Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA

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Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Otolaryngology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3440/1582
Fax: 215-590-3986
B.S. (Electrical Engineering)
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1993.
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business , 2004.
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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
Management of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

Selected Publications

MacFarland SP, Bauer AJ, Adzick NS, Surrey LF, Noyes J, Kazahaya K, Mostoufi-Moab S: Disease burden & outcome in pediatric/young adults with concurrent Graves Disease and differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 103(8): 2918-2925, Aug 1 2018.

Samuels SL, Surrey LF, Hawkes CP, Amberge M, Mostoufi-Moab S, Langer JE, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Bhatti T, Baloch Z, LiVolsi VA, Bauer AJ: Characteristics of follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma in a pediatric cohort Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 103(4): 1639-1648, April 1 2018.

Javia L, Brant J, Guidi J, Rameau A, Pross S, Cohn S, Kazahaya K, Dunham B, Germiller J: Infectious complications and ventilation tubes in pediatric cochlear implant recipients. The Laryngoscope 126(7): 1671-76, July 2016 Notes: Online publication, 9/8/15. Presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, Las Vegas, NV, May 15–16, 2014.

McLaughlin EJ, Cunningham MJ, Kazahaya K, Hsing J, Kawai K, Adil EA: Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation assisted resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: Comparison with traditional endoscopic technique. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 154(6): 1145-48, June 2016.

Kovatch KJ, Bauer AJ, Isaacoff EJ, Prickett KK, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Sullivan LM, Mostoufi-Moab S : Pediatric thyroid carcinoma in patients with Graves’ disease: The role of ultrasound in selecting patients for definitive therapy. Hormone Research in Pediatrics April 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

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.

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Last updated: 01/14/2019
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