J. Kenneth Byrd

Associate Professor

J. Kenneth Byrd

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

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

  • Dean’s Physician Leadership Academy Augusta University , 2019

  • 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 5254

    Otolaryngology Extn.
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Surgical Robotics in Otolaryngology, 2020
  • Preoperative Stellate Ganglion Block for Perioperative Pain in Lateralized Head and Neck Cancer: Preliminary Results., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Nutrition, Fluid, and Electrolytes. , 2019
    Book, Textbook-New
  • Recurrence Rate after Endoscopic vs. Open Approaches for Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Meta-analysis., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Conversion to Chronic Invasive Fungal Sinusitis From Allergic Fungal Sinusitis in Immunocompetence., 2019
    Other

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