J. Kenneth Byrd

Assistant Professor

J. Kenneth Byrd

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology


Dr. Byrd, a native of Lexington, SC, attended the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate education, graduating with Honors from the Honors College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Henry Tracy Ivy Award. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at MUSC before pursuing a 2-year fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base surgery.

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  • MD, Medicine. Medical University of SC-Schoo, 2007

  • BS, Chemistry, General. University Of South Carolina -, 2003


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2016

  • Member American Head and Neck Society, 2015

  • American Board of Otolaryngology 2013

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Board, 2014

  • Physician License #72220 GA Composite Medical Board, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • 1st Place, Resident Research Presentation Magnolia Conference, Magnolia Conference, 2012

  • Henry Tracy Ivy Award Medical University of South Carolina, 2007

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2007

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5100

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery SS
  • RSUR 5002

  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Early Glottic Cancer, 2015
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • Head and Neck, 2015
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised
  • Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma of the head and neck: Case series and update, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Accuracy of computed tomography to predict extracapsular spread in p16-positive squamous cell carcinoma, 2015
  • Recurrent Polymorphous Low-grade Adenocarcinoma of the Tongue Base, 2015

Research Interests

Quality of life, Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery

Department Service

  • Medical Director, Department of Otolaryngology 2016 - Present

  • Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology 2015 - Present

Professional Service

  • UPMC Otolaryngology Patient Safety Committee 2013 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member
  • AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows 2010 - 2011

    Role: Other
  • Medical University of South Carolina GME 2009 - 2010

    Role: Other