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Samuel Becker, MD

Samuel Becker, MD Physician

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Becker is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoiditis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Arytenoid Dislocation
  • Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease
  • Asymmetrical Hearing Loss
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer of the Nasal Cavity
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak from Nose
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coblation for Tonsillectomy
  • Collagen Injection
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Crackling Sound in Ears
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • CSF Leak Repair
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Disorder of Ear Lobe
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Ear Canal Lesion
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infection - Middle Ear (Otitis Media)
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Pinning
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Enlarged Adenoids
  • Esophageal pH Test
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Facial Asymmetry Surgery
  • Facial Deformities
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Paralysis Reconstruction
  • Facial Paresis
  • Facial Skin Resurfacing Procedures
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Foreign Body in Ear
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head Mass
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation
  • Hearing Evaluation
  • Hearing Loss
  • History of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty
  • Inner Ear Trauma
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngotracheoplasty
  • Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
  • Lip Droop
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lump in Throat
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Mastoiditis
  • Maxillectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microsurgery
  • Middle Ear Exploration
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mixed Hearing Loss
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Infections
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Neural Hearing Loss
  • Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx
  • Nose Bleed
  • Nose Deformities
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nystagmus
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pain
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oropharyngeal Disorders
  • Osteoma
  • Otalgia
  • Otoacoustic Emissions Test
  • Ototoxicity
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perichondritis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Polyp of Cheek
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Problems with Smell and Taste
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Duct
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinonasal Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Mucocele
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Small Ear Canal
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech Aid Prosthesis
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Spots on Mouth
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stomatitis
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • 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
  • Temporal Bone Fracture
  • Throat Abscess
  • 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
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transnasal Repair CSF Leak
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Tympanometry
  • Tympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Vestibular Services
  • Videostroboscopy
  • 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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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 California - San Francisco
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:

Memberships

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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Becker is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Becker SS, Lupa M: Septoplasty Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, 2nd Edition : 2018.

Adappa N, Becker SS: The State of Sinus Care in 2017 Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 25 (1): 3,2017.

Yu JL, Becker SS: Postnasal Drip and Postnasal Drip-Related Cough Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 24 (1): 15-19,2016.

Becker SS, Adappa N: Rhinology: Updates on Best Practice Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 24 (1): 1-2,2016.

Daramola O, Becker SS: An Algorithmic Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Olfactory Disorders Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 23 (1): 8-14,2015.

Adappa N, Becker SS: Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery: Key Updates in Our Field Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 23 (1): 1,2015.

Becker SS, Daramola O: Maxillary Sinus Surgery Atlas of Surgery on the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base : 2015.

Cottrill E, Becker SS, DeLaurentis D: Pearls and Pitfalls: Medico-Legal Considerations for Sinus Surgery Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 22 (1): 75-9,2014.

Becker SS, Adappa N: Rhinology: Clinical Questions, Practical Answers Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 22 (1): 1,2014.

Becker SS: Rhinology-Back to the Future Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 21 (16): 1-2,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Becker Nose and Sinus Center
256 Bunn Drive, Suite A

Princeton, NJ 08540
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)