Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE

Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE, is associate director of the Division of Otolaryngology at The Children's Hospital of Philadephia.

Areas of Expertise: Ambulatory pediatric otolaryngology, Electronic medical record, Medical education
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    Residency

    Surgery - UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
    Head and Neck Surgery - UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    Board Certification

    Otolaryngology

    Graduate Degree

    MBE in Bioethics - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Endowed Chair

    Associate Director

    Emeritus Professor CE of Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Medical ethics

  • Publications

    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

    2014

    Toner D. Giordano T, Handler SD: Office frenotomy for neonates: Resolving dysphagia, parental satisfaction and cost-effectivness. ORL - Head and Neck Nursing 32(2): 6-7, Spring 2014.

    2012

    Rickert SM, Handler SD: Disease of the Salivary Glands. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 620-629, 2012.

    2009

    Padon AA, Handler S: This Won't Hurt A Bit: Truth-telling to Children. The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Ravitsky, V, Fiester A, Caplan A (eds.). Springer, Page: 461-472, 2009.

    2008

    Dave SP, Handler SD: Auricular injury with deformity following delivery by cesarean section. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 87(3): 128, March 2008.

    2007

    Wolfe SG, Handler SD: Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Upper Airway. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 151-162, 2007.

    2006

    Kazahaya K, Handler SD.: Otolaryngology Trauma. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA Page: 1497-1505, 2006.

    2005

    Eisen M, Handler SD: Otolaryngology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi MC, Zaoutis LB (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, Page: 331-337, 2005.

    2003

    Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Handler SD.: Methods of Examination. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. Bluestone CD, Stool SE, Alper CM, Arjmand EM, Casselbrant ML, Dohar JE, Yellon RF (eds.). Saunders (Elsevier Science), Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1109-1119, 2003.

    2002

    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.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Best Doctors for Children in the Philadelphia area, Suburban Life
    2013, 2006, Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine
    2012, 2009, 2005, Top Children's Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
    2011, Top Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
    2010 & 2011, Best Children's Physicians, South Jersey Magazine
    2007-2010, Top Docs for Kids, South Jersey Magazine
    2003, Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook, Outstanding Physicians
    2002, Who's Who in America, 57th edition
    2002, Top Doctors List, Center for the Study of Services
    2001, Herbert S. Birkett Memorial Lecturer. Montreal Medico-Chirurgial Society, Section of Otolaryngology
    1987, 1992, 1999, 2001, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
    1993-95; 1996-97; 1990-2000; 2001-02; 2003-04; 2005-06; 2007-2008; 2011-2012, The Best Doctors in America
    1985, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Acta Otolaryngologica, International Board of Referees

    Reviewer

    American Journal of Rhinology
    Annals of Internal Medicine
    Annals Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology
    Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
    Clinical Pediatrics
    Journal for Oto-Rhino-laryngology
    Int'l Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Laryngoscope
    Medical and Pediatric Oncology: An International Journal
    Neuroradiology
    ORL
    Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    Pediatric Emergency Care
    Pediatrics
    Physicians' Information and Education Resource

    Academic and institutional committees

    1998-present, Admissions Interview Panel

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    National

    1985-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    1985-present, American College of Surgeons
    1985-present, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society
    1985-present, American Medical Association
    1985-present, American Rhinological Society
    1985-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    1981-present, Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
    1981-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
    1981-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association