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Pamela Roehm, MD, PhD

Pamela Roehm, MD, PhD


Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Director, Division of Otology and Neurotology

Telephone:  215-707-3663

Email: pamela.roehm@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Otolaryngology


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree, Emory University, Atlanta, GA,1990


MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1999


Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000


Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004


Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2006


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clinical Interests:

  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Hearing loss
  • Conductive, sudden and sensorineural hearing loss
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Ear infections, chronic ear infections
  • Ostesclerosis
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Vestibular and facial schwannomas
  • Ear canal and temporal bone cancer
  • Glomus tympanicum
  • Glomus jugulare
  • Cochlear and brainstem implants
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Endolymphatic sac tumors
  • Tumors of the middle fossa

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board certifications:


  • Otolaryngology
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Neurotology


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professional affiliations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • American Neurotologic Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • AAO-HNS Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts

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Research Interests:

  • Bell's palsy
  • Delayed facial palsy
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Vesicular trafficking within neurons

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Books/Book Chapters:




Roehm PC, Berg JM. "Selectivity of methylation of metal-bound cysteines and its consequences," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1998, 120(50), 13083-13087.


Roehm PC, Snyderman C. "Nasopharyngeal teflon granuloma presenting as an erosive anterior skull base lesion," Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2004, 14(Supplement 1).


Roehm PC. "The childcare dilemma: daycare versus nanny," AAO-HNS Bulletin, March 2011.




Roehm PC. Structure and thermodynamic analysis of two zinc binding domains. Graduate thesis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.




Cosseti M, Roehm PC. "Chapter 161: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis," in Johnson JT and ROsen C. (eds). Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology, Fifth Edition.


Heman-Ackah SE, Roehm PC. "Osteomyelitis of the Temporal Bone," in McKinnon B, Samy R (eds). Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Springer, 2011.


Roehm PC, Dunn C, Tyler R, Gantz BJ. "Adult Cochlear Implantation: Cochlear implantation in prelingually deafened adults: speech recognition outcomes," in Shin JJ, Hartnick CJ, Randolph GW (eds). Evidence-Based Otolaryngology, Springer Verlag International, 2006.


Roehm PC, Dunn C, Tyler R, Gantz BJ. "Adult Cochlear Implantation: Cochlear implantation in postlingually deafened adults: speech recognition outcomes," in Shin JJ, Hartnick CJ, Randolph GW (eds). Evidence-Based Otolaryngology, Springer Verlag International, 2006.


Roehm PC, Rubenstein JT, Gantz BJ. "Facial nerve disorders," in Hughes GB, and Pensak ML (eds). Clinical Otology, Third Edition, Thieme, 2006.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25978655. Nayak S, He L, Roehm PC, Superior Versus Inferior Vestibular Neuritis: Are There Intrinsic Differences in Infection, Reactivation, or Production of Infectious Particles Between the Vestibular Ganglia? Otol Neurotol 36:7(1266-74)2015 Aug

25923123. Zuniga S, Khurana JS, Roehm PC, Eccrine Poroma of the External Auditory Canal. Otol Neurotol 36:8(e142-3)2015 Sep

25251300. Hagiwara M, Roland JT Jr, Wu X, Nusbaum A, Babb JS, Roehm PC, Hammerschlag P, Lalwani AK, Fatterpekar G, Identification of endolymphatic hydrops in Ménière's disease utilizing delayed postcontrast 3D FLAIR and fused 3D FLAIR and CISS color maps. Otol Neurotol 35:10(e337-42)2014 Dec

25080364. Cohen BE, Durstenfeld A, Roehm PC, Viral causes of hearing loss: a review for hearing health professionals. Trends Hear 18:()2014 Jul 29

24999501. Fritz MA, Roehm PC, Bannan MA, Lalwani AK, Extracellular and intracellular melanin in inflammatory middle ear disease. Laryngoscope 124:6(E241-4)2014 Jun

24622026. Turner MT, Nayak S, Kuhn M, Roehm PC, The effects of dexamethasone and acyclovir on a cell culture model of delayed facial palsy. Otol Neurotol 35:4(712-8)2014 Apr

24518413. Durstenfeld AL, Aneja A, Liu J, Durra H, Roehm PC, Facial nerve invasion by basal cell carcinoma. Otol Neurotol 35:3(e121-2)2014 Mar

23766904. Gupta S, Mends F, Hagiwara M, Fatterpekar G, Roehm PC, Imaging the facial nerve: a contemporary review. Radiol Res Pract 2013:(248039)2013

23739554. Pollack A, Cohen BE, Hagiwara M, Roehm PC, Idiopathic pachymeningitis presenting with progressive sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and confusion. Otol Neurotol 34:6(e47-8)2013 Aug

22956179. Hagiwara M, Shaikh JA, Fang Y, Fatterpekar G, Roehm PC, Prevalence of radiographic semicircular canal dehiscence in very young children: an evaluation using high-resolution computed tomography of the temporal bones. Pediatr Radiol 42:12(1456-64)2012 Dec

22722142. Chen S, Hagiwara M, Roehm PC, Spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting with severe sensorineural hearing loss and headache. Otol Neurotol 33:8(e65-6)2012 Oct

