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About the Becker Nose and Sinus Center
and Drs. Daniel and Samuel Becker

Physicians at the Becker Nose and Sinus Center, LLC are experts in their field. Dr. Daniel G. Becker and Dr. Samuel S. Becker are known nationally and internationally for their work on nose and sinus diseases.

Together they have published over 100 articles, and 3 textbooks, and hold several patents for new surgical instruments. They have been invited to lecture in specialty forums around the world - including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Japan - to name a few.

Following are specific bios of Dr. Daniel Becker and Dr. Samuel Becker


Dr. Daniel G. Becker

Dr. Daniel G. Becker, Founder and Medical Director of The Nose & Sinus Center, is a highly trained, board-certified specialist. Dr. Becker graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1986 and was awarded a full merit scholarship to attend the University of Virginia Medical School. In addition to Medical School and Residency training at the University of Virginia, and board certification, Dr. Becker completed an additional one-year fellowship. His fellowship was a prestigious Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship with Dr. M. Eugene Tardy and Dr. Dean Toriumi, two world-renowned surgeons. Dr. Becker served as a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, teaching surgical techniques to residents.

Dr. Becker is Clinical Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Pennsylvania. Since Dr. Becker joined the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, the Department of ENT has been consistently rated by US News and World Report as one of the top 10 departments in the country.

Dr. Becker's subspecialty is minimally invasive treatment of sinus and nasal problems. Dr. Becker has designed numerous new surgical instruments that are used today in minimally invasive surgery. Also, he has helped developed new, less invasive techniques that are used today in sinus surgery. Dr. Becker brings this knowledge and experience to the Nose and Sinus Center.

Specific Experience

Dr. Becker has performed over 2000 nasal procedures, and he is constantly refining his techniques to pursue his goal of continually improving the safety, precision and comfort of his procedures. These procedures have included everything from the treatment of nasal blockage, sinus problems, and snoring to the delicate cosmetic re-sculpting of the nose for aesthetic reasons. He is fully experienced in all the latest techniques, including fiberoptic endoscopic techniques, lasers, powered instrumentation, computer navigation surgery, and radiofrequency reduction.

Knowledge and Specialties:

Nasal and sinus surgery are the focus of Dr. Becker's national and worldwide educational efforts. Dr. Becker has published over 70 articles in the medical literature, and he lectures nationally and internationally on nose and sinus treatment. He has been an invited guest lecturer at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Rhinology Course, and has also spoken at the Cleveland Clinic, the University of California in San Francisco, the University of Virginia, and numerous other prestigious institutions. Dr Becker was also the invited guest lecturer of the Japanese Rhinologic Society, where he gave a keynote speech on Powered Instrumentation and Image Guided Surgery in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Due to Dr. Becker's expertise and international reputation, visiting surgeons from Sweden, Italy, Japan, Egypt and elsewhere have come to observe his techniques.

Because of his background and training, Dr. Becker tries to read everything published in the specialty journals about the nose and sinuses. There is such an abundance of new knowledge in the ear, nose and throat specialty that it is almost impossible to be a true expert in all of these areas. So I decided that the way to provide the best care for my patients was to subspecialize in the area that I know best."

Board Certification:

  • The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO)
  • The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)

Training:

  • FELLOWSHIP: Tardy Facial Plastic Surgery Institute and University of Illinois at Chicago, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • CHIEF RESIDENT: Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, (ENT), University of Virginia Medical Center
  • RESIDENCY: Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), University of Virginia Medical Center
  • SURGICAL INTERNSHIP: Dept. of Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center.

Education:

  • University of Virginia Medical School
  • Harvard College

Honors and Awards:

  • NATIONAL TOP 10 RATING by US News and World Report - From 1997-2003 Dr. Becker was a full-time academic faculty member of the Department of ENT at PENN, where he specialized in nasal and sinus surgery. During that time, US News and World Report consistently gave a NATIONAL TOP 10 rating to this team.
  • "TOP DOC" - Philadelphia Magazine 2003, for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • HONOR AWARD - American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Philadelphia Antique Show Grant ($600,000) for Telemedicine Center
  • Selection as one of "1000 GREAT SCIENTISTS" by IBC
  • CHAIRMAN OF MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - American Rhinologic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
  • University of Virginia Medical School - Full Merit Scholarship
  • University of Virginia Medical Center - Excellence in Teaching Award

