Department of Otolaryngology

Amanda Stapleton, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Education & Training

  • Duke University, Durham, NC 1999-2003- BS, Biology
  • State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2004-2008- MD
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2008-2013- Otolaryngology Residency Training
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2013-2014 Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2014-2015 Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship

Representative Publications

Stapleton AL, Tyler-Kabara EC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH.  Endoscopic endonasal surgery for benign fibro-osseous lesions of the pediatric skull base.  Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125 (9):2199-203. 

Govil N, Stapleton AL, Georg MW, Yellon RF. The role of tympanostomy tubes in surgery for acquired retraction pocket cholesteatoma. Int. J. Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Aug 29.  pii:  S0165-5876(15)00431-0.  doi:  10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.08.028.

Albergotti WG, Shurm J, Stapleton AL, Simons JP, Mehta D, Chi DH.  Is routine intensive care unit stay necessary after pediatric surpraglottoplasty?  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015, 141(8): 704-709.

Stapleton AL, Tyler-Kabara EC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH. The Costs of Skull Base Surgery in the Pediatric Population. J Neurol Surg B. 2015 Feb;76(1):39-42.

Stapleton AL, Chang YF, Soose RJ, Gillman GS. The Impact of Nasal Surgery on Sleep Quality: Prospective Outcomes Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 151 (5): 868-73.

Stapleton AL, Egloff AM, Yellon RF. Congenital Cholesteatoma- Predictors for Residual Disease and Hearing Outcomes. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 March; 138(3):280-5.

Davidson HC, Stapleton AL, Casselbrant ML, Kitsko DJ. Perioperative Incidence and Management of Hyponatremia in Von Willebrands Disease Patients Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy. Laryngoscope. 2011 July; 121(7): 1399-403.

Stapleton AL, Brodsky L. Extra esophageal Acid Reflux Induced Adenotonsillar Hyperplasia: Case Report and Literature Review. Int. J. Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008; 72 (3) 409-413.

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Research Interest Summary

Pediatric Sino-nasal Disease, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatric Sinus Surgery, Pediatric Skull base tumors/surgery

Research Interests

Dr. Stapleton's clinical and research interests are centered on pediatric sino-nasal disease. Her research work is centered on studying the bacteriology of chronic sinusitis in pediatric patients and in cystic fibrosis patients. Dr. Stapleton also focuses on immune-compromised patients and those with allergic rhinitis. She has a clinical interest in pediatric skull base tumors: their treatment and management.