Department of Surgery
Phillip LoSavio is an otolaryngologist and sleep surgeon who specializes in treating sleep apnea and related upper airway problems, such as nasal obstruction, deviated septum, tonsil enlargement, sinusitis, and snoring. He uses advanced diagnostic techniques, including sleep endoscopy, to determine the cause of breathing issues and identify the best forms of treatment. He was among the first in the United States to use hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire therapy) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He is the surgical director of the University of Chicago Medicine Sleep Center.
His research focuses on the benefits of surgical treatments for OSA, particularly related to metabolic health and longevity. He has discovered new and improved treatments for patients with sleep disorders, with a focus on investigating the relationship between sleep apnea and nasal breathing and/or sinus disorders. He is also evaluating ways to make complex therapies and diagnostic services more accessible to patients. His findings have been published in Laryngoscope, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, American Journal of Otolaryngology, and American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy.
LoSavio holds an MD from Rush Medical College and completed his residency in head and neck surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He then served as an attending physician at Rush University Medical Center, as well as program director of Rush’s otolaryngology residency program, and associate dean of graduate medical education.