Publications:

  • Over 70 articles in the medical literature
  • Author of Treatment of Sinus and Nasal Disorders in the 21st Century
  • Author of Textbook on Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nasal Sculpting)
  • Co-editor In Chief of a Medical Journal entitled Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Invited guest editor of specialty journal, entitled Advances in Sinus and Nasal Surgery

National and International Speaker and Presenter

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society

Dr. Samuel S. Becker

Dr. Samuel S. Becker, Director of Rhinology at The Nose & Sinus Center, is a highly trained, board-certified specialist. Dr. Becker graduated from Amherst College in 1991 where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He completed his pre-medical studies at Harvard University, attended medical school at University of California San Francisco, and performed his residency training at the University of Virginia. Dr. Becker then completed an additional one-year fellowship specializing in sinonasal disorders and sinus surgery. His fellowship was a prestigious sinonasal disorders and sinus surgery fellowship with Dr. James A. Duncavage, a world-renowned surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During this year Dr. Becker also served as a clinical instructor at Vanderbilt teaching surgical techniques to residents. Dr. Becker maintains an active affiliation with Vanderbilt's internationally recognized Otolaryngology Department, where he is Clinical Instructor. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania, where is Clinical Assistant Professor.

As part of his ongoing university appointment at Vanderbilt, Dr. Becker works with a team of nationally and internationally recognized research specialists on projects geared toward the management of nasal and sinus disorders. Some of these projects are listed below. Dr. Becker's involvement with Vanderbilt allows his patients in New Jersey and adjacent areas to have access to some of the most advanced, cutting edge sinus research being performed today. Dr. Becker is one of the only otolaryngologists in the state of New Jersey who is sub-specialty trained in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and sinonasal disorders.

Dr. Becker's subspecialty is minimally invasive treatment of sinus and nasal problems. His practice is wholly dedicated to the treatment of patients with allergy and sinus problems. He has been published widely on many aspects of nasal and sinus disease, including articles and book chapters on the latest medical therapies, as well as surgical techniques designed to increase the safety and efficacy of sinonasal surgery.

Due to his expertise, Dr. Becker has been an invited to co-edit 2 issues of of the prestigious journal, Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.

He has been an invited speaker and faculty member at the International Sisson Head and Neck Surgery course, and at Rhinology World - a meeting of national and international experts on nose and sinus disorders held in April 2009. He led a course for other physicians entitled "Effective use of CT for Avoidance of Surgical Complication in Sinus Surgery" at the 2009 national meeting of the Ear, Nose and Throat doctors held in San Diego. This course was so well-received that he has been invited to give the course again at the 2010 meeting in Boston. He brings this knowledge and experience to the Becker Nose and Sinus Center.

Specific Experience

Dr. Samuel Becker is one of the only surgeons in the state of New Jersey to complete sub-specialty training in nasal and sinus disorders. As part of this training he participated in a wide variety of complex, tertiary care sinus procedures. He is fully experienced in all the latest techniques, including fiberoptic endoscopic techniques, lasers, powered instrumentation, computer navigation surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and radiofrequency reduction. He applies this expertise equally to help patients ranging from those with mild allergy problems and trouble breathing through their nose to those who continue to suffer despite a history of multiple revision sinus surgeries.

Knowledge and Specialties: As with his brother, Dr. Daniel Becker, nasal and sinus surgery are the foci of Dr. Samuel Becker's educational efforts. Dr. Becker has published widely in the medical literature, and he lectures around the country on nose and sinus treatment. He has recently been an invited guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University, the University of California in San Francisco, and the International Sission Head and Neck Surgery course, to name a few.

As Director of Rhinology at the Becker Nose and Sinus Center, Dr. Samuel Becker agrees that "There is such an abundance of new knowledge in the ear, nose and throat specialty that it is almost impossible to be a true expert in all of these areas. So I decided that the way to provide the best care for my patients was to subspecialize in the area that I know best."

Board Certification:

  • The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO)
  • New Jersey State Medical Licensure

Training:

  • FELLOWSHIP: Vanderbilt University Department of Otolaryngology � Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Sinonasal disorders
  • CHIEF RESIDENT: Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, (ENT), University of Virginia Medical Center
  • RESIDENCY: Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), University of Virginia Medical Center
  • SURGICAL INTERNSHIP: Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center.

