Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Joseph R. Spiegel, MD

Joseph R. Spiegel, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Co-Director, Voice and Swallowing Center

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery - Voice & Swallowing

Appointment Scheduling

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW


If you have a Jefferson Health MyChart account you can directly schedule within MyChart.

Online Scheduling

Online scheduling is available for new and existing patients. Existing patients must have seen this provider within the past two years.

More Ways to Get in Touch

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Office Locations

925 Chestnut Street
7th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6760
Fax: (215) 503-3736

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Voice/vocal cord specialists


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Medical University of South Carolina


  • University of Michigan Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

Safety and efficacy of functional laryngectomy for end-stage dysphagia

Open vs. endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy; Is there a difference?

Open approaches to cricopharyngeal hypertonicity and hypopharyngeal diverticulum

A Rare Case of Carcinoma Cuniculatum Involving the Larynx in Association with a Saccular Cyst

Ultrasonic surgical aspirator-assisted phonosurgery: A novel technique for laryngeal cartilage dissection

Efficacy of large-diameter dilatation in cricopharyngeal dysfunction

Laryngeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the true vocal fold in an adult: Case report

Epileptic laryngospasm presenting as a primary sleep disturbance

Detection of merkel cell carcinoma polyomavirus in mucosal merkel cell carcinoma

Endostitch-assisted endoscopic zenker's diverticulostomy: A tried approach for difficult cases

Endostitch-assisted endoscopic Zenker's diverticulostomy: A tried approach for difficult cases

Readability analysis of patient information on the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website

Lingual abscess from a grill cleaning brush bristle

Tracheal stenosis after placement of percutaneous dilational tracheotomy

Identification and Monitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve During Thyroidectomy

Cervical discitis and epidural abscess after tonsillectomy

A third branchial pouch cyst presenting as a lateral neck mass in an adult

Treatment of chronic posterior laryngitis with esomeprazole

Increased incidence of carcinoma of the tongue in patients with systemic sclerosis

Gore-Tex medialization thyroplasty: Objective and subjective evaluation