Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE, is an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA ResidencySurgery - UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Head and Neck Surgery - UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Board CertificationOtolaryngologyGraduate DegreeMBE in Bioethics - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianEmeritus Professor CE of Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Conditions Treated Stridor (Noisy Breathing)Choanal Atresia Departments and Services Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) Research Interests Medical ethics Publications BooksPotsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, 2016. Handler SD, Myer CM. Atlas of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders in Children. Hamilton, Ontario: Decker Electronic Publishing; 1998. 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. Potsic WP, Handler SD. Primary care pediatric otolaryngology. NY: Macmillan Publishing Company; 1986. Chapters 2014 Toner D. Giordano T, Handler SD: Office frenotomy for neonates: Resolving dysphagia, parental satisfaction and cost-effectiveness. ORL - Head and Neck Nursing 32(2): 6-7, Spring 2014. 2012 Rickert SM, Handler SD: Disease of the Salivary Glands. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 620-629, 2012. 2009 Padon AA, Handler S: This Won't Hurt A Bit: Truth-telling to Children. The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Ravitsky, V, Fiester A, Caplan A (eds.). Springer, Page: 461-472, 2009. 2008 Dave SP, Handler SD: Auricular injury with deformity following delivery by cesarean section. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 87(3): 128, March 2008. 2007 Wolfe SG, Handler SD: Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Upper Airway. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 151-162, 2007. 2006 Kazahaya K, Handler SD.: Otolaryngology Trauma. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA Page: 1497-1505, 2006. 2005 Eisen M, Handler SD: Otolaryngology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi MC, Zaoutis LB (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, Page: 331-337, 2005. 2003 Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Handler SD.: Methods of Examination. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. Bluestone CD, Stool SE, Alper CM, Arjmand EM, Casselbrant ML, Dohar JE, Yellon RF (eds.). Saunders (Elsevier Science), Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1109-1119, 2003. 2002 Potsic, WP, Handler SD. Otolaryngologic emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Synopsis of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 574-82. Handler SD, Potsic WP. Otolaryngology trauma. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Synopsis of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 517-20. Posters and Presentations2018 "22q and Ear, Nose and Throat: What You Need to Discuss With Your Doctor" Oral presentation at the 11th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference, Whistler, BC, CANADA (7/14/18, via abstract) Awards and Honors 2013, Best Doctors for Children in the Philadelphia area, Suburban Life 2013, 2006, Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine 2012, 2009, 2005, Top Children's Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine 2011, Top Physicians of South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine 2010 & 2011, Best Children's Physicians, South Jersey Magazine 2007-2010, Top Docs for Kids, South Jersey Magazine 2003, Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook, Outstanding Physicians 2002, Who's Who in America, 57th edition 2002, Top Doctors List, Center for the Study of Services 2001, Herbert S. Birkett Memorial Lecturer. Montreal Medico-Chirurgial Society, Section of Otolaryngology 1987, 1992, 1999, 2001, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine 1993-95; 1996-97; 1990-2000; 2001-02; 2003-04; 2005-06; 2007-2008; 2011-2012, The Best Doctors in America 1985, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions Acta Otolaryngologica, International Board of Referees Reviewer American Journal of Rhinology Annals of Internal Medicine Annals Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Clinical Pediatrics Journal for Oto-Rhino-laryngology Int'l Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Laryngoscope Medical and Pediatric Oncology: An International Journal Neuroradiology ORL Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Pediatric Emergency Care Pediatrics Physicians' Information and Education Resource Academic and institutional committees 1998-present, Admissions Interview Panel Leadership and Memberships Memberships in professional organizations National 1985-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1985-present, American College of Surgeons 1985-present, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society 1985-present, American Medical Association 1985-present, American Rhinological Society 1985-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 1981-present, Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children 1981-present, American Academy of Pediatrics 1981-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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