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

Lisa M. Elden, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FAAP, is the surgical director of Pediatric Sleep Disorders at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM, Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, 2014 Notes: Editorial responsibilities include reviewing each chapter and supplementing submitted photographs and figures with CHOP database photographs.

    Chapters

    2014

    Elden LM, Kirschner RE: Congenital Malformations of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 87-106, 2014.

    2013

    Cheng J, Elden L: Evidence-based update on tympanostomy tube placement for otitis media in children. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 2013 Notes: Accepted for publication, July 2013.

    Cheng J, Elden L: Evidence-based update on tympanostomy tube placement for otitis media in children. Soundings, PAO-HNS (Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) Page: 3, 7, Spring 2013.

    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.

    Abstracts

    2014

    Thongyam A, Elden LM: Prospective Study: Predictors of Perioperative AdenotonsillectomyComplications in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Las Vegas, NV. May 17 2014.

    2013

    Kennedy WP, Mudd PA, Maquire MA, Jackson AO, Elden LM: 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC, Long Beach, CA December 2013 Notes: Accepted for podium presentation August 16, 2013.

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Outcomes in Children Under 12 Months of Age Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy. Oral presentation at the Fall Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, Vancouver, BC. October 1 2013 Notes: Accepted April 2013.

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Deep Space Neck Infections in Children: Our Experience With 178 Children and a Proposed Management Algorithm. Oral presentation at the Fall Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, Vancouver, BC. October 1 2013 Notes: Accepted April 2013.

    Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden L: Prospective Study of Polysomnographic Variables Predictive of Peri-operative Complications After Adenotonsillectomy in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), Baltimore, MD June 1-5 2013.

    Konstantinopoulou S, Elden L, Garetz S, Rosen C, Gallagher PR, Marcus CL: Polysomnographic variables predictive of adverse events after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea outcomes. Poster presentation at SLEEP 2013, Baltimore, MD June 1-5 2013.

    Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden L: Prospective Study of Polysomnographic Variables Predictive of Peri-operative Complications After Adenotonsillectomy in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Poster presentation at the 10th Annual Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology (CSCN) Meeting, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA May 30 2013.

    Elden LM: A Randomized Trial of Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep Apnea. Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society May 2013 Philadelphia May 2013.

    2012

    Clemmens C, Elden L, Germiller, J: Two Cases of Large Dermoid Cysts Presenting as Cysts in the Floor of the Mouth: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear, Nose, Throat Advances in Children, Charleston, SC December 2012.

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Outcomes in Children Under 12 Months of Age Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy for Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear, Nose, Throat Advances in Children, Charleston, SC December 2012 Notes: Poster awarded 1st place prize. Manuscript accepted for publication by The Laryngoscope 2012/2013.

    Moderator: Susan Lynn Garetz, MD; Presenters: Lisa M. Elden MD, J. Paul Willging MD, Dwight T. Jones MD, Ron B. Mitchell MD: CHAT: Outcomes of a RCT Evaluating T&A for Pediatric OSA AAO-HNS Miniseminar Proposal #524 for presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Washington, DC. September 2012 Notes: Supported by: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO).

    Elden LM: "CHAT: Outcomes of a RCT Evaluating T and A for Pediatric OSA" Miniseminar presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC September 2012.

    Shen J, Elden LM: Intracranial Complications of Sinusitis in Children: Outcomes and Predictors. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA. April 20-22 2012.

    Cheng J, Lewis C, Elden L: Bilateral Persistent Stapedial Arteries Without Aberrant Internal Carotid Arteries and Bilateral Conductive Hearing Loss. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA April 20-22 2012.

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Management of Pediatric Second Branchial Arch Fistulae: Is Tonsillectomy Necessary? Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA April 20-22 2012 Notes: Poster awarded 2nd place prize.

    Papers

    2014

    Garetz S, Mitchell R, Parker P, Moore R, Rosen C; Giordani B, Paruthi S, Elden L, Willging P, Beebe D, Marcus C, Chervin R, Redline S: Quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms after pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Pediatrics 2014/5 Notes: Manuscript #: 2014-0620.R3 accepted 04-Nov-2014.

    Mitchell R, Garetz S, Moore R, Rosen C, Marcus C, Katz E, Arens R, Chervin R, Paruthi S, Amin R, Elden LM, Ellenberg S, Redline S: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity: Can clinical parameters predict the degree of respiratory abnormality as measured by polysomnography? The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy (CHAT) Study JAMA Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery 2014/5 Notes: Original investigation manuscript OTO14-0562R1 under publication review after revisions submitted, September 2014.

    Mahant S, Keren R, Localio R, Luan X, Song L, Shah S, Tieder JS, Wilson KM, Elden LM, Srivastava R: Variation in quality of tonsillectomy perioperative care & revisit rates in children's hospitals. Pediatrics 133(2): 280-288, February 1 2014 Notes: Early electronic release, manuscript #: 2013-1884. PMID 24446446.

    Mahant S, Keren R, Localio R, Luan X, Song L, Shah SS, Tieder JS, Wilson KM, Elden L, Srivastava R for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Dexamethasone and risk of bleeding in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery 150(5): 872-879, May 2014 Notes: Accept Manuscript-OTO-131975R1, Dexamethasone and Risk of Bleeding in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy - [EMID:d79b119e7c456351]; 2014 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 24493786.

    Kennedy WP, Mudd PA, Maguire MA, Souders MD, McDonald-McGinn DM, Marcus CL, Zackai EH, Solot CB, Alexander Mason TB, Jackson OA, Elden LM: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 78(8): 1360-4, August 2014 Notes: Manuscript IJPORL-D-14-00196R1 accepted for publication May 28, 2014. PMID 24958162.

    Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Shults J, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden LM: Prospective study: Predictors of perioperative complications in higher-risk children following adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery October 9 2014 Notes: OTO-140116R2 accepted for publication 8/29/14; 2014 Oct 9. pii: 0194599814552059. [Epub ahead of print. Featured on MDLinx.com 10/15/14.

    2013

    Cheng J, Bilaniuk L, Elden LM: Unusual association of bilateral persistent stapedial arteries and microtia with bilateral ossicular anomalies resulting in conductive hearing loss. Otology & Neurotology 34(3): e12-e13, April 2013 Notes: PMID 23446325.

    Forrest C, Fiks A, Bailey C, Localio R, Grundmeier R, Richards T, Karavite D, Elden L, Alessandrini E: The 3 components of the CDS system for OM care. Pediatrics 131(4): SI1-SI4, April 2013.

    Forrest C, Fiks A, Bailey C, Localio R, Grundmeier R, Richards T, Karavite D, Elden L, Alessandrini E: Improving adherence to otitis media guidelines with clinical decision support and physician feedback Pediatrics 131(4): e1071-1081, April 2013 Notes: Manuscript #: 2012-1988.R2 accepted for publication December 4, 2012; published online March 11, 2013. PMID 23478860

    Cheng J, Elden L: Children with deep space neck infections: Our experience with 178 children and a proposed clinical management algorithm. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 148(6): 1037-42, June 2013 Notes: Manuscript-OTO-121947R2 accepted for publication, 2/21/13; Epub 2013 Mar 21. PMID 23520072.

    Marcus C, Moore RH, Rosen CL, Giordani B, Garetz SL, Taylor HG, Mitchell RB, Amin R, Katz ES, Arens R, Paruthi S, Muzumdar H, Gozal D, Hattiangadi Thomas N, Ware J, Beebe D, Snyder K, Elden L, Sprecher RC, Willging P, Jones D, Bent JP, Hoban T, Chervin RD, Ellenberg SS, Redline S: A randomized controlled trial of surgery for childhood sleep apnea. New England Journal of Medicine 368: 2366-2376, June 20 2013 Notes: May 21, 2013 online first. 10.1056/NEJMoa1215881 PMID 23692173. PMCID: PMC3756808

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Outcomes in children under 12 months of age undergoing adenotonsillectomy. Laryngoscope 123(9): 2281-4, September 2013 Notes: PMID 23821577.

    2012

    Cheng J, Elden LM: Management of pediatric second branchial fistulae: Is tonsillectomy necessary? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(11): 1601-1603, November 2012 Notes: PMID 22884364.

    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.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Member, Top Otolaryngologists in Philadelphia
    2013, America's Top Physicians
    2012, 2nd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    2012, 1st Place Poster, Annual Meeting of SENTAC
    2011, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
    2009-2010, America's Top Physicians
    2006-2007, Who's Who of American Women - 25th Silver Anniversary Edition
    2004, "Top Docs" Main Line Magazine
    1996, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

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

    Reviewer

    2012-present, Faculty of 1000
    2012-present, Pediatrics
    2012-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    2010-present, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    2009-present, Pediatric Emergency Care
    2007-present, ORL - Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties
    2006-present, 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
    2005-present, Member, Dept. of ORL-HNS Residency Selection Committee
    2004-present, Collaborator and Non-funded Principal Investigator for IRB
    2003-present, Admissions Interview Panel Member, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2002-present, ORL Liaison to Speech/Language Pathology Departments, Center for Childhood Communication
    2002-present, Non-Clinical Staff Quality Team Leader

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    22q11.2 Deletion Society (Founding Member)
    American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American College of Surgeons
    American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    National Respiratory Papilloma Task Force
    Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) Pediatric Special Interest Group
    Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
    Women in American Academy of Otolaryngology Society