22491318. Kobayashi M, Kim JY, Camarena V, Roehm PC, Chao MV, Wilson AC, Mohr I, A primary neuron culture system for the study of herpes simplex virus latency and reactivation. J Vis Exp :62()2012 Apr 2

22180117. Tajudeen BA, Lanson BG, Roehm PC, Glossal abscess as a complication of tongue-base suspension surgery. Ear Nose Throat J 90:12(E15-7)2011 Dec

22158020. Kuhn MA, Nayak S, Camarena V, Gardner J, Wilson A, Mohr I, Chao MV, Roehm PC, A cell culture model of facial palsy resulting from reactivation of latent herpes simplex type 1. Otol Neurotol 33:1(87-92)2012 Jan

21956344. Shaikh JA, Roehm PC, Does addition of antiviral medication to high-dose corticosteroid therapy improve hearing recovery following idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss? Laryngoscope 121:11(2280-1)2011 Nov

21898423. Roehm PC, Camarena V, Nayak S, Gardner JB, Wilson A, Mohr I, Chao MV, Cultured vestibular ganglion neurons demonstrate latent HSV1 reactivation. Laryngoscope 121:10(2268-75)2011 Oct

21761973. Roehm PC, Mallen-St Clair J, Jethanamest D, Golfinos JG, Shapiro W, Waltzman S, Roland JT Jr, Auditory rehabilitation of patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 by using cochlear implants. J Neurosurg 115:4(827-34)2011 Oct

21606048. Kuhn M, Heman-Ackah SE, Shaikh JA, Roehm PC, Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a review of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Trends Amplif 15:3(91-105)2011 Sep

21361884. Budenz CL, Cosetti MK, Coelho DH, Birenbaum B, Babb J, Waltzman SB, Roehm PC, The effects of cochlear implantation on speech perception in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 59:3(446-53)2011 Mar

20524576. Budenz CL, Tajudeen BA, Roehm PC, Actinomycosis of the temporal bone and brain: case report and review of the literature. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 119:5(313-8)2010 May

20083790. Tajudeen BA, Zeitler DM, Yee H, Roland JT, Roehm PC, Pathology quiz case 2. Pneumocystis carinii (also known as Pneumocystis jiroveci) infection of the right temporal bone. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:1(101)2010 Jan

18199963. Le BT, Roehm PC, Petrous apex mucocele. Otol Neurotol 29:1(102-3)2008 Jan

18055215. Roehm PC, Xu N, Woodson EA, Green SH, Hansen MR, Membrane depolarization inhibits spiral ganglion neurite growth via activation of multiple types of voltage sensitive calcium channels and calpain. Mol Cell Neurosci 37:2(376-87)2008 Feb

17667776. Roehm PC, Gantz BJ, Management of acoustic neuromas in patients 65 years or older. Otol Neurotol 28:5(708-14)2007 Aug

17443790. Hansen MR, Roehm PC, Xu N, Green SH, Overexpression of Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL prevents spiral ganglion neuron death and inhibits neurite growth. Dev Neurobiol 67:3(316-25)2007 Feb 15

17006352. Gurgel RK, Roehm PC, Hansen MR, Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as a unilateral cranial nerve VIII mass: a case report. Otol Neurotol 27:7(1014-6)2006 Oct

16691151. Shellenberger DL, Roehm PC, Gantz B, Large extradural epidermoid tumor of the temporal bone and posterior fossa cranium. Otol Neurotol 27:7(1043-4)2006 Oct

16639270. Roehm PC, Gantz BJ, Cochlear implant explantation as a sequela of severe chronic otitis media: case report and review of the literature. Otol Neurotol 27:3(332-6)2006 Apr

16432850. Hansen MR, Roehm PC, Chatterjee P, Green SH, Constitutive neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling contributes to human vestibular schwannoma proliferation. Glia 53:6(593-600)2006 Apr 15

16160524. Roehm PC, Hansen MR, Strategies to preserve or regenerate spiral ganglion neurons. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 13:5(294-300)2005 Oct

14976663. Roehm PC, Rosen C, Dynamic voice assessment using flexible laryngoscopy--how I do it: a targeted problem and its solution. Am J Otolaryngol 25:2(138-41)2004 Mar-Apr

12019485. Keelawat S, Liu CZ, Roehm PC, Barnes L, Adenosquamous carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract: a clinicopathologic study of 12 cases and review of the literature. Am J Otolaryngol 23:3(160-8)2002 May-Jun

10522511. Roehm PC, Niparko JK, Quiz case 1. Squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 125:10(1158, 1160)1999 Oct

10098540. Roehm PC, Perry JD, Girkin CA, Miller NR, Prevalence of periocular depigmentation after repeated botulinum toxin A injections in African American patients. J Neuroophthalmol 19:1(7-9)1999 Mar

9254622. Roehm PC, Berg JM, Sequential metal binding by the RING finger domain of BRCA1. Biochemistry 36:33(10240-5)1997 Aug 19

8357177. McIntosh KR, Roehm PC, Drachman DB, Tolerance to AChR induced by AChR-coupled syngeneic cells: clonal anergy? Ann N Y Acad Sci 681:(306-9)1993 Jun 21

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