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Li-Xing Man, M.D., M.P.A.

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Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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Dr. Li Man joined the University of Rochester in 2011 as the first fellowship-trained rhinologist in the Rochester area. His clinical practice uniquely focuses mainly on sinus and nasal disease. Dr. Man strives to educate his patients regarding their healthcare problems, to tailor both medical and surgical therapy to the individual, and to involve his patients' goals and worldview in a team-based, shared decision making approach to improving their health and well-being. He is adept at both in-office and operating room-based sinonasal procedures, and he is earnest in his attempts to minimize discomfort, side effects, and recovery time.

Dr. Man's areas of clinical expertise includes the medical and surgical management of chronic sinusitis, sinonasal tumors, image-guided surgery, revision sinus surgery, endoscopic lacrimal and orbital surgery, CSF leak repair, and minimally-invasive anterior skull base surgery. He is also one of the few physicians in western New York with expertise in sialendoscopy, a minimally-invasive approach to managing disorders of the submandibular and parotid glands. He enjoys collaborating with colleagues in Allergy/Immunology, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Pulmonology to promote patients' wellness. Dr. Man has published scientific articles and written book chapters in several areas of medicine. He has taught at rhinology and sinus courses both nationally and internationally, and he enjoys preparing the next generation of otolaryngologists to be excellent physicians and healers.

Professional Background

Dr. Li Man is a rhinologist who serves as an associate professor and the otolaryngology residency program director at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Man is a graduate of Princeton University and subsequently completed master's degrees in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Man received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and pursued fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery at the Texas Sinus Institute, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.


Dr. Man's research interests include the use of topical therapies to enhance the management of chronic sinus disease, the use of epidemiologic and clinical databases to improve patient outcomes in the treatment of sinus disease and environmental allergies, and furthering the understanding of the sinonasal microbiome. He is also interested in investigating complementary and integrative medicine treatments for chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis.



  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology


MD | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/15/2010 - 07/14/2011
Fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Texas Sinus Institute

07/01/2006 - 06/24/2010
Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

06/25/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in General Surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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NICHD Research Grant
Sponsor: NIH

Fulbright Grant (declined)
Sponsor: Fulbright US Student Program

Commonwealth Scholarship
Sponsor: Government of Canada

Class of 1883 Freshman English Prize
Sponsor: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, NJ

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Journal Articles

Lambert PA, Gill AL, Gill SR, Allen PD, Man LX. "Microbiomics of irrigation with xylitol or in chronic rhinosinusitis." Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology.. 2021 Feb 0; 6(1):64-70. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

McCoul ED, Weinreich HM, Mulder H, Man LX, Schulz K, Shin JJ. "Utilization of Invasive Procedures for Adult Eustachian Tube Dysfunction." Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.. 2020 Jun 11; :194599820931467. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Kolia NR, Man LX. "Total intravenous anaesthesia versus inhaled anaesthesia for endoscopic sinus surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." . 2019 Jul 22; Epub 2019 Jul 22.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Sphenopalatine artery ligation/Internal Maxillary Artery Ligation
Book Title: Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
Author List: Man LX, Fakhri S, Luong A, Citardi MJ
Edited By: Chiu AG, Palmer JN, Adappa ND
Published By: Saunders Elsevier 2019 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Surgical Management of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
Book Title: Operative Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd ed
Author List: Man LX, Ferguson BJ
Edited By: Myers EN, Snyderman CH
Published By: Elsevier 2017

Chapter Title: Endoscopic Approach to the Frontal Sinus
Book Title: Operative Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd ed
Author List: Schaitkin BM, Man LX
Published By: Elsevier 2017