Lawrence W.C. Tom, MD

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 School

MD - Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Internship

General Surgery - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
ORL-HNS - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow - American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification

Otolaryngology

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology

Director of ORL Resident Education, Division of Otolaryngology

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2011

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.

Books

Chapters

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 Presentations

Invited 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