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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 Surgery
  • 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 Ryan M, Chen Bei, Adappa Nithin D, Palmer James N, Kennedy David W, Lee Robert J, Cohen Noam A: Human upper airway epithelium produces nitric oxide in response to Staphylococcus epidermidis. International forum of allergy & rhinology : 2016.

Farquhar Douglas, Kim Luke, Worrall Douglas, Chiu Alexander, Lee John Y K, Khalili Sammy, Grady Sean, O'Malley Bert W, Kennedy David W, Newman Jason G, Palmer James N, Adappa Nithin D: Propensity score analysis of endoscopic and open approaches to malignant paranasal and anterior skull base tumor outcomes. The Laryngoscope 126 (8): 1724-9,2016.

Khalili Sammy, Worrall Douglas M, Brooks Steve, Morris Shane M, Farquhar Douglas, Newman Jason G, Learned Kim O, Ahn Peter H, Craig John, Kennedy David W, O'Malley Bert W, Palmer James N, Adappa Nithin D: Endoscopy versus imaging: Analysis of surveillance methods in sinonasal malignancy. Head & neck 38 (8): 1229-33,2016.

Adappa Nithin D, Truesdale Carl M, Workman Alan D, Doghramji Laurel, Mansfield Corrine, Kennedy David W, Palmer James N, Cowart Beverly J, Cohen Noam A: Correlation of T2R38 taste phenotype and in vitro biofilm formation from nonpolypoid chronic rhinosinusitis patients. International forum of allergy & rhinology 6 (8): 783-91,2016.

Tajudeen Bobby A, Adappa Nithin D: Instrumentation in Frontal Sinus Surgery. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 49 (4): 945-9,2016.

Campbell Raewynn G, Farquhar Douglas, Zhao Nina, Chiu Alexander G, Adappa Nithin D, Palmer James N: Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea secondary to idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Long-term outcomes of endoscopic repairs. American journal of rhinology & allergy 30 (4): 294-300,2016.

Schwartz Joseph S, Brooks Steven G, Stubbs Vanessa, Ghosh Ankona, Tajudeen Bobby A, Khalili Sammy, Palmer James N, Lee John Y K, Nabavizadeh Seyed Ali, Learned Kim O, Adappa Nithin D: Temporal patterns of (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography sinonasal uptake after treatment of sinonasal malignancy. International forum of allergy & rhinology : 2016.

Tajudeen Bobby A, Adappa Nithin D, Kuan Edward C, Schwartz Joseph S, Suh Jeffrey D, Wang Marilene B, Palmer James N: Smell preservation following endoscopic unilateral resection of esthesioneuroblastoma: a multi-institutional experience. International forum of allergy & rhinology : 2016.

Hariri Benjamin M, Payne Sakeena J, Chen Bei, Mansfield Corrine, Doghramji Laurel J, Adappa Nithin D, Palmer James N, Kennedy David W, Niv Masha Y, Lee Robert J: In vitro effects of anthocyanidins on sinonasal epithelial nitric oxide production and bacterial physiology. American journal of rhinology & allergy 30 (4): 261-8,2016.

Bur Andrés M, Brant Jason A, Newman Jason G, Hatten Kyle M, Cannady Steven B, Fischer John P, Lee John Y K, Adappa Nithin D: Incidence and Risk Factors for Prolonged Hospitalization and Readmission after Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery : 2016.

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)