Dr. Caballero is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. She attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine from 2005-2009, where she was indicted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, an honor only bestowed upon a small percentage of each graduating medical school class. She was also awarded The Lederer Foundation Scholarship and the Mary Roberts Scott Memorial Prize for demonstrating leadership and academic excellence during both the basic and clinical science years.
Dr. Caballero completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. During her residency, she conducted multiple research projects and published several papers focusing on the association between Acetaminophen and allergic rhinitis, the use of lumbar drains after repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks and complications associated with the transpterygoid approach to repairing lateral skull base encephaloceles. She has presented her research at regional and national meetings including the Chicago Otolaryngologic Society, the American Rhinologic Society and the North American Skull Base Society.
After her residency, Dr. Caballero completed a fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base surgery at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida under the guidance of Dr. Donald Lanza, one of the founding fathers of the field. During her fellowship, she was a contributing author to the International Consensus on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis (ICAR:RS) and conducted research on the use of Proton Beam Radiation for the management of Esthesioneuroblastoma. Her current research interests are focused on studying the sinonasal microbiome and its impact on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) as well as defining the role of molecular cultures in the management of acute exacerbations of CRS.