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Nithin D. Adappa, MD

Nithin D. Adappa, MD Physician

Director, Otorhinolaryngology Allergy Clinic
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Adappa is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cranial Base Tumors
  • Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) Surgery
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Facial Fracture
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasal Tumors
  • Nose Inverting Papilloma
  • Paranasal Disorders
  • Polypectomy
  • Polypectomy - Nasal Sinus
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Inverting Papilloma
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, National American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National American Rhinology Society, National North American Skull Base Society, National Penn Medical Student Otolaryngology Interest Group, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Adappa 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Carey RM, Workman AD, Chen B, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, Kennedy DW, Lee RJ, Cohen NA: Staphylococcus aureus triggers nitric oxide production in human upper airway epithelium International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology : 2015.

Carey RM, Workman AD, Chen B, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, Kennedy DW, Lee RJ, Cohen NA: Staphylococcus aureus triggers nitric oxide production in human upper airway epithelium. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology : 2015.

Ghosh A, Hatten K, Learned KO, Rizzi MD, Lee JY, Storm PB, Palmer JN, Adappa ND: Pediatric nasoseptal flap reconstruction for suprasellar approaches. Laryngoscope : 2015.

Zhang Z, Adappa ND, Doghramji LJ, Chiu AG, Cohen NA, Palmer JN: Different clinical factors associated with Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic rhinosinusitis International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology : 2015.

Kamat A, Lee JY, Goldstein GH, Newman JG, Storm PB, Palmer JN, Adappa ND: Reconstructive challenges in the extended endoscopic transclival approach. Journal of Laryngology and Otology : 2015.

Zhang Z, Adappa ND, Chiu AG, Doghramji LJ, Cohen NA, Palmer JN: Biofilm-forming bacteria and quality of life improvement after sinus surgery. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology : 2015.

Hatten KM, Palmer JN, Lee RJ, Adappa ND, Kennedy DW, Cohen NA: Corticosteroid use does not alter nasal mucus glucose in chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Journal : 2015.

Gosh A, Hatten K, Palmer JN, Storm PB, Lee YK, Learned KO, Adappa ND: Pediatric nasoseptal flap reconstruction of suprasellar approaches. North American Skull Base Society meeting : 2015.

Ali ZS, Henn RE, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, Lee YK, Storm PB: Pediatric endoscopic skull base surgery: the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia experience. North American Skull Base Society meeting : 2015.

Adappa ND, Becker SS: Rhinology and skull base surgery: key updates in our field. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2360
Fax: (215) 614-0071
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)