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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Glenn Isaacson, MD, FACS, FAAP


Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery

86 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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about me
Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric otology
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Ear surgery in children
  • Airway surgery in children
  • Hearing loss
Research Interests
  • Laryngeal physiology
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Human development
  • Otitis media
  • Surgical education
  • Global medicine
  • Improved surgical techniques
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Board Certification
  • Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Awards and Honors
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certificate of Honor Award for Extraordinary Service, 2010 
  • Steven Gray Humanitarian Award - Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, 2011 
  • US News and World Report "Top Doctors” Otolaryngology, 2011-2017
  • Top Doctors, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Philadelphia magazine, 2010, 2017-2019

Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute - Rydal Office

(Pediatrics Only)

1077 Rydal Road

2nd Floor, Suite 201

Meadowbrook, PA 19046


Digital Bibliography

Isaacson G: Further concerns regarding opioids after tonsillectomy in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Sur, 2013 May;148(5):892-3.

Isaacson DS, Edmonds PR, Isaacson G: The galliform (turkey thigh) model for resident training in facial plastic surgery Laryngoscope, 2014 Apr;124(4):866-8.

Sutters KA, Isaacson G: Prevention and management of post-tonsillectomy pain in children. Amer J Nursing. 2014 Feb;114(2):36-42.

Linkov G, Isaacson G: Secondary acquired cholesteatoma after myringotomy and adenoidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Sur, 2013 Dec;149(6):957-8.

Isaacson G: Endoscopic Anatomy of the Pediatric Middle Ear. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jan;150(1):6-15.

Isaacson G: Framework for Advancing Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in Ethiopia Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2014 Oct;151(4):634-7.

Isaacson G: Surgical treatment of pediatric rhinosinusitis. Minerva Pediatrica, 2015 Aug;67(4):357-68. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

Wexler SJ, Isaacson G. Safety and efficacy of office-based transoral flexible laryngoscopy in infants. Laryngoscope, 2015 Jul;125(7):1682-4.

Isaacson G. Where is Consumer Reports when we need it? A clinician’s view of surgical innovation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Sur, 2015 Apr;152(4):585-6.

Sarcu D, Isaacson G. Long-term results of endoscopic assisted pediatric cholesteatoma surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Sur, 2016 Mar;154(3):535-9. doi: 10.1177/0194599815622441.

Isaacson G, Abebe M. Results of mission- based pediatric tympanoplasty. Laryngoscope, 2015 Jul 30. doi: 10.1002/lary.25486.

Linkov G, Kanev P, Isaacson G. Surgical management of pediatric temporal bone dermoid cysts. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2015 Aug 13. pii:S0165-5876(15)00398-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.08.006.

Ianacone DC, Gnadt BJ, Isaacson G. Ex Vivo Ovine Model for Head and Neck Surgical Simulation American J Otolaryngol, 2016 May-Jun;37(3):272-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2016.01.015.

Isaacson G, Ianacone DC, Wolfson MR. Ex Vivo Ovine Model for Pediatric Flexible Laryngoscopy Training. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2015 Dec;79(12):2196-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.10.002.

Isaacson G, Ianacone DC, Soliman AMS. Ex Vivo Ovine Model for Suspension Microlaryngoscopy Training. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, J Laryngol Otol. 2016 Oct;130(10):939-942.

Soliman AMS, Ianacone DC, Isaacson G. Ex vivo ovine model for teaching open laryngotracheal surgery. Laryngoscope, submitted.

Isaacson G. Otoscopic diagnosis of otitis media. Minerva Pediatr, 2016 Dec;68(6):470-477.

Isaacson G. Acute otitis media and the screaming child. Ped Inf Dis J, 2016 Dec;35(12):e399-e400.

Smith AF, Ianacone DC, Ensink RJH, Melaku A, Casselbrant ML, Isaacson G. Prevalence of Hearing-Loss Among HAART-Treated Children in the Horn of Africa, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, submitted.

Ianacone DC, Smith AF, Casselbrant ML, Ensink RJH, Buchinsky F, Melaku A, , Isaacson G. Prevalence of Chronic Ear Disease Among HIV+ Children in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, submitted.

Isaacson G, Harounian JA/ Results of Pediatric Endoscopic and Endoscopically Assisted Tympanoplasty. World J Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, submitted.

Isaacson G, Mintz MC, Crelin ES: Atlas of Fetal Sectional Anatomy with Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (1986) Springer-Verlag, New York.

Chervenak FA, Isaacson G, Lorber J: Anomalies of the Fetal Head, Neck and Spine - Ultrasound Diagnosis and Management. (1988) W.B. Saunders, Co., Philadelphia.

Koufman JA, Isaacson G. (eds): Voice Disorders. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America (1991) W.B. Saunders, Co., Philadelphia.

Chervenak FA, Isaacson G, Campbell S: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993) Little Brown and Co., Boston, MA.

Isaacson G. (ed): Pediatric Otology. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America (1994) W.B. Saunders, Co., Philadelphia.

Isaacson G. (ed): Pediatric Otolaryngology. Pediatric Clinics of North America (1996) W.B. Saunders, Co., Philadelphia.

ratings & 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.


4.60 / 5.0


Give easy to understand instruction
Provider expl in way you understand
Provider listen carefully to you
Show respect for what you say
Spend enough time with you
July 16, 2019

had a great experience at the office! friendly staff and Dr. Isaacson was great. very thorough!

June 19, 2019

Good experience.

June 4, 2019

super friendly, courteous and caring. awesome doctor!

June 2, 2019

Dr. Isaacson has a great team in his office. They are courteous and respectful for every patient's needs. Truly appreciate how wonderful, understanding and patient they were with my 2 yr. old son. Dr. Isaacson also has a great sense of humor! Thank you! It was a pleasure.

May 21, 2019

The provider, nurse and audiologist are fantastic. [...]

May 21, 2019

Dr. Isaacson is the best doctor ever.

April 18, 2019

I only wish that all of our doctors appointments went this great and smoothly.

April 9, 2019

love dr. I

March 27, 2019

I took my 14 year old son in for a consult with Dr. Isaacson regarding frequent sore throats that he gets. I was curious if he might have any insight as to why this is happening, if there might be anything wrong, and if he had any suggestions to prevent them. Despite the other positive reviews, both my son and I felt he was condescending, arrogant, and brash in his demeanor. He was quick to brush off my concern, just saying to "Give him Motrin." and "Why does he care if it's only a few days with a sore throat?" My son was shocked when he reached at him, and pulled his sweatshirt at his chest to bring him towards him, and he made him feel foolish when Dr. Isaacson asked him a question and he wasn't quick with his answer. Overall, Dr. Isaacson had nothing constructive or valuable to add, and I was extremely disappointed with this consult. It was a complete waste of our time [...].

February 18, 2019

[...] he is attentive to you though and answered questions it just always feels rushed

January 7, 2019

Dr Isaacson is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable

January 7, 2019

Dr.Glenn is very friendly and very professional he made my son feel better!!

November 19, 2018

Dr. Isaacson is great!

October 15, 2018

He found an obscure connection between our reason for the visit and prior medical history. Very impressed!

Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute - Rydal Office

(Pediatrics Only)

1077 Rydal Road

2nd Floor, Suite 201

Meadowbrook, PA 19046