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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 Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Thaler is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Erica R. Thaler

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013 - 2019

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2019

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2012 - 2019

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Balance Disorders
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Cough
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Ear Infection - Middle Ear (Otitis Media)
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Deformities
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microsurgery
  • Mouth Infections
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nose Bleed
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oral Pain
  • Oropharyngeal Disorders
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Sinonasal Mucocele
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smell Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Throat Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Removal Surgery (Tonsillectomy)
  • Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Voice Disorders
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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: Harvard University
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, National Triologic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Thaler 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.


Selected Publications:

Huntley, C., Boon, M., Thaler, E., Kominsky, A., Heiser, C.: OSA Outcomes: Comparing UPPP and the Upper Airway Stimulation ADHERE Registry Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,New Orleans, LA. : 2019.

Thaler, E., Schwab, R, Soose, R. et al: Results of the ADHERE Upper Airway Stimulation Registry and Predictors of Therapy Efficacy Laryngoscope (10.1002/lary.28286): 2019.

Kezerian, E., Heiser C., Steffen A., Hofauer B., Doghramji K., Sommer J., Soose, R., Schwab r., Thaler E., Withrow K., Kominsky A., Larsen C., Hsia J., Mehra R., Waters T., Strohl K.: Previous Surgery and Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg : Epub ahead of print,2019.

Mahmoud, A; Thaler, E: Outcomes of Hypoglossal Nerve Upper Airway Stimulation in Patients with Isolated Retropalatal Collapse Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 160 (6): 1124-1129,2019.

Bohorquez, D, Mahmoud, A., Yu, J., Thaler, E.: Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy and Sleep Architecture in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Laryngoscope : epub ahead of print,2019.

Gomez, E., Thaler, E., O'Malley, B., Rassekh, C., Weinstein, G., Newman, J., Brody, R.: Techniques for Developing and Viewing Stereoscopic Three-Dimensional Teaching Videos for Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) J. of Robotic Surgery : epub ahead of print,2019.

Darwin, Evan, BA; Thaler, Erica, MD; Lev-Tov, Hadar, MD: Wound Odor: Current Methods of Treatment and need for Objective Measures G Ital Dermatol Venereol 154 (2): 2019.

Green, Katherine; Kent, David; D'Agostino, Mark; Hoff, Paul; Lin, Ho-Sheng; Soose, Ryan; Gillespie, M.; Yaremchuk, Kathleen; Carrasco-Llatas, Marina; Woodson, B. Tucker; Jacobowitz, Ofer; Thaler, Erica; Barrera, Jose; Capasso, Robson; Liu, Stanley; Hsia, Jennifer; Mann, Daljit; Meraj, Taha; Kezirian, Eric: Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy and Surgical Outcomes: A Multi-center Cohort Study Laryngoscope 129 (3): 761-770,2019.

Heiser, Clemens....Thaler, E: Post-Approval Upper Airway Stimulation Predictors of Treatment Efficacy in the Adhere Registry European Respiratory Journal 53 (1): 2019.

Jason L. Yu, MD, Ahmad Mahmoud, MD, Erica R. Thaler, MD: Transoral Robotic Surgery versus Upper Airway Stimulation in Select Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Laryngoscope 129 (1): 2019.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - 5th Floor Silverstein

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

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