Jennifer Douglas, MD received her Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2012 as an Echols, Holland, and Ridley Scholar having completed a distinguished major in neuroscience and French. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 under the James Herbert Robinson Scholarship. During her medical training, Dr. Douglas collaborated with Dr. Noam Cohen at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Danielle Reed at the Monell Chemical Senses Center to study the role of bitter taste receptors in sinonasal innate immunity.
Dr. Douglas subsequently completed her otolaryngology residency training followed by a fellowship in rhinology and skull base surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Douglas joined the faculty of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery as an assistant professor in 2023. She also serves as also an affiliated scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center with multiple ongoing research collaborations.
As a well-published surgeon-scientist, her research efforts focus on the mechanisms of viral-induced olfactory loss and the role of bitter taste receptors in sinonasal innate immunity. She has a specific clinical interest in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease and chemosensory disorders, as well as cerebrospinal fluid leaks and sinonasal and anterior skull base tumors.