Dr. Nadia Caballero of Advanced Sinus and Allergy Center in Park Ridge, Illinois, is a highly trained board-certified Otolaryngologist who sub-specializes in Rhinology, the surgical and medical management of diseases affecting the nose, sinuses, skull base and upper airway. She is one of only 13 other fellowship-trained Rhinologists in the state of Illinois and is the sole native Spanish-speaking sinus specialist in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Caballero is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Surgeons, the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Caballero was born and raised in Cuba. She has lived in Chicago since age 18. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, an honor only bestowed upon a small percentage of each graduating medical school class. She was also awarded The Lederer Foundation Scholarship and the Mary Roberts Scott Memorial Prize for demonstrating leadership and academic excellence during both the basic and clinical science years.
Dr. Caballero completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. After her residency, Dr. Caballero completed a one-year fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida under the guidance of Dr. Donald Lanza, one of the founding fathers of the field. During her fellowship, she mastered advanced Rhinologic surgical techniques and performed hundreds of complicated nasal, sinus and skull base surgical procedures in both children and adults.
During her training, she conducted multiple research projects and published several papers focusing on allergic rhinitis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, complications associated with the transpterygoid approach to the lateral skull base and the use of Proton Beam Radiation for the management of Esthesioneuroblastoma. She has presented her research at regional and national meetings including the Chicago Otolaryngologic Society, the American Rhinologic Society, and the North American Skull Base Society. She was a contributing author to the International Consensus on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis (ICAR:RS), one of the landmark publications in the management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
In addition to providing tertiary-level care for patients in Park Ridge, Dr. Caballero is an attending physician at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she helps train the next generations of Otolaryngologists.