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Ralph F. Wetmore, MD

Chief, Division of Otolaryngology

E. Mortimer Newlin Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Awards

May 2001 - Top Docs for Kids. Philadelphia Magazine.
2000 - Faculty Teaching Award, Dept. of ORL-HNS, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
1999 - Top Doctors. Philadelphia Magazine May 1999.
1994 - Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery.
1994 - Who's Who in the East, 25th Edition.
1994 - 1996 - International Who's Who in Medicine.
1993 - The Triological Society, Edmund Prince Fowler Award.
1992 -1994 - The Best Doctors in America (Woodward/White).
1976 - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Alpha Omega Alpha, Mosby Book Award.
1972 - Franklin and Marshall College - Phi Beta Kappa, Allen M. Alboum Prize.

Books

Wetmore RF. Tracheotomy. In: Bluestone CD, Stool SE, et al, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders (Elsevier Science); 2003: 1583-1598.

Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR: Congenital Cholesteatoma: A Report of 160 Cases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery. 2001. p. 337-342.

Wetmore RF. Management of Acute Airway Obstruction. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme. 2000. p. 845-862.

Wetmore RF. Infant and Pediatric Apnea. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme. 2000. p. 827-844.

Wetmore RF. Introduction to Disorders of the Upper Alimentary Tract. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme. 2000. p. 539-552.

Wetmore RF. Diseases of the External Ear. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme. 2000. p. 253-262.

Wetmore RF, McGill T, Muntz H. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. New York, NY: Thieme. 2000.

Wetmore RF, Potsic WP. Differential Diagnosis of Neck Masses in the Pediatric Patient. In: Cummings CW, Frederickson JM, Harker LA, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd ed. Mosby. 1998. p. 248-261.

Potsic WP, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR. Congenital Cholesteatoma of the Middle Ear: Fifteen Years' Experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In: Sanna M, ed. Cholesteatoma and Mastoid Surgery. Rome, Italy: CIC Edizioni Internazionali. 1997. p. 422-431. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Mastoid Surgery, Alghero - Sardinia (Italy). September 1-6, 1996.

Wetmore RF, Willging JP. The Oral Cavity and Oropharynx. In: Rudolph AM, Hoffman JIE, Rudolph CD, eds. Pediatrics, 20th Edition. New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1996. p. 959-969.

Wetmore RF. Tracheotomy. In: Bluestone CD, Stool SE, Kenna MA, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 3rd Ed. W.B. Saunders; 1996. p. 1425-1440.

Potsic WP, Handler SD, Wetmore RF, Pasquariello P. Primary Care Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd edition. Andover, NJ: J. Michael Ryan Publishing. 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Reviewer

Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Care
The Journal of Pediatrics
Head and Neck
American Journal of Rhinology

Leadership

2002 - 2003 President, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd.
2002 - Present Member, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Public Relations dvisory Board

2001 - 02 Vice President, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd.

2001- 02 Secretary, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd.

1999 - 2000 Program Chair, SENTAC

2000 - Present Chairperson, Director Search Committee, Center for Childhood Communication, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2000 - 03 Member, Board of Directors and Officers, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd.

1999 - Present Member, Internal Advisory Committee, Center for Childhood Communication, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1998-99 President, SENTAC

1998 - 2002 Secretary, ASPO

1997- 98 President-Elect, SENTAC

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Bronchoesophageal Association (ABEA)

American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (The Triological Society)

American Laryngological Association (ALA)

American Rhinologic Society

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC)

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Philadelphia Laryngological Society

Philadelphia County Medical Society

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Camden County Medical Society

Original Papers

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.

Wetmore RF, Bartlett SP, Papsin B, Todd NW. Heterotopic gastric mucosa of the oral cavity: A rare entity? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2002;66:139-142.

Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR: Congenital Cholesteatoma: A Report of 160 Cases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery, Marseille: MCP Congress; 2001:337-342.

Wetmore RF. Complications of otitis media. Pediatr Ann 2000;29:637-646.

McLaughlin RB, Tavill MA, Wetmore RF, Gaynor JW, Spray TL. Vascular anomalies causing symptomatic tracheobronchial compression. Laryngoscope. 1999;108:312-319.

Altman KW, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR. Congenital airway abnormalities in patients requiring hospitalization. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125:525-528.

Keller JL, Evan KE, Wetmore RF. Toxic shock syndrome after closed reduction of a nasal fracture. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;120(4):569-70.

