- Education and Training
MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Surgery - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Otolaryngology - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Advanced Management Program Certificate - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Medical Management - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
- Titles and Academic Titles
Medical Director, The Center for Childhood Communication
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Emeritus Professor CE of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Centers and Programs
- Research Interests
Potsic WP, Cotton R, Handler SD: Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, 2013/14, In press.
Wetmore RF, McGill T, Muntz H, Potsic WP, Healy G, Lusk R. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 1999.
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. Macmillan Publishing Company; New York, NY, 1986.
Potsic WP, Lando T: Introduction to Pediatric Otology. Pediatric Otolaryngology, Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 196-209, 2012.
Elden LM, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP: Otolaryngologic Disorders. Pediatric Surgery, 7th Ed. Coran AG, Adzick NS, Krummel TM, Laberge J, Shamberger R (eds.) (eds.). Mosby, Inc. (an affiliate of Elsevier, Inc.), 2012.
Wetmore RF, Potsic WP: Differential Diagnosis of the Neck Masses. Cummings Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund VJ, Niparko JK, Richardson MA, Robbins KT, Thomas JR (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Page: 2812-2821, 2010.
Baum ED, Potsic WP. Chronic Disorders of the Middle Ear and Mastoid. In: Wetmore RF, ed. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2007: 95-104.
Elden LM, Potsic WP. Otolaryngologic Emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F., eds. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2006:1663-1678.
Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. Differential Diagnosis of Neck Masses. In: Cummings DW, Flint PW, Hanker LA, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2005:4210-4222.
Potsic WP, Shah UK, Marsh RR, Calandra L.M. Late Onset Complications of Otitis Media in Cochlear Implant Children. In Miyamoto RT, ed. Proceedings of the VIII International Cochlear Implant Conference. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2004:2-5.
Elden LM, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children. In: Fairbanks, Michelson and Woodson, eds. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 3rd ed. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2003:241-253.
Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Handler SD. Methods of examination (Chapter 52). In: Bluestone C, Stool S, et al eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders (Elsevier Science); 2003:1109-1119.
Potsic, WP, Handler SD. Otolaryngologic emergencies. In: G Fleisher and S Ludwig, eds. Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins; 2002;574-582.
Handler SD, Potsic WP. Otolaryngology trauma. In: G Fleisher and S Ludwig, eds. Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2002;517-520.
Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR. Congenital Cholesteatoma: A report of 160 cases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In: Magnan J, Chays A, eds. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery. Marseille: Label Production; 2001;337-342.
Potsic WP, Korman SB, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF. Congenital cholesteatoma: Twenty years' experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002;126:409-414. Reprinted in Congenital and Pediatric Problems — Home Study Course, Section 1. October 2005:192-197.
Potsic WP, Korman SB, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF. Congenital cholesteatoma: Twenty years' experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002;126:409-414. Reprinted in Congenital and Pediatric Problems – Home Study Course, Section 1. October 2005:192-197.
Sobol SE, Keswani S, Parvadia JK, Crombleholme T, Potsic WP. Effect of corticosteroid-antibiotic agents on granulation tissue in a murine model. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005;131:330-335.
Kazahaya K, Potsic WP. Congenital cholesteatoma. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;12:398-403.
- Awards and Honors
2008, Who's Who in Healthcare, Continental Who's Who Inner Circle
2006, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, Top Doctors. Philadelphia
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America
2005, Leading Scientists of the World
2005, Gabriel F. Tucker Award presented by the American Laryngologic Association
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, Who’s Who in America
2004, Who’s Who in the East, 32nd Ed.
2004-2005, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2003, Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors
2003, Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook Outstanding Physicians
1996, 2003-2004, The Best Doctors in America. American Health
2002, SOHN Presidential Award presented by the Society of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Nurses
2001, Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia
2000, The Little Blue Book. National Physicians DataSource, LLC
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, America’s Top Doctors
1997, Sylvan E. Stool Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Teaching and Service in the Field of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
1997, Basic Science Award named the William P. Potsic, M.D. Award
1996, Friend of SOHN
1996-2008, E. Mortimer Newlin Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Human Communication
1996, The Very Best in 70 Specialties, Philadelphia
1995, International Who’s Who of Professionals
1994, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
1992-1999, Who’s Who in America
1992, AMA Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education
1992-1996, Best Doctors in America
1981, 1981 Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
1979, First Prize - Robert E. Shoemaker Research Award
1977, First Prize for Clinical Research, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
1969, Alpha Omega Alpha
- Editorial and Academic Positions
1989-present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
1976-present, Clinical Pediatrics
Editorial Review Board
1998-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1990-present, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
1988-present, The Cleft Palate Journal
1999-present, Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center supported by the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research
1993-present, US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research
2009-present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Memberships in professional organizations
2006-present, International Federation of ORL Societies
2006-present, European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
2006-present, International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
2006-present, International Society of Craniofacial Maxillofacial Surgery
2000-present, AG Bell Association
1985-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
1980-present, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society
1977-present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
1995-present, Alpha Omega Alpha
1995-present, American Board of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
1995-present, American Broncho-Esophageal Association
1995-present, American Cleft Palate - Cleft Palate Association
1995-present, American Laryngologic Association
1995-present, American Sleep Disorders Association
1995-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
1995-present, Centurions Deafness Research Foundation
1995-present, Phi Chi Medical Fraternity - Jacob E. Reisch MD Memorial
1995-present, Politzer Society
1994-present, American Rhinologic Society
1993-present, American College of Physician Executives
1982-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
1980-2012, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1978-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology
1978-present, American College of Surgeons
1977-present, Society of University Otolaryngologists
- Awards and Honors