Department of Otorhinolaryngology

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Lisa M. Elden, M.Sc., M.D., FRCS(C), FAAP

Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Employed Physician, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd., Division of Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (July 2001 - Present)
Staff Otolaryngologist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgical Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Division of Otolaryngology (Serving as liaison to the Sleep Lab and coordinating sleep research.)
Associate Member, Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd. (effective December 3, 2012)
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St. & Civic Center Boulevard
Division of Otolaryngology, 1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-3440
Fax: (215) 590-3986
B.S. (Biochemistry)
Colgate University (Hamilton, NY), 1980.
M.S. (Electrophysiology)
Upstate Medical Center (Syracuse, NY), 1982.
McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), 1988.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating Internship, McMaster University, 1988-1989.
General Surgery Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989-1990.
Otolaryngology Residency , University of Toronto, 1990-1994.
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship , Children's National Medical Center, 1994-1995.
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, #68469, 1988.
National Board of Medical Examiners, #361826, 1988.
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Otolaryngology (Canada), 1994.
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995.
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Selected Publications

Elden LM, Kirschner RE: Congenital Malformations of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Elden LM and Zur KB (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, Page: 87-106, 2014.

Elden L, Reinders M, Witmer C: Predictors of bleeding disorders in children with epistaxis: Value of preoperative tests and clinical screening International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76: 767-771, June 2012 Notes: PMID 22459034.

Cheng J, Elden LM: Management of pediatric second branchial fistulae: Is tonsillectomy necessary? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(11): 1601-1603, November 2012 Notes: PMID 22884364.

Elden LM, Reinders ME, Kazahaya K, Tom LWC: Management of isolated sphenoid sinus disease in children: A surgical perspective. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75: 1594-1598, December 2011 Notes: PMID 22005666.

Lando T, Cahill AM, Elden L: Distal airway foreign bodies: Importance of a stepwise approach, knowledge of equipment and utilization of other services’ expertise. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(7): 968-972, July 2011 Notes: PMID 21592593

Leibowitz JM, Smith LP, Cohen MA, Dunham BP, Guttenberg M, Elden LM: Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75(7): 899-904, July 2011 Notes: PMID 21531029.

Witmer CM, Elden L, Butler RB, Manno CS, Raffini LJ: Incidence of bleeding complications in pediatric patients with type 1 von Willebrand disease undergoing adenotonsillar procedures. Journal of Pediatrics 155(1): 68-72, July 2009 Notes: PMID 19394040.

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 Notes: PMID 19171642.

Thorne MC, Chewaproug L, Elden LM: Suppurative complications of acute otitis media: Increasing frequency? Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 135(7): 638-41, July 2009.

Kreiger PA, Ernst LM, Elden LM, Kazahaya K, Alawi F, Russo PA: Hamartomatous tongue lesions in children. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 31(8): 1186-1190, August 2007.

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