Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology
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Ralph F. Wetmore, MD

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant in Otolaryngology, Presbyterian (UPHS) Medical Center
ORL-HNS Consultant, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital
Staff Otorhinolaryngologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Fellowship Program in Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Consulting Staff, Children's Seashore House, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
E. Mortimer Newlin Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Otolaryngology
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
34th St. & Civic Center Boulevard
1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440
Fax: 215-590-3986
Education:
B.A.
Franklin and Marshall College , 1972.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1976.
(Basic Review Course for Otologic Surgery)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (January 21-23, 1988), 1988.
(Functional Endoscopic Sinus Course)
Johns Hopkins Hospital (July 13-14, 1989), 1989.
(Advanced Techniques in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (October 26-28, 1995), 1995.
(Leadership Develop. for MDs in Acad. Health Ctrs)
Harvard School of Public Health (October 17-29, 1999), 1999.
(Essentials of Management)
The Wharton School, Univ of PA ( December 11-16, 2005; January 23-27, 2006), 2006.
(Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Mgr)
The Wharton School, Univ of PA ( February 23-27, 2009), 2009.
Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology , 1981.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider, 2004.
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Selected Publications

Bales CB, Sobol S, Wetmore R, Elden LM: Lateral sinus thrombosis as a complication of otitis media: 10-year experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Pediatrics 123(2): 709-13, February 2009.

Sobol SE, Wetmore RF, Marsh RR, Stow J, Jacobs IN: Postoperative recovery after microdebrider or monopolar tonsillectomy: A prospective, randomized, blinded study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132: 270-274, 2006.

Sobol SE, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF: Pediatric subglottic granular cell myoblastoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132: 655-657, 2005.

Wetmore RF: Management of pediatric voice disorders. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 31: 72, 2005.

Hockstein NG, Samadi DS, Gendron K, Carpentieri D, Wetmore RF: Pediatric submandibular triangle masses: A fifteen-year experience. Head Neck 26: 675-680, 2004.

Sobol SE, Jacobs IN, Levin L, Wetmore RF: Pistachio nutshell foreign body of the oral cavity in two children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 68: 1101-1104, 2004.

Sobol SE, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF: Actinomycosis of the temporal bone: A report of a case. Ear Nose Throat J 83: 327-329, 2004.

Wetmore RF, Bartlett SP, Papsin B, Todd NW: Heterotopic gastric mucosa of the oral cavity: A rare entity? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 66: 139-142, 2002.

Potsic WP, Korman SB, Samadi DS, Wetmore RF: Congenital cholesteatoma: Twenty years' experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 126: 409-414, 2002.

Potsic WP, Samadi DS, Marsh RR, Wetmore RF: A staging system for congenital cholesteatoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128: 1009-1012, 2002.

Wetmore RF: Management of Acute Airway Obstruction. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 757-770, 2012.

Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, 2012.

Elden LM, Wetmore RF, Potsic WP: Otolaryngologic Disorders. Pediatric Surgery, 7th Ed. Coran AG, Adzick NS, Krummel TM, Laberge J, Shamberger R (eds.) (eds.). Mosby, Inc. (an affiliate of Elsevier, Inc.), 2011 Notes: In press.

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