Brian C Lobo

Brian C Lobo, MD

Assistant Professor, Division Of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer UF Health

Business Phone: (352) 265-9465
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About Brian C Lobo

Hello, my name is Dr. Brian C. Lobo. I work at UF Health as a board-certified Otolaryngology physician with advanced fellowship training. I also work as an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the UF Health/Shands Health System, helping ease the transition to digital health care for our providers, staff, and patients, and working on process improvement, change management, and care delivery optimization.

I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and completed my residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. After completion of my residency, I pursued a fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull-Base Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland.

I joined the Department of Otolaryngology (commonly called “ENT”) in 2017, and helped expand the Division of Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. While my colleague Dr. Justice built a robust interdisciplinary program to care for complex inflammatory sinus disease, I have complemented the department by providing advanced access to the orbit (eye socket) and skull base (the floor of the brain cavity in the center of the head) through a robust collaboration with Neurosurgery and Neuro-Critical Care.

This allows UF to offer state of the art care of a range of tumors and disorders that used to require large incisions with very morbid approaches instead through minimally invasive approaches often just using the nostrils. This is provided through the UF Health Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Center, where experts in surgery, radiation therapy, proton therapy, endocrinology, radiology, and critical care unite to provide comprehensive care for our Skull Base Surgery patients.

I am a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the North American Skull Base Society, and a Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society.

My clinical interests include surgery on the nose and sinuses (Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty, Turbinate Reduction, In-Office Surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty), surgery on the brain, skull base, and upper spine through the nose (Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary Adenomas, Chordomas, Craniopharyngiomas), surgery on the eye socket and tear ducts through the nose (Endoscopic Orbital Decompression, Thyroid Eye Disease, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, Epiphora, Endoscopic Orbital Surgery, Orbital Masses).

My research interests include translational work (research that focuses on getting results at the “bedside”) including work on medical devices, surgical simulation and immersive environments, surgical instrumentation, biofilm and microbiome modeling, as well as clinical outcomes and quality research regarding endoscopic skull base surgery, namely its cost, efficiency, and readmission rates. I love sharing my work with others and am fortunate to have been published multiple times in peer-reviewed publications, invited as a guest lecturer to multiple programs and conferences, and act as faculty at multiple dissection courses. In addition, I am passionate about often neglected aspects of the medical field, including financial literacy and the psychology of wellness of resident training.

Myself and Dr. Justice are also lucky to be on the leading edge of mucosal immunology research through our collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Mulligan, a world renown expert in Chronic Sinusitis and Immunology, and are appreciative of our patients participating in our numerous clinical trials and research initiatives.

Research is a critical portion of our mission in the Advanced Rhinology division and we really could not do what we do without our patients—I’m tremendously fortunate to have amazing patients. It’s really easy to provide the best patient care possible when your patients have patience and are committed to trusting the process.

In my free time you can usually find me eating, traveling, or finding ways to burn off all the calories I have absorbed on my adventures.


Excellence In Patient Satisfaction
2018 · Top Decile Performer
2nd place
2014 · Manion-Lingeman Memorial Research Lecture and Competition
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society Inductee
2010 · University of Texas
Gold Humanism Honors Society Inductee
2010 · Gold Humanism Honors Society Inductee
Phi Chi Stalnaker Merit Based Scholarship Recipient
2009-2011 · University of Texas
School of Medicine Tutor Service Award for Excellence
2009-2010 · University of Texas
Engineering Merit Research Scholarship Awardee
2003-2007 · University of Southern California
USC Trustee Merit Based Full Tuition Scholarship
2003-2007 · University of Southern California
WVT Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium Member
2003-2007 · University of Southern California
USC Engineering Dean’s List
2003-2004 · University of Southern California

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
MDT7590 Elect Top/Otolaryngol

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical Profile

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat ENT
Areas of Interest
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • CSF leak
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Encephalocele / CSF leak
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Eyes – bulging
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Nasal mucosal biopsy
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasopharyngeal culture
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – adults
  • Pediatric pituitary and skull base services
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Posterior fossa tumor
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus CT scan
  • Sinus MRI scan
  • Sinus x-ray
  • Sinusitis
  • Transsphenoidal surgery
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Watery eyes

