S. Tonya Stefko, MD

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Orbital, Oculoplastics and Aesthetic Surgery Service
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Academic Affiliation

2002-Present
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Department of Ophthalmology

2002-2003
Visiting Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University

June 1994-August 1994
Research Assistant
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • 1984-1988 Duquesne University, Degree: B.A. 1988
  • 1993-1997 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Degree: M.D. 1997
  • 1997-1998 Internship, Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • 1998-2001 Residency in Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2001-2002 Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Representative Publications

  1. Zhou S, Duncan K, Stefko ST. Nonhealing orbital floor fracture in a pediatric patient: A unique presentation of pseudo-silent sinus syndrome. Orbit. 10 Jan 2018: 1-3.

  2. Sorrentino D, Taubenslag KJ, Bodily LM, Duncan K, Stefko T, Yu JY. Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis: A rare complication of Graves’ orbitopathy. Orbit. 2017:1-4.

  3. Chabot JD, Stefko ST, Snyderman C, Fernandez-Miranda JC.  Multicorridor endoscopic endonasal and supraorbital approach for orbital roof meningioma: 3-dimensional operative video.  Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun 1;13(3):401.

  4. Lieber S, Zenonos G, Zwagerman NT, Chabot JD, Stefko S, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA.  Pushing the boundaries of the lateral orbitotomy through a lateral canthotomy approach: successful resection of two middle cranial fossa pathologies with extension into the posterior cranial fossa – an anatomical and technical note.  J Neurol Surg B. 2017 Mar;78(S1):S131.

  5. Borghei-Razavi H, Fernandes-Cabral D, Truong HQ, Chabot J, Celtikci E, Wang EW, Stefko ST, Snyderman C, Gardner P, Fernandez-Miranda JC.  Minimally invasive approaches for anterior skull base meningiomas: supraorbital eyebrow, endoscopic endonasal, or a combination of both?  Anatomical study and surgical application.  J Neurol Surg B. 2017 Mar;78(S1):S102-S103.

  6. Koutourousiou M, Vaz Guimaraes Filho F, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Wang EW, Stefko ST, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.  Endoscopic endonasal surgery for tumors of the cavernous sinus: a series of 234 patients.  World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul;103:713-732

  7. Shazly TA, Stefko ST. Congenital Entropion and Hypotropia Secondary to Duplication of the Inferior Rectus Muscle. J AAPOS. 2016. Accepted-in press.

  8. Richards NQ, Kofler JK, Chu CT, Stefko ST. Intraocular synovial sarcoma. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]

  9. Stefko ST, Snyderman C, Fernandez-Miranda J, Tyler-Kabara E, Wang E, Bodily L, Bilonick RA, Gardner PA.  Visual outcomes after endoscopic endonasal approach for craniopharyngioma: the Pittsburgh experience. J Neurol Surg B. 2016 Aug;77(B4):326-32.  

  10. Chabot JD, Stefko ST, Snyderman CH, Fernandez-Miranda JC.  Multi-corridor endoscopic endonasal and supraorbital approach for orbital roof meningioma: 3-dimensional operative video. Oper Neurosurgery, 2017 Jun 1;13(3):401

  11. Chabot JD, Stefko ST, Fernandez-Miranda JC.  Lateral orbitotomy approach for resection of intraosseous sphenoid wing meningiomas: 3-dimensional operative video.  Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun;13(3):399.   

  12. DeKlotz TR, Stefko ST, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH, Wang EW.  Endoscopic endonasal optic nerve decompression for fibrous dysplasia.  J Neurol Surg B.  2017 Feb;78(1):24-29

  13. Bleier BS, Castelnuovo P, Battaglia P, Turri-Zanoni M, Dallan I, Metson R, Sedaghat AR, Stefko ST, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH, Noguiera JF, Ramakrishnan VR, Muscatello L, Lenzi R, Freitag S.  Endoscopic endonasal orbital cavernous hemangioma resection: global experience in techniques and outcomes.  Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Feb;6(2):156-61.   

  14. Zwagerman NT, Stefko S, Wang E, Fernandez-Miranda J, Snyderman C, Gardner PA.  Endoscopic endonasal approach for orbital and orbital apex lesions: a series of 77 patients.  J Neurol Surg B. 2015 Feb;76(S1):S26-7.

  15. Chabot JD, Stefko S, Wang E, Snyderman C, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner P.  Lateral orbital approach for lesions involving the middle fossa.  J Neurol Surg B. 2015 Feb;76(S1):S15-6. 

  16. DeKlotz TR, Stefko ST, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH, Wang EW.  Endoscopic endonasal optic nerve decompression for benign pathology of the optic canal.  J Neurol Surg B. 2014 Feb;75(suppl 1):S14.

  17. Gardner PA, Paluzzi A, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Tormenti M, Stefko ST, Snyderman CH, Maroon JC.  “Round the clock” surgical access to the orbit.  J Neurol Surg B.  2015 Feb;(1):12-24.

  18. Paluzzi A, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Stefko ST, Challinor S, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.  Endoscopic endonasal approach for pituitary adenomas: a series of 555 patients. Pituitary. 2014 Aug;17(4):307-19.

  19. Koutourousiou M, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Stefko ST, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.  Endoscopic endonasal surgery for suprasellar meningiomas: experience with 75 patients.  J Neurosurg. 2014 Jun;120(6):1326-39.