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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Smell and Taste Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Smell and Taste Center

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 5 Ravdin Building 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alzheimer's Foundation, American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Neurological Association, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Clinical Neurosciences Track Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, National 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 European Chemoreception Research Organization, Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, International Society for Chemical Ecology, National Institute on Aging, National National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National New York Academy of Sciences, Sensonics, International, International Society for Neuroscience, The John Morgan Society,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Doty is a Penn Medicine employed physician.


Selected Publications:

Doty, R.L.: The Great Pheromone Myth. Book : 2010.

Doty, R.L. (Ed.): Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation. Third Edition. Book : 2015.

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

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

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

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

Doty, R.L.: Commentary on H. Petit et al., Rasagiline ameliorates olfactory deficits in an alpha-synuclein mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's Disease Monitor & Commentary 6 : 8,2013.

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

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

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

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

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

Fornazieri, M.A., Doty, R.L., dos Santos, C.A., Bezerra, T.F.P., Pinna, F.R., and Voegels, R. L.: Development of normative data for the Brazilian adaptation of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test. Chemical Senses 40 : 141-149,2015.

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, S.: Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in the menopause. Neurobiology of Aging 36 : 2053-2059,2015.

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, F.E.: Influence of early stage Parkinson's disease on point pressure sensitivity. Physiology and Behavior 138 : 21-27,2015.

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, F.E.: Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology 262 : 547-557,2015.

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

Doty, R.L., Koti, A., O'Hara, T., Landy, J., Shin, C., and Silas, J.: Correlates of implicit cognitive line length representation in two-dimensional space. Perceptual and Motor Skills 119 : 1-14,2014.

Tracey, E., Greene, A. & Doty, R.L.: 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, R.: 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, R.L.: Profound Olfactory Dysfunction in Myasthenia Gravis. PLoS One : 2012.

Doty, R.L., Tourbier, I.A., Davis, S., Rotz, J., Cuzzocreo, J.L., Treems, J., Shephard, N., Pham, D.I.: 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-PENN (7366)

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