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 Drs. Robert Bumsted and William Panje at Rush University Medical Center in 1994. Dr. Lofchy is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in the United States and Canada and is a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Lofchy was Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Rush Medical College from 1995 to 2019. 


Ear, Nose, & Throat

Special Medical Interests


Surgical and Non-surgical Treatment of Chronic Sinusitis

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Revision Sinus Surgery

Laser Surgery

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certified:

American Board of Otolaryngology - 1994

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 1993
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


Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship - St. Michael's Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1987-88

Advanced Rhinology/Skull Base Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1994


Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Bronchoesophagology, Rush Medical College and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center 1995 to 2019

American Journal of Rhinology, Editorial Review Board (2005 - present)

The Laryngoscope, Editorial Review Board (2007 - present)

American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy - Editorial Review Board (2020 - present)


Current Hospital Affiliations:

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

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

American Rhinologic Society


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.