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Allen M. Seiden, MD

Professor of Clinical

Clinical Director, Taste and Smell Center; Director, Nasal Allergy and Sinus Disease Center

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Residency: University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Surgical Internship: University Of Illinois Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: New Jersey College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Otolaryngology (Certification Date: 19850404)

Contact Information
Research Interests

My current academic interests revolve largely around rhinology and sinus disease. This includes the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory disorders.I am also very interested in taste and smell disorders. We maintain an active taste and smell clinic, and conduct both clinical and basic research regarding the chemical senses.

Clinical Interests

Otolaryngology

Allergic Rhinitis

Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Nasal and Sinus Disorders

Taste and Smell Disorders

Peer Reviewed Publications

Tang, Alice L; Seiden, Allen M 2018. Sexism and Sexual Harassment: Considering the Impact on Medical Students, Residents, and Junior Faculty. The Laryngoscope, 128 9, 1985-1986

Han, Joseph K; Stringer, Scott P; Rosenfeld, Richard M; Archer, Sanford M; Baker, Dole P; Brown, Seth M; Edelstein, David R; Gray, Stacey T; Lian, Timothy S; Ross, Erin J; Seiden, Allen M; Setzen, Michael; Tollefson, Travis T; Ward, P Daniel; Welch, Kevin C; Wise, Sarah K; Nnacheta, Lorraine C 2015. Clinical Consensus Statement: Septoplasty with or without Inferior Turbinate Reduction. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 153 5, 708-20

Hoekman, Peter K; Houlton, Jeffrey J; Seiden, Allen M 2014. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnostic evaluation of idiopathic olfactory loss. The Laryngoscope, 124 2, 365-8

Batra, Pete S; Seiden, Allen M; Smith, Timothy L 2009. Surgical management of adult inferior turbinate hypertrophy: a systematic review of the evidence. The Laryngoscope, 119 9, 1819-27

Seiden, Allen M 2004. Postviral olfactory loss. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 37 6, 1159-66

Gupta, Akash; Seiden, Allen M 2003. Nasal leprosy: case study. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 129 5, 608-10

Miller, Robert Sean; Steward, David L; Tami, Thomas A; Sillars, Michael J; Seiden, Allen M; Shete, Mona; Paskowski, Christopher; Welge, Jeff 2003. The clinical effects of hyaluronic acid ester nasal dressing (Merogel) on intranasal wound healing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 128 6, 862-9

Seiden, A M; Duncan, H J 2001. The diagnosis of a conductive olfactory loss. The Laryngoscope, 111 1, 9-14

Seiden, A M; Martin, V T 2001. Headache and the frontal sinus. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 34 1, 227-41

Duncan, H J; Seiden, A M 1995. Long-term follow-up of olfactory loss secondary to head trauma and upper respiratory tract infection. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 121 10, 1183-7

Gerber, M E; Rosdeutscher, J D; Seiden, A M; Tami, T A 1995. Histoplasmosis: the otolaryngologist's perspective. The Laryngoscope, 105 9 Pt 1, 919-23

Seiden, A M; el Hefny, Y I 1995. Endoscopic trephination for the removal of frontal sinus osteoma. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 112 4, 607-11

Seiden, A M 1993. Sinusitis in the critical care patient. New horizons (Baltimore, Md.), 1 2, 261-70

Paik, S I; Lehman, M N; Seiden, A M; Duncan, H J; Smith, D V 1992. Human olfactory biopsy. The influence of age and receptor distribution. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 118 7, 731-8

Seiden, A M 1992. Chemical senses. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 106 1, 6-7

Seiden, A M; Duncan, H J; Smith, D V 1992. Office management of taste and smell disorders. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 25 4, 817-35

Seiden, A M 1989. Psychological issues affecting women throughout the life cycle. The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 12 1, 1-24

Heins, M; Seiden, A M 1987. Parenting and the pediatrician. American journal of diseases of children (1960), 141 11, 1188-92