Education:

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of California San Francisco
  • PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES: Harvard University Extension School
  • GRADUATE SCHOOL: Boston University (Master of Fine Arts)
  • COLLEGE: Amherst College

Honors and Awards:

  • NATIONAL TOP 20 RATING by US News and World Report - Dr. Becker maintains a clinical appointment in the Department of ENT at Vanderbilt University.

Research:

Dr. Becker is widely published in the area of nasal and sinus disorders. As noted above, he has been invited to become Guest Editor of an upcoming issue of the prestigious journal, Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, as well as to write an upcoming text, the first of its kind, entitled The Maxillary Sinus. Below is a sampling of some of Dr. Becker's recent publications and journal articles:

PUBLICATIONS - TEXTBOOK AND JOURNAL EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

  • Becker SS, Chiu AG. Invited Guest editor for Prevention and Management of Complications in Sinus and Skull Base Surgery edition of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, August 2010.
  • Becker SS, Duncavage JA (eds): The Maxillary Sinus. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010.
  • Becker SS. Invited Guest editor for Surgical Management of Nasal Airway Obstruction - a Rhinologic Perspective edition of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, April 2009.

PUBLICATIONS - BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Singh A, Sjoegren EV, Becker SS. "Anesthesia for nasal surgery: pre- and post-operative care." In Fokkens W, Georgalas C (eds): Integrative Rhinology: From the lab to the operating theater. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2011.
  • Russell PT, Becker SS. "The Caldwell Luc Approach and Procedure." In Becker SS, Duncavage JA (eds): The Maxillary Sinus. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010.
  • Becker SS, Larson T. "Radiology of the Maxillary Sinus." In Becker SS, Duncavage JA (eds): The Maxillary Sinus. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010.
  • Becker SS, Park SS. "Functional Considerations in Revision Rhinoplasty." In Becker DG, Park SS (eds): Revision Rhinoplasty. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.
  • Becker DG, Becker SS, Sparano A. "Repair of Septal Perforations in Revision Rhinoplasty." In Becker DG, Park SS (eds): Revision Rhinoplasty. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.

PUBLICATIONS - JOURNAL:

