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Richard L. Doty, PhD

Richard L. Doty, PhD Physician

Director, Smell and Taste Center Professor of Psychology in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Doty is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Clinical Expertise:

  • Taste Disorders

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"Committee to Evaluate Current Status of Measures of Chemical Irritation", American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C., National "External Concept Clearance:A Quick Smell Test". National Insititute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,National Institute of Health,Bethesda,MD. October 5,2006, National "NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function"(RC Gershon,PI,Northwestern University), National "Transport of Substances in the Olfactory System" (RFA NIH-NIDCD-92-05), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Bethesda, MD, National Alzheimer's Association of Greater Philadelphia, Local Alzheimer's Foundation, American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., National American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), National American Chemistry Council, National American Cyanamid , International American Neurological Association, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Association for Chemoreception Sciences , Association for Chemoreception Sciences, International Association for Chemoreception Sciences, International ASTM-Task Group E-18.04.025 on Odor Thresholds, International Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania, National Century National Insurance, National Chemical Signals in Vertebrates IX, Cracow, Poland July 25-30, 2000, International City Of Philadelphia, Local Clinical Neurosciences Track Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, National Clinical Science Series, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA, Local Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, National Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local E. R. Carpenter Company, International Edelman Public Relations, Inc, International Emerson Electric Company , International European Chemoreception Research Organization , Federal Aviation Administration, International Franklin Institute, National GustOlfs, Gothenburg, Sweden, International Industrial Acrylic Acid Study Committee, National Initial Review Board of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, Alzehimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Chicago, IL., National Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, International Flavors and Fragrances, International International Organization Committee, Chemical Signals in Vertebrates VII, University of Tubingen, Germany, International International Society for Chemical Ecology, International Symposium on Chemical Signals in Vertebrates VI, Philadelphia, PA (June 16-22, 1991), Local Israel Science Foundation; Medical Research Council of Canada, National Italian Television Science Series, RIA Corporation, International Kal Kan, International Mayo Clinic , National Mayo Foundation Project "Epidemiology of Neurodegenerative Disorders in Micronesia" , National McGill University, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Montreal, QC, Canada, International McNeil Consumer Products, International Medical Research Council of Canada, International Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Educational Outreach Program-Defying Gravity: Enduring Life in Space, International National Academy of Sciences, National National Center for Vision and Aging, National National Council on Aging, National National Geographic Magazine, National National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National National Institute on Aging, National National Institute on Aging, National National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National National Institutes of Health, National National Research Council (Advisory Committee), National National Science Foundation, National New York Academy of Sciences, New York University, Office of Faculty Affairs, New York, New York, National NIH, Somatosensory and Chemosensory Study Section, National Northwestern University, Office of Faculty Affairs, Chicago, Illinois, National Panel on Office of Naval Research Opportunities in Biology and Medicine, Naval Studies Board, National Research Council, Commission on Physicial Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, National Panel on Office of Orphan Products Development, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, National Pennsylvania State University, Office of the Dean, Hershey, Pennsylvania, National Pennwalt Corporation, International Pepsico, International Perspective Counciling,Inc., International Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, International Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Philadelphia Gas Works, Local Philadelphia Water Company , Local Philadelphia Zoo, Local Phillips Petrolium Company, National Rohm & Haas Company, International San Antonio Museum Association, National Scent Off Corporation, National Scientific Review Group,ZHD1 DSR-A 23 1, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health,Bethes,MD., National Sensonics, International, International Sensory Disorders and Language Study Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD., National Skylab Project (NASA), National Society for Neuroscience, Television South (TVS), International The John Morgan Society, The Welcome Trust, International Training Grant, Training in the Neurobiology of Otorhinolaryngology (J.C.Saunders, PI), NIDCD, International U.S. Army Office Research, National Union Carbide Corporation, International University of Michigan, Office of the Dean, Ann Arbor, Michigan, National Veterans Administration Environmental Hazards Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, National WGBH-TV, Boston (NOVA Science Series), National WGBH-TV, Boston (NOVA Science Series), National Working Group on Epidemiology and Date Sources for Human Communication and Conditions, Diseases, and Disorders. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,National Institutes of Health,Bethesda,MD., National Working Group, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (NHANES IV), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Bethesda, MD., National Working Group, Toxin-Induced Loss of Tolerance, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Conference on Experimental Approaches to Chemical Sensitivity, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, National Working Group: Other Non-Motor Features of Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson Study Group (PSG), Dallas, Texas (2012), Montreal, Canada (2013), St. Louis, Missouri (2014), Ft. Myers, Florida (2015), National Working Group: Other Non-Motor Features of Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson Study Group (PSG), Dallas, Texas, National Xerox Corporation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Doty is employed by Penn Medicine.


