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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Elina Toskala, MD, PhD, MBA

Specialties

Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery

Awards
4.8
70 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
publications
ratings & reviews
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Nasal, sinus, and skull base tumor surgery
  • Medical management of sinusitis, rhinitis and asthma
  • Allergy testing and immunotherapy (allergy shots) for allergic airway diseases
  • Minimally invasive surgical therapy for nasal obstruction, tearing of the eye (epiphora)
  • Surgical and medical management of general ENT problems
Research Interests
  • Allergy and immunotherapy
  • Pathogenesis and management of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Unified airway concept and environmental exposure effects on the airways
  • Genetic component of chronic sinusitis
  • Asthma and allergy and development of new therapies for allergic diseases and asthma
Education
  • MD, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
  • PhD, Respiratory Medicine, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
Training
  • Fellowship, Allergology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Fellowship, Rhinology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Memberships
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Rhinologic Society
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngological Allergy
  • Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Member, European Rhinologic Society
  • Member, European Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
Awards and Honors
  • President's Award for Recognition of Leadership and Innovation
  • American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy 
  • Member of International Honorary Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologium Amicitiae Sacrum
  • Best Doctors in America®, Otolaryngology, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
  • Top Doctors, Otolaryngology, Philadelphia magazine, 2018-2019
offices

Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute

Jeanes Hospital

7604 Central Avenue 

Friends Hall, Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19111

215-728-CARE

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Ave.

Fort Washington, PA 19034

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Digital Bibliography
Other Publications
  1. Mur T, Toskala E. Unified Airways. In Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, Plural Publishing, 2017, in press
  2. Kubala S, Toskala E. Non-invasive evaluation of nasal inflammation in Global Atlas of Allergic Rhinitis and Chronic Rhinosinusitis, EAACI. 2016
  3. Toskala E. Antral lavage. In Myers NG and Kennedy DW, Masters Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Wolters Kluwer, 2016
  4. Georgopoulos R, Toskala E. Allergic Rhinitis in Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Editors P. Batra and J. Han. Springer Science+Business Media, 2014.
  5. Toskala E. Hakonarson H. Genetics in Rhinology. In Fokkens WJ (ed). Rhinology. Thieme , Stuttgart, 2013.
  6. Georgopoulos R, Toskala E, Krouse J. Allergy, Reactive Airway Disease, and Rhinosinusitis: The Unified Airway. In Sataloff’s Textbook of Otolaryngology, Jaypee ,2014.
  7. Toskala E. Unified Airways. In Kennedy and Hwang (eds). Rhinology. Diseases of the Nose, Sinuses, and Skull Base. Thieme, New York, 2012.
  8. Toskala E. Allergic Rhinitis. In Nuutinen J (ed). Otorhinolaryngology, Duodecim, Helsinki, 2011
  9. Toskala E. Occupational rhinitis. In Taskinen and Uitti (eds.) Occupational Diseases. Duodecim, Helsinki, 2010
  10. Toskala E. Otorhinolaryngological Emergencies. In Castren (ed) Handbook in First Aid. Red Cross and Duodecim, Helsinki, 2003
  11. Toskala E. Aspects of mucociliary flow and mechanics in nasal cavity and sinuses. In Baum GL, Priel Z, Roth Y, Liron N, Ostfeld E (eds.). Cilia, mucus, and mucociliary interactions. Marchel Dekker, Inc. New York, Hong Kong. 1997:227-230.
  12. Toskala E., Rautiainen M., Nuutinen J. Scanning and electron microscopy for diagnosis of respiratory cilia. in Rhinology- A State of Art. Kugler Publications, Amsterdam/New York. 1995: 331-332.
ratings & reviews

70 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.80 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.8
Provider listen carefully to you
4.9
Show respect for what you say
4.9
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
February 18, 2019

expeditious and successful.

5.0
February 16, 2019

felt very assured that the doctor knew & cared about her profession

5.0
February 7, 2019

I trust Dr. Elina Toskala with everything that has to do with my nose, ears and throat, she's the best specialist in my world.

5.0
January 23, 2019

Good experience.

5.0
January 22, 2019

Good experience. I was here for a second opinion

5.0
January 12, 2019

This was a first visit to the Dr's office, I am very satisfied with the service that I received.

5.0
November 27, 2018

[...] an excellent doctor. always takes time to explain everything to me spends times with very very good. I would recommend her highly

5.0
September 24, 2018

Doctor Toskala is great at what she does

5.0
August 4, 2018

I will recomended anytime

5.0
June 6, 2018

she the greatest!!!

Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute

Jeanes Hospital

7604 Central Avenue 

Friends Hall, Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19111

215-728-CARE

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Ave.

Fort Washington, PA 19034

800-TEMPLE-MED