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Biofilms physiologic modeling
  • Biomaterials
  • Clinical outcomes and quality improvement in endoscopic skull-base surgery
  • Readmissions rates
  • Skull Base Reconstruction
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Topical and implantable drug delivery
  • Translational research, including medical devices
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Sinonasal Tumors.
International forum of allergy & rhinology. 14(2):149-608 [DOI] 10.1002/alr.23262. [PMID] 37658764.
Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium Rhinosinusitis in an Immunocompetent Patient.
Cureus. 15(8) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.44002. [PMID] 37746497.
Sinonasal and Skull Base Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Series.
Cureus. 15(11) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.48757. [PMID] 38094536.
The Transverse Turbinate Line: A Reliable Landmark for the Maxillary Sinus Natural Ostium.
The Laryngoscope. 133(12):3285-3291 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.30678. [PMID] 37132596.
Reflecting on the Work of the Giants That Come Before You.
American journal of rhinology & allergy. 36(1):5-7 [DOI] 10.1177/19458924211063613. [PMID] 34872389.
Role of C3a as a Novel Regulator of 25(OH)D3 to 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Metabolism in Upper Airway Epithelial Cells
The Journal of Immunology. 209(2):262-269 [DOI] 10.4049/jimmunol.2000726. [PMID] 35793909.
Sinonasal IgG4-related sclerosing disease: A rare entity and challenging diagnosis.
Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology. 7(6):1725-1732 [DOI] 10.1002/lio2.944. [PMID] 36544949.
Utilization of Nasal Mucus to Investigate the Pathophysiology of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
American journal of rhinology & allergy. 36(6):872-883 [DOI] 10.1177/19458924221111830. [PMID] 35848564.
Fast Cerebrospinal Fluid Detection Using Inexpensive Modular Packaging with Disposable Testing Strips
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. 166(8):B708-B712
Isolated leptomeningeal progression from sinonasal carcinomas: Implications for staging workup and treatment.
Head & neck. 41(8):2647-2654 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.25741. [PMID] 30908735.
Perioperative management in endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery: a survey of the North American Skull Base Society
International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 8(5):631-640 [DOI] 10.1002/alr.22066. [PMID] 29266800.
Advances in Microdebrider Technology: Improving Functionality and Expanding Utility.
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 50(3):589-598 [DOI] 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.009. [PMID] 28372812.
Application of Ultrasonic Aspirators in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery.
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 50(3):607-616 [DOI] 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.011. [PMID] 28372815.
Aspiration of Aluminum Beverage Can Tab: Case Report and Literature Review.
Case reports in otolaryngology. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/1010975. [PMID] 28634563.
Endoscopic Skull Base Reconstruction: An Evolution of Materials and Methods.
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 50(3):643-653 [DOI] 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.015. [PMID] 28372814.
Evolving Functionality and Applications of Microdebrider Technology
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America.
Outcomes of sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma with and without association of inverted papilloma: A multi-institutional analysis.
American journal of rhinology & allergy. 31(5):305-309 [DOI] 10.2500/ajra.2017.31.4470. [PMID] 28859706.
Surgical repair of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks: A systematic review.
Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology. 2(5):215-224 [DOI] 10.1002/lio2.75. [PMID] 29094066.
Lean Belt Certification: Pathway for Student, Resident, and Faculty Development and Scholarship.
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 154(5):785-8 [DOI] 10.1177/0194599816635641. [PMID] 26932955.
Vibratory stimulus reduces in vitro biofilm formation on tracheoesophageal voice prostheses.
The Laryngoscope. 126(12):2752-2757 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.25969. [PMID] 27059830.
Cost efficient workup and management of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis – challenges and unmet needs.
Current otorhinolaryngology reports. 3(2):94-100 [PMID] 26029489.


Apr 2021 ACTIVE
Role of Vitamin D Metabolism in CRS
Role: Co-Investigator
Mar 2021 ACTIVE
Epithelial cell complement production in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis
Role: Co-Investigator
Jun 2019 – Jun 2023
OR-DRPD-ROF2019: Rapid Detection of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Development of a Modular Point of Care Testing Solution with Low-Cost Disposable Testing Strips
Role: Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
2017 · Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency – Otolaryngology
2016 · Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Degree
2011 · University of Texas Medical Branch

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