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Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, Pediatric Skull Base Surgery

Medical Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Co-Lead Surgeon, Pediatric Thyroid Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Potsic W.P., Kazahaya K. Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy 17th ed. (In press.)

Tom L.W.C., Kazahaya K. Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. Contemporary Sinus Surgery. (In press.)

Kazahaya K. Imaging of the Paranasal Sinusitis in Pediatric Patients with Special Considerations for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. In: Bluestone C and Stool S, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2001. (In press.)


National societies
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Rhinologic Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
American Medical Association

Local societies
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology

Original Papers

D’Eredita, R., Marsh, R.R., Lora, S., Kazahaya, K.: A new absorbable pressure-equalizing tube. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 127(1):67-72, 2002 Jul.

Shah, S.S., Lai, S.Y., Ruchelli, E., Kazahaya, K., Mahboubi, S.: Retropharyngeal Aberrant Thymus. Pediatrics 108(5), 2001 Nov.

Kim, S.H., Kazahaya, K., Handler, S.D.: Traumatic perilymphatic fistulas in children: etiology, diagnosis, and management. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 60(2):147-53, 2001 Aug 20.

Wall, S., Kazahaya, K., Becker, S.S., Becker, D.G. Thirty-five millimeter versus digital photography:c comparison of photographic quality and clinical evaluation. Facial Plastic Surgery 15(2):101-9, 1999.

Kim, J.J., Nottingham, L.K., Sin, J.I., Tsai, A., Morrison, L., Oh, J., Dang, K., Hu, Y., Kazahaya, K., Bennett, M., Dentchev, T., Wilson, D.M., Chalian, A.A., Boyer, J.D., Agadjanyan, M.G., Weiner, D.B.: CD8 positive T cells influence antigen-specific immune responses through the expression of chemokines. Journal of Clinical Investigation 102(6):1112-24, 1998 Sep 15.

Saunders, J.C., Adler, H.J., Cohen, Y.C., Smullen, S., Kazahaya, K.: Morphometric changes in the chick nucleus magnocellularis following acoustic overstimulation. J Comparative Neurology 390:412-426, 1988.

Kim, J.J., Bagarazzi, M.L., Trivedi, N., Hu, Y., Kazahaya, K., Wilson, D.M., Chattergoon, M.A., Dang, K., Mahalingam, S., Agadjanyan, M.A., Boyer, J.D., Wang, B., Weiner, D.B.: Engineering of in vitro immune responses to DNA immunization via co-delivery of costimulatory molecule genes. Nature Biotechnology 15(7):641-6, 1997 July.


Posters and Presentations

Kazahaya, K.  Pediatric bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy.  Presented at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center,  Philadelphia, PA:  February 6, 2003.

Kazahaya K.  Pediatric cochlear implants.  Presented at South Jersey Hospital, Vineland, NJ:  November 19, 2002.

Kazahaya K.  LASERS:  Physics and tissue interactions.  Presented at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA:  October 3, 2002.

Kazahaya K.  Pediatric sinusitis.  Presented at the Southeastern Pennsylvania SOHN Chapter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA:  June 26, 2002.

Kazahaya K.  Pediatric facial paralysis.  Presented at the 2nd International Update Course: ENT Underwater, Cayman Brac, BWI:  April 3, 2002.

Kazahaya K.  Ear tubes:  Not just for ear infections.  Presented at South Jersey Hospital, Elmer, NJ:  January 15, 2002.

Kazahaya K.  Pediatric cochlear implantation.  Presented to the Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA:  November 13, 2001.

Kazahaya K.  Pneumatization equalization tubes in the pediatric patient.  Presented at South Jersey Hospital, Newcomb, NJ:  July 13, 2001.

Kazahaya K.  Infectious disorders of the external ear.  Presented at the 2001 25th Anniversary Seminar at Sea of the Society of  Otorhinolaryngology:  Head and Neck Nurses, Western Caribbean:  March 19, 2001.

Ross AT, Kazahaya K, Tom LWC. High risk tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy under 36 months of age. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Chicago, IL; October 2000.

Kazahaya K.  Non-neoplastic disorders of the external ear.  Presented to the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology:  Head and Neck Surgery, Hershey, PA:  June 18, 1999.

Kazahaya K, Anderson TA, Tom LWC, Tavill MA. Prospective study of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage: A comprehensive look. Presented at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 14th Annual Meeting. Palm Desert, CA; April 1999.

Kazahaya K, Chalian AA. Extended skin paddle osseocutaneous fibular free flap as a reconstructive option for the massive oromandibular defect. Presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Annual Meeting. Valley Forge, PA; June 19, 1998.

Kazahaya K, Becker D. Computerized digital imaging and slide production: A comparison to conventional 35-mm slide photography. Poster presented at the 7th Annual International Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium. Orlando, FL; June 17-18, 1998.

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