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Residency Positions: 15
Major Cases: 5,000 under supervision; 1,500 as assistant

A highly competent ENT practitioner is the end product of this five-year Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Oro-facial Plastics program at PCOM.

The first year is a tracking surgical Internship where candidates spend 6 months in General Surgery and 6 months in the Rotating Internship.  The following 4 years are spent in various rotations in ENT.  These rotations encompass major areas of ENT as follows:

Tenet-St. Christopher Hospital for Children Pediatric Otolaryngology
Mercy Fitzgerald/Mercy Hosp of Philadelphia Allergy/sinus, Head and Neck, Otology
Springfield Hospital/Crozer Keystone Allergy/sinus, Head and Neck, Otology
Tenet-Hahnemann Hospital Head and Neck, Otology, Reconstruction,
Cosmetic and  Facial Plastics, Voice Disorders, Otology

This competitive program is very strong didactically provides true "hands-on" experience for the residents.  Many talented and dedicated faculty are involved in the Training Program as listed:

  • Mahmoud Ghaderi, D.O., FAOCO, Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Springfield Hospital, Mercy Health System and PCOM Program Director
  • Robert Sataloff, M.D., FACS, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Drexel University 
  • Frank Marlowe, M.D., FACS, Chief, MCP Surgicenter, 10 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • David Zwillenberg, M.D., FACS, Chief, Tenet-St. Christopher Hospital for Children
  • Seth Zwillenberg, M.D., Chief, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Mahmoud Ghaderi, DO, FAOCO
Program Director, Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery   Residency
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Otorhinolaryngology and Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • BS, William Paterson University of New Jersey, 1989
  • DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1993
  • Internship: Flint Osteopathic Hospital-Genesys Health System, Flint, MI, 1993-94
  • Residency: General Surgery, Conemough Memorial Hospital/Temple University, Johnstown, PA, 1994-1995
  • Residency: Otorhinolaryngology/Facial Plastics, PCOM, 1995-99
  • Fellowship: Otolaryngic Allergy 2003-2005
  • Board certified, American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, May 3, 2000
  • Board certified, CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Fellow, Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
  • Fellow, Institute of Applied Laser Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Former president, Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Top 10% in Medical School Class
  • Top 10% in National Boards
  • Top 10% in Specialty Boards
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate of B.S. degree from WPU, Wayne, NJ.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for the presentation of the exhibit entitled: Surgical Approach to Zenker?s Diverticulum.  American College of Surgeons Scientific exhibition, New Orleans (1995).
  • Outstanding Research Presentation Award in Zimmerman Memorial Lectureship Symposium, Temple University/Conemough Memorial Medial Center, Johnstown, Pa, 1995

  • Tenet - Hahnemann Hospital
  • Lankenau Hospital
  • Tenet - Saint Christopher's Hospital For Children
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Salary (2015-2016 Academic Year)
  • PGY 1 $50,500
  • PGY 2 $52,500
  • PGY 3 $53,500
  • PGY 4 $54,500
  • PGY 5 $55,500
  • PGY 6 $55,500
  • Point of Service or HMO health insurance, including major medical, prescription and dental health coverage for residents and their families during the contract year.
  • Professional liability and disability insurance.
  • $800 per year continuing medical education stipend for conferences or books included in salary.

Note: PCOM does not provide living quarters for residents.

The didactic program includes temporal bone dissection, a journal club, head and neck radiology and pathology seminars, ENT annual examination preparation and review, and required basic science weekly lectures at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The Anatomy Department has a specimen available for temporal bone dissection.
The first-, second- and third-year residents are required to take a home study course that is prepared by the Academy of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Educational Resources

Residents have access to PCOM's 60,000-volume medical library, on-line access to the Medline database and on-line access to every medical library in Pennsylvania, and computer and computer-assisted learning capabilities.


Last Updated: 2/4/15