Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Otolaryngology

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

Departments and Services




Ali Akbari Ghavimi S, Gehret PM, Aronson MR, Schipani R, Smith KWY, Borek RC, Germiller JA, Jacobs IN, Zur KB, Gottardi R: Drug delivery to the pediatric upper airway. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 174: 168-189, July 23 2021.


Chiffer RC, Schwab RJ, Kennan BT, Borek RC, Thaler ER. Volumetric MRI analysis pre- and post Transoral robotic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA-TORS). Laryngoscope. 2015; 125:1988-95.


Borek R, Thaler E, Kim C, Jackson N, Mandel J, Schwab R. Quantitative Analysis During Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy for Evaluation of Sleep Apnea. Laryngoscope. 2012;122:2592–2599.

Borek RC, Thaler ER, Kim C, Jackson N, Mandel JE, Schwab R: Quantitative airway analysis during drug-induced sleep endoscopy for evaluation of sleep apnea. Laryngoscope 122(11): 2592-99, Nov 2012.




Sudoko, CK, Lioy J, Sobol S, Borek R: Malformations, Deformations, and Disorders of the Neonatal Airway (Chapter 2). Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care, 5th ed. Donn SM, Mammel MC, van Kaam A  (eds.). Springer. Cham, Switzerland, 2021-22 Notes: In press.

Posters and Presentations

Alternative Media


Mitchell, Regina: WHYY "Tonsillectomy for Children" July 23 2021 Notes: Dr. Borek is interviewed in this segment.  He operated on Ms. Mitchell's daughter.

Awards and Honors

2020, Borek RC, Javia LR: "Novel Use of an Arterial Embolectomy Catheter to Manage a Bronchial Foreign Body in a Patient With Trismus" American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) Ellen M. Friedman Foreign Body Award
2016, Ellen M. Friedman Foreign Body Award Winner
2003, Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence Four Star Recognition at University of Wisconsin-Stout
1999, Valedictorian of High School Graduating Class
Eagle Scout Award


Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)
 - 2021-present, Social Media Committee
- 2020-2021, Resident Liaison
2014-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)