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Oneida Arosarena, MD, FACS


Oneida Arosarena, MD, FACS


Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Telephone:  215-707-3663

Email: oneida.arosarena@temple.edu



Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Educational Background:


BA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1989


MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1993


Residency, Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999


Fellowship, Facial Plastic Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery, University of New York - Upstate Medical Center, 2000


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clinical Interests:

  • Congenital craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip and palate
  • Post-traumatic and post-ablative facial reconstruction

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board certifications:

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

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professional affiliations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • American Medical Association

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research interests:


  • Adoptive cellular therapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with tumor-primed anti-CD3 activated lymphocytes
  • Enhancement of cell-mediated cytotoxicity with interferon gene transfer in human head and neck squamous carcinomas
  • Synthetic bone substitutes for mandibular repair in rats
  • Biomechanical evaluation of fixation techniques for bridging segmental mandibular defects

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selected publications:


Arosarena O, Madsen M, Haug R.  Special considerations with tongue and floor of mouth cancer.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America18:(521-531)2006.


Arosarena O.  Deciding between an academic or private practice.  Facial Plastic Times 23:6 2002.


Arosarena O.  Update on cleft care.  Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 10:(303-308)2002.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26313490. Arosarena O, Options and Challenges for Facial Rejuvenation in Patients With Higher Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes. JAMA Facial Plast Surg 17:5(358-9)2015 Sep 1

25397380. Arosarena OA, Hemme T, Management of soft palate agenesis in Nager syndrome with an elongated, superiorly based pharyngeal flap. Ear Nose Throat J 93:10-11(E1-5)2014 Oct-Nov

22996711. Katime EE, Khurana JS, Arosarena OA, Prostate cancer metastatic to the larynx: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J 91:9(E1-3)2012 Sep

22910024. Arosarena O, Ducic Y, Tollefson TT, Mandible fractures: discussion and debate. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 20:3(347-63)2012 Aug

21302290. Arosarena OA, Del Carpio-Cano FE, Dela Cadena RA, Rico MC, Nwodim E, Safadi FF, Comparison of bone morphogenetic protein-2 and osteoactivin for mesenchymal cell differentiation: effects of bolus and continuous administration. J Cell Physiol 226:11(2943-52)2011 Nov

19153293. Arosarena OA, Fritsch TA, Hsueh Y, Aynehchi B, Haug R, Maxillofacial injuries and violence against women. Arch Facial Plast Surg 11:1(48-52)2009 Jan-Feb

18088850. Arosarena OA, Madsen M, Haug R, Special considerations with floor of mouth and tongue cancer. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 18:4(521-31)2006 Nov

17638757. Arosarena OA, Puleo D, In vitro effects of combined and sequential bone morphogenetic protein administration. Arch Facial Plast Surg 9:4(242-7)2007 Jul-Aug

17346560. Arosarena OA, Cleft lip and palate. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:1(27-60, vi)2007 Feb

17236939. Arosarena OA, Perioperative management of the head and neck cancer patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:2(305-13)2007 Feb

16885735. Gossman DG, Archer SM, Arosarena O, Management of frontal sinus fractures: a review of 96 cases. Laryngoscope 116:8(1357-62)2006 Aug

16238607. Arosarena O, Collins W, Comparison of BMP-2 and -4 for rat mandibular bone regeneration at various doses. Orthod Craniofac Res 8:4(267-76)2005 Nov

16012248. Arosarena O, Tissue engineering. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 13:4(233-41)2005 Aug

15806052. Arosarena OA, Collins WL, Bone regeneration in the rat mandible with bone morphogenetic protein-2: a comparison of two carriers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:4(592-7)2005 Apr

15744178. Gossman DG, Rosenblum W, Arosarena O, Valentino J, The acetabular reamer: a unique tool for anterior iliac crest bone graft harvesting. Laryngoscope 115:3(557-9)2005 Mar

15611397. Doty JM, Pienkowski D, Goltz M, Haug RH, Valentino J, Arosarena OA, Biomechanical evaluation of fixation techniques for bridging segmental mandibular defects. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:12(1388-92)2004 Dec

14568800. Arosarena OA, Collins WL, Defect repair in the rat mandible with bone morphogenic protein 5 and prostaglandin E1. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:10(1125-30)2003 Oct

12533151. Arosarena OA, Falk A, Malmgren L, Bookman L, Allen MJ, Schoonmaker J, Tatum S, Kellman R, Defect repair in the rat mandible with bone morphogenic proteins and marrow cells. Arch Facial Plast Surg 5:1(103-8)2003 Jan-Feb

10229590. Arosarena OA, Baranwal S, Strome S, Wolf GT, Krauss JC, Bradford CR, Carey TE, Expression of major histocompatibility complex antigens in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck: effects of interferon gene transfer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 120:5(665-71)1999 May

9721877. Chen Z, Colon I, Ortiz N, Callister M, Dong G, Pegram MY, Arosarena O, Strome S, Nicholson JC, Van Waes C, Effects of interleukin-1alpha, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, and neutralizing antibody on proinflammatory cytokine expression by human squamous cell carcinoma lines. Cancer Res 58:16(3668-76)1998 Aug 15

7543726. Zeidman SM, Monsein LH, Arosarena O, Aletich V, Biafore JA, Dawson RC, Debrun GM, Hurko O, Reversibility of white matter changes and dementia after treatment of dural fistulas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 16:5(1080-3)1995 May

7970812. Abidin MR, Arosarena O, Koch WM, Eisele DW, Transdermal fentanyl. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 111:5(680-3)1994 Nov

8004469. Arosarena O, Guerin C, Brem H, Laterra J, Endothelial differentiation in intracerebral and subcutaneous experimental gliomas. Brain Res 640:1-2(98-104)1994 Mar 21

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