J. Kenneth Byrd, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical College
of Georgia
Augusta University

706-721-6100 Academics

Dr. Byrd 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. During this time he also completed the University of Pittsburgh's Certificate in Clinical Research program. Dr. Byrd joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Since joining the faculty he has been promoted to Associate Professor and serves as Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Clinical Interests

Head and Neck Cancer
Transoral Robotic Surgery
Transoral Laser Microsurgery
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Anterior Skull Base Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

Research Interests

Functional Outcomes of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer
Pain in Head & Neck Cancer
Quality of Life in Head & Neck Cancer


Head & Neck Surgery
Skull Base Surgery


Selected Publications 


Contact Us

Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Office Building

1120 15th Street, BP 4109 Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-4400 Appointments

706-721-6100 Academic Office