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Timothy Ortlip, MD

About Dr. Ortlip

Otolaryngologist Timothy Ortlip, MD, joined Washington Township Medical Foundation in January 2019, and is a highly regarded ear, nose and throat specialist. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the University of Delaware, where he obtained a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He returned to Philadelphia to receive his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College. During this time, he realized his potential for treating patients both medically and surgically in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.

His experience as a physician-researcher is deep. Dr. Ortlip spent five years at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he completed an intensive surgical training specializing in head and neck surgery. While there, he discovered his passion for all forms of facial reconstructive surgery. He fostered this passion through several research endeavors focused on techniques and outcomes of oncologic facial reconstruction. Dr. Ortlip also spent an extra six months investigating the longitudinal potential for mesenchymal stem cells harvested from tonsil tissue. His research and excellence in the field of facial trauma led him to be invited to London, England as a guest speaker to over 300 European delegates at the Imperial College Trauma Conference in 2014.

Upon completion of his residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2017, he joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, completing a fellowship in 2018. He is currently board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Along with his expertise in treating ear, nose and throat disorders, Dr. Ortlip has a proficiency in rhinoplasty, Moh’s reconstruction, facial nerve disorders, ear reconstruction, botox, laser treatment, augmentation and other techniques for facial enhancement and rejuvenation.

In addition to all types of ENT issues and treatments, Dr. Ortlip also has an interest in difficult noses, including reconstruction, as well as sinus surgery. He is equally at home with adult and pediatric cases, and has authored or co-authored research that has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, such as JAMA and the Journal of Clinical & Medical Sciences. Active in volunteering his specialty to help those in need, Dr. Ortlip has participated in international humanitarian missions to provide ENT care for both adults and pediatrics.

Away from work, Dr. Ortlip and his wife are happy to be living in Northern California, where they like to frequent new and diverse restaurants. Dr. Ortlip is a top golfer, having played competitively in high school, and also enjoys photography, videography, snowboarding, hiking and biking.

“I am excited to offer my highly skilled services to the patients of Washington Township Medical Foundation,” said Dr. Ortlip, who also has experience at both Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center. “This is a very vibrant and dynamic community, and I’m very happy to be part of it.”

  • Dean’s List, University of Delaware undergraduate
  • George McClellan Surgical Honor Society, Thomas Jefferson University 2011
  • Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training Resident Leadership Forum (travel grant recipient) 2014
  • Guest speaker, Imperial College Trauma Conference, London (travel grant recipient) 2014
  • Second place, Maryland Society of Otorhinolaryngology Research Symposium 2017
  • AAOHNSF Resident Leadership (travel grant recipient) 2016
  • Triological Society (travel grant recipient) 2017
  • Medical School
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College (Sidney Kimmel)
  • Internship
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Thomas Jefferson University Hospital