Katherine Kendall, MD
Dr. Kendall earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis.
After residency Dr. Kendall joined the Otolaryngology Faculty at the University of California, Davis and, along with Dr. Rebecca Leonard, developed the Laryngology and Swallowing Assessment program. She became the Medical Director of the Dysphagia Team and the Voice, Speech and Swallowing Center at UC Davis. Dr. Kendall focused on research in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic.
In 2004, Dr. Kendall moved to Minneapolis and joined the Otolaryngology Department at Park Nicollet Clinic. There, she started the Park Nicollet Voice Clinic and investigated the use of High-Speed Laryngeal Imaging. As director of Laryngology Services at Park Nicollet, Dr. Kendall was actively involved in education and training of Speech Pathologists in the area of voice and swallowing. In recognition of her work, she was given the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Dr. Kendall joined the Otolaryngology Faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2007 and created a Voice Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, offering multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. She continued her work on laryngeal imaging and published a textbook on laryngeal evaluation. Her research program at the VA investigated swallowing outcomes after the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer.
Dr. Kendall joined the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah in 2012 and continues her work on the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.