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Joseph J. Donzelli, MD

Joseph J. Donzelli

Philosophy of Care

Since starting in practice in 1998, I have maintained that the patient physician relationship is one of a team philosophy. It is a privilege to be allowed to participate on your team. I believe my role to be an educator and director. As a patient, you want to receive information on your medical condition and the options for treatment. I will provide those in a dialogue style where I want you to recognize that I bring compassion and knowledge to every situation and this fuels my passion to see you to a successful resolution. I recognize the trust and confidence you have in me and feel strongly that you should be involved in making educated decisions. Welcome to the team!



  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Years in Practice: 19

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Patients Seen

Accepts both children and adults


  • English

Medical Interests

Thyroid and parathyroid disease and surgery, allergy, sinus, tonsil and adenoid disease, neck masses, ear infection, voice changes and hearing loss.

Personal Interests

Golf, downhill skiing, watching soccer, spending time with family, going to concerts, Chicago sports, college football and basketball.



School St. Norbert College
Graduation Date 06/1989
Degree Bachelors of Science with Honors

School The Chicago Medical School
Graduation Date 06/1993
Degree Medical Degree
Honors Alpha Omega Alpha Honors


School Loyola University Medical Center


School Loyola University Medical Center
Title Resident in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Surgery & Stridor Management
  • Aspiration and Feeding Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Resection
  • Cautery of Nosebleeds
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Ciliary Biopsy
  • Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Sinus Surgery
  • Congenital Neck Mass Excision
  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Deviated Nasal Septum Surgery
  • Drain Sinuses
  • Ear Tubes
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Endoscopic Septoplasty
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Excision of Neck Masses
  • Frontal Sinusotomy & Frontal Sinus Surgery
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hemi-Thyroidectomy
  • In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty™
  • Inferior Turbinate Reduction Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Maxillary Antrostomy
  • Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Medialization of Paralyzed Vocal Cords
  • Microscopic Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
  • Modified Neck Dissection
  • Nasal Cautery
  • Nasal Dermoids/Masses
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Polypectomy
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Surgery
  • Neck Abscesses
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Open Sinuses
  • Orbital Decompression
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotid Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Remove Tongue Cancer
  • Remove Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Remove Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Remove Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Repair Deviated Septum
  • Revision Sinus Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Endoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery, Sinuplasty
  • Sphenoidotomy and Sphenoidectomy
  • Stapedectomy
  • Subperiosteal Abscesses
  • Supraglottoplasty
  • Surgery to Alleviate Nasal Congestion/Obstruction
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanoplasty
  • U/S FNA - Thyroid Nodule, Head & Neck Lesions
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsies (FNA)
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Video Stroboscopy
  • Vocal Cord Injection


  • American Academy of Otolahryngic Allergy

Awards and Accolades

Name Top Physician Award
Date 07/2011

Name Top Doctor Chicago Consumers' Checkbook
Date 05/2011

Name Top Physician Award
Date 07/2010

Name Top Physician Award
Date 07/2009

Health Topics Posts

Ears & Ear Tube Surgery

DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology

Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat

Ear Infections: Treatment Options

DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology

Otitis Media is one of the most common conditions for which children require medical treatment. This condition also affects adults, but to a much lesser degree. Otitis media can be subdivided into several conditions:

Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat,Hearing Disorders

Are Your Ears Ringing?

DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology

Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot? If you answer yes to these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus).

Topics and Subtopics: Ear, Nose, & Throat,Hearing Disorders


Hospital Affiliations

  • Edward Hospital

  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital