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Jonathan M. Lee, MD

Jonathan M. Lee, MD Physician

Associate Director, Otorhinolaryngology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Director, Otorhinolaryngology, Penn Medicine Radnor Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Korean
  • Spanish

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Jonathan M. Lee

Jonathan M. Lee, MD serves as the Director of Otorhinolaryngology at Penn Medicine Radnor, and the Associate Director of Otorhinolaryngology at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  He has clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, with a focus on chronic sinusitis, nasal airway obstruction, and obstructive sleep apnea. 

He is highly involved in the residency education program and has recently redesigned the educational curriculum.  His research interests include odontogenic sinusitis (sinus problems arising from the teeth), obstructive sleep apnea, and residency education.  He practices patient centered medicine, and believes in providing patients with the information they need to make well-informed decisions about their health.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease
  • Asymmetrical Hearing Loss
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choking Sensation
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Crackling Sound in Ears
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Ear Canal Lesion
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infection - Middle Ear (Otitis Media)
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Enlarged Adenoids
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Pain
  • Foreign Body in Ear
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Headache
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation
  • Hearing Evaluation
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lump in Throat
  • Maxillectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mixed Hearing Loss
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Infections
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Neural Hearing Loss
  • Nose Bleed
  • Nose Deformities
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pain
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oropharyngeal Disorders
  • Osteoma
  • Otalgia
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Problems with Smell and Taste
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Duct
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinonasal Mucocele
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Small Ear Canal
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Spots on Mouth
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Swooshing Sound in Ears
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Drainage
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsil Removal Surgery (Tonsillectomy)
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Tympanometry
  • Tympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Strain
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Prosthesis
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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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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 Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Otolaryngology, International Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee 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:

Obstructive sleep apnea
Residency Education
Bacterial Biofilms
Odontogenic Sinusitis

Selected Publications:

Thaler ER, Rassekh CH, Lee JM, Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW Jr.: Outcomes for Multilevel Surgery for Sleep Apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Transoral Robotic Surgery, and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Laryngoscope 126 (1): 266-9,2016.

Gomez ED, Lee JM: Predictors of Initial Technical Skill Acquisition in Otorhinolaryngology Residency Applicants Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, FL : 2014.

Ghosh A, Lee JM: A Case of New World Leishmaniasis Involving Nasal Mucosa American Rhinologic Society, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, Las Vegas, NV : 2014.

Lee JM, Weinstein GS, O'Malley Jr. BW, Thaler ER: Transoral robot assisted lingual tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for obstructive sleep apnea Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 121 (10): 635-9,2012.

Lee JM, Bigelow D, Ruckenstein M: Avoiding Ceiling Effects: Use of the AzBio Sentence Test to Measure Post-Operative Speech Perception in Cochlear Implant Recipients 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies : 2012.

Lee JM, Bigelow D, Ruckenstein M: Avoiding Ceiling Effects: Use of the AzBio Sentence Test to Measure Post-Operative Speech Perception in Cochlear Implant Recipients 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Baltimore, MD : 2012.

Lee JM, Hashmi N, Bloom JD, Tamashiro E, Doghramji L, Sarani B, Palmer JN, Cohen NA, Mirza N: Biofilm accumulation on endotracheal tubes following prolonged intubation J Laryngol Otol 126 (3): 267-70,2012.

Lee JM, Abboud SK, Leahy KP, Mirza N: The Management of Sports-Related Laryngeal Trauma Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Miami, FL : 2012.

Lee JM, Abboud SK, Leahy KP, Mirza N: The Management of Sports-Related Laryngeal Trauma Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Miami, FL : 2012.

Lee JM, Malloy KM, Newman JG: A Novel Surgical Approach to a Giant Intranasal Lobular Hemangioma: Endonasal Endoscopic Use of the Harmonic Scalpel American Rhinologic Society 57th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2011.

Academic Contact Info

3737 Market Street
3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)