Selected Publications:

Doty: Olfactory dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases: is there a common pathological substrate? Lancet Neurology 16 (6): 478-488,2017.

Doty, R.L., Heidt, J.M., MacGillivray, M.R., Dsouza, M., Tracey, E.H., Mirza, N., and Bigelow: Influences of age, tongue region, and chorda tympani nerve sectioning on signal detection measures of lingual taste sensitivity. Physiology & Behavior 155 : 202-207,2016.

Liu, G., Zong, G., Doty, R.L., and Sun: Prevalence and risk factors of taste and smell impairment in a nation-wide representative U.S. population. BMJ Open 6 (11): 2016.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Pham, D.L., Cuzzocreo, J.L., Udupa, J.K., Karacali, B., Beals, E., Fabius, L., Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Moonis, G., Geckle, R.J., and Yousem: Taste dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology : 2016.

Doty, R.L., and Bromley: Smell and taste disorders Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Edition : 211-217,2015.

Doty: Neurotoxic exposure and alterations in olfaction and gustation Handbook of Clinical Neurology 131 : 299-324,2015.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Ng, V., Armstrong, D., Battistini, M., Sammel, M.D., Gettes, D., Evans, D., Moberg, P.J., Connolly, T., and Sondheimer: Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in the menopause. Neurobiology of Aging 36 : 2053-2059,2015.

Doty, R.L., Nsoesie, M.T., Chung, I., Osman, A., Pawasarat, I., Hurtig, H., Silas, J., Tekeli, H., Duda, J.E., Ying, G-S., Dubroff, J., and Leon-Sarmiento: Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology 262 : 547-557,2015.

Doty: Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation. Third Edition. Book : 2015.

Doty: The Great Pheromone Myth. Book : 2010.

Doty, R. L., and Kamath: The influences of age on olfaction: a review. Frontiers in Psychology -- Cognitive Science 5:20 : 2014.

Doty: Smell and the degenerating brain The Scientist 27 : 33-37,2013.

Prediger, R.D.S., Aguiar, A.S., Matheus, F.C., Walz, R., Antoury, L., and Raisman-Vozari, R., and Doty: Intranasal administration of neurotoxicants in animals: Support for the olfactory vector hypothesis of Parkinson's disease. Neurotoxicology Research 21 : 90-116,2012.

Doty: Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Nature Reviews Neurology 8 : 329-339,2012.

Doty: Olfaction in Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Neurobiology of Disease 46 : 527-552,2012.

Sharer, J.D., Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Morley, J.F., Weintraub, D., and Doty: Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: Positive effect of cigarette smoking. Movement Disorders 30 : 859-862,2015.

Doty, R.L., Gandhi, S.S., Osman, A., Hurtig, H.I., Pawasarat, I., Beals, E., Dubroff, J., Newberg, A., Ying, G.S., and Leon-Sarmiento: Influence of early stage Parkinson's disease on point pressure sensitivity. Physiology and Behavior 138 : 21-27,2015.

Devanand, D.P., Lee, S., Manly, J., Andrews, H., Schupf, N., Masurkar, A., Stern, Y., Mayeux, R., and Doty: Olfactory identification deficits are associated with increased mortality in a multiethnic urban community. Annals of Neurology 78 : 401-411,2015.

Devanand, D.P., Lee, S., Manly, J., Andrews, H., Schupf, N., Doty, R.L., Stern, Y., Zahodne, L., Louis, E.D., and Mayeux: Olfactory deficits predict cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in an urban community. Neurology 138 : 182-189,2015.

Tracey, E., Greene, A. & Doty: Optimizing reliability and sensitivity of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments for establishing point tactile thresholds. Physiology & Behavior 105 : 982-986,2012.

Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff, H.A., Hughes, V.A., Plummer, L., Au, M.G., Doty, R.L., Seminara, S.B., Chan, Y., Pitteloud, N., Crowley, W.F., & Balasabramanian: Olfactory phenotypic spectrum in idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: pathophysiologic and genetic implications. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 97 : E136-E144,2012.

Leon-Sarmiento, F.E., Bayona, E.A., Bayone-Prieto, J., Osman, A., & Doty: Profound Olfactory Dysfunction in Myasthenia Gravis. PLoS One 7 (10): 2012.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Davis, S., Rotz, J., Cuzzocreo, J.L., Treems, J., Shephard, N., Pham: Pure-tone auditory thresholds in multiple sclerosis. Behavioral Neuroscience 126 : 314-324,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Smell & Taste Center
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
5th Floor Ravdin
3400 Spruce ST.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2797
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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