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Erica R. Thaler, MD

Erica R. Thaler, MD Physician

Director, Division of General Otorhinolaryngology
Director, Otorhinolaryngology Outpatient Surgical Practices, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Otorhinolaryngology, Penn Medicine Radnor
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Thaler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Erica R. Thaler

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue,  2012, and 2014 - 2016

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Nasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Repair
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Polypectomy (Nasal Polyp Removal Surgery)
  • Pansinusitis
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery
  • Parotid Gland Tumors
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Inverting Papilloma
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Submandibular Tumor
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, National American Board of Otolaryngology, National American College of Surgeons, National American Rhinologic Association, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Local Pennsylvania Medical Association, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons, National Triologic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Thaler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

Campanini, A.,Kotecha, B. Thaler, E.: Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) Vicini, C., Hoff, P., Montevecchi, F., eds., TransOral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Practical Guide to Surgical Approach and Patient Management. : 41-50,2017.

Vicini, C., Montevecchi, F., Campanini, A., Dallan, I., Hoff, P., Spector, M., Thaler, E., Ahn, J., Baptista, P., Remacle, M., Lawson, G., Benazzo, M., and Canzi, P.: Expected Outcomes Vicini, C., Hoff, P., Montevecchi, F., eds., TransOral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Practical Guide to Surgical Approach and Patient Management. : 143-150,2017.

Thomas, W., Douglas, J., O'Malley, B., Weinstein, G., Thaler, E., Rassekh, C: Utilization of Sialendoscopy in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Academy of Head and Neck Surgery OO : 2016.

Schwab, R., Leinward, S., Keenan B., Thaler, E.: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Early Experiences at the University of Pennsylvania SLEEP : 2016.

Thaler, E., Rassekh, C., Lee, J, Weinstein, G, O'Malley, B: Outcomes for Multilevel Surgery for Sleep Apnea, Trans-oral Robotic Surgery, and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Laryngoscope 126 (1): 2016.

Heiser, C., Thaler, E., Boon, M., Soose, R., Woodson, B: Updates of Operative Techniques for Upper Airway Stimulation Laryngoscope submitted : 2016.

Thaler,E.; Schwab, R.: Single-Institution Experience and Learning Curve with upper Airway Stimulation Laryngoscope 00 : 2016.

Thaler, E: Management of the Epiglottis Friedman, M., Jacobowitz, O., eds., Sleep Apnea and Snoring - Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, 2nd ed. : 2016.

Chiffer, R., Schwab, R., Keenan, B., Borek, R., Thaler, E.: Volumetric MRI analysis Pre and Post Transoral Robotic-assisted Posterior Glossectomy and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Laryngoscope 125 (8): 1988-95,2015.

Hoff, P., D'Agostino, M., Thaler, E.: Transoral Robotic Surgery in Benign Disease Including Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Safety and Feasibility Laryngoscope 125 (8): 1988-95,2015.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - 5th Floor Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4533
Fax: (215) 614-0071
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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