Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS

Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS

Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS, is associate director of the Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric otolaryngology, Thyroid tumors, Cochlear implantation, Pediatric ear disorders, Skull base tumors
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Atlantic County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS, is associate director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, director of Pediatric Skull Base Surgery, medical director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and co-lead surgeon in the Pediatric Thyroid Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also has an appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kazahaya specializes in otology, cochlear implantation, skull base surgery, thyroid surgery, pediatric head and neck oncology, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Pediatric ENT-Otolaryngologist and, within this list, as an American Top Doctor in 2011. He also been named as a Top Doctor by Philadelphia magazine from 2007–2014 and by Castle Connolly from 2009–2014, and has received multiple citations by Philadelphia region periodicals as a top physician. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally, including in Ireland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and Mexico.

Dr. Kazahaya is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), North American Skull Base Society, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), American Thyroid Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been appointed to committees in both AAO-HNS and ASPO.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

General Surgery - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Mini-Fellowship, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery - Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Board Certification

Otolaryngology

Graduate Degree

MBA - University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Pediatric Skull Base Surgery

Medical Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Co-Lead Surgeon, Pediatric Thyroid Center

Endowed Chair, Pediatric Otolaryngology

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Kazahaya K: Disease burden & outcome in pediatric/young adults with concurrent Graves Disease and differentiated thyroid carcinoma. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 May 18. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-00026. [Epub ahead of print]

Kazahaya K: Lateral Skull Base Approaches in Pediatric Skull Base Surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2018 Feb;79(1):47-57. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1624572. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

2015

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 2015 Notes: Accepted for publication, February 2015.

2014

Kazahaya K, Rizzi M: Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis: When should we operate? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 22(1): 27-33, February 2014.

2013

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.

2012

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.

Books

2006

Germiller JA, Kazahaya K: Labyrinthitis. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th Edition. Ingelfinger J, Polin R, Burg F, and Gershon A. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Co., Philadelphia, PA. 2006.

2005

Baum ED, Kazahaya K: Otolaryngology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Shah S, Catallozzi M, Zaoutis LB (eds.). Blackwell, 2005.

2002

Potsic WP, Kazahaya K: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy, 17th Edition. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Polin R, Gershon A (eds.). W.B. Saunders. Co., Philadelphia, PA. 2002.

2001

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

Chapters

2016

Kazahaya K: Nasal Deformity. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 167-192, 2016.

Kazahaya K: Nasal Tumors. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 167-192, 2016.

Kazahaya K: Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers; New York, NY, Page: 167-192, 2016.

2014

Mudd PA, Kazahaya K: Otologic Tumors. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide. Parikh SR (eds.). Plural Publishing, San Diego CA, Page: 187-200, Jan 30 2014.

2012

Kazahaya K: Regional and Intracranial Complications of Rhinosinusitis. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, Page: 439-452, 2012.

2008

Marsh RR, Kazahaya K: Is Auditory Neuropathy an Appropriate Diagnosis if There is No Neuropathy? Neuropathies of the Auditory and Vestibular Eighth Cranial Nerves. Kaga K, Starr A. (eds.). Tokyo, Springer Japan, Page: 149-156, 2008.

2007

Kazahaya K, Singh D: Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1-22, 2007.

Kazahaya K: Pediatric Facial Trauma. Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Wetmore RF (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 215-227, 2007.

2006

Kazahaya K, Handler SD: Otolaryngology Trauma. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. Page: 1497-1505, 2006.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Kazahaya K. Considerations in the Evaluation and Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer in Children. Oral presentation in Symposium at the 2nd Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS2017); 2017, November 1-3. 

2017

Cohen M, Germiller J; Sie K; Kazahaya K; Horn D. Panel: Controversies in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Annual Meeting of ASPO; 2017 May 20; Austin, TX.

