William P. Potsic, MD, MMM

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

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. 1969

    Internship

    University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Surgery, 1969-70

    Residency

    Otolaryngology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. ORL-HNS, 1970-74

    Board Certification

    Otolaryngology

    Undergraduate Degree

    Advanced Mgmt Program Certificate, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 1994

    Graduate Degree

    Masters of Medical Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. 1998

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Medical director, The Center for Childhood Communication

    Vice chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Auditory research

  • Publications

    Books

    Books
    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.

    Chapters
    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.

    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

    Elden LM, Potsic WP. Screening and prevention of hearing loss in children. Curr Opin Pediatr 2002,14:723-730.

    Bason L, Dudley T, Lewis K, Shah U, Potsic W, Ferraris A, Fortina P, Rappaport E, Krantz ID. Homozygosity for the V371 Connexin 26 mutation in three unrelated children with sensorineural hearing loss. Clin Genet 2002;61:459-464.

    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.

    Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Marsh RR, Wetmore RF. A staging system for congenital cholesteatoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128:1009-1012.

    Hayman CD, Marsh RR, Potsic WP. Pediatric audiologists' views on cochlear implantation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl. 2000 Dec;185:116-7.

    Steinberg A, Brainsky A, Bain L, Montoya L, Indenbaum M, Potsic W. Parental values in the decision about cochlear implantation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2000;55(2):99-107.

    Potsic WP, Shah UK. Nonsurgical and surgical management of infants and children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 1998;31:969-977.

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

    Posters and Presentations

     

     

    May 15, 2003James D. Baxter Invited Lecturer.  Congenital Cholesteatoma. Presented at McGill University. Montreal, Quebec.
    June 28, 2002Congenital Cholesteatoma.  Presented at the Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Head and Neck Surgery and Society of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.  Hershey, PA.
    Sept. 12, 2001Congenital Cholesteatoma:  Twenty Years' Experience.  Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.  Denver, CO.
    May 18, 2001Cochlear Implantation in Children — Medical Surgical Management.  Presented at Cochlear Implants in Children:  A One-Day Workshop at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 
    May 9-12, 2001A Staging System for Congenital Cholesteatoma.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.  Scottsdale, AZ.
    March 19, 2001Congenital Cholesteatoma in Children.  Presented at the 25th Society of Otorhinolaryngology:  Head and Neck Surgery (SOHN) Anniversary Seminar at Sea.  Western Caribbean.
    June 29 - July 2 2000Congenital Cholesteatoma:  A Report of the 160 Cases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Presented at the 6th International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Middle Ear Surgery.  Cannes, France.
    Jan.  22, 2000Preliminary Investigation on CTH:YAG Laser for Cochlear Implantation.  Presented at BIOS 2000 Meeting.  San Jose, CA.

    Oct. 26-28, 1999Invited lecturer. The Diagnostic Challenge of Conductive Hearing Loss.  Presented to the Fifth National Congress of the Egyptian ORL Society and Second Pan Arab Congress of the Arab Federation of ORL Societies (ARABFOS).  Cairo, Egypt.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions 

    1999 - present, Peer reviewer, Panel for Task Order on Management of Acute Otitis Media.  Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
    1998 - present, Editorial review board member, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    1993Peer reviewer, Otitis Media with Effusion in Children.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
    1990 - present, Editorial review board member, Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery
    1989 - present, Editorial consultant, Annals of Otolaryngology

    1987 - present, Editorial review board member, Laryngoscope

    1982 - present, Editorial consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics
    1981 - present, Editorial consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Laryngoscope

    Academic positions

    1993 - present, E. Mortimer Newlin Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    1993 - present, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine