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Robert M. Brody, MD

Robert M. Brody, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Brody is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Head and Neck
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Disorders
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer of the Nasal Cavity
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak from Nose
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cheek Problems
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Ear Canal Lesion
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Mass
  • Earache
  • Enlarged Adenoids
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Facial Asymmetry Surgery
  • Facial Deformities
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paralysis Reconstruction
  • Facial Paresis
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Foreign Body in Ear
  • Goiter
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head and Neck Tumor Reconstruction
  • Head Mass
  • History of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngotracheoplasty
  • Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
  • Lip Droop
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lump in Throat
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Mastoiditis
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Flap Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx
  • Nose Bleed
  • Nose Deformities
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pain
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oropharyngeal Disorders
  • Osteoma
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Pharyngeal Flap Surgery
  • Polyp of Cheek
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Duct
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinonasal Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Mucocele
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Spots on Mouth
  • Stomatitis
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsil Removal Surgery (Tonsillectomy)
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transnasal Repair CSF Leak
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • 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
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina Hospital


American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National American Head and Neck Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Brody 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:

Hatten KM, Brody RM, Weinstein GS, Newman JG, Bur AM, Chalian AA, O'Malley BW Jr., Rassekh CH, Cannady SB: Defining the Role of Free Flaps for TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Ann Plast Surg 80 (1): 45-49,2018.

Workman AD, Brody RM, Parasher AK, Glicksman JT, Brooks SG, Newman JG, Rassekh CH, Chalian AA, Chiu A, Weinstein GS, Adappa ND, O'Malley BW Jr, Palmer JN: Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: A 15-Year Single Institution Experience 2017 North American Skull Base Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA : 2017.

Thomas WW, Alotabi A, Brody RM, Rabut E, Cohen NA, Friedman O, Dodge GR: Characterization of Injury Induced by Routine Surgical Manipulations of Septal Cartilage Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.

Brody RM, Gomez ED, Thaler E, O'Malley BW Jr, Weinstein GS, Newman JG: The Use of Stereoscopic 3-D Video in Transoral Robotic Surgery Society of Robotic Surgery Meeting, Miami, FL : 2017.

Bur AM, Brant JA, Mulvey CL, Nicolli EA, Brody RM, Fischer JP, Cannady SB, Newman JG: Association of Clinical Risk Factors and Postoperative Complications with Unplanned Hospital Readmission After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 142 (12): 1184-90,2016.

Brody RM, Pandey NC, Bur AM, O'Malley BW Jr, Rassekh CH, Weinstein GS, Chalian AA, Newman JG, Cannady SB: Anterior Lateral Thigh Osteomyocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction in the Head and Neck: The Anterolateral Thigh Osteomyocutaneous Femur Bone Flap Head Neck 38 (12): 1788-93,2016.

Levi JM, McKee-Cole KM, Barth PC, Brody RM, Reilly JS: Outcomes of Recalcitrant Idiopathic Epistaxis in Children: Septoplasty as a Surgical Treatment Laryngoscope 126 (12): 2833-37,2016.

Gomez ED, Brody RM, Newman JG, Cannady SB: Donor and Recipient Site Characteristics as Predictors of Postoperative Complications in Free Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Bur AM, Walls AD, Brody RM, Brant J, Hatten KM, Newman JG, Chalian AA, Cannady SB: Pre-Operative Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Predicts Early Failure in Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Brody RM, Bur AM, Chalian AA, Newman JG, Cannady SB: Intra-Operative Resew Predicts Post-Operative Complications Including Reoperation Rate and Free Flap Failure in Head and Neck Reconstruction AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St, 5 Ravdin
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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