Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS

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

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
  • 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.

Publications

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.