William P. Potsic, MD, MMM

William P. Potsic, MD, MMM, is the Medical Director of the Center for Childhood Communication and the Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric ear disorders
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

    Internship

    Surgery - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Residency

    Otolaryngology - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Additional Training

    Advanced Management Program Certificate - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Otolaryngology

    Graduate Degree

    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

    Auditory research

  • Publications

    Books

    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.

    Chapters

    2012

    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.

    2010

    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.

    2007

    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.

    2006

    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.

    2005

    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.

    2004

    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.

    2003

    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.

    2002

    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.

    2001

    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.

    Alternative Media

    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.

    Papers

    2005

    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.

    2004

    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

    Editorial positions

    Editorial Consultant

    1989-present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
    1982-present, Pediatrics
    1981-present, Laryngoscope
    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
    1987-present, Laryngoscope

    Editorial Board

    1988-present, The Cleft Palate Journal

    Peer Reviewer

    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

    Journal Reviewer

    2009-present, Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    International

    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

    National

    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