Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Surgery - Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Neurotology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification


Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, Balance and Vestibular Program

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

Departments and Services




Levi J, Basa K, Wong K, Morlet T, O'Reilly R. Cofactors of Pediatric Tinnitus: A Look at the Whole Picture. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Dec 3:9922818816426. doi: 10.1177/0009922818816426. [Epub ahead of print]

Chao TN, Levi J, O'Reilly RC: How old is too old for cochlear implantation for congenital bilateral sensorineural hearing loss? The Laryngoscope Feb 22 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/lary.27134. [Epub ahead of print]


Basa K, Levi JR, Field E, O'Reilly RC: A pearl in the ear: Intracranial complications of pediatric cholesteatomas. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 92: 171-175, Jan 2017 Notes: (Peer-reviewed case report) doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.11.009. Epub 2016 Nov 12.



Henley J, O'Reilly RC, Miller F. Pediatric Balance Disorders: Measurement of Dynamic Stability in Walking. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC; 2015 Dec 2; Baltimore, MD.




Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders. Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders. Plural, San Diego, 2013. O'Reilly RC, Morlet T, Cushing S. (eds) (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego CA, 2013.



O'Reilly R, Morlet T, Grindle C, Zwicky E, Field E: Development of the Vestibular System and of Balance Function: Differential Diagnosis in the Pediatric Population. Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan. Gleason AT, Kesser BW (eds.). Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, Page: 31-45, 2018.


Levi J, Pribitkin E, O'Reilly RC: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pediatric Otitis Media. 11th IAPO Pediatric Otolaryngology Manual. Sih T, Chinski A, Eavey R,Godhino R. (eds.). Rete Artes Graficas. Sao Paolo, 2012.


O'Reilly R, Grindle C, Zwicky E, Morlet T: Development of the Vestibular System and Balance Function: Differential Diagnosis in the Pediatric Population. Otolaryngology Clinic of North America, Dizziness and Vertigo Across Lifespan. Kesser BW, Gleason AT (eds) (eds.). Elsevier, NY, 44(2): 251-71, April 2011.


O'Reilly RC, Sando I: Anatomy and Physiology of the Eustachian Tube Cumming's Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (5th ed.). Flint, PW, Haughey,B, Lund, V et al (eds.). Mosby, Philadelphia, PA Page: 1886-1875, 2010.


O'Reilly RC, Mangiardi A, Bunnell HT: Cochlear Implants Access: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People Gallaudet University Press, Washington D.C. Page: 38-71, 2008.


O'Reilly R: Tympanocentesis Pediatrics on Call Pohle CA, Gomella LG (eds) (eds.). Lange/McGraw-Hill, New York Page: 529-30, 2006.

Posters and Presentations


Windsor AM, Ruiz RL, O’Reilly RC: Congenital Soft Tissue Stenosis of the External Auditory Canal with Canal Cholesteatoma: Case Report and Literature Review. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of SENTAC, San Diego, CA. Dec 5-8 2019.


O'Reilly RC. "Anatomical Differences in Down Syndrome: Ramifications for Chronic Ear Disease and Habilitation Options" CHOP Trisomy 21 Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (5/19/18).


Mostovych N, Rimmer R, Seyyedi M, Teixido M, O’Reilly R: “Rotational Palva Flap in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation” Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of ASPO, Austin, TX. (Accepted via abstract, Mostovych speaker.) 5/20/17.

Levi J, Basa K, Wong K, Morlet T, O’Reilly R: “Co-factors of Pediatric Tinnitus: A Look at the Whole Picture” Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of ASPO, Austin, TX. (Accepted via abstract, Levi speaker.) 5/20/17.) 

Co-Instructor:  Cushing S, O'Reilly RC. "A Guide to Pediatric Vestibular and Balance Disorders" To be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience (AAO-HNS), Chicago, IL. (9/11/17; Accepted via abstract.)

Lectures by Invitation


O’Reilly RC. Hearing Symposium Panelist: "Topics in Pediatric Otology" Annual Meeting of SENTAC, San Diego, CA (12/7/19).

O’Reilly RC. Panel Moderator: "Case Studies in Pediatric Balance Disorders: Pearls and Pitfalls" Annual Meeting of SENTAC, San Diego, CA (12/7/19).

