Education and Training
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
Departments and Services
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). The 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. The Laryngoscope. 2012;122:2592–2599.
Awards and Honors
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
Patient Experience Ratings
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