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Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, TMA

Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT)

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219 N Broad Street 10th Floor Philadelphia PA, 19107
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About

Dr. Robert Sataloff is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, also known as an otolaryngologist, practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sataloff specializes in diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat as well as other parts of the head and neck. Such structures an ENT may work on include the sinuses, larynx (voice box) and mouth in addition to the ear, nose and throat. There are seven areas of expertise that an ENT might specialize in, and these are: allergies; facial reconstructive surgery; head and neck; laryngology; otology/neurotology; pediatric otolaryngology; and rhinology.

Education and Training

Combs College DMA (Voice) 1982

Jefferson Medical College MD 1975

Haverford College BA (Music Theory/Composition) 1971

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Provider Details

Male Arabic, French, German, Italian
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Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, TMA's Expert Contributions
  • Part IV Hearing Health Hearing Aids, Cochlean Implants, and Hearing Protection

    HOW GOOD ARE HEARING AIDS?Hearing aids are never as good as perfect hearing. However, there have been dramatic improvements in technology. In general, it is possible to find a very satisfactory, appropriate hearing aid for individuals as long as there is some residual hearing (not total deafness)....

  • Part III Hearing Health Ear Problems

    WHAT SORTS OF OUTER EAR PROBLEMS MAY AFFECT HEARING?Anything that completely occludes the ear canal can cause hearing loss. Impaction with cerumen (wax) is common. It is frequently due to the use of cotton-tipped swabs in attempts to clean the ear. The ear has a natural self-cleaning mechanism. Ear...

  • Part II Hearing Health Symptoms and Tests

    What Symptoms Suggest Hearing Loss?The most obvious symptom is the inability to hear, of course. However, hearing loss sneaks up on people. Often family members and friends are aware of hearing problems before the hearing impaired person. Many people with subtle, occult hearing loss of this sort...

  • Part I Anatomy, Physiology, Classification of Hearing Loss

    The human ear is amazing. Although it is one of the smallest and most complex organs in the body, it is capable of using the tiniest disturbances in air molecules, inducing them into a form the brain can understand, and doing so instantaneously over an enormous range of pitch and loudness....

  • Part VI Vocal Health Suggested Readings

    SUGGESTED READINGSSataloff, R.T.: The Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, 2nd Edition, Singular Publishing Group, Inc, San Diego, CA, 1997.Sundberg, J.: The Science of the Singing Voice, Northern Illinois University Press, 1987."Journal of Voice," Singular Publishing Group,...

  • Part V Vocal Health, Voice Therapy and Surgery

    What about voice therapy?Voice therapy is generally provided under the supervision of a certified, licensed, speech-language pathologist (SLP). An SLP usually has a master's degree or Ph.D. and is a trained health professional. However, an individual's training may or may not include skills in the...

  • Part IV Vocal Health Medical Care Continued, Medications

    What drugs are used for vocal dysfunction?AntibioticsWhen antibiotics are used to treat vocal dysfunction secondary to an infection, high doses to achieve therapeutic blood levels rapidly are recommended and a full course (usually 7 to 10 days) should be administered. Starting treatment with an...

  • Part III Vocal Health Voice Abuse and Vocal Fold Masses/Lesions

    Can abusing the voice create problems?Voice abuse through technical dysfunction is an extremely common source of hoarseness, vocal weakness, pain, and other complaints. In some cases, voice abuse can even create structural problems such as vocal nodules, cysts, and polyps. Now that the components of...

  • Part II Vocal Health Medical Care of Voice Disorders

    What is new in medical care?Until the 1980s, most physicians caring for patients with voice disorders asked only a few basic questions such as: How long have you been hoarse? Do you smoke?. The physician's ear was the sole "instrument" used routinely to assess voice quality and function....

  • Part I Vocal Health Introducing Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Voice disorders are common. Almost everyone experiences at least temporary hoarseness from time to time.2. Good vocal quality and endurance are extremely important for personal and professional communication.3. Some changes in voice quality or endurance indicate the presence of serious disease....

