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David W. Kennedy, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Faculty Title

Professor, Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Administrative Title

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs


Otorhinolaryngology:Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Minimally invasive surgery for nasal and sinus tumors; endoscopic skull base surgery.

Research Expertise

Pathogenesis of rhinosinusitis, techniques of minimally invasve sinus and skull base surgery.  Computer assisted intraoperative imaging and real time intraoperative image guidence.

Otorhinolaryngology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Board Certifications
Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. Fellow, American College of Surgons. Fellow Royal College or Surgeons in Ireland

Honors and Award

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Society of Scholars
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
2002 Practitioner Excellence Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Board of Governors
Presidential Citation, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Sir William Wilde Medal
University of Pennsylvania Luigi Mastrianni Clinical Innovator Award
William Hanson, III, M.D. Award, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Award of Excellence from the XVII European Rhinologic Society & International Symposium on Infection and Allergy of the Nose. 
European Rhinologic Society Award of Merit
American Rhinologic Society - Golden Head Mirror Award
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
President Elect, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery     


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Contact Information

David W. Kennedy, M.D.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Ravdin 5
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 662-2653
Fax: 215-662-6971

Phyllis Burney
Office Phone: 662-2653
Appointment Phone: 215-662-6971
Fax: 215-662-2939

Dr. Kennedy introduced the concept of endoscopic sinus surgery to the United States while on the faculty at Hopkins, and has popularized and taught this surgery throughout the world.  He published the first report of endoscopic skull base surgery in the US and developed the technique for endoscopic orbital surgery.  He is currently interested in further developing the potential for minimally invasive skull base surgery for tumors and in improving the management of sinus disease worldwide.