EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Miami, School of Medicine , 2006 , Miami , FL

Residency

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pennsylvania State University , 2012 , Hershey , PA

Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Eelam Adil, MD, MBA completed her Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery residency training at Pennsylvania State University. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She was invited to join the faculty following fellowship training.

Dr. Adil cares for children with a wide variety of otolaryngic conditions ranging from recurrent acute otitis media to cystic fibrosis associated rhinosinusitis. Her clinical and research interest is pediatric rhinology, which is an emerging field in otolaryngology. She developed and co-directs the multidisciplinary sinonasal disorder clinic, which allows patients to undergo a complete otolaryngology and allergy evaluation, allergy testing, and thorough nasal/nasopharyngeal endoscopy in one setting.

Dr. Adil is active academically. She currently serves as an active member of both the education and research committees of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital. At the national and international level, Dr. Adil is a member of numerous otolaryngology societies and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several high impact journals. She has published 45 peer reviewed manuscripts and 16 reviews/book chapters. Her research has been presented nationally and internationally. Recently, her research and reviewer skills have been granted awards at the national level.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Irace AL, Shank C, Adil EA, Cunningham MJ, Kawai K, Sideridis G, Rahbar R. Changes in Scope of Procedures Performed by Pediatric Otolaryngologists in the Past Decade. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Apr 01; 144(4):322-329. View abstract
  2. Adil EA, Medina G, Cunningham MJ. Differentiating Tonsil Cancer from Benign Tonsillar Hypertrophy. J Pediatr. 2018 Jun; 197:309-309.e1. View abstract
  3. Adil EA, Medina G, Cunningham MJ. Pediatric Tonsil Cancer: A National and Institutional Perspective. J Pediatr. 2018 Jun; 197:255-261.e1. View abstract
  4. Sobin L, Kawai K, Irace AL, Gergin O, Cunningham M, Sawicki GS, Adil EA. Microbiology of the Upper and Lower Airways in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 08; 157(2):302-308. View abstract
  5. Gergin O, Adil E, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Routine airway surveillance in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:1-4. View abstract
  6. Wolter NE, Adil E, Irace AL, Werger A, Perez-Atayde AR, Weldon C, Orbach DB, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rahbar R. Malignant glomus tumors of the head and neck in children and adults: Evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2017 12; 127(12):2873-2882. View abstract
  7. Chang DT, Irace AL, Kawai K, Rogers-Vizena CR, Nuss R, Adil EA. Nasal septal perforation in children: Presentation, etiology, and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 92:176-180. View abstract
  8. Yuen SN, Leung PP, Funamura J, Kawai K, Roberson DW, Adil EA. Complications of turbinate reduction surgery in combination with tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 08; 127(8):1920-1923. View abstract
  9. Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 07; 127(7):1701-1706. View abstract
  10. Adil EA, Kawai K, Dombrowski N, Irace AL, Cunningham MJ. Nasal versus tracheobronchial biopsies to diagnose primary ciliary dyskinesia: A meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2017 01; 127(1):6-13. View abstract
  11. Gergin O, Adil EA, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Indications of pediatric tracheostomy over the last 30 years: Has anything changed? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:144-7. View abstract
  12. O'Neill AF, Adil EA, Irace AL, Neff L, Davis IJ, Perez-Atayde AR, Voss SD, Weinberg O, Rahbar R. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the pediatric airway: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:218-23. View abstract
  13. Irace AL, Adil EA, Archer NM, Silvera VM, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Pediatric sialoblastoma: Evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:44-9. View abstract
  14. Lee PY, Adil EA, Irace AL, Neff L, Son MB, Lee EY, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis) in the pediatric airway. Laryngoscope. 2017 01; 127(1):233-240. View abstract
  15. Adil E, Gergin O, Kawai K, Rahbar R, Watters K. Usefulness of Upper Airway Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Pulmonary Aspiration. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 142(4):339-43. View abstract
  16. McLaughlin EJ, Cunningham MJ, Kazahaya K, Hsing J, Kawai K, Adil EA. Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation-Assisted Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Comparison with Traditional Endoscopic Technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 06; 154(6):1145-8. View abstract
  17. Gergin O, Kawai K, MacDougall RD, Robson CD, Moritz E, Cunningham M, Adil E. Sinus Computed Tomography Imaging in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis: Added Value? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 07; 155(1):160-5. View abstract
  18. Herrington H, Adil E, Moritz E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Proctor M, Rahbar R. Update on current evaluation and management of pediatric nasal dermoid. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2151-60. View abstract
  19. Hughes A, Danehy A, Adil E. Case 226: Oval Window Atresia. Radiology. 2016 Feb; 278(2):626-31. View abstract
  20. Adil E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Heffernan C, Moritz E, Goumnerova L, Rahbar R. Congenital nasal neuroglial heterotopia and encephaloceles: An update on current evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2161-7. View abstract
