Midwest Sinus Center

Neal M. Lofchy, MD, FRCSC

Neal M. Lofchy, M.D., F.R.C.S.C. completed his premedical education at the University of Western Ontario and the Universtiy of British Columbia and earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1986. Dr. Lofchy completed a year of Plastic Surgery Research at St. Michael's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before his General Surgery residency training at the University of California Los Angeles. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto followed by a fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery under the direction of Dr. Robert Bumsted at Rush Medical College in 1994. Dr. Lofchy is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in both Canada and the United States and is a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society. He has been on staff at Rush since 1995 where he is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology.


Primary Specialty

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Special Medical Interests

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Intranasal Cauterization

Laser Surgery

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Revision Sinus Surgery

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certified:

American Board of Otolaryngology - 1994

In Local Practice Since:


Medical School/Graduation:

University of Toronto - 1986


Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Ontario Canada

Surgery Residency:

Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

ENT Residency:

University of Toronto Hospitals

Current Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Bronchoesophagology, Rush Medical College and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center


American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship; St. Michael's Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Ontario Canada

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Chicago Laryngological & Otological Society

Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations:

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Good Samaritan Hospital


Dr. Lofchy is the author of several professional publications, research papers and medical text book chapters including:

Revision and Open Sinus Surgery: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd Edition, Eds. C.W. Cummings et al, Vol 2, Part V, C.V. Mosby, St. Louis (in print).

Lofchy, N.M. et al: Three-Dimensional (3D) Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses. Atlas of Imaging of the Paranasal Sinus. Eds. L. Shankar et al. Martin Dunitz Publishers, London, England, 1994.

Lofchy, N.M., Bumsted, R.M.: Vidian Neurectomy. Atlas of Head & Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology, Eds. B.J. Baily et al. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996.