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Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine

department of otolaryngology

head and neck surgery

Residency Program

 

Training Sites

 

 

Temple University Hospital

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Abington Memorial Hospital

Fox Chase Cancer Center

West Penn Allegheny Health System

 

Temple University Hospital

 

Inpatient


Number of service beds (including ICU): 564
Number used for teaching: 564

Ambulatory Sites at TUH


Residents will participate in outpatient ambulatory experiences in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery throughout their residency program. Autonomy in outpatient care will be achieved through the biweekly chief's clinic in the PGY-5 year, during which time the chief residents will function in a semi-independent manner under supervision of the Program Director.

Emergency Room at Temple University


PGY 2-5 ORL residents provide emergency care.  Residents assigned to TUH provide coverage during business hours. The TUH resident on-call provides coverage at off-hours.

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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

 

Residents rotate at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in their first, second and third years of Otolaryngology training (PGY 2, 3 and 4). Six weeks are spent at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in the first and second years and 3 months in the third year. A single resident spends his/her time with two attending physicians (Drs. David Zwillenberg, Seth Zwillenberg, and Glenn Isaacson) and occasionally assists at surgery with non-faculty otolaryngologists. Time is divided equally between supervised office hours and operating room experience. The resident on rotation performs all in-house consultations. Night call is provided by the TUH resident on-call. This rotation provides the complete pediatric otolaryngology experience required by ACGME for otolaryngology training.

 

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Abington Hospital

 

Abington Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited, 508-bed community teaching hospital.  It is located in Abington, Pennsylvania and is a comprehensive regional health center serving people in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties.  It also has the only accredited trauma center in Montgomery County.  The Toll Pavilion at Abington contains the Emergency Trauma Center, a state-of-the-art operating suite, critical care units, The Pilla Heart Center, The Blank Vascular Center, and Same-Day Procedures Unit.  Abington Memorial Hospital has a strong educational mission and sponsors several residency programs.  Some of these programs are already affiliated with Temple University Hospital.  Our PGY-1 surgical residents spend six months at Temple University Hospital and six months at Abington Memorial Hospital.

 

A three-man otolaryngology group is based at Abington Hospital and serves as the educational faculty for our residents when they rotate at Abington.  Both our adult and pediatric otolaryngologic faculty have active privileges at Abington and also participate in the educational activities.  During the last seven months of this rotation at Abington, our residents have been able to rotate with a plastic surgeon who has expressed an interest in allowing our residents operate with him so that they may gain experience in various facial plastic surgical procedures including rhinoplasties, endoscopic brow lifts, rhytidectomy and bleharoplasty.  The faculty at Abington is aware of the Otolaryngology RRC requirements and has accepted them as part of their educational mission.

 

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

 

Fox Chase Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit institution devoted to improving cancer treatment and prevention.  Fox Chase Cancer Center's mission is to reduce the burden of human cancer through the highest quality programs in research and patient care, including cancer prevention, treatment, early detection and education.  Fox Chase's 100-bed hospital is one of the largest in the country devoted entirely to cancer care.  Medical advances based on research are integrated with compassionate care to give patients every possible human and technological advantage in their battles against cancer.l  Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designed by the National Cancer Institute in 1974.

 

Two faculty members are stationed at Fox Chase Cancer Center with one of the faculty members spending approximately 30% of her time at Temple University Hospital.  The goals and educational objectives for Fox Chase Cancer Center are geared toward the care and management of cancer patients.  Additionally, there are significant research opportunities available for our residents and our residents have already availed themselves of the opportunities that are present at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  The faculty at Fox Chase Cancer Center is aware of the Otolaryngology RRC requirements and has accepted them as part of their educational mission.

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West Penn Allegheny Health System

 

Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh have combined into a single, integrated healthcare system with over 1,000 beds between their two campuses.  Residents will spend three months of training in the WPAHS system, during which time they will rotate between three otolaryngology practices.  The primary resident experience at WPAHS will be a structured, intensive rotation in otologic surgery with a busy otology group located at Allegheny General Hospital.  In addition to the otology experience, residents will also be involved in both plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures and in head and neck cancer procedures.  Residents will receive an additional stipend for living expenses while in Pittsburgh for the rotation.

 

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