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Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD

Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD Physician

Associate Vice President, Physician Network Development
Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Co-Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center
Director, Penn Otolaryngology Residency Program
Gabriel Tucker Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology in Neurosurgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. O'Malley is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Bert W. O'Malley Jr.

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
  • Ear, Nose and Throat - Head and Neck Surgery
    • Cranial Base Surgery
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Thyroid
    • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Surgery
  • gene therapy research
  • molecular therapy research
  • Robotic Surgery
  • sinus tumors
  • skull base surgery - minimally invasive, endoscopic
  • thyroid and salivary gland tumors

Description of Clinical Expertise

Skull Base Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Sinus Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Texas - Southwest
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh


American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, National American Association for Cancer Research, National American BronchoEsophagology Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Head and Neck Society, National American Laryngologic Association, National American Rhinologic Society, National American Society for Gene Therapy, National Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), International International Academy of Oral Oncology, International International College of Surgeons, International North American Skull Base Society, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Russian-American Cancer Alliance, International Society of University Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons, National The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local The John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania, Local The Kathadin Medical and Philosophical Society, Local The Triological Society,, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. O'Malley is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Gene and Molecular Therapy

Selected Publications:

Banks CA, Palmer JN, Chiu AG, O'Malley BW Jr, Woodworth BA, Kennedy DW: Endoscopic closure of CSF rhinorrhea: 193 cases over 21 years Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140 (6): 826-833,2009.

Bleier BS, Kennedy DW, Palmer JN, Chiu, AG, Bloom JD, O'Malley BW Jr: Current Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A tertiary center experience 1999-2007 Am J Rhinol Allergy 23 : 328-330,2009.

Saito K, Khan K, Sosnowski B, Li D, O'Malley BW Jr.: Cytotoxicity and antiangiogenesis by fibroblast growth factor 2-targeted Ad-TK cancer gene therapy. Laryngoscope 119 (4): 665-674,2009.

Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW Jr, Desai SC, Quon H.: Transoral robotic surgery: does the ends justify the means? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 17 (2): 126-131,2009.

Cohen MA, Liang J, Cohen IJ, Grady MS, O'Malley BW Jr, Newman JG: Endoscopic resection of advanced anterior skull base lesions: oncologically safe? ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 71 (3): 123-128,2009.

Bleier, BS, Paulson DP, O'Malley, BW, Li D, Palmer JN, Chiu AG, Cohen NA.: Chitosan glycerophosphate-based semirigid dexamethasone eluting biodegradable stent. Am J Rhinol Allergy 23 (1): 76-79,2009.

Sato K, Khan K, Yu SZ, Ronson S, Rhee J, Li G, Van Echo D, Suntharalingam M, O'Malley BW Jr., Li D.: The Predictive and Therapeituc Value of Thymidine Phosphorylase and Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase in Capecitabine (Xeloda)-Based Chemotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Laryngoscope 119 (1): 82-88,2009.

Greish K, Araki K, Li D, O'Malley B, Dandu R, Frandsen J, Cappello J, Ghandehari H.: Silk-elastinlike protein polymer hydrogels for localized adenoviral gene therapy of head and neck tumors. American Chemical Society Journal Biomacromolecules : 2009.

Abuzeid, WM, Jiang X, Shi, G, Wang H, Paulson D, Araki K, Jungreis D, Carney, J, O'Malley BWO Jr, Li D.: Molecular disruption of Rad50 sensitizes tumor cells to cisplatin-based chemotherapy Journal of Clinical Investigation : 2009.

Seol JG, Loevner LA, O'Malley BW Jr, Grady MS.: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the trigeminal nerve: a neoplastic mimic you don't want to miss. American Journal of Neuroradiology : 2009.

Academic Contact Info

Univ PA Health System
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
5 Ravdin
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5383
Fax: (215) 615-4334
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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