Kenny Chan, MD
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1977)
Internship:
  • Oregon Health & Science University (1979)
Residencies:
  • Loma Linda University Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology (1983)
  • Loma Linda University Program, Surgery (1980)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Otolaryngology (1987)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Chairman, Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children’s Hospital Colorado

Recognition & Awards

  • Alumni of the Year, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2019)
  • President, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (2015)
  • Presidential Citation, American Triological Society, Eastern Section (2010)
  • Professor of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado (2008)
  • Top Docs in Denver, 5280 Magazine (1997)
    Top Doc since 1997.
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly (1994)
    Top Doc since 1994.

Research Interests

I am interested in research related to mucosal inflammation and chronic sinusitis.

Teaching

  • Professor with Tenure (2001)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications

  • Chan KH, Dinwiddie JK, Ahuja GS, Bennett EC, Brigger MT, Chi DH, Choo DI, Cunningham MJ, Elluru RG, Giannoni CM, Goudy SL, Koempel JA, MacArthur CJ, Malone B, Messner AH, Mitchell RB, Park AH, Richter GT, Rosbe KW, Shah UK, Sie KCY, Smith RJ, Sulman CG, Thompson JW, Thorne MC, Wei JL, Wetmore RF, White DR, Zalzal GH, Schoem SR. Advanced practice providers and children's hospital-based pediatric otolarynology practices. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Feb;129:109770. PubMed PMID: 31733596
  • Denoyelle F, Simon F, Chang KW, Chan KH, Cheng AG, Cheng AT, Choo DI, Daniel SJ, Farinetti A, Garabedian EN, Greinwald JH, Hoff SR, Hone S, Licameli GR, Papsin BC, Poe DS, Pransky S, Smith RJH, Triglia JM, Walton J, Zalzal G, Leboulanger N. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) Consensus Recommendations: Congenital Cholesteatoma. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Mar;41(3):345-351. PubMed PMID: 31851066
  • Yoon PJ, Sumalde AAM, Ray DC, Newton S, Cass SP, Chan KH, Santos-Cortez RLP. Novel Variants in Hearing Loss Genes and Associations With Audiometric Thresholds in a Multi-ethnic Cohort of US Patients With Cochlear Implants. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Aug;41(7):978-985. PubMed PMID: 32658404
  • Caloway C, Balakrishnan K, Boudewyns A, Chan KH, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, Fayoux P, Garabedian N, Hart C, Moreddu E, Muntz H, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Rahbar R, Russell J, Rutter M, Sidell D, Smith RJ, Soma M, Spratley J, Thompson D, Ward RF, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Hartnick C. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) survey: Efforts to avoid complications in home tracheostomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Dec 18;141:110563. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33360407
  • Bhatt JM, Muhonen EG, Meier M, Sagel SD, Chan KH. Rhinosinusitis in Pediatric Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Impact of Disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Nov;161(5):877-880. PubMed PMID: 31500503
  • Larson ED, Magno JPM, Steritz MJ, Llanes EGDV, Cardwell J, Pedro M, Roberts TB, Einarsdottir E, Rosanes RAQ, Greenlee C, Santos RAP, Yousaf A, Streubel SO, Santos ATR, Ruiz AG, Lagrana-Villagracia SM, Ray D, Yarza TKL, Scholes MA, Anderson CB, Acharya A, Gubbels SP, Bamshad MJ, Cass SP, Lee NR, Shaikh RS, Nickerson DA, Mohlke KL, Prager JD, Cruz TLG, Yoon PJ, Abes GT, Schwartz DA, Chan AL, Wine TM, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Friedman N, Kechris K, Kere J, Leal SM, Yang IV, Patel JA, Tantoco MLC, Riazuddin S, Chan KH, Mattila PS, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Ahmed ZM, Jenkins HA, Chonmaitree T, Hafrén L, Chiong CM, Santos-Cortez RLP. A2ML1 and otitis media: novel variants, differential expression, and relevant pathways. Hum Mutat. 2019 Aug;40(8):1156-1171. PubMed PMID: 31009165
  • Chan KH, Dreith S, Uhler KM, Tallo V, Lucero M, De Jesus J, Simões EA. Large-scale otoscopic and audiometric population assessment: A pilot study. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Feb;117:148-152. PubMed PMID: 30579070
  • Dohar JE, Don D, Koempel J, Lu CH, Hakanson D, Chan KH. Safety and efficacy of intratympanic ciprofloxacin otic suspension post-tubes in a real-world pediatric population. Am J Otolaryngol. 2018 Mar - Apr;39(2):101-106. PubMed PMID: 29395279
  • Hauser LJ, Jensen EL, Mirsky DM, Chan KH. Pediatric anosmia: A case series. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jul;110:135-139. PubMed PMID: 29859575
  • Goral D, Highland J, Lovell MA, Chan KH. Head and neck presentation of Gardner Syndrome: A pediatric case series. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jul;110:31-33. PubMed PMID: 29859582
