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-)
Staff Otolaryngologist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgical Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Division of Otolaryngology (Serves 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

Garetz S, Mitchell R, Parker P, Moore R, Rosen C, Giordani B, Paruthi S, Elden L, Willging P, Beebe D, Marcus C, Chervin R, Redline S: Quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms after pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Pediatrics 135(2): 477-86, February 2015 Notes:

Konstantinopoulou S, Arens R, Katz E, Garetz S, Rosen C, Redline S, Amin R, Elden LM, Chervin R, Mitchell R : Complications of adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in school-aged children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 79(2): 240-5, February 2015.

Mitchell R, Garetz S, Moore R, Rosen C, Marcus C, Katz E, Arens R, Chervin R, Paruthi S, Amin R, Elden LM, Ellenberg S, Redline S: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity: Can clinical parameters predict the degree of respiratory abnormality as measured by polysomnography? The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy (CHAT) Study JAMA Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery 141(2): 130-6, February 2015.

Thongyam A, Marcus CL, Lockman JL, Cornaglia MA, Caroff A, Gallagher PR, Shults J, Traylor JT, Rizzi MD, Elden LM: Prospective study: Predictors of perioperative complications in higher-risk children following adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 151(6): 1046-1054, December 15 2014 Notes: [Epub ahead of print. Featured on 10/15/14.

Kennedy WP, Mudd PA, Maguire MA, Souders MD, McDonald-McGinn DM, Marcus CL, Zackai EH, Solot CB, Alexander Mason TB, Jackson OA, Elden LM : 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 78(8): 1360-4, August 2014.

Mahant S, Keren R, Localio R, Luan X, Song L, Shah SS, Tieder JS, Wilson KM, Elden L, Srivastava R for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Dexamethasone and risk of bleeding in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery 150(5): 872-879, May 2014 Notes: 2014 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Mahant S, Keren R, Localio R, Luan X, Song L, Shah S, Tieder JS, Wilson KM, Elden LM, Srivastava R: Variation in quality of tonsillectomy perioperative care & revisit rates in children’s hospitals. Pediatrics 133(2): 280-288, February 1 2014 Notes: Early electronic release, manuscript #: 2013-1884. PMID 24446446.

Cheng J, Elden LM: Outcomes in children under 12 months of age undergoing adenotonsillectomy. Laryngoscope 123(9): 2281-4, September 2013 Notes: PMID 23821577.

Cheng J, Elden L: Children with deep space neck infections: Our experience with 178 children and a proposed clinical management algorithm. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 148(6): 1037-42, June 2013 Notes: Manuscript-OTO-121947R2 accepted for publication, 2/21/13; Epub 2013 Mar 21. PMID 23520072.

Marcus C, Moore RH, Rosen CL, Giordani B, Garetz SL, Taylor HG, Mitchell RB, Amin R, Katz ES, Arens R, Paruthi S, Muzumdar H, Gozal D, Hattiangadi Thomas N, Ware J, Beebe D, Snyder K, Elden L, Sprecher RC, Willging P, Jones D, Bent JP, Hoban T, Chervin RD, Ellenberg SS, Redline S: A randomized controlled trial of surgery for childhood sleep apnea. New England Journal of Medicine 368: 2366-2376, June 20 2013 Notes: May 21, 2013 online first. 10.1056/NEJMoa1215881.

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