  • Ear drum question?

    If there is a hole in that eardrum, you should not be putting anything in there. Also, you should consider seeing an ear specialist and having the whole repaired. READ MORE

  • Nasal/allergic rhinitis?

    I would suggest that you see an ear nose and throat doctor to be certain that you do not have laryngopharyngeal reflux which can cause those symptoms as well as allergy. It is also possible that you have both. If you have not seen an allergist and had formal allergy testing, you should. READ MORE

  • Green grey specks in phlegm?

    That is not normal and should be evaluated. You can start with your family doctor, and perhaps with a chest X-ray. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S READ MORE

  • Do I have tinnitus?

    It would be worthwhile seeing an ear specialist and having a hearing test. Tinnitus often reflects damage to the inner ear. However, sometimes there are underlying, predisposing factors. You can use your earphones, but at moderate volume. If people standing next to you can tell what you are listening to, the volume is too high. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S READ MORE

  • Is a dorsal hump considered a defect?

    No. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S READ MORE

  • What is wrong with my tongue?

    There are numerous possibilities ranging from vitamin deficiency to fungal infection to many other problems. I recommend that you be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S READ MORE

  • I have inner ear crystals repositioning?

    Crystal repositioning can happen immediately and can last and do recur. Some people require 2 or 3 treatments a day for a few days before the crystals reposition. Usually, the condition can be controlled. It sounds as if you are being managed correctly. READ MORE

  • What causes a sore throat without exposure?

    There are many common causes including infection, allergy, and, most commonly, reflux of stomach acid into your throat. That usually occurs without heartburn. So, people do not realize that they are refluxing. I suggest an evaluation with an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Feel free to share this email with him/her. Happy holidays. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S READ MORE

  • Ear wax impacted?

    That is very unlikely. You probably are obstructed with cerumen; and your hearing is likely to return when the cerumen is removed completely. READ MORE

  • Ruptured eardrum?

    Yes, and it can be repaired again. READ MORE

  • I have ringing in my ear?

    There are a great many possible causes. You need to see an ear specialist. READ MORE

  • I have been sneezing a lot today when I woke up, what do I do?

    See your pediatrician or family doctor.Do not delay. READ MORE

  • Throat closing up?

    The first step is evaluation by an excellent ear nose and throat doctor. READ MORE

  • Sensitive throat, hypersensitive gagging reflex?

    The first step is evaluation by an excellent ear nose and throat doctor. READ MORE

  • Vestibular Neuritis, Vestibular Migraine, or something else?

    You should make an appointment with an excellent ear specialist. There are many possibilities; but superior semicircular canal dehiscence should be considered because of your abnormal test. READ MORE

  • Ear infection?

    You need to be seen by an ear nose and throat specialist for examination, and possibly for culture. The doctor also will check your TMJ. TMJ problems after dental treatment would explain the pain, but not your other symptoms. READ MORE

  • I'm losing my hearing?

    No. You definitely need to see an ear specialist and have a hearing test, ideally soon. READ MORE

  • Thyroid?

    You should be evaluated and followed by a thyroid specialist, possibly an endocrinologist, or a thyroid surgeon who might be a general surgeon or ear nose and throat surgeon. Most people would recommend a repeat ultrasound, but needle biopsy might be considered depending on the characteristics of the nodule. READ MORE

  • Blocked nose?

    See an excellent ear nose and throat doctor, Possibly one who is or will also refer you to an allergist. READ MORE

  • How do you clean your tonsils out?

