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Farrel J. Buchinsky, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Education And Training




University of Cape Town (UCT), Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), equivalent to MD




Bachelor of Science (Medicine) Honours in Medical Biochemistry




General Surgery, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Research Interests

  • Genetics of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Immune response to human papilloma virus infections
  • Antibiotic use to ease the recovery after tonsillectomy

Current Projects

Multi-center recruitment of patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and their parents to investigate the genetic susceptibilities of the disease.

Professional Memberships



American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery




American Medical Association




American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy




International Advisory Board of





Association for Research in Otolaryngology





Fellow of the American College of Surgeons





Infectious Disease Committee Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Honors & Awards



Entrance Merit Scholarship, University of Cape Town





Department of Education Merit Award, Cape Provincial Administration, Cape Town, South Africa




Graduated from medical school in top 10% of class





Medical Research Council Scholarship, Marion Beatrice Waddell Bursary, Standard Bank University Scholarship, Cape Town, South Africa





Trainee Investigator Award, "The Role of T-Lymphocytes in Cyclosporin (CsA) Induced Osteoporosis," American Federation for Clinical Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.


Buchinsky FJ, Ma Y, Mann GN, Rucinski B, Bryer HP, Romero DF, Jee WS, Epstein S. T lymphocytes play a critical role in the development of cyclosporin A-induced osteopenia. Endocrinology. 1996;137(6):2278-85.

Mann GN, Sass DA, Chen HK, Buchinsky FJ, Bryer HP, Ma YF, Jee WS, Rucinski B, Epstein S. Short-term systemic insulin-like growth factor-1 is unable to prevent cyclosporin A-induced osteopenia in the rat. Calcified Tissue International. 1996;59(1):38-44.

Buchinsky FJ, Lowry MA, Isaacson G. Do adenoids regrow after excision? Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2000;123(5):576-81.

Amin MR, Buchinsky FJ, Gaughan JP, Szeremeta W. Predicting outcome in pediatric coin ingestion. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001;59(3):201-6.

Buchinsky FJ, Gennarelli TA, Strome SE, Deschler DG, Hayden RE. Sphenoid sinus mucocele: A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001;80:886-8.

Buchinsky FJ, Derkay CS, Leal SM, Donfack J, Ehrlich GD, Post JC.  Multicenter initiative seeking critical genes in respiratory papillomatosis.  Laryngoscope 2004;114:349-57.

Hovey AL, Compliment JM, Post JC, Buchinsky FJ.  A case of button battery insertion.  Advance for Physician Assistants 2005;13;5:28-30.

Compliment JM, Bosworth AD, Post JC, Buchinsky FJ.  Rhinolith:  An incidental finding in a case of snoring.  Advance for Nurse Practitioner  2006;16-17.

Buchinsky FJ, Carter JJ, Wipf GC, Hughes JP, Koutsky LA, Galloway DA.  Comparison of oral fluid and serum ELISAs in the determination of IgG response to natural human papillomavirus infection in university women.  J Clin Virology 2006;35:450-453.

Donfack J, Buchinsky FJ, Derkay CS, Steinberg BM, Choi SS, Conley SF, Meyer CM, 3rd, McClay JE, Campisi P, Hu FZ, Preston RA, Abramson AL, Ehrlich GD, Post JC.   Four mutations in epidermodysplasia verruciformis 1 (ever1) gene are not contributors to susceptibility in RRP.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2006;70:1235-1240.

Sherwood ML, Buchinsky FJ, Quigley MR, Donfack J, Choi SS, Conley SF, Derkay CS, Myer CM, Ehrlich GD, Post JC.  Unique challenges of obtaining regulatory approval for a multicenter protocol to study the genetics of RRP and suggested remedies.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006;135:189-196.

Donfack J, Buchinsky FJ, Post JC, Ehrlich GD.  Human susceptibility to viral infection:  The search for HIV-protective alleles amongst Africans by means of genome-wide studies.  AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2006;22(10):925-930.

Buchinsky FJ, Forbes M, Hayes J, Hu FZ, Greenberg P, Post JC, Ehrlich GD.  Phenotypic plurality among clinical strains of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae determined by symptom severity in the chinchilla model of otitis media.  BMC Microbiology, 2007;7:56.

Forbes ML, Horsey E, Hiller NL, Buchinsky FJ, Hayes JD, Compliment JM, Hillman T, Ezzo S, Shen K, Keefe R, Barbadora K, Post JC, Hu FZ, Ehrlich GD. Strain-specific virulence phenotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae assessed using the Chinchilla laniger model of otitis media. PLoS ONE. 2008 Apr 9;3(4):e1969.

Buchinsky FJ, Donfack J, Derkay CS, Choi SS, Conley SF, Myer CM 3rd, McClay JE, Campisi P, Wiatrak BJ, Sobol SE, Schweinfurth JM, Tsuji DH, Hu FZ, Rockette HE, Ehrlich GD, Post JC.  Age of child, more than HPV type, is associated with clinical course in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. PLoS ONE. 2008 May 28;3(5):e2263.

Dice B, Stoodley P, Buchinsky F, Metha N, Ehrlich GD, Hu FZ.  Biofilm formation by ica-positive and ica-negative strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis in vitro.  Biofouling 2009 25(4):367-375.


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