About Us

The Nasal & Sinus Center is dedicated to the state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders

Stephanie Joe, MD

Dr. Joe is Director of the The Nasal & Sinus Center and Co-Director of the Skull Base Program at UIC.

Dr. Stephanie A. Joe is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has practiced otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery) since 1997. Her education started in Houston Texas at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she attending medical school and completed residency training. She has a unique educational and training background having undertaken fellowship training in two subspecialties of otolaryngology. Her subspecialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery took place in Baltimore, Maryland at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions under the direction of Drs. John Frodel and Ira Papel. With this training, she performs surgery addressing anatomic nasal problems to improve nasal breathing, including septal deviation, nasal deformities and nasal fractures. She completed Rhinology and Sinus Surgery fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Otorhinolaryngology under the direction of Drs. David Kennedy and William Bolger. This specialty deals with nasal and sinus disorders including nasal congestion, postnasal drip, allergies and rhinosinusitis. This background allows her to fully address your nasal and sinus complaints inside and out!

Dr. Joe provides complete care for your nasal and sinus problems. The sinus and nasal center uses advanced techniques to formulate your diagnosis. We then discuss our findings with you and develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs.


Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, completed in 1997
1. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, John Hopkins Medical Institutions 1998 
2. Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2001.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research interests: Chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, sinonasal anatomy, nonallergic rhinitis, the relationship between allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, and asthma.

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Since 2010 Dr. Stephanie Joe has been selected one of the Best Doctors In America
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Joe SA, Frodel JL. Nasal Reconstruction. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1998;6:286-290.

Joe SA, Bolger WE, Kennedy DW. Nasal Endoscopy: Diagnosis and Staging of Inflammatory Sinus Disease In: Kennedy DW, Zinreich SJ, Bolger WE, ed. Diseases of the Sinuses. Diagnosis and Endoscopic Management. Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker Inc., 2000.

Joe SA, Kennedy DW. The Role of Computer-Aided Surgery in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, In: Citardi MJ, ed. Computer-Aided Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2001.

Krouse JH, Brown RW, Fineman SJ, Han JK, Heller AJ, Joe SA, Krouse HJ, Pillsbury HC, Ryan MW, Veling MJ. Asthma and the Unified Airway. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2007;136:S75-106

Joe SA. The Assessment and Treatment of Nasal Obstruction After Rhinoplasty. In: Thomas JR, Joe SA, eds. Facial Plastic Clinics of North America. Rhinology for the Rhinoplasty Surgeon. Facial Plastic Clinics of North America, Phildelphia, PA: Elsevier Nov 2004.

Joe SA, Benson AG. Nonallergic Rhinitis. In: Cummings CW, et al, eds. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 4th edition. Mosby, 2005.

Rehl R, Hearp M, Cabay R, Balla A, Pytynia K, Joe SA. Mucosal Remodeling in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. American Journal of Rhinology 2007;21(6)651-657.

Joe SA, Thambi R, Huang J. A Systematic Review of the Use of Intranasal Steroids in theTreatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (in press)

Joe SA, Sebastian JS. Septoplasty Technique and Considerations in Turbinate Reduction. In: Thomas JR, ed. Advance Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. BC Decker (in press).

Joe SA, Patel S. Nonallergic Rhinitis. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Richardson MA, Robbins KT, Thomas JR, Niparko JK, Lund VJ, et al, eds. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 5th edition. Elsevier (in press).

Bolger WE, Joe SA. Revision Surgery of the Frontal Sinus. In: Edelstein DR, ed. Revision Surgery in Otolaryngology. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. (in press).