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Elina Toskala, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Chief, Otolaryngology - Head and Necky Surgery, Jeanes Hospital
Director, Allergy

Elina Toskala
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Contact Information

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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical therapy, medical therapy, and immunotherapy for allergic and inflammatory disorders of the nose and sinuses (sinusitis, rhinitis)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of occupational allergy and asthma
  • Clinical connection of asthma and rhinitis and chronic sinusitis

Research Interests

  • Allergy and immunotherapy
  • Pathogenesis and management of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Unified airway concept and environmental exposure effects on the airways
  • Genetic component of chronic sinusitis
  • Asthma and allergy and development of new therapies for allergic diseases and asthma
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Allergology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2002
  • Fellowship, Rhinology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2001
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tampere, Finland, 1999
  • Internship, Surgery, Central Hospital, Hämeenlinna and Tampere City Hospital, Finland, 1994
  • PhD, Respiratory Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland, 1994
  • MD, University of Kuopio, Finland, 1992


  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Rhinologic Society
  • Member, American Academy of  Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy
  • Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • European Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

PubMed Publications

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