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Soo Kim Abboud, MD

Soo Kim Abboud, MD Physician

Section Chief, Otorhinolaryngology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Korean

Dr. Abboud is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Soo Kim Abboud

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • BOTOX® Injection
  • BOTOX® Injection for Voice Disorders
  • BOTOX® Injection for Wrinkles
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervical Lesions
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Otitis Media
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) Surgery
  • Dizziness
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Ear and Balance Disorders
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection (Otitis)
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Microsurgery
  • Ear Pain
  • Endoscopic Nasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Melanoma
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Facial Pain
  • Fluid in Ears
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head/Neck Pathology
  • Hearing Loss
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma Removal Surgery
  • Ménière's Disease
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lesions
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Bleed
  • Nose Inverting Papilloma
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Otology Testing
  • Paranasal Disorders
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Inverting Papilloma
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Lesions
  • Throat Mass/Lump
  • Throat Pain
  • Throat/Tonsil Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Removal Surgery (Glossectomy)
  • Tonsillar Cellulitis
  • Undiagnosed Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery - Laser
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Description of Clinical Expertise

Sjogren's Syndrome, lip biopsies, thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, obstructive sleep apnea

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Abboud is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have 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:

Sjogren's syndrome

Selected Publications:

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

Leibowitz J, Hashmi N, Mirza N, Abboud SK.: Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Nasopharynx Treated with Surgery and Adjuvant Radiation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngology 12 (2): 2011.

Abboud SK: Treatment of Other Sicca Symptoms: Dry Ears,Nose,and Sinuses The New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook : 218-221,2011.

Abboud SK, Cohen MA, Dow K, Mirza N: Presentation and Subsequent Publication Rates Among Women and Men at the Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meetings Over a 5-Year Period. Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, October 2009, San Diego, CA. : 2009.

Leibowitz J, Hashmi N, Mirza N, Abboud SK: Case Report: Isolated Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Nasopharynx Treated with Surgical Resection Followed by Radiation Therapy. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings, May 2009, Phoenix, Arizona. : 2009.

Abboud, Soo Kim: Orofacial Pain, Clinical Pain Syndromes Anesthesia Pocket Consult: Pain Management : 2008.

Chennupati SK, Sparano AM, Dow KR, Mirza N, Abboud SK: Tonsillar Hypertrophy a More Frequent Cause of Sleep Apnea in African-American Patients: Incidence and Implications for Treatment and Long-term Sequelae PAO-HNS Meeting, Bedford Springs, PA : 2008.

Abboud, Joseph A. and Abboud, Soo Kim: No More Joint Pain Yale University Press : 2008.

Peggy S. Myung, MD, PhD, Mondira Kundu, MD, PhD, Soo Kim Abboud, MD: Eosinophilic Granuloma Presenting as Painless Cervical Lymphadenopathy in a Patient Positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 134 (2): 203-205,2008.

Mirza N, Machtay M, Devine PA, Troxel A, Abboud SK, Doty, RL.: Gustatory Impairment in Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Irradiation. Laryngoscope 118 (1): 24-31,2008.

Academic Contact Info

51 N. 39th Street
Medical Office Building, Suite 205
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Chief of Otolaryngology, Penn Presbyterian

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9900
Fax: (215) 243-4641
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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