Respected Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians and Surgeons. Exceptional Skills.

Cutting-edge Treatments for Ear Nose, Throat, and Allergy. Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis/Balloon Sinuplasty,
Eustachian Tube Balloon-plasty, and Tinnitus relief.

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Respected Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians and Surgeons. Exceptional Skills.

Cutting-edge Treatments for Ear Nose, Throat, and Allergy. Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis/Balloon Sinuplasty, Eustachian Tube Balloon-plasty, and Tinnitus relief.

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Christopher D. Pool, MD

Fellowship-trained Rhinologist

Dr. Pool is the region’s only fellowship-trained rhinologist/sinus surgeon specializing in treatment of simple and complex nasal and sinus disease.

“The word “doctor” comes from the Latin “docere” which means to teach. My goal is to teach you about the current, evidence-based treatment options that are available to you so that you feel empowered to make the best decision for your care. My job is to help you feel better. I look forward to meeting you and discussing the latest treatment options available for your symptoms!”

Practice Specialty Areas

  • Comprehensive Otolaryngology
  • Adult and Pediatric Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Septal Deviation
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Barosinusitis
  • Recurrent/Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Nasal Polyps
  • In-office Procedures
  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation
  • Clarifix
  • Latera Procedure
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Nasal Masses/Tumors
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Inspire Device
  • Sudden Hearing Loss/Hearing Loss
  • Thyroid nodules

Credentials

  • Board Certified – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellowship Trained – Rhinology/Skull Base                                                      

Education and Training

  • Fellowship Training – Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA – Rhinology/ Skull Base 
  • Residency – Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Appointments, Affiliations, and Accomplishments

  • Member – American Rhinologic Society
  • Member – North American Skull Base Society
  • Member – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member – Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Member – Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Member – American College of Surgeons