  • Wagenaar AE, Mirsky DM, Stence NV, Wine TM, Chan KH. Infection of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis: A morbid complication following adenoidectomy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Aug;111:59-62. PubMed PMID: 29958615
  • Chan KH, Allen GC, Kelley PE, Streubel SO, Friedman NR, Yoon P, Gao D, Ruiz AG, Jung TTK. Dornase Alfa Ototoxic Effects in Animals and Efficacy in the Treatment of Clogged Tympanostomy Tubes in Children: A Preclinical Study and a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Sep 1;144(9):776-780. PubMed PMID: 30073253
  • Santos-Cortez RLP, Chiong CM, Frank DN, Ryan AF, Giese APJ, Bootpetch Roberts T, Daly KA, Steritz MJ, Szeremeta W, Pedro M, Pine H, Yarza TKL, Scholes MA, Llanes EGDV, Yousaf S, Friedman N, Tantoco MLC, Wine TM, Labra PJ, Benoit J, Ruiz AG, de la Cruz RAR, Greenlee C, Yousaf A, Cardwell J, Nonato RMA, Ray D, Ong KMC, So E, Robertson CE, Dinwiddie J, Lagrana-Villagracia SM, Gubbels SP, Shaikh RS, Cass SP, Einarsdottir E, Lee NR, Schwartz DA, Gloria-Cruz TLI, Bamshad MJ, Yang IV, Kere J, Abes GT, Prager JD, Riazuddin S, Chan AL, Yoon PJ, Nickerson DA, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Streubel SO, Reyes-Quintos MRT, Jenkins HA, Mattila P, Chan KH, Mohlke KL, Leal SM, Hafrén L, Chonmaitree T, Sale MM, Ahmed ZM. FUT2 Variants Confer Susceptibility to Familial Otitis Media. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Nov 1;103(5):679-690. PubMed PMID: 30401457
  • Chan KH, Dreith S, Uhler KM, Tallo V, Lucero M, De Jesus J, Simões EA. Large-scale otoscopic and audiometric population assessment: A pilot study. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov 30;117:148-152. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30579070
  • Chan KH, Jensen EL, Gao D. Pediatric tinnitus: A clinical perspective. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29105770
  • Chan KH, Gao D, Jensen EL, Allen GC, Cass SP. Complications and parent satisfaction in pediatric osseointegrated bone-conduction hearing implants. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep;127(9):2165-2170. PubMed PMID: 28092097
  • Chan KH, Gao D, Bronsert M, Chevallier KM, Perkins JN. Pediatric facial fractures: Demographic determinants influencing clinical outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2016 Feb;126(2):485-90. PubMed PMID: 26199204
  • Green KK, Barham HP, Allen GC, Chan KH. Prognostic Factors in the Outcome of Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in a Pediatric Population. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Apr;35(4):384-6. PubMed PMID: 26673979
  • Roby BB, Mattingly J, Jensen EL, Gao D, Chan KH. Treatment of juvenile recurrent parotitis of childhood: an analysis of effectiveness. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;141(2):126-9. PubMed PMID: 25474272
  • Chan KH, Gao D, Bronsert M, Chevallier KM, Perkins JN. Pediatric facial fractures: Demographic determinants influencing clinical outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26199204
  • Arganbright JM, Jensen EL, Mattingly J, Gao D, Chan KH. Utility of Inferior Turbinoplasty for the Treatment of Nasal Obstruction in Children: A 10-Year Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Sep 3;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26334516
  • Halgrimson WR, Chan KH, Abzug MJ, Perkins JN, Carosone-Link P, Simões EA. Incidence of Acute Mastoiditis in Colorado Children in the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24153007
  • Bedwell JR, Choi S, Chan K, Preciado D. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation and influence on perceptions of pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training experience. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Sep;139(9):890-4. PubMed PMID: 23948953
  • Chan KH, Liang C, Wilson P, Higgins D, Allen GC. Long-term safety and efficacy data on botulinum toxin type A: an injection for sialorrhea. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb;139(2):134-8. PubMed PMID: 23429943
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Chair, Fellowship
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Triological Society, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology, Board Certification (1993)
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Immune System - Sinusitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Ear Infection
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Eardrum Perforation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Skull Base Tumors
  • Immune System
Clinical Interests
Chronic ear diseases (cholesteatoma, tympanic membrane perforation), Cochlear implantation, Sinusitis, Anterior skull base tumors

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1977)
Internships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University (1979)
Residency Programs:
  • Loma Linda University Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology (1983)
  • Loma Linda University Program, Surgery (1980)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Otolaryngology (1987)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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