Kenneth M. Grundfast, MD

Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Kenneth Grundfast
617.638.7934
830 Harrison Ave, Suite 1400

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Grundfast has been practicing otolaryngology for more than forty years. Initially confining his practice to pediatric otolaryngology, his focus has most recently been on caring for adult patients with ear and hearing disorders.

Throughout his career, he has led several departments, including serving as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center, Interim-Chair at the Georgetown University Medical Center, and, for the past 18 years, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. He has also held leadership positions in many professional societies, frequently been an invited speaker, and published more than one hundred reports in medical journals.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Grundfast received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. He then moved to Boston to complete his surgical internship at Tufts New England Medical Center, where he also completed a one-year fellowship in community health and social medicine. After serving as a Lieutenant Commander for the US Public Health Service, he completed his residency in otolaryngology at Boston University and his fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Research includes: Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families, American Cancer Society, KM Grundfast PI (submitted); A study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Slide-onTM Endosheath¼ Vs. Traditional Disinfection of Flexible Naso- Pharyngo-Laryngoscopes, Medtronics, KM Grundfast PI.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 2/20/2018

    Rohlfing ML, Sukys JM, Poe D, Grundfast KM. Bilateral congenital cholesteatoma: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Apr; 107:25-30. PMID: 29501306.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/8/2017

    Wong K, Piraquive J, Troiano CA, Sulibhavi A, Grundfast KM, Levi JR. Are validated patient-reported outcomes used on children in pediatric otolaryngology? A systematic review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb; 105:63-71. PMID: 29447822.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/12/2017

    Grundfast K. Treatment of Acute Upper Airway Obstruction-Reply. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29049440.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Grundfast KM, Insalaco LF, Levi J. The 10 Commandments of Management for Acute Upper Airway Obstruction in Infants and Children. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun 01; 143(6):539-540. PMID: 28448643.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/11/2017

    Platt MP, Akhtar-Khavari V, Ortega R, Schneider JI, Fineberg T, Grundfast KM. The Interactive Candidate Assessment Tool: A New Way to Interview Residents. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun; 156(6):1150-1153. PMID: 28397582.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Grundfast KM, Liu SW. What Otolaryngologists Need to Know About Hearing Aids. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Feb 01; 143(2):109-110. PMID: 27893006.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/19/2017

    Wong K, Grundfast KM, Levi JR. Assessing work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among otolaryngology residents. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Mar - Apr; 38(2):213-217. PMID: 28129913.

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  • Published on 7/17/2015

    Kaplan AB, Riedy KN, Grundfast KM. Increasing Competitiveness for an Otolaryngology Residency: Where We Are and Concerns about the Future. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov; 153(5):699-701. PMID: 26187905.

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  • Published on 6/8/2015

    Reese S, Grundfast K. Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation of tympanic membrane, sclera, teeth, and pinna. Laryngoscope. 2015 Nov; 125(11):2601-3. PMID: 26059453.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Remenschneider AK, Lookabaugh S, Aliphas A, Brodsky JR, Devaiah AK, Dagher W, Grundfast KM, Heman-Ackah SE, Rubin S, Sillman J, Tsai AC, Vecchiotti M, Kujawa SG, Lee DJ, Quesnel AM. Otologic outcomes after blast injury: the Boston Marathon experience. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Dec; 35(10):1825-34. PMID: 25393974.

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