Kenneth Grundfast, MD

Kenneth Grundfast, MD, F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngology (ENT) Boston, MA

Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine.


Office Address

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Boston Medical Center
    FGH Building 4th Floor 820 Harrison Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118
    Phone: (617) 638-7934

Kenneth Grundfast, MD, F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngology (ENT) Boston, MA

Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine.

Summary

  • 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
    Association
    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

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): General Otolaryngology/ENT, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery, Ped Otolaryngology (ENT)

Education & Training

  • Boston University Medical CenterBoston University Medical Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Tufts Medical CenterTufts Medical Center
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityState University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1999 - 2016
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    • Boston MagazineCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
    • Named among Top Doctors in the specialty of OtolaryngologyBoston Magazine, 2009

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    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

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician Chapter: Chapter 4 - Hearing Loss 
      Reilly, Brian MD; Pusz, Max MD; Grundfast, Kenneth MD
      Editors: .
      2013
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology - Principles and Practice Pathways Chapter: Chapter 13 - Congenital Malformations of the Ear 
      Levi, Jessica MD; Grundfast, Kenneth MD
      Editors: .
      2012
    • Decision-Making in Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Chapter: The Mass in the Neck in the Pediatric Age Group 
      Grundfast, KM, Regala, C
      Editors: Alper, C, Myers EN, Eibling DE.W.B. Saunders Company
      2001

    Abstracts/Posters

    • "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

    Lectures

    • 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

    Other

    • "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
      12/1/1983
    • Ear Infections in Children Grundfast KM, WAMU-FM
      Washington, DC - 1/1/1983

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • CIGNA PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Tufts Health Plan PPO
    • UniCare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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