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Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE

Endowed Chair

Associate Director

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

Awards

2005-2006, The Best Doctors in America
2005, Top Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
2003-2004, The Best Doctors in America
2003, Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook Outstanding Physicians
2002, Top Doctors List, Center for Study of Services
2001-2002, The Best Doctors in America
2001, Herbert S. Birkett Memorial Lecturer, Monteal Medico-Chirurgial Society, Section of Otolaryngology
2001, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
1999-2000, The Best Doctors in America
1999, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
1996-1997, The Best Doctors in America
1993-1995, The Best Doctors in America
1992, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
1987, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine

Books

Books

Handler SD, Myer CM. Atlas of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders in Children. Hamilton, Ontario: Decker Electronic Publishing; 1998.

Potsic WP, Cotton R, Handler SD. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.; 1997.

Potsic WP, Handler SD, Wetmore RF, Pasquariello P. Primary care pediatric otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Andover (NJ): J. Michael Ryan Publishing; 1995.

Potsic WP, Handler SD. Primary care pediatric otolaryngology. NY: Macmillan Publishing Company; 1986.

Chapters

Potsic, WP, Handler SD. Otolaryngologic emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Synopsis of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 574-82.

Handler SD, Potsic WP. Otolaryngology trauma.  In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Synopsis of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 517-20.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Reviewer

Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology
Clinical Pediatrics
Int'l Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Laryngoscope
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Pediatric Emergency Care
Pediatrics
American Journal of Rhinology (Revie
Medical and Pediatric Oncology: An International Journal (Reviewer)

 

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

National societies

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Broncho-Esophagological Association
American College of Surgeons
American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (aka The Triologic Society)
American Medical Association
American Rhinologic Society
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Camden County Medical Society
College of Physicians (Philadelphia)
Paul H. Ward Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Federation of Cleft Palate Clinics
Philadelphia Pediatrics Society
Philadelphia Laryngological Society

  •  1992-present, Executive Board

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology
Philadelphia County Medical Society
Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC)

Academic and Institutional Committees, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1992-present, Forms Committee
1993-present, Quality Council
1999-present, Operative and Non-Invasive Procedure Committee
1999-present, Information Systems Committee
2000-present, Ethics Committee
2001-present, e-Transformation/e-Medicine Center Editorial Board
2001-present, Web Editorial Advisory Committee
2002-present, SCM Steering Committee

Original Papers

Levine B, Wetmore RF, Handler SD. Vocal cord injection in children with unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121:116-119.

Handler SD. Direct laryngoscopy in children: Rigid and flexible fiberoptic. Ear Nose Throat J. 1995;74(2):100-106.

Handler SD. Maturational influences on suppression of vocal cord function by anesthesia. Laryngoscope. 1995;105:967-74.

Martin DS, Stith J, Awwad EE, Handler SD. Magnetic resonance imaging in neurofibromatosis of the larynx. Amer J Neuroradiol. 1995;16:503-506.

Orlin MN, Effgen SK, Handler SD. Effect of otitis media with effusion on gross motor skill ability in preschool-aged children: Preliminary findings. Pediatrics. 1997;99:334-7.

Nadel DM, Bilaniuk L, Handler SD. Imaging of granulomatous neck masses in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1996;37:151-162.

Tom LWC, Palasti S, Potsic WP, Handler SD, Wetmore RF. The effects of gelatin film stents in the middle meatus. Am J Rhinol. 1997;11:229-232.

Suskind D, Handler SD, Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Wetmore RF. Nontuberculous mycobacterial cervical adenitis. Clin Pediatr.1997;36:403-409.

Nofsinger YC, Tom LWC, LaRossa D, Wetmore RF, Handler SD. Periauricular cysts and sinuses. Laryngoscope. 1997;107:883-887.

Armstrong LR, Derkay CS, Reeves WC, RRP Task Force (SDH a member). Initial results from the national registry for juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999;125:743-748.

Wall SJ, Nadel DM, Handler SD. Airway compromise caused by disk battery ingestion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999;121(3):302-303.

Solot CB, Knightly C, Handler SD et al. Communication disorders in the 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome. J Commun Disord. 2000;33(3):187-204.

Suskind DL, Tavill MA, Handler SD. Doxyclycline sclerotherapy of benign lymphoepithelial cysts of the parotid: A minimally invasive treatment. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2000;52:157-161.

Puchalski R, Shah UK, Carpentieri D, McLaughlin R, Handler SD. Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) of the hard palate: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2000;53:163-168.

Kim S, Handler SD. Traumatic perilymphatic fistulas in children: Etiology, diagnosis and management. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 2001;60:147-153.

Agarwal RP, Handler SD, Matthews MR, Carpentieri D. Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001;125:510-5

Kang PB, Phuah HK, Zimmerman RA, Handler SD, Dure LS, Ryan SH. Medial medullary injury during adenoidectomy. J Pediatr 2001;138;772-774.

