|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-8368||Surgical Specialty Center
729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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 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. In addition to building a state of the art Laryngology clinical practice, Dr. Kendall focused on research in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and is the co-editor of a successful textbook, “Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning”, now in its third edition. Based on her clinical work, research and teaching activities, Dr. Kendall advanced to Associate Professor.
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 multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment of voice 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 is also a co-investigator in a multi-center study of the functional outcomes after the treatment of laryngeal cancer.
Dr. Kendall is joining the division of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah and will work to expand the established clinical services available for the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Kendall enjoys outdoors activities such as skiing and cycling and she is interested in art and music.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
|Board Certification||American Board of Otolaryngology
Federal Licensing Examination
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient September 29, 2014
Dr. Kendall was great. She really cares about my condition and went above and beyond to help me.UofU Patient September 23, 2014
I really appreciated the way the Dr. and Staff treated us. They were able to diagnose the problem I am having and recommended a plan of action which I agreed completely. I really appreciated being given the opportunity to be treated by this Dr. The others involved in my treatment were very good and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Thank youUofU Patient August 04, 2014
This is the first time I met with Dr. Kendall. She was very thorough. She really seemed to care about making sure my problem was addressed and I received appropriate treatment.UofU Patient July 26, 2014
Dr. Peterson is surely the best one among many doctors I have seen.UofU Patient July 20, 2014
I did like and appreciate everyone there at my appointment.UofU Patient June 05, 2014
Very good experienceUofU Patient May 29, 2014
My care Provider, Dr. Kendall was very courteous and kind. She explained the entire situation as the scope was being performed. She informed me at the end just what my situation was. She was very aware of explaining the results to me in language that I could understand and even did a comparison for me. I believe that the time spent with me was sufficient and adequate. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Kendall and would highly recommend her to others.UofU Patient April 28, 2014
She was kind and patient. She reassured me about my condition and gave me some good advice which has already diminished my cough. She referred me to a speech therapist and had already made the appt for me so that I wouldn't have to come back another time. She visited after the therapy consult and all of us determined my course of action.UofU Patient March 31, 2014
The side affects of the numbing medication used were not explained before it was injected. Warning of these affects would make this much more pleasant.UofU Patient March 27, 2014
Dr. Kendall was very compassionate and helpfulUofU Patient March 14, 2014
I am very pleased with Dr. Kendall.UofU Patient February 18, 2014
The physician took a full history and decided on a very conservative approach. I trust this doctor.UofU Patient December 13, 2013
Everyone was just wonderful.UofU Patient November 04, 2013
Dr.Kendall is excellentUofU Patient November 04, 2013
Dr. Kendall is a true, caring, professional!UofU Patient October 18, 2013
I also enjoyed meeting Dr Kendall and working with her. My only reservation about recommending her to a friend is that she quickly suggested surgery for my condition. When I declined she had other interventions to try first. I personally think those things would have been helpful to know in the first place (what if I had agreed to surgery right away?). Still, my experience with her was positive; I'm sure she knows a lot more than I do!UofU Patient October 11, 2013
Dr Kendall helped save my life when I was in the ICU and even though it was necessary to make incisions into my neck to let the blood out she still took the time and effort to make the scars form the incisions barely noticeable. What a thoughtful and caring gesture. I will be grateful to her always!UofU Patient August 26, 2013
Good experienceUofU Patient August 23, 2013
very good. The Doctor explained fully what was causing my problem which was completely different than what I thought the problem was.UofU Patient August 05, 2013
Good experience -helpful in understanding what is going on.UofU Patient July 15, 2013
No complaintsUofU Patient June 17, 2013
Side effects have been greater than expected, but the possibility was mentioned.UofU Patient June 17, 2013
no discussion of medicationsUofU Patient May 22, 2013
Good experience. I failed to ask a few questions so that is my fault.UofU Patient May 17, 2013
Felt very comfortable and well informed by very professional experienced peopleUofU Patient April 01, 2013
I was verbally and mentally abused by the care giver. They had just finished a staff meeting and it felt like I got the residual from that. I will never be back.UofU Patient March 29, 2013
Julia speech therapist was kind...Dr. Kendall was very abrupt and cold. I have smoked 2 packs a day for 15 years and recently started quitting and am now down to 6 cigerrettes a day. Dr. Kendall was not supportive in my success rather she was rude and acted as if I was an idiot for still smoking 6 a day. I am working g my way down to 0 to improve my voice and throat problems. But that was not good enough for her.UofU Patient March 25, 2013
I had an excellent experience throughout. Everything was concise, accurate and made crystal clear. The doctor and therapist were both very professional, asked proper questions, acted appropriately and with confidence giving me a very comfortable feeling.UofU Patient March 25, 2013
Staff made me feel very at easeUofU Patient March 19, 2013
For the first time I felt like I was being heard it was comforting and I feel reassured that they will help me!UofU Patient February 13, 2013
Very GoodUofU Patient December 19, 2012
Intern attempted to "coach" me on condition which provider immediately assumed to be present (prior to any examination). I was interested in addressing root causes not secondary conditions or effects. After my dissatisfaction with the medical visit I spent two following days using high humidity and massage and strenuous actions which allowed me to clear a mass of material obstructing my throat...UofU Patient December 10, 2012
What bedside manner,if any.UofU Patient November 30, 2012
The doctor and the assistant were wonderful! They were very concerned for me and did use words that I could understand when they were explaining my condition.UofU Patient November 28, 2012
I really liked Dr Kendall, have already recommended her to a friend.UofU Patient September 29, 2012
I felt like she really had no idea what was wrong with me, but would not admit it and was scrambling for some other random diagnosis. It was very clear she was unsure. I did not feel confident with the info she gave me.UofU Patient September 21, 2012