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Robert T. Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties

Department: Otolaryngology

Specialties: Otolaryngology


  • MD - Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
  • DMA in Voice Performance - Combs College of Music
  • BA in Music Theory and Composition - Haverford College

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2012-2016)

Dr. Sataloff provides medical care for vocal professionals and specializes in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in music theory and composition and then graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. He received a doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. Dr. Sataloff completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and a fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan.

Clinical Services



  • Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery – University of Michigan


  • Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – University of Michigan

Download Dr. Sataloff's CV (PDF file)

Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for clinical academic specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades.

Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He has also served as chairman of the board of governors of Graduate Hospital; president of the American Laryngological Society, the International Association of Phonosurgery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; and in numerous other leadership positions. Dr. Sataloff is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice, editor-in-chief of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written over 1,000 publications, including 48 books.

In the Media

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Practice Office

Department of Otolaryngology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5530
Fax: 215.762.5540