AERD Specialist: Dr. John Bosso


– I started getting interested
in becoming a doctor when I was in late high school. I started with advanced biology courses and that sort of sparked my interest. I am Dr. John Bosso and I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology here
at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and I’m a member of the
Division of Rhinology in the ENT Department. Most of the patients I’m seeing
have severe sinus disease. They’ve been operated on numerous times, they have recalcitrant nasal
polyps, they have asthma, and many of them have a condition known as Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease which is a subset of that group, and that’s one of my main focuses and also my focus of research as well. My care philosophy has always
been to be extremely thorough. You really can’t miss things. There’s a lot of little things that make you get a diagnosis. Little findings that tend to go unnoticed that often become the
basis of your diagnosis and treatment plan. I like to individualize treatment plans based on individual patient
needs and preferences, so there isn’t one size
fits all for all patients, even with the same diagnosis. Trying to turn up those
little answers to questions that perhaps may have been overlooked often makes the difference
at the end of the day, and I remember one patient who I had completed my aspirin
desensitization treatment on. He called my office three
days after the procedure. He said to me, “Doc, I
just wanted to tell you, “I can smell. “I can smell for the
first time in 20 years, “and I just wanted to let you know. “This is the greatest thing for me.” The goal of excellent, outstanding care is an everyday continuous quality
improvement-type situation here at Penn. Our outcomes keep getting better, but we won’t settle until
things get better and better and I don’t think we’ll ever settle. It’ll always be an
improvement that can be made. (gentle instrumentals)

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