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Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS

Dr. Cecelia Schmalbach
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Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

The David Myers, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Treatment Focus

Head and neck cancer; Melanoma of the head and neck; Head and neck skin cancers; Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid); Salivary gland neoplasms; Facial trauma

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Otolaryngology

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Schmalbach's priority is to provide patient-centered care for adults with complex head and neck issues, recognizing that the impact reaches far beyond the patient. She is committed to interdisciplinary care and close collaboration with radiation and medical oncology, radiology, endocrinology, dermatology, and speech therapy to ensure unified, comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Microvascular and Skull-Based Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MSc, Clinical Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS
  • American Head & Neck Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • American Medical Women's Association

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors 2020
  • Best Doctors in America® , 2019-2020, Otolaryngology
  • NATO Medal
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Indianapolis Top Doctor (2016, 2017)
  • AAO-HNS/F Distinguished Service Award
  • AAO-HNS/F Cochrane Scholar
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Patient safety/quality improvement
Publications

Selected Publications

Schmalbach CE, Durham A, Johnson TM, Bradford CR. Melanoma of the Head and Neck Region. In Myers J, Hanna E, ed. Cancer of the Head and Neck, fifth edition. Wolters Kluwer. Indianapolis, IN. 2016.

Schmalbach CE. Pre-operative planning. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Combat Casualty Care in OIF and OEF. Ed. by R Holt, J Brennan, T Travis. The Borden Institute, Washington, DC. 2015.

Schmalbach CE. Repair of midface defects. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Combat Casualty Care in OIF and OEF. Ed. by R Holt, J Brennan, T Travis. The Borden Institute, Washington, DC. 2015.

Schmalbach CE, Barerra J. Delayed Pre-operative Planning. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Combat Casualty Care in OIF and OEF. Ed. by R Holt, J Brennan, T Travis. The Borden Institute, Washington, DC. 2015.

Additional Publications

Dr. Schmalbach on PubMed

The Temple Head and Neck Institute

A comprehensive program dedicated to diagnosing and treating all types of disease of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck—from allergies and nasal congestion, to dizziness and balance disorders, to benign and aggressive cancers.

More at headneck.templehealth.org

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