Toledo College of Medicine.  In addition to being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, he was also President of the American Medical Association chapter at UT, as well as the Vice president of Medical Student Council.  Dr. Farag was also elected as a state representative for the Ohio State Medical Association while in medical school.  Following medical school Dr. Farag completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Farag then completed his fellowship in advanced sinus and skull base surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA.

Dr. Farag's interests include sinusitis and sinus surgery, including nasal congestion, empty nose, epistaxis (nose bleeds), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), vasomotor and allergic rhinitis as well as fungal sinusitis.  Dr. Farag also has an interest in dacryocystorhinostomy and orbital tumors, including skull base pathologies (infratemporal fossa, clivus, planium, sellar and para-sellar pathologies).

   

Bradley A. Otto, MD

Bradley A. Otto, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Otto attended medical school at Wright State University and was President of the Ohio Epsilon Chapter of AOA Medical Honor Society.  He completed his residency training at The Ohio State University and was awarded the Medical Director's Citizenship Award as a chief resident.  Dr. Otto then completed a two year rhinology and sinus surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he gained clinical experience in rhinology as well as endoscopic skull base surgery.  His fellowship also included translational research aimed at determining the factors that contribute to nasal polyps.  In 2008, Dr. Otto was awarded the New Investigator Award by the American Rhinologic Society for his research on nasal polyps.

Dr. Otto's clinical expertise includes recalcitrant or complex rhinosinusitis, nasal obstruction, sinus and nasal tumors, epistaxis (nose bleeds), fungal sinusitis and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks.

   
Minka Schofield, MD, FAAOA

Minka Schofield, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Schofield attended medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Biology.  While in medical school she was awarded The Ohio State University Department of Otolaryngology Outstanding Student Award.  During her otolaryngology residency training she was awarded the American Society Pediatric Otolaryngology Research Grant, the Society of Pediatric Radiology Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research Paper, and was a Finalist in the William H. Saunder’s Resident Research Competition.  After completing her residency, she was briefly in private practice in Maryland, where she twice earned the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Group Physician Excellence Award. 

Dr. Schofield's clinical expertise includes nasal allergy, nasal obstruction, rhinosinusitis, glandular disorders (thyroid, parathyroid, parotid and other salivary glands, and sleep-disordered breathing.

 

   

 

Support Staff:

   
Antoinette Faulk
Assistant to Bradley Otto, MD and Alexander Farag, MD

 
Connie Cleary
Assistant to Minka Schofield, MD