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Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Pediatric Skull Base Surgery Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Program, Center for Childhood Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Lead Surgeon, Pediatric Thyroid Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, ORL-HNS, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (8/1/20-7/31/22)
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.
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.
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
Management of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss

Selected Publications

Banik GL, Shindo ML, Kraimer KL, Manzione KL, Reddy A, Kazahaya K, Bauer AJ, Rastatter JC, Zafereo ME, Waguespack SG, Chelius DC Jr., Quintanilla-Dieck L: Prevalence and risk factors for multifocality in pediatric thyroid cancer: a multicenter study. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Nov 4 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2021.3077. Online ahead of print.

Sudoko CK, Jenks CM, Bauer AJ, Isaza A, Moustoufi-Moab S, Surrey LF, Bhatti TR, Franco A, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K: Thyroid lobectomy for T1 papillary thyroid carcinoma in pediatric patients. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Sep 23 2021 Notes: doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2359. Epub ahead of print.

Jia MR, Baran JA, Bauer AJ, Isaza A, Surrey LF, Bhatti T, McGrath C, Jalaly J, Mostoufi-Moab S, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Sisko L, Franco AT, Escobar FA, Krishnamurthy G, Patel T, Baloch Z: Utility of fine-needle aspirations to diagnose pediatric thyroid nodules. Hormone Research in Paediatrics Sep 1 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1159/000519307. Epub ahead of print.

Baran J, Bauer A, Halada S, Mostoufi-Moab S, Isaza A, Robbins S, Franco A, Adzick NS, Patel T, Kazahaya K: Surveillance and management of hypothyroidism following thyroid lobectomy in pediatrics. Thyroid 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication, 9/10/21.

Jain NK, Mostoufi-Moab S, Hawkes CP, Nelson ND, Surrey LF, Jones ZS, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Bauer AJ: Extrathyroidal extension is an important predictor of regional lymph node metastasis in pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid 30(7): 1038-1043, Jul 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1089/thy.2019.0229. Epub 2019 Oct 1.

Baumgarten H, Jenks CM, Isaza A, Bhatti T, Mostoufi-Moab S, Kazahaya K, Adzick NS, Bauer AJ: Bilateral papillary thyroid cancer in children: Risk factors and frequency of postoperative diagnosis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 55(6): 1117-1122, Jun 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.02.040. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Franco A, Labourier M, Surrey L, Mostoufi-Moab S, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Kumar G, Bauer A: miRNA Expression can classify pediatric thyroid lesions and increases the diagnostic yield of mutation testing. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 67(6): e28276, Jun 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.28276. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Baumgarten HD, Bauer AJ, Isaza A, Mostoufi-Moab S, Kazahaya K, Adzick NS: Surgical management of pediatric thyroid disease: Complication rates after thyroidectomy at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia high-volume Pediatric Thyroid Center. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 54(10): 1969-1975, Oct 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.02.009. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

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, Apr 1 2018.

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