    With a water pik Or a soft toothbrush. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

LaryngologyProfessional Voice CareOtologyNeurotology

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Chair, Philadelphia Ear, Nose and Throat Associates LLC, Philadelphia, PA 1980 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 2006 - Present
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2006 - Present
  • Tenure of Title Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2016 - Present
  • Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2019 - Present
  • Director of Otolaryngology Education , Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA 2019 - Present
  • Director of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Research Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA 2019 - Present

Awards

  • The Best Doctors in America 1992 Woodward/White Inc. Aiken SC 
  • Top Doctors 1997 Philadelphia Magazine 
  • American's Top Doctors 2002 Castle Connolly 
  • Richard W. Foster Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Programs 1975 Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Clinical Surgery Prize (Honorable Mention) 1975 Thomas Jefferson University 
  • The Edmund Prince Fowler Award 1989 American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Society, Inc 
  • Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology 1989 Head and Neck Surgery 
  • Louis Dale Lowry, MD Award For Excellence in Residency Teaching 1996 Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Golden Apple Award Nominee 2012 Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
  • James E. Newcomb Award 2015 136th American Laryngological Association 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah, VA 

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association 1971-Present  
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society 1980-Present  
  • Pennsylvania State Medical Society 1980-Present  
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia 1981-Present  
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1981-Present  
  • Associate Fellow, American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 1982-1986  
  • The Medical Club of Philadelphia 1983-1990  
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 1983-Present  
  • President-Elect, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003-2005  
  • Council, Otosclerosis Study Group 2004-2006  
  • President, International Association of Phonosurgery 2005-2006  
  • President, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2005-2007  
  • President, Philadelphia Laryngological Society 2009-2011  

Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, TMA's Practice location

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Get to know Otolaryngologist Dr. Robert Thayer Sataloff, who serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Dr. Sataloff is an internationally renowned otolaryngologist who, since 1980, has been serving as Chair of Philadelphia Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, LLC. His medical practice is limited to laryngology/care of the professional voice and to otology/neurotology/skull base surgery. 

He has developed numerous novel surgical procedures including total temporal bone resection for formerly untreatable skull base malignancy, laryngeal microflap and mini-microflap procedures, vocal fold lipoinjection, vocal fold lipo implantation, and others.  

Philadelphia Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, LLC is composed of otolaryngologists and related professionals who have sub-specialty interests and expertise in a variety of disorders that affect the head and neck. The physicians hold and have held faculty positions at several medical schools throughout the country, including Drexel University College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Georgetown University. They form the core faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery for Drexel University College of Medicine and work in collaboration with several other practices that comprise the faculty department. 

Dr. Sataloff is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery & the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also holds Adjunct Professorships in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and he is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. 

As a professional singer and singing teacher, Dr. Sataloff serves as Conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir. He also is Chair of the Boards of Directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research.  

Licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the doctor is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

In regard to his educational background, Dr. Sataloff graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory/Composition from Haverford College in 1971, and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1975. He then went on to complete his residency in otolaryngology and his fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Michigan in 1980 and 1981, respectively. A year later, in 1982, he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Combs College.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), he is board-certified in otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. It serves the public by assuring that diplomates meet high standards of training, knowledge and professionalism through initial and continuing certification.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Sataloff has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Graduate Hospital; President of the American Laryngological Association, the International Association of Phonosurgery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology; and in numerous other leadership positions.  

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice; Editor Emeritus of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; Associate Editor of the Journal of Singing; on the Editorial Board of Medical Problems of Performing Artists, and an editorial reviewer for numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written over 1,000 publications, including 67 books, and has been awarded more than $5 million in research funding. 

As of October 2020, his H-index is 41. He has invented more than 75 laryngeal microsurgical instruments distributed currently by Integra Medical, ossicular replacement prostheses produced by Grace Medical, and a novel laryngeal prosthesis. He holds the patent on a unique thyroplasty implant. 

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat doctors, specialize in disorders of the head and neck, ranging from hearing loss to cancer. 

Recognized as one of the founders of the field of voice, Dr. Sataloff has written the first modern comprehensive article on care of singers, the first chapter and book on care of the professional voice in an otolaryngology textbook, and the first book on the topic. He has influenced the evolution of the field through his own efforts and through the Voice Foundation for nearly 4 decades.  

As a testament to his success, Dr. Sataloff has been recognized by Best Doctors in America (Woodward White Athens) every year since 1992, Philadelphia Magazine since 1997, and Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” since 2002.

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