Steven
 
D.
 
Handler
MD, MBE
Email: 
handler@email.chop.edu
Address: 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Otolaryngology 34th St. & Civic Center Boulevard 1 Wood Center
215-590-3440
Affiliations
Expertise

Teaching pediatric otolaryngology to pediatrics residents:
Each of the CHOP PGY 1 residents spends a morning session with me, while I am seeing 30-40 outpatients, learning important points regarding the pediatric ear examination and management of ear diseases.

Medical Ethics: I teach medical ethics and professionalism to Penn Medical students in their Doctoring courses, and in yearly Human Research and Clincal Ethics courses. I also conduct a year long ethics curricula for our Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellows.

Electronic Health Record:
I am fully committed to faciliting CHOP's transformation to digital medical records. I am one of the executive sponsers and Clincal champion of the Department of Surgery in this multi-pronged initiative.

I have developed a simple model of the tympanic membrane to aid in teaching techniques of myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion and tympanocentesis to medical students and residents.

Appointments
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1977 – 1980)
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1980 – 1986)
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1986 – 1995)
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1995– present)
Education
MBE, Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania (2004)
MD, UCLA School of Medicine (1972)
BS, Psychology, Yale College (1968)
Selected Publications
Dave SP, Handler SD. Auricular injury with deformity following delivery by cesarean section.. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. Vol 87(3) . 2008 March:128.
Baum ED, Elden LM, Handler SD, Tom LWC. Management of hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforations in children.. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. Vol 87(1) . 2008 January:44-47.
Samadi, DS, Shah UK, Handler SD.. Choanal atresia: A twenty-year review of medical comorbidities and surgical outcomes.. Laryngoscope. Vol 113. 2003.
Kang PB, Phuah HK, Zimmerman RA, Handler SD, Dure LS, Ryan SH.. Medial medullary injury during adenoidectomy.. Journal of Pediatrics. Vol 138. 2001.
Kim S, Handler SD.. Traumatic perilymphatic fistulas in children: etiology diagnosis and management.. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol 60. 2001.
Agarwal RP, Handler SD, Matthews MR, Carpentieri D.. Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck in children.. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Vol 125. 2001.
Puchalski R, Shah UK, Carpentieri D, McLaughlin R, Handler SD.. Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) of the hard palate: Presentation and management.. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol 53. 2000:163-168.
Suskind DL, Tavill MA, Handler SD. Doxyclycline sclerotherapy of benign lymphoepithelial cysts of the parotid: A minimally invasive treatment.. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Vol 52. 2000:157-161.
Solot CB, Knightly C, Handler SD et al. Communication disorders in the 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome.. Journal of Communicative Disorders. Vol 33(3) . 2000:187-204.
Padon AA, Handler S. This Won?t Hurt A Bit: Truth-telling to Children. The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Springer; 2009:461-472.
Rickert SM, Handler SD. Disease of the Salivary Glands. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed.. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY; 2012:620-629.