Samadi DS, Shah UK, Handler SD. Choanal atresia: A twenty-year review of medical comorbidities and surgical outcomes. Laryngoscope 2003;113:254-258.

Posters and Presentations

Handler SD. Radiologic Correlates to Hearing Loss. Presented at the Annual Audiology Retreat, Children's Seashore House: January 25, 2003; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Disease. Pediatric Refresher Course at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: September 11, 2002; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Ethical Issues in ORL: End of Life. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Nurses: September 24, 2002: San Diego, California.

Hockstein N, Samadi DS, Gendron K, Handler SD. Surgical Management of Sialorrhea: A 15 Year Experience. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: September 22-25, 2002; San Diego, California.

Handler SD. Pediatric ENT. Pediatric Course at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: May 1, 2002; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Newborn Infant Screening. Diagnosis and Management of Parotid Lesions in Children. Presented at the 2nd International Update Course: Otolaryngology Underwater: April 4, 2002; Cayman Brac, B.W.I.

Handler SD. Post-Tonsillectomy Bleeding: Prevention and Management. Presented at the 2nd International Update Course: Otolaryngology Underwater: April 4, 2002; Cayman Brac, B.W.I.

Perloff J, Carpentieri D, Handler SD. Pediatric Parotid Lesions: A 15 Year Surgical Perspective. Presented at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC: November 30, 2001; San Diego, California.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Obstruction: Making The Right Decision. Presented at the Montreal Children's Hospital Grand Rounds: November 16, 2001; Montreal Canada.

Handler SD. Pediatric Parotid Lesions. Presented to the Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society: November 15, 2001; Montreal Canada.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Disease. Pediatric Refresher Course at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: October 3, 2001; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Management of Head and Neck Masses in Children. Presented at the First Annual Ear, Nose and Throat Update of the Southeastern Chapter of SOHN: April 30, 2001; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Airway Obstruction in Children. Presented at the Pediatric Resident Board Review Course: April 19, 2001; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD, Wieliczko K. ENT Emergencies. Presented at the 8th Annual Stabilization of the Pediatric Neonatal Patient for Transport: April 11, 2001; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Pediatric ENT. Pediatric Course at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: April 11, 2001; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. The Pediatric Airway. Presented to the Dental Staff of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: September 25, 2000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Disease. Pediatric Refresher Course at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: September 20, 2000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Puchalski R, Carpentieri D, Handler SD. Adult Variant Rhabdomyoma Presenting in Children. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: May 23-24, 2000; Orlando, Florida.

Handler SD. Mass of the Head and Neck in Children. Presented at Grand Rounds — Department of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: May 25, 2000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Pediatric ENT. Pediatric Course at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: May 4, 2000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Obstruction in Children. Presented to the Department of ORL-HNS, Stanford University School of Medicine: February 24, 2000; Stanford, California.

Handler SD. Diagnosis and Management of Neck Masses in Children. Presented to the Department of ORL-HNS, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: February 17, 2000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Airway Problems in Children. Presented at the Continuing Medical Education Program of South Jersey Hospital: December 21, 1999; Vineland, New Jersey.

Kim S, Kazahaya K, Handler S. Surgical Exploration of Post-traumatic Perilymphatic Fistulas in Children: Indications, Management and Outcomes. Presented at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC: December 3, 1999; Williamsburg, Virginia.

Handler SD. The Role of OtoLAM in Pediatric Otitis Media. Presented at the International Update Course: Otolaryngology Underwater: November 13, 1999; Harbour Village Beach Resort. Bonaire, Dutch Antilles.

Handler SD. Evaluation and Management of the Pediatric Neck Mass. Presented at the International Update Course: Otolaryngology Underwater: November 12, 1999; Harbour Village Beach Resort. Bonaire, Dutch Antilles.

Chia S, Litman D, Handler SD. Congenital Cholesteatoma Presenting as Facial Nerve Paralysis. Presented at the 1999 Scientific Abstract Session of the American Academy of Pediatrics: October 9, 1999; Washington, DC.

Shah UK, Tufano RP, Handler SD. Post-tonsillectomy Observation and Admission: An American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) Member Survey. Presented at the 1999 Scientific Abstract Session of the American Academy of Pediatrics: October 9, 1999; Washington, DC.

Handler SD. Upper Airway Disease. Pediatric Refresher Course at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: September 15, 1999; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Handler SD. Pediatric ENT. Pediatric Course at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: April 30, 1999; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Samadi D, Shah UK, Handler SD. Choanal Atresia Management: A Twenty Year Experience. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: April 28-30, 1999; Palm Desert, California.

Tufano RP, Handler SD, Shah UK. Postoperative Management Following Uncomplicated Rigid Endoscopic Removal of an Esophageal Coin. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: April 28-30, 1999; Palm Desert, California.

Puchalski R, Carpentieri D, Handler SD, McLaughlin RB, Shah UK. Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy: report of two cases. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. September 1999. (Scientific poster announcement published in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999; 121: P210-P211.)

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