J. Kenneth Byrd

Associate Professor

J. Kenneth Byrd

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology

Bio

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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Education

  • MD, Medicine Medical University of SC - Sch, 2007

  • BS, Chemistry, General University of South Carolina -, 2003

Certifications

  • 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

  • RSUR 5002

    Otolaryngology
  • SURG 5100

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery SS
  • SURG 5002

    General Surgery Research
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Basaloid nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A population-based analysis of a rare tumor., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Clear Cell Myoepithelial Carcinoma Arising from the Hard Palate with Metastasis to the Lungs., 2019
    Other
  • AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Principles for treatment of cancer of the paranasal sinuses: A review of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Outcomes of reapplication to otolaryngology residency: A prospective cohort study., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Endonasal Approach to the Sella and Parasellar Areas, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised

Research Interests

Quality of life, Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery

Department Service

  • Chief of Head and Neck Surgery 2017 - Present

  • Medical Director, Department of Otolaryngology 2016 - Present

  • Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology 2015 - Present

University Service

  • Curriculum Redesign Working Group 2019 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • Department of Medicine Chair Search Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Head and Neck Society Publications Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2017 - 2017

    Role: Officer, Secretary
  • North American Skull Base Society Value Based Healthcare Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Head and Neck Society Education Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Society of Otolarynglogy - Head and Neck Surgery: Southeast GA Area Trustee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Member