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Dr. Ari Taitz, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr Ari Taitz grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr. Taitz moved to Chicago where he completed a residency in Otolaryngology (ENT) at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The residency at Loyola allowed Dr. Taitz to enhance his interests in pediatric otolaryngology as well medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the nose and sinuses. Loyola is at the forefront in training surgeons in the art of endoscopic nasal sinus surgery. In addition, the training at Loyola has allowed for an excellent training in community and office based otolaryngology. Dr. Taitz won the Loyola Resident Research Award for 3 consecutive years, and also authored or co-authored several published papers. Dr. Taitz has been on staff at Highland Park Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital since 1999. During this time he has developed a wide referral base from physicians treating patients from early childhood through those in their later years. Dr. Taitz has a warm and worldly personality, which allows for easy interaction with patients of all ages. This allows for an office interaction that is comfortable for both Dr. Taitz and his patients, irrespective of age or background. Dr. Taitz maintains excellent relationships with the community referring physicians as well as the nursing and hospital staff, many of whom choose Dr. Taitz and his partners to be their treating physicians. Dr. Taitz is married to Cindy, and they live with their 5 children in Highland Park. Dr. Taitz can often be found supporting his children at school and sporting activities. Dr. Taitz plays tennis and golf, and whatever quiet time remains is spent as an avid gardener.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross


  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lake Forest Hospital
  • Highland Park Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Loyola University Hospital, Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and publications

  • ‘Heparin binding growth factor(s) derived from head and neck squamous cell carcinomas induce endothelial cell proliferation.’ Petruzzelli GJ, Benefield J, Taitz A, Fowler S, Kalkanis J, Scobercea S, West D, Young MRI. Head and Neck 1997:19:576-582
  • ‘Regulation of the Steps of Angiogenesis by Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas.’ Benefield J, Petruzzelli GJ, Fowler S, Taitz A, Kalkanis J, Young MRI. Invasion Metastasis 1996:16:291-301
  • ‘Prostaglandin E2-Protein kinase A signaling and protein phosphatases-1 and -2A regulate human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma motility, adherence to extracellular matrix components, and cytoskeletal orgaization.’ Lozano Y, Taitz AD, Petruzzelli GJ, Djordjevic A, Yedavalli S, Young MRI. Prostaglandins 1996:51:35-48

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

North Shore Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

1160 Park Ave W

Highland Park, IL 60035

North Shore Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

4160 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Suite 103

Long Grove, IL 60047

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