Midwest Sinus Center

Joseph P. Allegretti, MD

Joseph P.Allegretti, M.D. completed his medical education at the University of Illinois - Urbana in 1986 and his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1990. Dr. Allegretti completed his surgical internship and residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis in 1995. He has completed three years of post-graduate fellowship training in Laryngoscopy, Head and Neck, Skull base, Facial Plastic, Reconstructive, Rhinologic and Sinus Surgery at both Rush Medical College and the University of Tennessee - Menphis. He completed a prestigious fellowship under Dr. William Panje in Advanced Rhinology, Sinus Surgery, Skull Base and Head and Neck Tumor surgery in 1998. He was hand picked by Dr. Panje to take over the care of his patients after he joined the practice. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and a member of many professional societies.

Primary Specialty

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Special Medical Interests

Difficult Head & Neck Cancers and Tumors

ENT Rehabilitation & Reconstruction

Skull Base Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certified:

American Board of Otolaryngology - 1996

In Local Practice Since:


Medical School/Graduation:

Loyola University of Chicago- 1990

Surgery Residency:

Indiana University Medical Center

ENT Residency:

Indiana University Medical Center

Current Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor,
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Academic Committees:

Rush Institutional Review Board

Rush Medical Records Committee

Rush Department of Otolaryngology

Residency Review Committee


Head and Neck Oncology, Skull Base, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rush University (1998-99)

Head and Neck Surgery & Rhinology, Illinois Masonic Medical Center (1996-1997)

Laryngology, University of Tennessee - Memphis, (1995-1996)

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Chicago Laryngological & Otological Society

American Medical Association

American Rhinologic Society

Hospital Affiliations:

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center


Dr. Allegretti is active in Head and Neck Cancer and Sinus research and has authored several publications including:

The Temporoparietal Fascial Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction: The Workhorse from Above, In Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. W.B. Saunders Company, June, 2000, 11(2).

Jejunal Myomucosal Graft Reconstruction of the Pharyngeal and Esophageal Walls without Microvascular Anastomosis, In Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. W.B. Saunders Company, June, 2000, 11(2).

Management of Inverting Papilloma, In Controversy in Otolaryngology. Thieme Publishing Company, Second Edition, 2000.

Reduction of Nasal Fractures, In Emergency Medicine Procedures. Cook County Hospital, 2000.

Spasmodic Dysphonia, In Current Opinion in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1996.

National Meeting Presentations:

Management of a Neck Mass. Paper Presentation at Chicago Medical Society Midwest Clinical Conference, Chicago, IL 2/2000.

Electroporation with Intralesional Bleomycin for Head and Neck Cancer Including Patients with Internal Carotid Artery Involvement. Exhibit presented at the Midwest Section Meeting of the Triological Society, Cincinnati, OH. 1/2000.

Management of a Thyroid Nodule. Rush University, Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Presentation. 5/97