Seiden, A M; Pensak, M L 1986. Postoperative deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: diagnosis, management, and prevention. The American journal of otology, 7 5, 377-83

Pensak, M L; Seiden, A M 1985. Surgery and the patient with heart disease. The American journal of otology, 6 5, 428-32

Seiden, A M; Mantravadi, R P; Haas, R B; Applebaum, E L 1984. Advanced supraglottic carcinoma: a comparative study of sequential treatment policies. Head & neck surgery, 7 1, 22-7

Taintor, Z; Morphy, M; Seiden, A M 1982. Emotional problems in psychiatric residency training: recommendations for their reduction. The Psychiatric quarterly, 54 3, 157-62

Seiden, A M 1976. The maternal sense of mastery in primary care obstetrics. Primary care, 3 4, 717-26

Seiden, A M 1976. Overview: research on the psychology of women. II. Women in families, work, and psychotherapy. The American journal of psychiatry, 133 10, 1111-23

Seiden, A M 1976. Overview: research on the psychology of women. I. Gender differences and sexual and reproductive life. The American journal of psychiatry, 133 9, 995-1007

Mylavarapu G.;Mihaescu M.;Gutmark E.;Murugappan S.;Zimmer L.;Seiden A. 12-02-2010. Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling of nasal airflow to understand drug delivery process 40th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, ,

Brescia A.I.;Seiden A.M. 12-01-2009. The anatomy and physiology of olfaction and gustation Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, , 91-96

Statham M.;Seiden A. 12-01-2009. Nasal polyposis Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, , 267-285

Ferguson B.;Seiden A. 12-01-2005. Chronic rhinosinusitis Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 38 6,

Seiden A. 12-01-2005. Frontal headache The Frontal Sinus, , 115-126

Statham M.;Seiden A. 12-01-2005. Potential new avenues of treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis: An anti-inflammatory approach Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 38 6, 1351-1365

Seiden A. 08-01-1996. Otolaryngologic evaluation and management of headache Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 4 3, 205-211

Frank R.;Gesteland R.;Bailie J.;Rybalsky K.;Seiden A.;Dulay M. 05-01-2006. Characterization of the Sniff magnitude test Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 132 5, 532-536

Houlton J.;Donaldson A.;Zimmer L.;Seiden A. 03-01-2012. Intranasal drug-induced fungal rhinopharyngitis International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 2 2, 130-134

Parker C.;Seiden A. 01-01-2016. Headache and the frontal sinus The Frontal Sinus, Second Edition, , 169-188

Seiden A. 01-01-2007. Editorial Comment Journal of Urology, 177 1, 261

Salamone F.;Seiden A. 01-01-2004. Modern techniques in osteoplastic flap surgery of the frontal sinus Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 15 1, 61-66

Seiden A. 01-01-2004. Postviral olfactory loss Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 37 6 SPEC.ISS., 1159-1166

Gerber M.;Rosdeutscher J.;Seiden A. 01-01-1996. How to recognize the head and neck signs of histoplasmois Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 17 2, 130

Seiden A.;Duncan H. 01-01-1995. Olfactory Loss: Diagnosis and Therapy Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 112 5, P178

Seiden A.M.;Chow J.M. 01-01-1995. Rhinogenic Headache: Its Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 112 5, 121-122

Friedman M.;Grybauskas V.;Toriumi D.;Kaplan A.;Seiden A. 01-01-1986. Reconstruction of the subglottic larynx with a myoperiosteal flap: Clinical and experimental study Head & Neck Surgery, 8 4, 287-295

Seiden, A M; Stankiewicz, J A . Frontal sinus surgery: the state of the art. American journal of otolaryngology, 19 3, 183-93

Smith, Timothy L; Batra, Pete S; Seiden, Allen M; Hannley, Maureen . Evidence supporting endoscopic sinus surgery in the management of adult chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review. American journal of rhinology, 19 6, 537-43