Select Literature

  1. Tyler Merrill, Vijay Patel, Christopher Pool, John L Dornhoffer, Robert Saadi. Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: A Comprehensive Analysis of Adverse Events. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2023 Aug 27:19458924231193520.
  2. Joshua Chen, Christopher Pool, Einat Slonimsky, Tonya King, Sandeep Pradhan, Meghan Wilson. Anatomic Parameters and Growth of the Pediatric Skull Base: Endonasal Access Implications. J Neurol Surg B Skulll Base. 2022 Jul 5;84(4):336-348.
  3. Christopher Pool, Annie Moroco, Jessyka Lighthall. Utilizing Virtual Surgical Planning and Patient-Specific Cutting Guides as an Adjunct in Microtia Repair with Autologous Costal Cartilage Graft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jun 27.
  4. Christopher Pool, George Liu, Frederick Yoo, Rohit Garg, David Keschner. Endoscopic endonasal recanalization of the obliterated eustachian tube via ureteral stent. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2023 June 26.
  5. Sheng Zhou, Marta Kulich, Christopher Pool, Javan Nation, Shelby Leuin, Jeffrey Koempel, Vijay Patel. When is the Optimal Time to Reduce Pediatric Nasal Bone Fractures? Laryngoscope. 2023 June 7.
  6. Christopher Pool, Arash Abiri, Edward Kuan. Skull Base Reconstruction Following Surgical Treatment of Sinonasal Malignancies. Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports. 2023 Feb 2;84(1):e17-e20.
  7. Joshua Chen, Christopher Pool, Tony King, Meghan Wilson. Anatomic Parameters and Growth of the Pediatric Skull Base: Endonasal Access Implications. Journal of Neurosurgery, Part B. 2022; 83(S01):S1-S270.
  8. Christopher Pool, Annie Morocco, Kayla Krause Jessyka Lighthall. Autologous Microtia Repair via Virtual Surgical Planning. Annals of Plastic Surgery. Manuscript accepted with revisions.
  9. Christopher Pool, Tonya King, Sandeep Pradhan, Huseyin Isildak. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and COVID-19. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2022 April 21. PMID: 25443898
  10. Ghazal Daher, Kasra Ziai, Christopher Pool, Robert Saadi, Jessyka Lighthall. Cost Analysis of Cadaveric versus Autologous Costal Cartilage Grafting in Septorhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2022 April 4. PMID: 35377192
  11. Christopher Pool, Vijay Patel, Gloria Hwang, Jeremy Barr, Neerav Goyal. Color Change of Intranasal Fluorescein Cannot Detect Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks. World Neurosurgery. 2021 Dec. PMID: 24537405
  12. Christopher Pool, Christopher Gates, Vijay Patel, Michele Carr. Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: National Practice Patterns, Outcomes, and Cost via HCUP KID. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2021 Oct. PMID: 34385042
  13. Christopher Pool, Taelor Weaver, Junjia Zhu, Neerav Goyal. Surgical Margin Determination in the Era of HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer. The Laryngoscope. 2021 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/lary.29533.
  14. Christopher Pool, Neerav Goyal, Jessyka Lighthall. Novel Use of the Buccal Fat Pad for Sinocutaneous Fistula Closure and a Review of Reconstructive Options. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2021 May 25:34894211014299. doi: 10.1177/00034894211014299.
  15. Ghazal Staity, Robert Saadi, Christopher Pool, Jessyka Lighthall. Liposomal Bupivacaine Safety and Efficacy in Septorhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2021 Feb 22. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0544
  16. Christopher Pool, Roshan Nayak, Einat Slonimksy, Meghan Wilson. Characterization of the Skull Base in Bilateral Choanal Atresia. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B. 2022 Jun; 83(3):223-227.
  17. Christopher Pool, Mattie Rosi-Schumacher, Christopher Ehret, Shivam Patel, Meghan Wilson. Outpatient Sistrunk Procedure: A Retrospective Study. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020 Oct 17;139:110455.
  18. Christopher Pool, Christopher Ehret, Linda Engle, Junjia Zhu, Meghan Wilson. Feasibility of Same Day Surgery for Pediatric Second Branchial Cleft Anomalies. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020 Sep 29;139:110402.
  19. Christopher Pool, Thomas Shokri, Aurora Vincent, Weitao Wang, Sameep Kadakia, Yadranko Ducic. Prosthetic Reconstruction of the Maxilla and Palate. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 2020 May;34(2):114-119.
  20. Christopher Pool, Vijay Patel, Amber Schilling, Christopher Hollenbeak, Neerav Goyal. Economic Implications of Localization Strategies for Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2020 Mar;10(3):419-425.
  21. Vijay Patel, Christopher Pool, Mitchell Dunklebarger, Eric Schaefer, Neerav Goyal. Sinonasal Disease in Total Laryngectomy Patients. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2019 Sep;128(9):811-818.
  22. Christopher Pool, Vonn Walter, Darrin Bann, David Goldenberg, James Broach, Max Hennessy, Elizabeth    Cottrill, Erik Washburn, Nicole Williams, Henry Crist, Yuka Imamura, Joshua I. Warrick. Molecular Characterization of Tumors with Diagnostic Characteristics of the Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclear Features (NIFTP). Virchows Arch. 2019 Mar;474(3):341-351.
  23. Jesse Dixon, Jie Xu, Vishnu Dileep, Ye Zhan, Fan Song, Victoria Le, Galip Gurkan Yardımcı, Chakraborty     Abhijit, Darrin Bann, Yanli Wang, Royden Clark, Lijun Zhang, Hongbo Yang, Tingting Liu, Sriranga Iyyanki, Lin An, Christopher Pool, Takayo Sasaki, Juan Carlos Rivera Mulia, Hakan Ozadam, Bryan R. Lajoie, Rajinder Kaul, Michael Buckley, Kristen Lee, Morgan Diegel, Dubravka Pezic, Christina Ernst, Hadjur Suzana, Duncan T. Odom, Daniel A. Gilchrist, Michael J. Pazin, John Stamatoyannopoulos, James R. Broach, Ross Hardison, Ferhat Ay, William Stafford Noble, Job Dekker, David M. Gilbert, Feng Yue. Integrative detection and analysis of structural variation in cancer genomes. Nature Genetics. 2018 Oct;50(10):1388-1398.
  24. Ross Green, Neeraja Konuthula, Maximiliano Sobrero, Alok Saini, Arjun Parasher, Christopher Pool, Adam I Levine, Samuel DeMaria, Ryan Tufts, Satish Govindaraj, Alfred Marc Iloreta Use of pharyngeal packs in functional endoscopic sinus surgery: A randomized controlled trial. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2460-2465.
  25. Mohemmed Khan, Jack Russo, John Spivack, Christopher Pool, Ilya Likhterov, Marita Teng, Eric Genden, Brett Miles. Association of Body Mass Index with Infectious Complications in Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2017 Jun 1;143(6):574-579.
  26. Mohemmed Khan, Laureano Rodriguez, Christopher Pool, Benjamin Laitman, Christopher Hernandez, Boban Erovic, Marita Teng, Eric Genden, Brett Miles. The Versatility of the Serratus Anterior Muscle Free Flap. Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar;127(3):568-573.
  27. Christopher Pool, Jason Kass, John Spivack, Nadav Nahumi, Mohemmed Khan, Lenard Babus, Marita Teng, Eric Genden, Brett Miles. Increased Surgical Site Infection Rates following Clindamycin Use in Head and Neck Free Tissue Transfer. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Feb 2016;154(2):272-8.
  28. Nathan Raines, Marvin Gonzalez, Christina Wyatt, Mark Kurzrok, Christopher Pool, Tiziana Lemma, Ilana Weiss, Perry Sheffield. Risk factors associated with Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate in a Mesoamerican Nephropathy Endemic Region in Nicaragua. MediCC Reviews. 2014 April;16(2):16-22.
  29. Jennifer Nguyen, Christopher Pool, Christina Wong, Rebecca Treger, David Williams, Michael Cappello, Wendy Lea, Anton Simeonov, Jon Vermeire, Yorgo Modis. Peroxiredoxin-1 from the human hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum forms a stable oxidized decamer and is covalently inhibited by conoidin A. Chemistry and Biology. Aug 2013; 20(8):991-1001.
  30. Michael Porter, Jennifer Nicki, Christopher Pool, Margot DeBot, Ratish Illam, Clara Brando, Brooke Bozick, Patricia De La Vega, Divya Angra, Roberta Spaccapelo, Andrea Crisanti, Jittawadee R Murphy, Jason Bennett, Robert Schwenk, Christian Ockenhouse, Sheetij Dutta. Transgenic parasites stably expressing full-length Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein as a model for vaccine down-selection in mice using sterile protection as an endpoint. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. June 2013; 20(6):803-10.
  31. Sheetij Dutta, Lisa Dlugosz, Joshua Clayton, Christopher Pool, David Haynes, Robert Gasser, Adrian Batchelor. Alanine mutagenesis of the primary antigenic escape residue cluster, c1, of apical membrane antigen 1. Infection and Immunity. Feb 2010; 78(2):661-71.