Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology
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Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, ORL-HNS
Director, Pediatric Skull Base Surgery Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Program, Center for Childhood Communication, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Lead Surgeon, Pediatric Thyroid Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
34th St. & Civic Center Boulevard
1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440/1582
Fax: 215-590-3986
Education:
B.S. (Electrical Engineering)
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1993.
M.B.A.
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business , 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1994.
Resident, Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1994-1998.
Fellow, Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1998-2000.
Mini-Fellowship, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 2000-2000.
Certifications
American Board of Otorhinolaryngology, 1999.
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Description of Research Expertise

Thyroid Surgery
Pediatric Skull Base Surgery
Pediatric Otology
Pediatric Head and Neck oncology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cochlear implantation
Pediatric thyroid cancer/surgery
Pediatric skull base surgery
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
Pediatric rhinosinusitis
Cholesteatoma
Management of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

Selected Publications

Ballah D, Vossough A, Dunham BP, Kazahaya K, Cahill AM : Preoperative angiography and external carotid artery embolisation of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas in a tertiary referral paediatric centre. Clinical Radiology 68(11): 1097-1106, November 2013.

Cheng J, Kazahaya K: Endolaryngeal hookwire electrodes for intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during pediatric thyroid surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 148(4): 572-575, April 2013.

Clemmens C, Kazahaya K: Pediatric amyloidosis of the nasopharynx: A case report and review of the literature. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 2012 Notes: Accepted for publication, April 27, 2012, Ms. No. 12-32R1.

Elden LM, Reinders ME, Kazahaya K, Tom LWC: Management of isolated sphenoid sinus disease in children: A surgical perspective. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75: 1594-1598, December 2011.

Antunes MB, Javia LR, Ransom ER, Kazahaya K: Salivary anlage tumor of the nasopharynx: A case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 6(2): 69-71, March 2011.

Sparano A, Kreiger P, Kazahaya K: Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space. ENT Journal 88(3): E24-26, March 2009.

Kreiger PA, Ernst LM, Elden LM, Kazahaya K, Alawi F, Russo PA: Hamartomatous tongue lesions in children. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 31(8): 1186-1190, August 2007.

Evans AK, Kazahaya K: Canal atresia: "Surgery or implantable hearing devices?" The expert's question is revisited. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(3): 367-74, March 2007.

Storm PB, Magge SN, Kazahaya K, Sutton LN: Cervical chordoma in a patient with tuberous sclerosis presenting with shoulder pain. Pediatric Neurosurgery 43(2), 167-169 2007.

Guss J, Kazahaya K: Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired pediatric neck abscesses. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(6): 943-8, 2007.

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