Wetmore RF, Marsh RR, Thompson ME, Tom LWC. Pediatric tracheostomy: A changing procedure? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1999;108(7):695-699.

Armstrong LR, Derkay CS, Reeves WC, RRP Task Force (RFW a member). Initial results from the national registry for juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999;125:743-748.

Shah UK, Wetmore RF. Laser supraglottoplasty: Development of an outcomes tool. In: Anderson RR, Bartels KE, Bass LS, et al, eds. Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics and Systems IX. The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Proceedings. 1999;3590:265-269.

McLaughlin RB, Keller JL, Wetmore RF, Tom LWC. Kawasaki disease: A diagnostic dilemma. Am J Otolaryngol. 1998;19:274-277.

Altman KW, Wetmore RF, Mahboubi S. Comparison of endoscopy and radiographic fluoroscopy in the evaluation of pediatric congenital airway abnormalities. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1998;44:43-46.

Wetmore RF, Mahboubi S, Soynpak SK. Computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric neck infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998:119:624-627.

Shah UK, McGuirt WF, Wetmore RF, Healy GB. Laser techniques in management of laryngomalacia. In: Anderson RR, Bantels KE, Bass LS, eds. Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutic and Systems VIII. Proceeding of SPIE, 1998;3245:145-148.

Shah UK, Wetmore RF. Laryngomalacia: A proposed classification form. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 1998:46:21-26.

Tom LWC, Palasti S, Potsic WP, Handler SD, Wetmore RF. The effects of gelatin film stents in the middle meatus. Am J Rhinol. 1997;11:229-232.

Nofsinger YC, Tom LWC, LaRossa D, Wetmore RF, Handler SD. Periauricular cysts and sinuses. Laryngoscope. 1997;107:883-887.

Altman KW, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR. Congenital airway abnormalities requiring tracheostomy: A profile of 56 patients and their diagnosis over a 9-year period. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1997;41:199-206.

Austin MB, Wetmore RF. Tracheal stenosis. Curr Opin Head Neck Surg. 1997;5:382-386.

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

Wetmore RF, Duhaime AC, Klausner RD. Endoscopic repair of traumatic CSF rhinorrhea in a pediatric patient. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1996;36:109-115.

Tavill MA, Wetmore RF. A case of familial sternocleidomastoid tumor of infancy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1996;38:163-168.

Levine BA, Jacobs IN, Wetmore RF, Handler SD. Vocal cord injection in children with unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995; 121:116-119.

Tavill MA, Wetmore RF, Poje CP, Faro SH. Plunging ranulas in children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1995; 104(5):405-408.

Posters and Presentations

Hockstein N, Samadi D, Wetmore RF.  Pediatric Submandibular Triangle Masses:  A Fifteen-Year Experience. Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology:  May 12-14, 2002; Boca Raton, Florida.

Wetmore RF. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Presented at the Pediatric Surgical Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: April 25, 2002; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Puchalski R, Marsh RR, Wetmore RF. Intratemporal and Intracranial Complications of Acute Otitis Media in Infants and Children. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: September 9-12, 2001; Denver, Colorado.

Potsic WP, Korman SB, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF. Congenital Cholesteatoma: Twenty Years’ Experience. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: September 12, 2001; Denver, Colorado.

Wetmore RF, Wilner D, Gerber ME, Muntz HR, Wohl DL. Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy in the New Millennium: Controversies in Evaluation and Management. Mini-seminar presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: September 12, 2001; Denver, Colorado

Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Marsh RR, Wetmore RF. A Staging System for Congenital Cholesteatoma. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: May 9-12, 2001; Scottsdale, Arizona.

Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Marsh RR, Wetmore RF. A Staging System for Congenital Cholesteatoma. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: May 9-12, 2001; Scottsdale, Arizona.

Wetmore, RF. The Management of Sleep Apnea in the Pediatric Patient. Clinical Management Conference. Presented at St. Luke’s Hospital: February 12, 2001; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Wetmore RF, Guttenberg M, Bartlett SP, Huft DS. Heteroptic Gastric Mucosal Cysts of the Oral Cavity. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children: December 5, 1999; Williamsburg, Virginia.

Shah UK, Wetmore RF. Laser Supraglottoplasty: Development of an Outcomes Tool. Presented at the International Biomedical Optics Symposium (BIOS ’99) Conference on Lasers and Optical Technology in Otolaryngology: January 23, 1999; San Jose, California.

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