Lawrence W.C. Tom, MD Lawrence W. C. Tom, MD, is a surgeon and the Director of ORL Resident Education with 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, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA InternshipGeneral Surgery - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ResidencySurgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ORL-HNS - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipFacial Plastic Surgery Fellow - American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board CertificationOtolaryngology Titles and Academic Titles Associate Surgeon, Division of OtolaryngologyDirector of ORL Resident Education, Division of OtolaryngologyAssociate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 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) Publications Papers2011 Elden LM, Reinders ME, Kazahaya K, Tom LWCT. Management of isolated sphenoid sinus disease in children: A surgical perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Dec;75(12):1594-8. 2010 Thorne MC, Dunham BP, Tom LWC. Delayed facial paresis following tympanomastoid surgery in a pediatric patient. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Aug;89(8):357-61. BooksChapters 2016 Tom LWC: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 320-359, 2016. Tom LWC: Periorbital Abscess. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 320-359, 2016. Tom LWC: Endoscopic Sphenoidotomy. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 320-359, 2016. 2012 Tom LWC: Structure and Function of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Nasopharynx. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz H, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 355-363, 2012. 2008 Elden L, Tom LWC: Pediatric Perspectives of Rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for Diagnosis and Management. Thaler ER, Kennedy DW (eds.). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, NY, Page: 205-222, 2008. 2007 Tom LWC: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Sinusitis. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 129-137, 2007. 2006 Tom LWC, Shah UK: Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose and Pharynx. Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th ed. Burg FD, Ingelfinger J, Polin RA, Gershon AA (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1111-1114, 2006. Shah UK, Tom LWC: Tumors and Polyps of the Nose. Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th ed. Burg FD, Ingelfinger J, Polin RA, Gershon AA (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1109-1111, 2006. 2004 Tom, LWC, Elden LM, Marsh R: Topical Antifungals. Ototoxicity. Roland P, Rutka J (eds.). B.C. Decker, Hamilton, ON, Page: 134-139, 2004. Kazahaya K, Tom LWC: Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. Sinus Surgery: Endoscopic and Microscopic Approaches. Levine HL, Clemente MP (eds.). Thieme, New York, NY, Page: 121-131, 2004. 2003 Tom LWC, Potsic WP, Handler SD: The Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus: Methods of Examination. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th edition. Bluestone CD, Stool DE, Alper CM (eds.). Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1109-1119, 2003. 2002 Tom, LWC, Jacobs IN: Diseases of the Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, and Nasopharynx. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 16th Edition. Ballenger JJ, Snow JB (eds.). B.C. Decker, Hamilton, ON, Page: 1020-1047, 2002. Tom LWC: Choanal Atresia. Current Pediatric Therapy 17th Edition Burg FD, Ingelfinger J, Polin RA, Gershon AA (eds.). W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 17-18, 2002. Tom LWC, Samadi DS: Surgical management of pre-auricular sinus/cysts. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 13: 44-47, 2002. 2001 Lai SY, Tom LWC: Allergic rhinitis in children. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 9: 359-364, 2001. 2000 Tom LWC: Structure and Function of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Nasopharynx. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. Wetmore RF, Muntz H, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme, New York, NY, Page: 409-421, 2000. Posters and PresentationsInvited Lectures 2018 Tom LW. "Eustachian Tube Dysfunction & Otitis Media" CHOP CME sponsored Pediatric Grand Rounds, Pottstown Hospital, Pottstown, PA (4/12/18). Awards and Honors 2013, Best Doctors for Children in the Philadelphia Area, Suburban Life 2001, Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia 1996 & 1993, Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association 1994, Honors Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Editorial and Academic Positions Academic and institutional committees 2000-present, Professional Compliance Committee 1995-present, Graduate Medical Education Committee Leadership and Memberships Memberships in professional organizations National 1994-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - American Academy of Pediatrics - American Medical Association - American Rhinologic Society - Pan Pacific Surgical Association - Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children 1993-present, American College of Surgeons 1991-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 1983-present, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 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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