Kazahaya K. Moderator: "Master Video 6: Reconstruction Techniques for Skull Base Defects: From Tiny to Huge. 2017 North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting; 2017 Mar 3-5; New Orleans, LA

Panelist: "SYMPO10: Head and Neck Tumors in Paediatric ENT" Presented at the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS) ENT World Congress 2017, Paris, France. Moderator: V. Couloigner; Panel Members: F. Kolb, M. Kuo, M. Pellicer, R. Hagen. (6/25/17)

Faculty member, Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop Co-Sponsored by the American Neurotology Society. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2017 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL 9/8/17.

2016

Kazahaya K. Thyroid Cancer-Predisposition Syndromes in Pediatric Populations. Presentation at: 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO; 2016 Sep 18-21; San Diego, CA.

Kazahaya K. Management of Pediatric Non-Medullary Thyroid Nodules/Cancer. Presentation at: 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO; 2016 Sep 18-21; San Diego, CA.

Kazahaya K. Management of Pediatric Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Oral presentation at: the World Federation of Skull Base Societies (WFSBS); 2016 Jun 15; Osaka, Japan. 

Kazahaya K. Expanded Skull Base Surgery – Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Oral presentation at: the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Meeting; 2016 Jun 19; Lisbon, Portugal.

Kazahaya K. Pediatric Thyroid Neoplasms. Oral presentation at: the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Meeting; 2016 Jun 20; Lisbon, Portugal.

Kazahaya K. Congenital Skull Base Lesions. Oral presentation at: the World Federation of Skull Base Societies (WFSBS); 2016 Jun 15; Osaka, Japan. 

Kazahaya K. Panel Moderator: Skull Base Surgery in Children. European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Meeting; 2016 Jun20; Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited Lectures

2018

Kazahaya K. Guest Speaker: “Pediatric Endoscopic Ear Surgery” and “Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma” 24th Annual Utah Otolaryngology Update, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (6/22/18).

Kazahaya K. Guest Speaker: “Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules” 24th Annual Utah Otolaryngology Update, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (6/23/18)

2017

Panelist: "What Would You Do? An Interactive Case-based Discussion on the Management of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules and Cancer" Presented at the 2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Thyroid Disease Symposium, Seattle Children's Hospital (10/17/17)

Kazahaya K. Faculty member, Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop Co-Sponsored by the American Neurotology Society. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2017 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL 9/8/17.

Awards and Honors

2017-2018, Philadelphia Magazine "Top Doctors"

2017, Castle and Connelly, America's Top Doctors

2017, Honors Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation

2016, Top Docs for Kids, SJ Magazine

2014, Armada Certified Specialty Physician

2013, Best Doctors, SJ Magazine

2013, "No Kidding...Presenting the best doctors for children in the Philadelphia area" Suburban Life

2011, Top Pediatric ENT-Otolaryngologists, US News & World Report

2010, Best Children's Physicians, SJ Magazine

2009, 2011, Top Physicians of South Jersey. SJ Magazine

2008-2015, Top Docs, Philadelphia Magazine

2007, 2009, 2014,Top Docs for Kids, SJ Magazine

2005, Quality Care Award presented by the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2006-present, Invited Reviewer, Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD

2004-present, Invited Article Reviewer, Laryngoscope

2004-present, Invited Article Reviewer, Ear and Hearing: Ted Meyer, Section Ed.

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Member, Physician Advisory Council

2006-present, Member, Perioperative Infections Committee

2004-present, Member, Committee on Perioperative Antibiotic Administration

2004-present, Member, Operating Complex Design Committee

2000-present, Admissions Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

2000-present, ORL-HNS Residency Candidate Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2014-present, European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

 - 2014-present, Scientific Committee Member

2002-present, North American Skull Base Society

2017-present, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery

 - Chair, Symposium 4: Pediatric Thyroid Cancer, 2nd Congress

National

2017, American Head & Neck Society

 - 2017, Endocrine Surgery Section Member



2014-present, American Thyroid Association

 - 2017-present, Patient Affairs and Education Committee

 - 2014-present, Surgical Affairs Committee



2005-present, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

 - 2014-present, Nominating Committee Member



2005-present, American College of Surgeons



2003-present, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children

 - 2006-present, Chairman, SENTAC Travel Grant Committee



1996-present, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers



1995-present, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery



1994-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery