Steven E. Sobol, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Steven E. Sobol, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Steven E. Sobol, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FAAP, is the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program and an attending surgeon with the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology, Pediatric airway disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec

Residency

Otolaryngology - Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Fellowship - Department of Molecular Biology & Immunology, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Graduate Degree

MSc - McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon, The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Sobol S, Danley K, Hanlon H: When laryngomalacia is not just a benign, self-resolving condition (mini case report). Children's Doctor Page: 4, Spring 2018 Notes: A CHOP seasonal publication.

2017

Lioy J, Greubel E, Sobol S: Malformations, Deformations and Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care. Donn SM, Sinha SK (eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, Page: 13-35, 2017.

2015

Cottrill E, Lioy J, Elshenawy S, Rosenzweig J, Hopkins E, Chuo J, Sobol S, DeMauro S: A five year retrospective study of short term respiratory support outcomes for infants who received tracheostomy before one year of age International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 79(1): 15-17, January 2015.

2014

Pricket KK, Sobol SE: Inpatient observation for elective decannulation of pediatric tracheostomy patients. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. (eds.). November 2014 Notes: OTO14-0678R accepted for publication October 9, 2014. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov 27. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.3013. [Epub ahead of print]

Guidi JL, Wetmore RF, Sobol SE: Risk of otitis externa following manual cerumen removal. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 123(7): 482-484, July 7 2014 Notes: Published online before print April 1, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0003489414526850

2013

Cheng J, Lioy J, Sobol S: Effect of tracheostomy timing in premature infants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 77(11): 1873-1876, November 2013.

Berg E, Sobol SE, Jacobs IN: Laryngeal obstruction by cervical and endolaryngeal lymphatic malformations in children: proposed staging system and review of treatment. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2013 Sep;122(9):575-81.

2012

Elawabdeh N, Sobol SE, Blount AC, Shehata BM: Unusual presentation of extracardiac fetal rhabdomyoma of the larynx in a pediatric patient with tuberous sclerosis. Fetal Pediatr Pathol 31(1): 43-7, February 2013 Notes: Epub April 2012.

Cone BM, Taweevisit M, Shenoda S, Sobol S, Schemankewitz E, Shehata BM: Pharyngeal hairy polyps: Five new cases and review of the literature. Fetal Pediatr Pathol 31(3): 184-9, June 2012 Notes: Epub March 13, 2012. PMCID: 22413746

2011

Duggal P, Naseri I, Sobol SE: The increased risk of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus neck abscesses in young children. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jan;121(1):51-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21120830. Read the abstract

Books

Books edited

Lioy J, Sobol SE, editors. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. New York: Springer; 2014

Chapters

2018

Kiell EP, Sobol SE: Malignant Transformation and Distal Airway Complications. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Campisi P (eds.). Springer, Page: 153-166, 2018.

2016

Sobol SE: LTR Separation. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.) Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

Sobol SE: Excision of Laryngeal Papillomas, Polyps and Granulomas. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.)  Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

Sobol SE: Excision of Subglottic Cysts. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

Sobol SE: Balloon Laryngoplasty. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

Sobol SE: LTP with Thyroid Ala Graft. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

Sobol SE: Endoscopy. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016. 

Sobol SE: Laryngoscopy. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016. 

Sobol SE: Intubation. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed.  Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 411-432; 572-597, 2016.

2015

Mudd P, Andreoli S, Sobol SE. Malformations, Deformations, and Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: A Bullet Point Review. In: Lioy J, Sobol SE, editors. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. p 121-130.

2014

Prickett K, Sobol SE: Inflammatory Airway Disease. Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Tunkel D, Licameli G (eds.). Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited, 2014 Notes: In press.

MacLean JA, Sobol SE: Congenital Malformations of the Neck. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 159-184, 2014.

Cheng J, Sobol S: Laryngeal Infections. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide. Parikh SR (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, Page: 345-358, 2014.

Tewfik TL, Sobol SE, Kanaan AA: Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx, 4th edition. Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders John Rubin, Robert T. Sataloff, and Gwen Corovin (eds.) (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA. May 2014 Notes: Chapter 25.

2013

Cheng J, Sobol SE: Despite warnings, some graduating otolaryngology residents planning to use codeine for post-tonsillectomy pain control. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 148(2): 356-7, February 2013 Notes: Letter.

2012

Sobol SE, MacLean JA: Regional and Intracranial Complications of Otitis Media. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, Page: 273-289, 2012.

2008

Sobol SE, Zapata S: Epiglottitis and Croup. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 41(3): 551-66, 2008.

2007

Sobol SE, Naseri I. Regional and intracranial complications of otitis media. In: Wetmore RF, editor. Pediatric otolaryngology: the requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby; 2007. p. 105-17.

Sobol SE. Management of acute sinusitis and its complications. In: Wetmore RF, editor. Pediatric otolaryngology, Pediatric otolaryngology: the requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby; 2007. p. 118-28.

2006

Tewfik TL, Sobol SE, Al Macki, K. Congenital anomalies of the larynx. In: Rubin JS, Sataloff RT, Korovin GS, editors. Diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders, 3rd ed. San Diego: Plural Publishing; 2006.

2004

Sobol SE, Schloss MD, Tewfik TL: Acute Sinusitis, Medical Management. Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com). Meyers A (eds.). 5(6), June 2004.

2003

Tewfik TL, Sobol SE. Congenital anomalies of the larynx: diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. 2nd ed. In: Rubin JS, Sataloff RT, Korovin GS, editors. New York: Thomson Learning, Inc.; 2003.  p. 321-44.

2002

Sobol SE, Frenkiel S, Mouadeb D: Olfactory dysfunction: What's that smell? Can J Diagn 19(8): 55-63, 2002.

2001

Sobol SE, Christodoulopoulos P, Hamid Q: Inflammatory patterns in allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports 1(3): 193-201, 2001.

Sobol SE, Schloss MD, Tewfik TL: Acute Maxillary Sinusitis, Surgical Management. Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com). Meyers A (eds.). May 2001.

Tewfik TL, Sobol SE: Congenital Malformations, Larynx. Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com), April,2001. Arlen Meyers (eds.). Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com), April 2001.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Sobol SE. "Multidisciplinary Approach to Patients with Dysphagia and Aspiration" Oral presentation via abstract at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), Stockholm, Sweden (6/4/18)

Windsor A, Kiell E, Sobol SE: Predictors of the Need for Tracheostomy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO/COSM), National Harbor, MD April 22 2018 Notes: Accepted via abstract 1/19/18; A. Windsor speaker.

Sobol S. "Diagnosis and Management of Dysphagia and Aspiration in a Tertiary Care Aerodigestive Center" Oral presentation (preferred) via abstract at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), Stockholm, Sweden (6/2-5/18)

2017

Sobol S. 5. Necropsy Lab Instructor: Annual Foreign Body Pediatric Airway Endoscopy Course at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in conjunction with CHOP's Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders; 2017 Mar 25; Philadelphia, PA.

Sobol S. Difficult Airway Cases. Panelist, presented at the Annual Meeting of The Israeli Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery; 2017 Mar 2; Eilat, Israel.

Sobol S. Keynote Lecture: Strategies for Avoiding Tracheotomy in Children. Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Israeli Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery; 2017 Mar 3; Eilat, Israel.

Sobol S. Keynote Lecture: Endoscopic Airway Surgery: Balloons and Beyond. Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Israeli Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery; 2017 Mar 2; Eilat, Israel.

Sobol S. Instructional Course: Advances in Open Airway Surgery, Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Israeli Society of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery; 2017 Mar 1; Eilat, Israel.

Sobol S. "Why Supraglottoplasty Should Be Considered for Laryngomalacia" Presented at the South Pacific ORL Forum/32nd Annual Society Meeting of the Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO), Honolulu, HI (7/12/17)

Sobol S. "OSA Gone Bad" Presented at the South Pacific ORL Forum/32nd Annual Society Meeting of the Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO), Honolulu, HI (7/10/17)

Sobol S. "Beyond Balloons" Presented at the South Pacific ORL Forum/32nd Annual Society Meeting of the Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO), Honolulu, HI (7/10/17)

Sobol S. "Having Fun with Airway Endoscopy" Oral presentation at ASPO Pre-symposium, Chicago, IL. (9/9/17)

Sobol S. Bower C, Richter G, Sobol S. "Endoscopic Management of the Pediatric Airway" Instructional course presented at the Annual Meeting of the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, Chicago, IL (accepted via abstract, presented 9/13/17).

2016

Sobol S. Noisy Breathing: Benign or Cause for Concern. Invited faculty lecture presented at: American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition; 2016 Oct 24-25; San Francisco, CA.

