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Nadieska Caballero

TitleClinical Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-Ohns
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    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.


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    Northeastern Illinois University , Chicago, ILBS06/2004Biology
    The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, ILMD06/2009
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL06/2014Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency
    Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL07/2015Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
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    2014Girgis Annual Resident Research Competition, Second Place
    2013Girgis Annual Resident Research Competition
    2010Magis Star Award, Loyola University Medical Center
    2009The Mary Roberts Scott Memorial Prize, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    2009Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society , Illinois Beta Chapter
    2006Lederer Foundation Scholarship, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    2004Summa Cum Laude, Northeastern Illinois University
    2004Collegiate All-American Scholar Award , United States Achievement Academy
    2001 - 2004Dean’s Honors Scholars List and College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List , Northeastern Illinois University

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    1. Patadia M, Bartindale M, Caballero N. Recurrent asystole as an electrocardiographic artifact during microdebrider use in functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2015 Nov-Dec; 29(6):e220-3. PMID: 26637574.
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    2. Caballero N, Welch KC, Carpenter PS, Mehrotra S, O'Connell TF, Foecking EM. Association between chronic acetaminophen exposure and allergic rhinitis in a rat model. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2015 Jan; 6(3):162-7. PMID: 26686207.
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    3. Nadimi S, Caballero N, Carpenter P, Sowa L, Cunningham R, Welch KC. Immediate postoperative imaging after uncomplicated endoscopic approach to the anterior skull base: is it necessary? Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Dec; 4(12):1024-9. PMID: 25197001.
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    4. Swibel Rosenthal LH, Caballero N, Drake AF. Otolaryngologic manifestations of craniofacial syndromes. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Jun; 45(3):557-77, vii. PMID: 22588037.
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    5. Caballero N, Bhalla V, Stankiewicz JA, Welch KC. Effect of lumbar drain placement on recurrence of cerebrospinal rhinorrhea after endoscopic repair. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May-Jun; 2(3):222-6. PMID: 22344940.
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    6. Cipriani NA, Martin DE, Corey JP, Portugal L, Caballero N, Lester R, Anthony B, Taxy JB. The clinicopathologic spectrum of benign mass lesions of the vocal fold due to vocal abuse. Int J Surg Pathol. 2011 Oct; 19(5):583-7. PMID: 21685134.
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