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Eric D. Baum, MD, FAAP

Clinical Interests
All medical and surgical aspects of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Medical Education

  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


B.A. with honors, magna cum laude, in music, Amherst College, 1993
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1999

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, April 2005

Career / Academic Appointments

Intern, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Resident and Chief Resident, Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

E. Mortimer Newlin Fellow in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Attending Otolaryngologist, Connecticut Pediatric Otolaryngology, Madison and North Haven, CT
Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery (Otolaryngology), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology curriculum, Yale Otolaryngology residency

Professional Honors and Recognition

A) International/National/Regional
1998: Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award

B) University
1998: Joel Gordon Miller Award for outstanding service to the medical school

Lectures, Courses, Web-based Education

Society for ORL-HNS Nursing Meeting: “Cholesteatoma”

Connecticut State Society Meeting: “Surgical Treatment for Hearing Loss in Children”

CT Pediatric ENT Symposium: “Pediatric Sinusitis”

Grand Rounds, Stamford Hospital: “Cholesteatoma in Children”

CT Pediatric ENT Symposium: “Choesteatoma”

CT Pediatric ENT Symposium: “Neck Masses”

Grand Rounds, Bridgeport Hospital: “Pediatric Rhinosinusitis”

CT Pediatric ENT Symposium: “Pediatric Hearing Loss”

American Academy of Otolaryngology annual meeting: “Management of Esophageal and Hypopharyngeal Perforations”

American Rhinologic Society annual meeting:
“An Internet Otolaryngology Referral Center”

University of Pennsylvania ORL-HNS Department Grand Rounds

Clinico-Pathologic Conference

Stomal Recurrence

Management of Head and Neck Trauma

Graves’ Disease

Pulmonary Embolism

Benign Lesions of the Salivary Glands

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Professional Service

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2004-present, Physician Member
1999-2004, Resident Member

Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
2006-present, Fellow Member

American Academy of Pediatrics
2006-present, Physician Member

American Rhinologic Society
2006-present, Physician Member
1999-2006, Resident Member

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
2000-2006, Resident Member

American Laryngologic, Otologic and Rhinologic Society
1999-2006, Resident Member

American Laryngologic, Otologic and Rhinologic Society
1999-2006, Resident Member

Yale University Service

Hospital Committee:
Member, Pediatric Quality and Safety Committee

Director, Pediatrics section, Curriculum Committee of the Division of Otolaryngology

Public Service:

Class Agent, Amherst College Class of 1993

Numerous alumni committees, Amherst College


1. Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Baum ED. “Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy and Tubes.” Pediatrics in Review, October, 2010 (in press).

Canadas KT, Baum ED, Lee S, Ostrower ST. “Case report: Treatment failure using propanolol for treatment of focal subglottic hemangioma.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, August, 2010.

Samarin FM, Baum ED, Antaya RJ. “A case of Michelin tire baby syndrome with a thickened epiglottis.” Pediatric Dermatology, January, 2010.

Baum ED, Elden LM, Handler SD, Tom LWC. “Management of hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforations in children.” Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, August, 2007.

Kagan SH, Baum ED, Best I, Chalian AA. “An algorithm for local non-surgical management of complicated wounds in head and neck cancer patients.” ORL—Head and Neck Nursing. 23(5):13-16, Summer 2005. (winner of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Nurses 2005 Literary Award)

Mirza N, Ruiz C, Baum ED, Staab JP. “The prevalence of major psychiatric pathologies in patients with voice disorders.” Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal. 82(10):808-10, 812, 814, 2003 Oct.

Baum ED, Becker DG, Kennedy DW. “An Internet otolaryngology referral center: a preliminary report.” American Journal of Rhinology. 17(5):251-6, 2003 Sep-Oct.

Evans SM, Lew R, Kochman ML, Wileyto EP, Baum E, Safford KM, Koch CJ. “Human esophageal cancer is distinguished from adjacent esophageal tissue by tissue cysteine concentrations.” Digestive Disease and Sciences, Vol. 47, No. 12, December, 2002.

JS Friedberg, C Skema, ED Baum, et. al. “In vitro effects of photodynamic therapy on Aspergillus fumigatus.” Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol 48, No. 1, July, 2001.

ED Baum, Boudousquie AC, Li S, Mirza N. “Sarcoidosis presenting as nasal obstruction and septal perforation.” Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 77, No. 11, November, 1998.

2. Case Reports, Technical Notes, Letters
Baum ED. “Is your case report really an invasive fungal rhinosinusitis?” Laryngoscope. 115(3):560, March 2005.

3. Reviews, Chapters, Books
Baum ED, Kazahaya K. “Otolaryngology” (chapter) in Frank G, Shah S, Catallozzi M, Zaoutis LB. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Blackwell, 2007.

Baum ED, Potsic WP. “Chronic disorders of the middle ear and mastoid” (chapter) in Wetmore RF (ed.), Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Elsevier/Mosby, 2007.

Baum ED, Elden LM. “Bacterial infections of the neck” (chapter) in Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA (ed.), Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th edition. Saunders, 2006.

Baum ED. “Stomatitis and Pharyngitis” in Ruckenstein, MJ. Comprehensive Review of Otolaryngology. W.B. Saunders, 2004. (also edited facial plastic surgery section)

4. Poster Presentations
Baum ED, Ernst LM, Handler SD. “Congenital agenesis of the parotid glands in a patient with Nager Syndrome.” (presented at the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, December 2005.)

Mirza N, Ruiz C, Baum ED, Staab JP. “The prevalence of major psychiatric pathologies in patients with voice disorders.” (presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology meeting, June, 2002)