  • Becker SS. "Pre-operative Computed Tomography evaluation to optimize surgical outcomes in sinus surgery." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America," 2010; (accepted).
  • Antunes MB, Becker SS. "The role of local steroid injection for nasal polyposis." Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 2010; (accepted).
  • Becker SS, Roberts DM, Beddow PA, Russell PT, Duncavage JA. "Comparison of maxillary sinus specimens removed during Caldwell-Luc procedures and traditional maxillary sinus antrostomies." Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. 2010 (accepted).
  • Guy CW, Russell PT, Becker SS. "Management of sinus disease in patients with cystic fibrosis: a review of the state of the art." Otorinolaringologia. 2009; 59(2):75-87.
  • Becker SS, Russell PT. "Intracranial abcess after anterior skull base defect: does pneumocephalas play a role?" Rhinology, 2009; 47(3):287-292.
  • Becker SS, Beddow, PA, Duncavage, JA. "Ethmo-Frontal angle, a new anatomic and radiologic landmark for use in sinus surgery." Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 140(5):762-763.
  • Becker SS. "Surgical management of polyps in nasal airway obstruction" Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 2009; 42(2):377-386.
  • Wittkopf ML, Becker SS, Duncavage JA, Russell PT. "Balloon sinuplasty for the surgical management of immunocompromised and critically ill patients with acute rhinosinusitis." Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 140(3):596-598.
  • Becker SS. Invited guest editor for "Surgical Management of Nasal Airway Obstruction: a Rhinologic Perspective." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, April 2009.
  • Witkopf ML, Beddow PA, Russell PT, Duncavage JA, Becker SS. "Revisiting the interpretation of positive sinus CT findings: a radiologic and symptom-based review." Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 140(3)306-311.
  • Becker SS, Duncavage JA, Russell PT. "Endoscopic endonasal repair of difficult-to-access cerebrospinal fluid leaks of the frontal sinus." American Journal of Rhinology, 2009; 23(2):181-184.
  • Becker SS, Creech CB, Russell PT, Duncavage JA. "Current issues in the management of sinonasal Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus." Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 12(1):2-5.
  • Han JK, Becker SS, Bomeli SR, Gross CW. "Endoscopic localization of the anterior and posterior ethmoid arteries." Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 2008; 117(12):931-935.
  • Becker SS, Dobratz E, Stowell N, Barker D, Park SS. "Revision Septoplasty: Review of Sources of Persistent Nasal Airway Obstruction?" American Journal of Rhinology, July 2008.
  • Becker SS, Duncavage JA. "The Role of Steroid Injection in the Management of Sinonasal Polyps." Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008; 16:(1):38-43.
  • Becker SS, Bomeli SR, de Alarcon S, Han JK, Gross CW. "The Surgical Management of Chronic Sinusitis in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: a Decade of Experience." American Journal of Rhinology, 2007; 21(4): 478-482.
  • Becker SS, Han JK, Nguyen TA, Gross CW. "Initial Surgical Treatment for Chronic Frontal Sinusitis: A Pilot Study." Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 2007; 116(4): 286-289.
  • Becker SS, Rasmany JK, Han JK, Gross CW. " Steroid Injection for Nasal Polyposis: The University of Virginia Experience." American Journal of Rhinology, 2007; 21(1): 64-69.
  • Becker SS, Bomeli S, Gross C, Han J. "Limits of Endoscopic Visualization and Instrumentation in the Frontal Sinus." Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2006 Dec; 135(6):917-921.
  • Wise JB, Becker SS, Sparano AS, Steiger J, Becker DG. "Intermediate Crural Overlay in Rhinoplasty: A Deprojection Technique That Shortens the Medial Leg of the Tripod Without Lengthening the Nose." Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 2006 8(4):240-244.
  • Becker DG, Becker SS. "Reducing Complications in Rhinoplasty." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 2006 June; 39(3):475-492.
  • Lanfranchi PV, Brigandi LA, Becker SS, Becker DG. "Multimodality approach to sinus and nasal disorders: Results of treatment as determined by a patient survey." ENT Journal , Jan 2006.
  • Becker DG, Becker SS. "A dedicated specialty center for nose and sinus care: an organized approach." Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants, 2005; 15(3): 273-282.
  • Chang J, Becker S, Park S. "Nasal Reconstruction: The State of the Art." Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2004 Aug; 12(4):336-343.
  • Becker SS, Becker DG. "Treatment of Nasal Obstruction from Nasal Valve Collapse with Alar Batten Grafts." Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants, 2003; 13(3):259-269.
  • Landranchi PV, Steiger J, Sparano A, Brigandi L, Lin G, Becker SS, Becker DG. "Diagnostic and surgical endoscopy in functional septorhinoplasty." Facial Plastic Surgery, 2004; 20(3):207-215.

EDITORIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Becker SS - Advisory Board member. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
  • Becker SS - Reviewer. The Laryngoscope , Johnson JT, Editor. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Becker SS - Reviewer. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, Kennedy DW, Editor. Providence, RI.
  • Becker SS - Reviewer. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. Mikhailidis D, Editor.
  • Becker SS, Guest Editor. Surgical Management of Nasal Airway Obstruction: A Rhinologic Perspective. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, April 2009.
  • Becker SS - Reviewer. Medical Science Monitor, Stefano G, Editor. International Scientific Literature, Inc. Albertson, NY.
  • Becker SS - Reviewer. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. Bavdekar S, Editor.

Ongoing Studies:

    Dr. Becker is currently involved with multiple studies aimed at improving management of patients with sinus and nasal disorders. A list of some of these ongoing projects is below:

  • "Alternative treatment strategies in the management of acute rhinosinusitis."
  • "The effect of sinus surgery on patients with asthma: a review of 100 patients."
  • "The Condemned Maxillary Sinus: a Histological Review"
  • "Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis in association with sinusitis: a case report"
  • "Endoscopic Endonasal Caldwell-Luc: A New Approach to a Proven Procedure"
  • "Report of a new radiologic landmark in the evaluation of sinonasal anatomy"
  • "Frontal sinus trephination: an adjunctive procedure for the 21st century sinus surgeon"
  • "Frontal sinus osteoma with intracranial extension: review of a case"
  • "Review of sources of surgical failure leading to revision sinus surgery: a prospective study"
  • "Review of cases of cerebrospinal fluid leak repair and endoscopic skull base reconstruction"

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • International Rhinologic Society

 
 
 
 
 
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