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Why The Smell and Taste Clinic?

We Diagnose and Treat Causes, Not Just Symptoms

We try hard to treat the causes of and not just the symptoms of Smell and Taste Disorders. Years ago it was OK to tell a patient “there is no treatment available" or "try this medication and see if it will help”. That was because back then there were not many diagnostic tools to use to help find the causes of Smell and Taste problems. As diagnostic techniques have improved, we are much better at determining what is actually causing Smell and Taste problems and use treatments tailored to those causes.

We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment so we can reach a diagnosis in our office quickly and efficiently. We want to get you on the path to recovery as quickly as possible. Our in-office diagnostic procedures and tests include nasal endoscopy, laryngoscopy, allergy testing, nerve blocks, olfactory evoked potentials, acoustic rhinometry, electrogustometry and many other procedures and tests. Each of these tests gives us different information about your nose, sinuses, back of your throat, smell and taste. These tests help us diagnose what may be causing your symptoms. Based on the results, we will recommend medical procedure, medications, allergy treatment, surgery or some combination of all. As a leading practitioner and researcher in Smell and Taste, Dr. Dimitri Pitovski has extensive experience in these treatment protocols and techniques.

Recognition

Dr. Pitovski has received his medical degree from Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. He established training in the department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University and Tulane University. Has received numerous awards and honors and has been a reviewer for National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and other government and private agencies. He is a recipient of the prestigious Clinical Investigator Award in Otolaryngology from the National Institute of Health and a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Recognition Award. He is a former awardee of the National Institute of Health Fellowship. Dr. Pitovski has held many prestigious positions and titles (some of many):

• CEO / Physician, AllergyCorp Group
• CEO / Physician, Allergy Centers of America
• Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine
• Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Northwestern University School of Medicine
• Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University School of Medicine
• Medical Director of the Wake Forest University Smell and Taste Center
• Medical Director of Wake Forest University Allergy Medical Facility
• Member of the Deans Council of Northwestern University School of Medicine
• Director of Research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine
• Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute
• Faculty & Advisor Wake Forest University Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
• National Institute of Health Clinical Investigator for Otolaryngology
• Chairman, Resident/Fellow Research Training Annual Program, Surgical Sciences, WFUSM
• Clinical Member of Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
• Director of Research at Northwestern University School of Medicine
• Faculty and Advisor to Otolaryngology residents and fellows in training, WFUSM, NWUSM, WSUSM
• Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, WFUSM

Research

Dr. Pitovski is a highly respected clinician, researcher and medical educator. He has numerous publications and presentations that have been published or presented in prestigious journals and medical meetings. His research has focused in otolaryngology, particularly allergy, and smell and taste. He is also known for promoting innovation in medical education, advisor to large number of medical students, clinical residents, clinical and research fellows, and faculty. He has written extensively about such issues as curricula for medical students, clinical residents and fellows in training.

Activities and Societies

Dr. Pitovski has been an investigator and has brought in funding of over $10 million in the field of otolaryngology, allergy, smell and taste. He participated in Program Projects, Training, and Center Grants (totaling over $15 million). He served on many professional organizations and committees including (few of many) Deans Research Council, Research Oversight, Medical Board of pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, Surgical Sciences Research Council, and ARO Long Range Planning Committee

Articles of Interest

Posttonsillectomy taste distortion: a significant complication.
Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Parosmia