Cushing S, O’Reilly RC.  “Pediatric Vestibular and Balance Assessment”  Instructional course presentation at AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & Oto Experience, New Orleans, LA.  (9/15/19)

O'Reilly RC. Pediatric Course Director:  Advanced Topics in Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction: Management Across the Lifespan Conference, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Continuing Medical Education. (9/6-7/19)

O'Reilly RC. “Vestibular and Balance Disorders in Children” Video conference presentation to all Clark School campuses (Philadelphia, PA, Northampton, MA, Boston, MA and Jacksonville FL) Host location: Philadelphia, PA, 1/24/19.


O'Reilly RC. Co-Course Invited Instructional Course Faculty Cushing S, O'Reilly RC: "Pediatric Vestibular and Balance Assessment" 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience (AAO-HNS), Atlanta, GA (10/7/18, Accepted via abstract.)

O'Reilly RC. Instructor: "Techniques of Tympanoplasty" Penn ORL-HNS Chief Temporal Bone Course (9/28/18)


Purnell D, O'Reilly R, Morlet T: "Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct in the Pediatric Population" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC, Toronto, ON (12/2/17) December 2017.

O'Reilly RC. Vestibular and Balance Disorders in the Pediatric Population Course Instructor: SickKids Pediatric Otolaryngology Workshops 11/29-30/17, Toronto, Ontario. (Pre-conference, SENTAC 2017)

O'Reilly RC. "Surgical Aspects for the Primary Care Provider:  Fall 2017" CHOP CME Fall Event, Philadelphia, PA  (10/14/17)

O'Reilly RC. "Delivering Cochlear Implantation to Underserved Populations: Cost-Effectiveness and Outcomes Among the Plain Population" O'Reilly RC, Looney L, Field E, Strauss K. Oral presentation at the ACIA 15th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, San Francisco, CA (7/28/17) 

O'Reilly RC. "Dizziness Made Easy" O'Reilly RC, Field E: Oral presentation to pediatric subspecialists. CHOP Talks CME Lecture Series (5/13/17) 

Kesser BW (moderator), Greinwald JH, Kenna MA, O'Reilly RC, Pillsbury HC. Panel at: Triological Society Spring Meeting/COSM 2017; 2017 Apr 28; San Diego, CA.

O'Reilly R. Medical Perspectives and Considerations for Implantable Devices. Oral presentation at the CHOP Annual Pediatric Audiology Conference on Implantable Devices; 2017 Mar 10; Philadelphia, PA.


Cushing S, Field E, O'Reilly R. Managing Dizzy Children: A Simple and Practical Approach. Presented at: SENTAC; 2015 Dec 4; San Antonio, TX.

O'Reilly R. Anatomy & Physiology of the Vestibular System. Presented at: 6th Annual Training Course for Health Care Professionals on Vestibular and Balance Disorders in the Pediatric Population, Boston Children's Hospital; 2015 Oct 2; Boston, MA.

O'Reilly R, Cushing S. Clinical Evaluation of Balance Disorders in Children. Instructional course presented at: the Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS;2015 Sep 27; Dallas, TX.

O'Reilly R, Strauss K, Morlet T, Inverso Y, Looney L, Goff C, Field E. Cost Effectiveness of Genetic Diagnosis and Telemedicine to Provide Cochlear Implantation to Children within Medically Underserved Plain Populations. Presented at: American Otological Society Annual Meeting; 2015 Apr 24; Boston, MA.

O'Reilly R. Pediatric Vestibular Assessment. Presented at: Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2015, American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference; 2015 Mar; San Antonio, TX.

Awards and Honors

2018-2019, Penn ORL Resident Award/Pilot Project: "Use of Hydrophobic Polycationic Coating to Prevent Tympanostomy Tube Biofilms"

2017, Top Docs, Philadelphia Magazine

2013, Dean's Award for Excellence in Education, Jefferson Medical College

2012, Morlet T, McParland J, Puzniak M, Zwicky E, Cox A, Brashears S, O'Reilly R: "Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Normal and Children with Otopathology" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of SENTAC, Charleston, SC (2nd prize) (11/30/12)

2009, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award

2008, Harris P. Mosher Award for Clinical Research, The Triological Society

Editorial and Academic Positions


2014-present, Hearing Research

2014-present, Pediatrics

2012-present, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2011-present, Ear and Hearing

2011-present, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

2008-present, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2006-present, Otology & Neurotology

2006-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Leadership and Memberships


2014-present, European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology


2009-present, American Otological Society

2008-present, Triological Society

2008-present, American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)

 - 2019-2022, Research Committee

2007-present, Otosclerosis Study Group

2006-present, Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC)

2004-present, American Neurotologic Society

2000-present, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 

2000-present, American Medical Association

1999-present, American College of Surgeons

1996-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

 - 2019-2022, Equilibrium Committee