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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS

Cecelia E. Schmalbach
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Specialties

Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery

Distinctions
4.9
38 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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about me
Clinical Interests
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Melanoma of the head and neck
  • Head and neck skin cancers
  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid)
  • Salivary gland neoplasms
  • Facial trauma
Research Interests
  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Patient safety/quality improvement
Education
  • MSc, Clinical Research Design & Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Training
  • Fellowship, Microvascular and Skull-Based Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Board Certification
  • 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
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doctors, Otolaryngology, Philadelphia magazine, 2020
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude - Jefferson Medical College
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Jefferson Medical College
  • AAO-HNS/F Cochrane Scholar
  • AAO-HNS/F Distinguished Service Award
  • Indianapolis Top Doctor (2016, 2017)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • NATO Medal

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.

Additional Information
Dr. Schmalbach is a board-certified otolaryngologist with over 10 years of experience. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in head and neck cancers to include skin and thyroid/parathyroid. She holds national positions in the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Head and Neck Society.

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Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute

Temple University Hospital 
3509 North Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111

888-369-2427

Outpatient services located at Fox Chase Cancer Center Main Campus are provided by Temple University Hospital.

publications
Digital Bibliography
Selected Publications

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

ratings & reviews

38 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.9
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.9
Provider listen carefully to you
4.8
Show respect for what you say
4.8
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
June 24, 2020

Very good doctor.

5.0
May 21, 2020

Very good.

4.4
May 6, 2020

Phone teleconferencing medical appointment went well.

5.0
February 24, 2020

Very good experience great doctor [...]

5.0
December 30, 2019

thank you for squeezing me in to your very busy clinic schedule.

5.0
July 3, 2019

Very helpful, satisfying experience.

5.0
July 1, 2019

I had no problems. Thank you very good care.