Illustration of cartoon mascot Doc Rhino

Who is Doc Rhino?

Doc Rhino joined the Naväge team back in 2015. He gets his name from "rhinology", the medical specialty dealing with the nasal and sinus passages, which gets its name from "rhino", the Greek word for nose.

Always cheerful and ever helpful, Doc Rhino’s mission is to remind everyone that daily nasal hygiene is as important as washing your hands and brushing your teeth, and that nasal irrigation cleans the nose by flushing out allergens, viruses, mucus, and germs. Most days he can be seen around our corporate offices jawboning and encouraging us to keep our noses clean. He's also usually good for some really terrible humor ("I have a joke about rhinology, but it's snot funny").

Look for him at lunch in the break room hanging out with the real doctor in the house, Howard L. Levine, MD, the Medical Director at Naväge Nasal Care.

While we’re happy to have Doc Rhino around, the real medical star at Naväge is Dr. Howard L. Levine, Naväge Nasal Care's distinguished Medical Director since 2008.

But much more important, who is Dr. Levine?

Headshot of Dr. Levine

Dr. Levine is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He trained in general surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio with specialty training in otolaryngology at Northwestern University Medical Center.

Dr. Levine is on the adjunct staff of the Head and Neck Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and he is the former Head of the Section of Nasal and Sinus Disorders of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Levine is one of the pioneers in the development of advanced nasal endoscopic diagnostic techniques, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and advanced applications of radiofrequency energy for nasal and sinus disease. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors in Cleveland, Consumers’ Research Council Top Doctors in America in Otolaryngology, and is world-renowned as an expert in nasal, sinus and breathing disorders.

Dr. Levine is a fellow in the American Rhinologic Society and served as its President (2006-2007). He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Triological Society.

Dr. Levine's experience and expertise have contributed significantly to the effectiveness and safety of Naväge Nasal Care. His helpful demeanor and generosity of spirit are a testament to his love of medicine and caring for patients, coworkers, and practitioners of saline nasal irrigation. Dr. Levine is available and eager to discuss nasal irrigation and Naväge Nasal Care with other health care professionals. Please contact Customer Service and Dr. Levine will get back to you.