  21. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Kacprowicz A, Perez J, Larson K, Hernandez K, Kawai K, Cowenhoven J, Urion D, Rahbar R. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Aspiration in Children With Normal Upper Airway Anatomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov; 141(11):1006-11. View abstract
  22. Hughes A, Danehy A, Adil E. Case 226. Radiology. 2015 Oct; 277(1):294-7. View abstract
  23. Adil E, Tarshish Y, Roberson D, Jang J, Licameli G, Kenna M. The Public Health Impact of Pediatric Deep Neck Space Infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1036-41. View abstract
  24. Strychowsky JE, Kawai K, Moritz E, Rahbar R, Adil EA. To stent or not to stent? A meta-analysis of endonasal congenital bilateral choanal atresia repair. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):218-27. View abstract
  25. Strychowsky JE, Adil E, Licameli G, Rahbar R. Vocal fold avulsion in the pediatric population: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul; 79(7):959-64. View abstract
  26. Hughes A, Adil EA. What is the role of endoscopic sinus surgery in adult patients with cystic fibrosis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep; 125(9):2018-20. View abstract
  27. Chaikhoutdinov I, Adil E, Goldenberg MD, Crist H. IgG4-related disease of the thyroid: a consideration in the differential diagnosis of an expanding thyroid mass. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Jan; 94(1):26-7. View abstract
  28. Adil E, Setabutr D, Ghossaini SN, Goldenberg D. Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil presenting as otorrhea: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Jan; 94(1):E7-9. View abstract
  29. Neff L, Adil EA. What is the role of the adenoid in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1282-3. View abstract
  30. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Rahbar R. Endoscopic surgical repair of type 3 laryngeal clefts. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1051-5. View abstract
  31. Adil E, Xiao R, McGill T, Rahbar R, Cunningham M. A chief of service rotation as an alternative approach to pediatric otolaryngology inpatient care. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 140(9):809-14. View abstract
  32. Fraga JC, Adil EA, Kacprowicz A, Skinner ML, Jennings R, Lillehei C, Rahbar R. The association between laryngeal cleft and tracheoesophageal fistula: myth or reality? Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):469-74. View abstract
  33. Adil E, Goyal N, Fedok FG. Corrective nasal surgery in the younger patient. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 16(3):176-82. View abstract
  34. Adil E, Poe D. What is the full range of medical and surgical treatments available for patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb; 22(1):8-15. View abstract
  35. Setabutr D, Adil EA, Chaikhoutdinov I, Carr MM. Impact of the pediatric tonsillectomy and polysomnography clinical practice guidelines. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar; 78(3):517-21. View abstract
  36. Ahlers E, Setabutr D, Garritano F, Adil E, McGinn J. Pathologic fracture of the mandible secondary to traumatic bone cyst. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2013 Sep; 6(3):201-4. View abstract
  37. Baker AR, Ohanessian SE, Adil E, Crist HS, Goldenberg D, Mani H. Dedifferentiated epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma: analysis of a rare entity based on a case report and literature review. Int J Surg Pathol. 2013 Oct; 21(5):514-9. View abstract
  38. Adil E, Setabutr D, Mikesell K, Goldenberg D. Hyalinizing clear cell adenocarcinoma of the oropharynx. Head Neck. 2013 Jun; 35(6):E184-6. View abstract
  39. Adil E, Rager T, Carr M. Location of airway obstruction in term and preterm infants with laryngomalacia. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 33(4):437-40. View abstract
  40. Adil E, Setabutr D, Carr MM. Uncontrolled epistaxis secondary to traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the maxillary artery. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:347671. View abstract
  41. Adil E, Huntley C, Choudhary A, Carr M. Congenital nasal obstruction: clinical and radiologic review. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 171(4):641-50. View abstract
  42. Setabutr D, Adil EA, Adil TK, Carr MM. Emerging trends in tonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug; 145(2):223-9. View abstract
  43. Adil EA, Choudhary AK, Moser KW, Ghossaini SN. Vestibular pneumolabyrinth: why assessment with temporal bone computed tomography utilizing dynamic focal spot mode is important for the diagnosis. Emerg Radiol. 2011 Jan; 18(1):43-5. View abstract
  44. Adil E, Adil T, Fedok F, Kauffman G, Goldenberg D. Minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy performed for primary hyperparathyroidism. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jul; 141(1):34-8. View abstract
  45. Eshraghi AA, Rodriguez M, Balkany TJ, Telischi FF, Angeli S, Hodges AV, Adil E. Cochlear implant surgery in patients more than seventy-nine years old. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1180-3. View abstract
  46. Furze A, Kralick D, Vakharia A, Jaben K, Graves R, Adil E, Eshraghi AA, Balkany TJ, Van de Water TR. Dexamethasone and methylprednisolone do not inhibit neuritic outgrowth while inhibiting outgrowth of fibroblasts from spiral ganglion explants. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008 Feb; 128(2):122-7. View abstract
  47. Eshraghi AA, Adil E, He J, Graves R, Balkany TJ, Van De Water TR. Local dexamethasone therapy conserves hearing in an animal model of electrode insertion trauma-induced hearing loss. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Sep; 28(6):842-9. View abstract
  48. Eshraghi AA, Wang J, Adil E, He J, Zine A, Bublik M, Bonny C, Puel JL, Balkany TJ, Van De Water TR. Blocking c-Jun-N-terminal kinase signaling can prevent hearing loss induced by both electrode insertion trauma and neomycin ototoxicity. Hear Res. 2007 Apr; 226(1-2):168-77. View abstract