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Case Studies

These actual case reports in Penn’s complex cases series reveal the intricacy, sophistication, and complexity of the surgeries performed every day at Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

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Erica R. Thaler, MD

Welcome to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Erica Thaler, MD FACS serves as the Interim Chair of the Division of General Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery and is Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Penn.
Erica R. Thaler, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Director, Otorhinolaryngology Outpatient Surgical Practices, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

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About Us

Penn Otorhinolaryngology has been ranked among the nation's best in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the ear, nose, throat and areas of the head and neck.


Our faculty is made up of clinicians, educators and researchers in the field of otorhinolaryngology.

Clinical Care

Penn Otorhinolaryngology offers clinical programs of excellence for the ears, nose and throat.

Education and Training

Penn's Academic Department of Otorhinolaryngology offers residency and fellowship training programs that provide a diverse and professionally fulfilling foundation for future otolaryngologists.


Penn's Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery conducts basic and clinical studies with the goal of further understanding and advancing treatments for disorders of the head and neck.

Case Studies

Learn about complex cases performed at Penn Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department