Rima DeFatta, MD

Rima DeFatta, MD

Dr. DeFatta is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and completed a fellowship in Laryngology at The Institute for Voice and Ear Research at Drexel University. Although she treats the full spectrum of head and neck disorders, her passion lies in the diagnosis and management of upper aerodigestive tract problems that compromise a patient's ability to eat, breathe and speak. She specializes in cutting-edge diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques to treat the most challenging and diverse voice and swallowing problems.


  • Medical Degree – Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Albany Medical College
  • Fellowship – The American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Board Certification – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


  • Reviewer, Journal of Voice
  • Editorial Board, Ear Nose and Throat Journal
  • Resident Leadership Grant, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Resident Presentation Award, First and Second Place New England Otolaryngologic Society
  • Howard Hughes Internship Grant, Pittsburgh AIDS Taskforce