Stanley E. Thawley, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests: Adult and pediatric otolaryngology, sinus and allergy, ear and throat problems

WU Physicians Bio

Patients Seen At:



Farmington Clinic
1105 West Liberty St
Farmington, MO 63640
Fax: (314) 432-8208

Center for Advanced Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 747-5593

West County Office
Ear, Nose & Throat Center
1040 N. Mason Rd, Ste. 123
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 432-8208

Mailing Address:

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Ave.-Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110




  • Medical Degree: University Of Texas, Galveston, Texas, 1967
  • Residency: General surgery resident, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1971
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. 1975

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology--Certified


  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Best Doctors, Inc)
  • Best Doctors in St Louis, 2005, 2006, 2007

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters:

  1. Thawley SE, Panje W, Batsakis J, Lindberg, R. Comprehensive Management of Head and Neck Tumors Vols 1, 2 2nd Edition WB Saunders Publisher, Philadelphia, 1999
  2. Thawley SE, Kramper MA. Mechanisms of Rhinitis; Insights in Otolaryngology, 1992
  3. Thawley SE, Darrett H. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery; AORN, April 1988; 890-904
  4. Thawley SE. Surgical Treatment of Sinusitus. Missouri Medicine, May 1987; 237-241
  5. Thawley SE. Sleep apnea. Insights in Otolaryngology, CV Mosby, October, 1986

Journal Articles:

  1. Kramper MA, Thawley SE: “Poetry and the Art of Nursing”. ORL-Head and Neck Nursing, Spring, 2009

  2. Sachanandani NS, Piccirillo JF, Kramper MA, Thawley SE, Vlahiotis A: The Effect Nasally Administered Budesonide Respules on Adrenal Cortex Function in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Arch Otol, 135 (3), 303-307, 2009.

  3. Banerji A, Piccirillo JF, Thawley SE, Levitt RG, Schechtman KB, Kramper MA, Hamilos, DL: Chronic rhinosinusitis patients with polyps or polypoid mucosa have a greater burden of illness. Am J Rhinology 21 (1) 19-26, 2007.

  4. Hessler JL, Piccirillo JF, Fang D, Vlahiotis A, Banerji A, Levitt RG, Kramper MA, Thawley SE, Hamilos DL: Clinical outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis in response to medical therapy: Results of a prospective study. Am J Rhinology 21(1): 10-18, 2007.

  5. Thawley SE: The Otolaryngologist-Ophthalmologist relationship: an historic perspective. In Otolaryngol Clin North Am, 2006 Oct; 39(5): 845-53.

  6. Thawley SE, Deddens AE. Transfrontal endoscopic management of frontal recess disease; American Journal of Rhinology, 9(6):307-311, Nov-Dec, 1995

  7. Piccirillo JF, Edwards D, Haiduk A, Yonan C, Thawley SE. Psychometric and clinometric validity of the 31-item rhinosinusitis outcome measure; American Journal of Rhinology, 9(6): 297-306, Nov-Dec, 1995

  8. McLear PW, Thawley SE. Airway management in obesity hypoventilation syndrome; Clinics in Chest Medicine, 12(3):585-8, September, 1991

  9. Marcial-Vega Va, Cardenes H, Perez CA, Devineni VR, Simpson JR, Frederickson JM, Sessions DG, Spector GJ, Thawley SE. Cervical metastases from unknown primaries: radiotherapeutic management and appearance of subsequent primaries; International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, October 1990; 19(4)L 919-28

  10. Shepard JW Jr., Thawley SE. Localization of upper airway collapse during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea; American Review of Respiratory Disease, May, 1990 141(5 Pt 1):1350-5

  11. Shepard JW Jr., Thawley SE. Evaluation of the upper airway by computerized tomography in patients undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for obstructice sleep apnea; American Review of Respiratory Disease, September, 1989; 140(3):711-6

  12. Thawley SE, Simpson JR, Perez CA. Preoperative irradiation and surgery carcinoma of the base of the tongue; Ann Otology

  13. Matsuba H, Mauney M, Simpson J, Thawley SE. Adenocarcinoma of major and minor salivary gland origin: a histopathologic review of treatment failure patterns; Laryngoscope 1988; 98:784-788

  14. Thawley SE. Nebulized anesthesia of the upper airway; Laryngoscope, 97:499-500, 1987