Sobol S. Endoscopic Management of the Pediatric Airway. Presented at: 2016 AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO; 2016 Sep 18-21; San Diego, CA.

Sobol S. ESPO 2016 Simulation Skills Station Faculty: Session E: Microlaryngeal Surgery. 13th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 2016 Jun 19-20; Lisbon, Portugal.

Sobol S. A Critical Period in Postnatal Neuroplasticity of Olfaction: A Pediatric Tracheotomy Model. Invited speaker via abstract at: 13th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 2016 Jun 21; Lisbon, Portugal.

Sobol S. Session Moderator: Care of Children With Special Needs. 13th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 2016 Jun 20; Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited Lectures

2018

Sobol S. BAPO Symposium: Neck Lumps in Children: "Pediatric Lymph Nodes: When and How to Investigate" British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) International 2018, Manchester, UK (7/4/18) 

Sobol S. "American Academy of Pediatric Update for the Pediatric Otolaryngologist" Oral presentation to the Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group, Palm Beach, FL (1/14/18)

Sobol S. "Working With and Supervision of Trainees and Nurse Practitioners in a Tertiary Care Pediatric Otolaryngology Practice" Oral presentation to the Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group, Palm Beach, FL (1/14/18)  

2017

Sobol S. “Endoscopic Laryngotracheoesophageal Cleft Repair”  2017 International EndoDays, Necker Hospital, Paris France (6/23/17)

Sobol S. “Late-Onset Laryngomalacia”  Presented at the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies(IFOS) ENT World Congress 2017, Paris, France  (6/25/17)

Sobol S. “Conservative Management of Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis”  Presented at the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS) ENT World Congress 2017, Paris, France  (6/27/17)

Sobol S. Instructional Course Faculty:  “Pediatric Tracheostomy: Indications and Surgical Preparation”  International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS) ENT World Congress 2017, Paris, France (6/25/17) 

Sobol S. Session Moderator:  “Oral Presentations on Pediatric Airway”  International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS) ENT World Congress 2017, Paris, France  (6/28/17)

Sobol S. Speaker Introduction and Panel Moderator: "Interesting Noisy Breathing Cases", AAP 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (9/18/17) 

Sobol S. "Advances in Pediatric Airway Surgery" Visiting Professor & Research Competition Judge: Resident Research Day, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada (11/8/17)

Sobol S. "Pediatric Airway Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Clefts and Slides" Visiting Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Western University, London, ON (11/22/17)

Sobol S. "Slide Tracheoplasty" Invited Faculty and Necropsy Lab Instructor, Advanced Airway Surgery Course, Western University, London, ON (11/23-24/17)  

Awards and Honors

2009, Fellow, Woodruff Leadership Academy at Emory University

2006-2008, "Guide to America's Top Physicians," Consumers' Research Council of America

2004, William P. Potsic Basic Science Research Prize, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

2002, Resident Travel Award, The Triological Society - Eastern Section

2002, Second Prize Resident Research Competition, The Triological Society - Eastern Section

2001, Travel Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2001, James Baxter Facial Plastic Surgery Award

2001, First Prize Resident Research Competition, Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery of Quebec

2001, Xomed Resident Research Travel Award

2000, Glaxo Traveling Scholarship

1999, Xomed Resident Research Travel Award

1997, James H. Birkett Memorial Scholarship

1995, Samuel Rosenfeld Prize

1995, Charles E. Frosst Medal

1995, Joseph Hills Prize

1993-1996, J.W. McConnell Award (top 5% of medical class)

1993-1997, Dean's Honor List

1993, Faculty Scholar

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Reviewer

2012-present, Pediatric Emergency Care
2010-present, Faculty of 1000
2006-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2006-present, Hospital Physician
2004-present, Laryngoscope
2004-present, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
2004-present, ORL
2003-present, American Journal of Rhinology

Academic and institutional committees

2013-present, Physician Advisory Council
2012-present, CME Committee
2010-present, Patient Surgery Flow Committee
2010-present, Large Airway Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

International

2017-present, International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS)
 - 2017-2021, YO-IFOS Congress Organizing Committee
2002-present, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

National

2011-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
2007-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2015-present, Program Chair, AAP National Conference & Exhibition meetings, Oct. 2016 and Sep. 2017
 - 2017, Teaching Instructor, "Otoscopy Workshop" AAP 2017 National Meeting
2003-present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
1998-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery