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Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD

Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD Physician

Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Physician Executive, Penn Specialty Practices Vice President, UPHS Professor of Radiation Oncology Professor of Otorhinolaryngology in Neurosurgery Gabriel Tucker Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. O'Malley is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Bert W. O'Malley, Jr.

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 to 2019

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Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acinic Cell Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Head and Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Anaplastic Cancer of Thyroid
  • Base of Skull Tumors
  • Cancer of the Hard/Soft Palate
  • Cancer of the Parotid
  • Cancer of the Supraglottis
  • Cancer of the Vocal Cords
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak from Nose
  • CSF Leak Repair
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Face Cancer
  • Facial Tumor
  • Facial Tumors
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Follicular Cancer of Thyroid
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Melanoma
  • Head and Neck Sarcoma
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head and Neck Tumor Reconstruction
  • Head Mass
  • History of Pituitary Mass
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Jaw Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
  • Lump in Throat
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Lip
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Medullary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Papillary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinonasal Carcinoma
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Approach
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Transnasal Repair CSF Leak
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Tumor of Parotid Gland
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh


American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, National American Association for Cancer Research, National American BronchoEsophagology Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Head and Neck Society, National American Laryngologic Association, National American Rhinologic Society, National American Society for Gene Therapy, National Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), International International Academy of Oral Oncology, International International College of Surgeons, International North American Skull Base Society, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Robotic Surgery, National Society of University Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons, National The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local The John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania, Local The Kathadin Medical and Philosophical Society, Local The Triological Society,, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. O'Malley is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Gene and Molecular Therapy

Selected Publications:

Shanti Rabie M, O'Malley Bert W: Surgical Management of Oral Cancer. Dental clinics of North America 62 (1): 77-86,2018.

Hatten Kyle M, Brody Robert M, Weinstein Gregory S, Newman Jason G, Bur Andres M, Chalian Ara A, OʼMalley Bert W, Rassekh Christopher H, Cannady Steven B: Defining the Role of Free Flaps for Transoral Robotic Surgery. Annals of plastic surgery 80 (1): 45-49,2018.

Bur Andrés M, Gomez Ernest D, Newman Jason G, Weinstein Gregory S, O'Malley Bert W, Rassekh Christopher H, Kuchenbecker Katherine J: Evaluation of high-fidelity simulation as a training tool in transoral robotic surgery. The Laryngoscope 127 (12): 2790-2795,2017.

Routman David M, Funk Ryan K, Tangsriwong Kanograt, Lin Alexander, Keeney Michael G, García Joaquín J, Zarka Matthew A, Lewis Jason T, Stoddard David G, Moore Eric J, Day Courtney N, Zhai Qihui, Price Katharine A, Lukens John N, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Weinstein Gregory S, O'Malley Bert W, Foote Robert L, Ma Daniel J: Relapse Rates With Surgery Alone in Human Papillomavirus-Related Intermediate- and High-Risk Group Oropharynx Squamous Cell Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Review. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 99 (4): 938-946,2017.

Ahn Peter H, Finlay Jarod C, Gallagher-Colombo Shannon M, Quon Harry, O'Malley Bert W, Weinstein Gregory S, Chalian Ara, Malloy Kelly, Sollecito Thomas, Greenberg Martin, Simone Charles B, McNulty Sally, Lin Alexander, Zhu Timothy C, Livolsi Virginia, Feldman Michael, Mick Rosemarie, Cengel Keith A, Busch Theresa M: Lesion Oxygenation Associates with Clinical Outcomes in Premalignant and Early Stage Head and Neck Tumors Treated on a Phase 1 Trial of Photodynamic Therapy. Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy 21 : 28-35,2017.

Kayyali Mohammad N, Wright Alexander C, Ramsey Andrew J, Brant Jason A, Stein Joel M, O'Malley Bert W, Li Daqing: Challenges and opportunities in developing targeted molecular imaging to determine inner ear defects of sensorineural hearing loss. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine 14 (2): 397-404,2017.

Banerjee Sagarika, Tian Tian, Wei Zhi, Peck Kristen N, Shih Natalie, Chalian Ara A, O'Malley Bert W, Weinstein Gregory S, Feldman Michael D, Alwine James, Robertson Erle S: Microbial Signatures Associated with Oropharyngeal and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Scientific reports 7 (1): 4036,2017.

Ojerholm Eric, Lukens J Nicholas, Ahn Peter H, Geiger Geoffrey, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Newman Jason, Chalian Ara, Weinstein Gregory, O'Malley Bert W, Cohen Roger, Lin Alexander: Benefits of omitting primary site radiation therapy after transoral robotic surgery: Only time will tell. Practical radiation oncology 7 (3): e157-e158,2017.

Xu Qilin, Shanti Rabie M, Zhang Qunzhou, Cannady Steven B, O'Malley Bert W, Le Anh D: A Gingiva-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Laden Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa Extracellular Matrix Construct Promotes Myomucosal Regeneration of the Tongue. Tissue engineering. Part A 23 (7-8): 301-312,2017.

Hatten Kyle M, O'Malley Bert W, Bur Andres M, Patel Mihir R, Rassekh Christopher H, Newman Jason G, Cannady Steven B, Chalian Ara A, Hodnett Benjamin L, Lin Alexander, Lukens John N, Cohen Roger B, Bauml Joshua M, Montone Kathleen T, Livolsi Virginia A, Weinstein Gregory S: Transoral Robotic Surgery-Assisted Endoscopy With Primary Site Detection and Treatment in Occult Mucosal Primaries. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 143 (3): 267-273,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Univ PA Health System
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
5 Ravdin
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5383
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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