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Kenneth Grundfast, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Boston, MA, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System


Otolaryngology (ENT) Boston, MA

Ped Otolaryngology (ENT)

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs Boston University School of Medicine Physician Leader for Patient Experience Improvement Boston Medical Center

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  • Office

    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Boston Medical Center
    FGH Building 4th Floor 820 Harrison Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118
    Phone(617) 638-7934
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  • 1988 Kennedy Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Intensive Course in Biomedical Ethics
    Georgetown University
    1989-1990 Laboratory of Molecular Otology One year sabbatical to learn molecular
    National Institute on Deafness and biology and molecular genetics
    Other Communication Disorders -included course work listed below:
    National Institutes of Health
    The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine - Short Course in Medical and
    Foundation for Advanced Education Experimental Mammalian Genetics
    in the Sciences, Inc. - Recombinant DNA Methodology
    NIH - Sixteen lectures, four laboratories
    1994 Course sponsored by Manhattan Eye, Lasers in Otology Course
    Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, NY November 3-4
    1995 Seminar sponsored by the University of Outcomes Research in Otolaryngology -
    Washington School of Medicine Head and Neck Surgery
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Bethesda, MD, October 20-22
    Neck Surgery and Virginia Merrill Bloedel
    Hearing Research Center
    1996 Course sponsored by the Faculty of Dizziness Update 1996
    Medicine, University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 25-26
    2008 Annual Assembly of American Academy January 30 – February 2, 2008
    of Hospice and Palliative Medicine &
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine Nursing
    2013-2014 Executive Leadership Certificate Program Physician Leadership in the Changing Health Care
    Massachusetts Medical Society & Environment
    Heller School of Social Policy & Management September 2013-May 2014

Education & Training

  • Boston University Medical Center
    Boston University Medical CenterResidency, Otolaryngology, 1974 - 1977
  • Sibley Memorial HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1973 - 1974
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1969 - 1970
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityClass of 1969
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., Liberal Arts, 1965
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., Liberal Arts, 1965
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityBA, Liberal Arts, 1965

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1985 - 2004
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1978 - 1981
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1972 - 2000
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 1972 - Present
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License Active through 1981
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2002-2014
  • Boston Magazine Castle Connolly, 2008-2013
  • Named among Top Doctors in the specialty of Otolaryngology Boston Magazine, 2009
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Lessons Learned from a Leader and Ultimate Mentor: Dr Loring W Pratt Presented at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, US  
    Grundfast KM, Shah AT, Laryngoscope, 1/1/2013
  • "Loring Withee Pratt, MD, FACS 1918-2012"  
    Grundfast KM, Laryngoscope, 1/1/2012
  • Disposable Sheaths for Fiberoptic Flexible Endoscopes to Prevent Cross-contamination Compared to Standard Germicidal Liquid Disinfection  
    Elackattu A, Zoccoli M, Spiegel JH, Grundfast KM, Laryngoscope, 1/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • "Otologic manifestations of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome."
    Lesperance MM, Grundfast KM, Rosenbaum KN, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 11th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 5/8/1996
  • "Balancing pediatric otolaryngology training opportunities for fellows and residents at a children's hospital."
    Kenneth Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S, ZaIzal, GH, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Durango, CO, 5/27/1995
  • Fibrosarcoma of the infratemporal fossa in an eight-year-old girl.
    Grundfast KM, Current Opinion in Oncology, 1/1/1995
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  • 2nd Annual Scary Cases Conference 
    Boston University School of Medicine, Waltham, Massachusetts - 10/31/2012
  • "The Essence of Pediatric Otolaryngology Today-A Legacy from Sylvan Stool" 
    Vail, CO - 2/5/2012
  • "Common Pediatric Otologic Dilemmas" 
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Vail CO - 2/5/2012
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  • "Ear Infections in Children." 
    Kenneth Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S, Diane Rehm Radio Talk Show on WAMU-FM
    Washington, DC - 12/3/1987
  • Radio Interview: "Ear infections in children." 
    Kenneth Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S, WAMU-FM
  • Ear Infections in Children 
    Grundfast KM, WAMU-FM
    Washington, DC - 1/1/1983

Press Mentions

  • Faculty Launch Health Care Career Program for High School Students
    Faculty Launch Health Care Career Program for High School StudentsMay 11th, 2017

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations