Elisa A. Illing

Elisa A. Illing, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


Specialty: Rhinology

Elisa Illing, MD, joined the IU School of Medicine faculty in 2016 following a residency in head and neck surgery and fellowship in rhinology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She earned her medical degree at IU School of Medicine. Her specialties within otolaryngology include rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. 

Dr. Illing is happy to return home to Indiana to establish her professional practice. She chose to pursue a career in otolaryngology because of the complexity of the disease and anatomy in the head and neck, and the ability to treat patients of all ages. As an otolaryngologist, Dr. Illing has the opportunity to use both medical and surgical interventions to cure disease and improve the quality of life for patients. Her research interests lie in the areas of rhinology and skull base surgery and she has presented her work at multiple national conferences. 

Dr. Illing feels honored to partner with patients in their healthcare and her goal is to use her specialized training to offer evidence-based, cutting-edge therapies. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children, attending live music events, running, and traveling.


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Otolaryngology & H/N Surgery
Fesler Hall 400 1130 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202