Ivy Maina, MD
Specialty in Otolaryngology
Dr. Maina graduated from Princeton University (BA, 2013) with a degree in psychology and received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is currently a resident physician in Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania affiliated hospitals. After graduating from Princeton, she spent a year researching embryonic gene expression with the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health at UPenn. She also received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study abnormal innate immune responses and taste-related genes in chronic sinus infections. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, and finding new DIY décor projects.
Education and training
2019-Present - Otolaryngology Residency, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
2014-2019 - Doctor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2009-2013 - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Princeton University, Princeton University
Resident Physician in Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania hospitals.
Researcher of embryonic gene expression, the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health at UPenn.
To View all of Dr. Maina's articles, visit this page.
Workman AD, Maina IW, Brooks SG, et al. The Role of Quinine-Responsive Taste Receptor Family 2 in Airway Immune Defense and Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Front Immunol. 2018;9:624. Published 2018 Mar 28. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.00624
Patel, NN, Kohanski, MA, Maina, IW, et al. Solitary chemosensory cells producing interleukin‐25 and group‐2 innate lymphoid cells are enriched in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018; 8: 900– 906. DOI: 10.1002/alr.22142
Patel, NN, Kohanski, MA, Maina, IW, et al. Sentinels at the wall: epithelial‐derived cytokines serve as triggers of upper airway type 2 inflammation. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019; 9: 93– 99. DOI: 10.1002/alr.22206
Maina IW, Workman AD, Cohen NA. The role of bitter and sweet taste receptors in upper airway innate immunity: Recent advances and future directions. World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;4(3):200–208. Published 2018 Aug 24. doi:10.1016/j.wjorl.2018.07.003