Assistant Professor
Rex Ear, Nose & Throat at Wakefield


Rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid disease, pediatric otolaryngology, otology.


  • MD (magna cum laude): Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • Residency: Dept. of Otolaryngology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2008

Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997-1999
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, WakeMed Faculty Physicians, Raleigh, NC, 2008-present

Recent Honors:

  • Teaching Attending Award, Wake Area Health Education Center, 2010
  • Stephen G. Balshi Prize for Otolaryngology, 2007
  • S. MacCuen Smith Memorial Prize in Otology, 2003

Recent Publications:

  • O’Reilly RC, He Z, Bloedon EA, Papsin B, Lundy L, Bolling L, Soundar S, Cook S, Reilly J, Schmidt R, Deutsch E, Barth P, Mehta D. The Role of Extrasophageal Reflux in Otitis Media in Infants and Children. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jul; 118(7 part 2 Suppl 116):1-9.
  • Curry JM, Bloedon EA, Malloy KM, Cognetti DM, Merton DA, Goldberg BB, Rosen D, Pribitkin EA. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guided Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy of the Head and Neck in a Porcine Model. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2007 Nov;137(5):735-41.
  • He Z, Bolling L, Soundar S, Shah M, Cook S, Mehta DI, Schmidt RJ, Bloedon EA, O’Reilly RC. Detection of Gastric Pepsin in Middle Ear Fluid of Children with Otitis Media. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. 2007; 137:59-64.
  • Johnson DR, Bloedon EA, States L, O’Reilly RC. Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis as a Complication of Otitis Media. Otology Neurotology 2007 Oct;28(7):988-9.
  • Pribitkin EA, Ambro BT, Bloedon EA, O’Hara BJ. Rabbit ear cartilage regeneration with a small intestinal submucosal graft. Laryngoscope. 2004; 114 (9 Pt 2 Suppl 102):1-19.
  • Ipakchi R, Zager WH, de Baca ME, Bloedon EA, McCue PA, Zwillenberg D. Granular Cell Tumor of the Trachea in Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Laryngoscope. 2004; 114(1):143-7.
  • Wrobel JA, Conrad MJ, Bloedon EA, Swanstrom R, Hutchison CA. Analysis of HIV Type 1 Reverse Transcriptase: Comparing Sequences of Viral Isolates with Mutational Data. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2000; 16:2049-54.