Department of Otolaryngology

Margaretha Casselbrant, MD, PhD

  • Professor Emerita of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Eberly Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Professor of Otolaryngology (tenure)

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  • Otolaryngology Residency, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  • PhD, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Representative Publications

Casselbrant ML, Doyle WJ, Cantekin EI, Ingraham AS.  Eustachian tube function in the Rhesus monkey model of cleft palate.  Cleft Palate J 1985;22:185-191.

Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Kurs-Lasky M, Rockette HE, Bluestone CD.  Otitis media in a population of black American and white American infants, 0-2 years of age.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1995;33:1-16.

Casselbrant ML, Furman JM, Rubenstein E, Mandel EM.  The effect of otitis media on the vestibular system in children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1995;104:620-624.

Casselbrant ML, Redfern M, Furman JM, Fall P, Mandel EM.  Visual induced postural sway in children with and without otitis media.  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1998;107:401-405.

Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Fall P, Rockette HE, Kurs-Lasky M, Bluestone CD, Ferrell RE.  The Heritability of otitis media: A twin/triplet study.  JAMA 1999; 8;282:2125-2130.

Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Jung J, Ferrell RE, Tekely K, Szatkiewicz JP, Ray A, Weeks DE.  Otitis media:  a genome-wide linkage scan with evidence of susceptibility loci within the 17q12 and 10q22.3 regions.  BMC Med Gen 2009; 10:85.

Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Seroky JT, Swarts JD, Doyle WJ.  A pilot study of the ability of the forced response test to discriminate between 3-year-old children with chronic otitis media with effusion or with recurrent acute otitis media. Acta Otolaryngol 2011; 131(11):1150-1154.

Casselbrant ML, Swarts JD, Mandel EM, Doyle WJ.  The cephalic index is not different among groups of children aged 36 to 48 months with chronic otitis media with effusion, recurrent acute otitis media and controls.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 77(3):334-337.

Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Seroky JT, Swarts JD, Doyle WJ.  The forced response test does not discriminate ears with different otitis media expressions.  Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov;124(11):2619-23.

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Research Interest Summary

Epidemiology, Effect on Balance, Genetic Influence, Eustachian Tube Function, Treatment (Randomized Clinical Trials)

Research Interests

Dr. Casselbrant has retired from clinical activities as of July 1, 2015, but has remained involved in research activities and mentoring.  She continues to author and review manuscripts as well as attend conferences on the local, national, and international level.

Research Grants

Middle Ear Pressure Regulation in Health and Disease, Co-Investigator, 2013-2018, NIH/NIDCD

Project 2-Eustachian Tube Growth and Development: Anatomy/Function, Principal Investigator, 2011-2018, NIH/NIDCD

Eustachian Tube Function as a Predictor of Myringoplasty/Tympanoplasty Outcome, Principal Investigator, 2012-present, Departmental