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Temple University Hospital

Inpatient

  • Number of service beds (including ICU): 564
  • Number used for teaching: 564

Ambulatory Sites at TUH

Residents will participate in outpatient ambulatory experiences in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery throughout their residency program. Autonomy in outpatient care will be achieved through the weekly chief's clinic in the PGY-5 year, during which time the chief residents will function in a semi-independent manner under the supervision of faculty.

Emergency Room at Temple University

PGY 2-5 ORL residents provide emergency care. Residents assigned to TUH provide coverage during business hours. The TUH resident on-call provides coverage during off-hours.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Residents rotate at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in their second and third years of Otolaryngology training (PGY 2 and 3). Two to three months are spent at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children during each of these years. A single resident spends his/her time with multiple attending physicians (Drs. David Zwillenberg, Seth Zwillenberg, Alyssa Terk, and Glenn Isaacson). Time is divided equally between office hours and operating room experience. The resident on rotation performs all in-house consultations. Night coverage is provided by the resident on-call. This rotation provides the part of the pediatric otolaryngology experience required by ACGME for otolaryngology training.

Cooper University Hospital

Residents rotate at Cooper University Hospital in their fourth year of Otolaryngology training (PGY 4). Three months are spent at Cooper during this year. A single resident spends his/her time primarily with two attending physicians (Drs. Don Solomon and Glenn Isaacson). Time is divided equally between office hours and operating room experience.  This rotation provides the remainder of the pediatric otolaryngology experience required by ACGME for otolaryngology training.

Abington Surgery Center

Abington Surgery Center is a private, ambulatory surgical facility affiliated with Abington Memorial Hospital. It is located in Abington, Pennsylvania and is a comprehensive regional health center serving people in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. During this rotation, residents focus on facial plastic surgery, participating in various cosmetic procedure including rhinoplasties, endoscopic brow lifts, rhytidectomy and blepharoplasty. Residents also gain valuable outpatient sinus surgery experience during this rotation.

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center is a valuable part of the Temple University Health System. Fox Chase Cancer Center's mission is to reduce the burden of human cancer through the highest quality programs in research and patient care, including cancer prevention, treatment, early detection and education. Fox Chase's 100-bed hospital is one of the largest in the country devoted entirely to cancer care. Medical advances based on research are integrated with compassionate care to give patients every possible human and technological advantage in their battles against cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designed by the National Cancer Institute in 1974.

Five faculty members provide Head & Neck care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The goals and educational objectives for Fox Chase Cancer Center are geared toward the care and management of cancer patients. Additionally, there are significant research opportunities available for our residents, and our residents frequently participate in ongoing basic science and translational projects based at Fox Chase.

West Penn Allegheny Health System

Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh have combined into a single, integrated healthcare system with over 1,000 beds between their two campuses. Residents will spend two to three months of training in the WPAHS system. The resident experience at WPAHS is a structured, intensive rotation in neuro-otologic surgery with a busy otology group located at Allegheny General Hospital. Resident housing while in Pittsburgh is paid for by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of Temple University Hospital.