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Rush Sinus Program Team

Experts in the Rush Sinus Program provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients who have problems of the nasal and paranasal sinuses, the area immediately surrounding your nasal cavity. Ear, nose and throat physicians in the program have fellowship training in rhinology and skull base surgery. This additional specialized training gives them the expertise to handle the most severe sinus problems and perform complex sinus surgeries

Pete S. Batra, MD

Pete S. Batra, MD

Pete S. Batra, MD, is an internationally recognized rhinologist who currently serves as chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and co-director of the Rush Sinus Program. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then pursued fellowship training in rhinology, sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Batra is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Rhinologic Society, and the Triologic Society.

Batra has given more than 150 invited presentations nationally and abroad on sinonasal and skull base disease. His research has resulted in more than 110 peer-review articles and book chapters. He serves on the board of directors of the American Rhinologic Society and recently received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award. His special clinical interests include management of refractory sinusitis and polyps, revision sinus surgery, management of CSF rhinorrhea, endoscopic orbital surgery, and minimally invasive skull base surgery for benign and malignant tumors.

Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD

Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD

Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD, is the director of otorhinolaryngology research and co-director of the Rush Sinus Program. He received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine, graduating with the highest honors, and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at UCLA Medical Center, followed by a prestigious fellowship in rhinology, sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he trained with leaders in the field of rhinology.

Tajudeen has given numerous presentations nationally and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the last five years. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Rhinology Society, the Triological Society and the North American Skull Base Society.