Mark D. Rizzi, MD

Mark D. Rizzi, MD, is an otorhinolaryngologist with the Division of Otolaryngology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology, Pediatric sinonasal disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


    General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


    Otolaryngology - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


    Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending surgeon

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Conditions Treated
  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Rizzi MD and Dunham BP: Congenital Malformations of the Nose and Nasopharynx. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 67-86, 2014.

    Brant JA, Rizzi MD: Cervical Adenitis and Neck Space Infections. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide. Parikh SR (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, Page: 449-464, Jan 30 2014.


    Rizzi MD: Acute Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 422-428, 2012.



    Milder EA, Rizzi MD, Morales KH, Ross RK, Lautenbach E, Gerber JS: Impact of a new practice guideline on antibiotic use with pediatric tonsillectomy. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Page: E1-E7, 2015 Notes: Original investigation published online February 26, 2015.


    Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Shults J, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden LM: Prospective study: Predictors of perioperative complications in higher-risk children following adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Notes: OTO-140116R2 accepted for publication 8/29/14.

    Kazahaya K, Rizzi M: Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis: When should we operate? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 22(1): 27-33, February 2014.

    Posters and Presentations


    Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden L: Prospective Study of Polysomnographic Variables Predictive of Peri-operative Complications After Adenotonsillectomy in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), Baltimore, MD June 1-5 2013.


    Nguyen CV, Rizzi MD, Wetmore RF: Do perioperative antibiotics affect complication rates after primary adenotonsillectomy in children? Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA. April 12 2012.

  • Awards and Honors

    2015, Finalist, Main Line Parent LOVE Award
    2007, Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award
    2006, First place award, Best original research, Northeast Ohio Otolaryngology Society
    2001, Dean's Commendation Award for Excellence in Clinical Clerkships, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    2001, Dr. Jacob Dreskin Award, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    2000, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    1999, Alumni Scholarship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    1997-2001, Henry Rutgers Scholar; Magna Cum Laude Graduate; Dean's List - Rutgers University
    1997, Honors with Highest Distinction, Research by the Bureau of Biological Research, Rutgers University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Contributing Editor

    2010-present, ORL - Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Its Related Specialties
    2010-present, Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery

    Academic and institutional committees

    2014-present, Member, Operative and Invasive/Non-Invasive Procedure Committee
    2011-present, ORL-HNS Residency Candidate Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2009-present, OR Perioperative Quality and Safety Committee
    2009-present, ENT Representative, Trauma Committee

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations


    2005-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
    2001-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery