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Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

Dr. Aditi Bhuskute

PGY Level:  PGY II

UC Davis Health System
Department Of Otolaryngology
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 7200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email:    aditi.bhuskute@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


  • M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Tucson, AZ
    May 2012
    Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN Clerkship Honors, Family Medicine and Neurology Clerkship High Pass, Psychiatry Pass
  • B.S., University of Arizona 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics with Honors- Summa cum Laude
    Minor: Mathematics

Honors and Awards

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Recipient of Merck Manual Award for Academic Achievement-2012
    Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary- 2011
    Leadership Award for Commitment to Underserved People Program- 2010
  • University of Arizona
    Dean’s List – 2004, 2005, Fall 2006, 2007, Spring 2008
    Recipient of merit-based President’s Award Scholarship- 2004
    Recipient of merit-based Provost’s Scholarship- 2004
    Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary 2007-2008


  • Jeong Il Choi, Camilla I. Svensson, Fred J. Koehrn, Aditi Bhuskute, Linda S. Sorkin. Peripheral
     inflammation induces tumor necrosis factor dependent AMPA receptor 3 trafficking and Akt
     phosphorylation in spinal cord in addition to pain behavior. Pain. 149(2):243-53. May 2010.

In press:

  • Jennifer M. Kofonow M.S., Aditi Bhuskute B.S., Laurel Doghramji, R.N., James N. Palmer M.D., Noam A.
     Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander G. Chiu, M.D. One-Way Valve Bottle Contamination Rates in the
    Immediate post-FESS Period. Am J Rhinol.


  • Bhuskute, Aditi. Autoxidation of NO in Aqueous Media. Rocky Mountain American Chemical Society
     Conference. Tucson AZ. October 2006. Poster Presentation.


  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
     Nasalcare Bottle Contamination in Post-Surgical Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patients
     Preceptor: Alexander Chiu M.D. Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery
    -Sinonasal rinse has become a mainstay in post surgical patients with chronic rhinosinusitis but is complicated by bacterial bottle contamination.
    -This study was aimed at determining if a one way valve delivery system by NasalCaretm is useful in preventing this occurrence.
    -The one way valve in the NasalCaretm bottle did not show to prevent and in fact increased bacterial contamination.
  • University of California San Diego
     Inflammation induces increased AMPA receptor density via PKA phosphorylation of GluR1.
     Preceptor: Linda Sorkin PhD. Department of Anesthesiology
     Funding: Medical Student Research Program, University of Arizona
    -This study was aimed at further understanding the role of Akt in the upregulation of GluR1/AMPA receptors in spinal cord neurons during peripheral inflammation. 
    -Most studies dealing with inflammation and pain focus on the dorsal sensory cord and its molecular pathways.  During this project I investigated ventral motor neurons and their patterns of Akt upregulation.
    -During the preliminary study we discovered motor neurons have also been shown to follow the same pathways as sensory neurons.  This occurs as a result of increased TNF leading to an increase in AMPA receptor density and increased number of calcium permeable AMPA receptors after spinal cord injury. 
    -While motor neuron activation may not participate in hyperalgesia, increased excitability and excitotoxicity is thought to occur in these cells as well. 
  • University of Arizona
     Autoxidation of NO in Aqueous Media
     Preceptor: Katrina Miranda PhD. Department of Chemistry
    -Studied the mechanism of NO autoxidation to assess the effects in a cellular environment
    -HNO autoxidation was used as an analytical marker to investigate HNO chemistry. Tested HNO with potential metal center and thiol targets to determine a rate constant of these reactions
    -Attempt to further understand the chemistry of NO and its determinants in biological systems.


  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Program
    -Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) Coordinator (2009-2010):
    -TAPP works in high schools across the Tucson community to provide mentorship and health care to pregnant high school teens.
    -Arranged for medical students to each be paired with a pregnant teen and serve as mentors to them throughout their pregnancy
    -Participant in the mentoring program
    -Casa de los Ninos
     -Taught children about health and hygiene
    -Women’s Clinic
     -Volunteered at this free clinic to provide healthcare to refugee and shelter women.
  • Arizona Hematology Oncology Interest Group
    -Fundraising coordinator (2009-2010): Worked to raise funds through bakesales and percentage nights.
    -Funds were donated to cancer research and support programs.
  • University of Arizona
    Odyssey Hospice: Inpatient and Homecare Volunteer (2006-2008)
    - Worked with hospice patients in the inpatient unit as an emotional and clinical support for the staff. 
    -Provided companionship and household help for a homecare family.
  • Department of Biochemistry (2006-2008)
     - Peer Mentor- served as student advisor for incoming biochemistry freshman
    - Ambassador- Worked as a representative for the Biochemistry department at the University of Arizona. Coordinated communication between faculty and prospective students to expose the community to the department.
    - Biochemistry Club Webmaster/Listserv Manager- Involved in updating the website along with managing the listserv for the club’s events.
  • Youth Against Cancer- Vice President and Activities Coordinator (2006-2008)
    -Involved in working with the Arizona Cancer Center to give support to the patients.
    -Coordinated events with cancer support groups throughout Tucson.
    -Increased cancer awareness through participation in events and walks (i.e. Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure)
  • International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS- Teaching Volunteer (2007-2008).
    -Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    -Taught a fact based curriculum about HIV and AIDS in schools throughout the city of Chennai, India.
    -Involved in extending the curriculum to other HIV education programs at clinics throughout the city.
    -Involved in volunteer recruitment at the University of Arizona.


  • October 2005 – May 2008 Student Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    -Research the effects of certain nitrogen oxide compounds on physiology and pathophysiology. See above.
  • June 2005- October 2005. Sales Associate, Victoria’s Secret. Glendale AZ.
    -Involved in selling Victoria’s Secret product through direct customer interaction
  • August 2003 – April 2004 Assistant and File Clerk, Children’s Medical Group, Glendale AZ
     -Assisted the medical staff on chart work, insurance, and other clinical needs

Conferences Attended

  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference- October 2010
  • Hobbies
    Aarthi School of India Dances (1992-2007)
    - Learned and took part in an ancient south Indian art form, Bharatnatyam for 15 years.
    - Graduated by performing a three hour solo performance called an Arangetram in 2003.
    - Performed at several cultural venues throughout the years.
  • Salsa Soulseros (2010-2011)
     - Learned various Latin dance styles, including salsa, bachata, and merengue

Language Ability

  • Fluent in spoken Marathi



Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Mailing address:

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Cleft Lip/Palate:

(916) 734-2452

Audiology & Speech Appointments:

(916) 734-5400

Facial Plastic Surgery Appointments:

(916) 734-2347

Dental Appointments:

(916) 734-5429

Reflux Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-4076

Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-5400