Lisa M. Elden, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Areas of Expertise: Ear disease
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Exton; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MDCM - McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Canada

    Internship

    Rotating Internship - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    General Surgery - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Residency

    Otolaryngology - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Board Certification

    Otolaryngology

    Graduate Degree

    MSc in Electrophysiology - Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Surgical Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders

    Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Elden LM, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. Otolaryngologic disorders. In: Coran AG, Adzick NS, Krummel TM, Laberge J, Shamberger R, editors. Pediatric surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.; 2012.

    Elden LM. Diagnosis and management of acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, editors. Pediatric otolaryngology principles and practice pathways. 2nd ed. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2012. p. 235-52.

    2010

    Elden LM, Potsic WP: Otolaryngologic Emergencies. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 6th ed. Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Page: 1663-1678, June 2010.

    2009

    Elden LM. Common pediatric otolaryngology problems in the neonatal unit. In: Kirpalani HM, Huang L, Michenko MJ, Duffet M, editors. Manual of pediatric intensive care. Shelton (CT): Peoples Medical Publishing House; 2009. p. 186-214.

    2008

    Elden L, Tom LWC. Pediatric perspectives of rhinosinusitis. In: Thaler ER, Kennedy DW, editors. Rhinosinusitis: a guide for diagnosis and management. New York:.Springer Science+Business Media, LLC; 2008.  p.  205-22.

    2007

    Elden LM. Otitis media. In:Wetmore RF, editor. Pediatric otolaryngology: the requisites in pediatrics.  Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2007.  p. 77-94.

    2006

    Baum ED, Elden LM. Bacterial infections of the neck. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA, editors. Current pediatric therapy. 18th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2006.  p. 1117-20.

    Elden LM, Potsic WP. Otolaryngologic emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2006. p. 1663-78.

    2004

    Tom LWC, Elden LM, Marsh RR. Topical antifungals. In: Roland P, Rutka J, editors. Ototoxicity. Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker; 2004.  p.134-39.

    2003

    Elden LM, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in children. In:  Fairbanks, Michelson, Woodson, editors. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2003. p. 241-53. 

    2002

    Elden LM, Wetmore R, Potsic WP. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in children. In: Fairbanks DNF, Mickelson SA , Woodson BT, editors. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

    Elden LM. Common pediatric otolaryngology problems in the neonatal unit. In: Handbook on common neonatal problems. 2002.

    1998

    Elden, LM, Grundfast KM. The atelactatic ear. In: Lalwani, A.K. and Grundfast, K.M., editors. Pediatric Otology and Neurotology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1998.

    Papers

    2012

    Elden L, Reinders M, Witmer C. Predictors of bleeding disorders in children with epistaxis: Value of preoperative tests and clinical screening. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. Epub 2012 Mar 27. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22459034.Read the abstract

    2011

    Elden LM, Reinders ME, Kazahaya K, Tom LW. Management of isolated sphenoid sinus disease in children: a surgical perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Dec;75(12):1594-8. Epub 2011 Oct 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22005666. Read the abstract

    Leibowitz JM, Smith LP, Cohen MA, Dunham BP, Guttenberg M, Elden LM. Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Jul;75(7):899-904. Epub 2011 Apr 29. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21531029. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    Poster presentations

    2012

    Shen J, Elden LM. Intracranial complications of sinusitis in children: outcomes and predictors [poster presentation]. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting; 2012 Apr 20-22; San Diego, CA.

    Cheng J, Lewis C, Elden L. Bilateral persistent stapedial arteries without aberrant internal carotid arteries and bilateral conductive hearing loss [poster presentation]. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting; 2012 Apr 20-22; San Diego, CA.

    Cheng J, Elden LM. Management of pediatric second branchial arch fistulae: is tonsillectomy necessary? [poster presentation]. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting; 2012 Apr 20-22; San Diego, CA. (Awarded 2nd place).

    2011

    Elden LM, Reinders M, Witmer C. Predictors of bleeding disorders in children with epistaxis: value of preoperative tests and clinical screening [poster presentation]. American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery Foundatoin Annual Meeting; 2011 Sep 11-14; San Francisco, CA.

    Elden LM. Sleep apnea in children [oral presentation]. Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery Annual Meeting; 2011 Jun 17-18; Bedford Springs, PA.

    Elden LM, Reinders M, Kazahaya K, Tom L. Isolated sphenoid sinusitis in children [oral presentation]. Canadian Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 65th Annual Meeting; 2011 May 22-24; Victoria, BC.

    Elden LM. Sleep apnea in children: the role of adenotonsillectomy [oral presentation, plenary speaker]. Canadian Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 65th Annual Meeting; 2011 May 22-24; Victoria, BC.

    Lando T, Cahill A, Elden L.  Distal airway foreign bodies: endoscopic removal using multiple tools and strategies [poster presentation]. Annual Residents and Fellows Competition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Feb 23; Philadelphia, PA. 

    Invited lectures

    2011

    Elden LM. Definitions, guidelines, and indications for polysomnograms in children according to three different medical societies [course lecture]. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; 2011 Dec 1-4; Kansas City, MO.

    Elden LM.  Indications for tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing in children: recommendations based on the AAO-HNS guideline  [course lecture]. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; 2011 Dec 1-4; Kansas City, MO.

    Elden LM. HPV infections of the airway in children [oral presentation]. Department of Otolaryngology, British Columbia Children's Hospital; 2011 May; Vancouver, BC.

    Elden LM. Endoscopic airway surgery in children [oral presentation]. Department of Otolaryngology, British Columbia Children's Hospital; 2011 May; Vancouver, BC.

    Elden LM. Congenital laryngeal webs in children [oral presentation]. Philadelphia Laryngeal Society at Temple University; 2011 Jan; Philadelphia, PA

    2010

    Elden LM. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis [oral presentation]. Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Nurses; 2010 Dec; Philadelphia, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions


    2012-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics

    2010-present, Editorial Board, ORL - Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties

    2010-present, Reviewer, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    2009-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

    2007-present, Reviewer, ORL - Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties

    2006-present, Reviewer, Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery

    Academic and institutional committees

    2009-present, CHOP Division Representative, Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

    2006-present, Surgery Member, Service-Related Liaison Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2005-present, Member, Dept. of ORL-HNS Residency Selection Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    2004-present, Collaborator and Non-funded Principal Investigator for IRB at CHOP, Genetic Susceptibility to Papilloma-induced Voice Disturbance

    2003-present, Admissions Interview Panel Member, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    2002-present, ORL Liaison to Speech/Language Pathology Departments, CHOP Center for Childhood Communication

    2002-present, Non-Clinical Staff Quality Team Leader, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Otolaryngology