Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

77 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Katherine Kendall, M.D., FACS

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

77 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(435) 658-9262 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
Map
(801) 587-8368 Surgical Specialty Center
729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Bio

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

Patient Ratings

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.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 26, 2014

Dr. Peterson is surely the best one among many doctors I have seen.

July 20, 2014

I did like and appreciate everyone there at my appointment.

June 05, 2014

Very good experience

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.

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.

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.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Kendall was very compassionate and helpful

March 14, 2014

I am very pleased with Dr. Kendall.

February 18, 2014

The physician took a full history and decided on a very conservative approach. I trust this doctor.

December 13, 2013

Everyone was just wonderful.

November 04, 2013

Dr.Kendall is excellent

November 04, 2013

Dr. Kendall is a true, caring, professional!

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!

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!

August 26, 2013

Good experience

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.

August 05, 2013

Good experience -helpful in understanding what is going on.

July 15, 2013

No complaints

June 17, 2013

no discussion of medications

June 17, 2013

Side effects have been greater than expected, but the possibility was mentioned.

May 22, 2013

Good experience. I failed to ask a few questions so that is my fault.

May 17, 2013

Felt very comfortable and well informed by very professional experienced people

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.

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.

March 25, 2013

Staff made me feel very at ease

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.

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!

February 13, 2013

Very Good

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...

December 10, 2012

What bedside manner,if any.

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.

November 28, 2012

I really liked Dr Kendall, have already recommended her to a friend.

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.

September 21, 2012

Excellent

Academic Profile

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-1280 School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

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 it’s 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.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of California, Davis
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Resident
Residency University of California, Davis
Surgery
Resident
Internship University of California, Davis
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of California, San Diego
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (2011). Interarytenoid muscle botox injection for treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia with vocal tremor. J Voice, 25(1), 114-9.
  2. Kendall KA (2009). High-speed laryngeal imaging compared with videostroboscopy in healthy subjects. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 135(3), 274-81.
  3. Yip HT, Leonard R, Kendall KA (2006). Cricopharyngeal myotomy normalizes the opening size of the upper esophageal sphincter in cricopharyngeal dysfunction. Laryngoscope, 116(1), 93-6.
  4. Leonard R, Kendall K (2005). Effects of voice therapy on vocal process granuloma: a phonoscopic approach. Am J Otolaryngol, 26(2), 101-7.
  5. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie S (2004). Airway protection: evaluation with videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia, 19(2), 65-70.
  6. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie S (2004). Common medical conditions in the elderly: impact on pharyngeal bolus transit. Dysphagia, 19(2), 71-7.
  7. Leonard R, Kendall KA, McKenzie S (2004). Structural displacements affecting pharyngeal constriction in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults. Dysphagia, 19(2), 133-41.
  8. Leonard R, Kendall K, McKenzie S (2004). UES opening and cricopharyngeal bar in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults. Dysphagia, 19(3), 182-91.
  9. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie SW (2003). Sequence variability during hypopharyngeal bolus transit. Dysphagia, 18(2), 85-91.
  10. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (2002). Videofluoroscopic upper esophageal sphincter function in elderly dysphagic patients. Laryngoscope, 112(2), 332-7.
  11. Kendall KA (2002). Oropharyngeal swallowing variability. Laryngoscope, 112(3), 547-51.
  12. Leonard RJ, Kendall KA, Johnson R, McKenzie S (2001). Swallowing in myotonic muscular dystrophy: a videofluoroscopic study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 82(7), 979-85.
  13. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (2001). Hyoid movement during swallowing in older patients with dysphagia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 127(10), 1224-9.
  14. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie SW (2001). Accommodation to changes in bolus viscosity in normal deglutition: a videofluoroscopic study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 110(11), 1059-65.
  15. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (2001). Pharyngeal constriction in elderly dysphagic patients compared with young and elderly nondysphagic controls. Dysphagia, 16(4), 272-8.
  16. Leonard R, Kendall K (2001). Phonoscopy--a valuable tool for otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists in the management of dysphonic patients. Laryngoscope, 111(10), 1760-6.
  17. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (2001). Bolus transit and airway protection coordination in older dysphagic patients. Laryngoscope, 111(11 Pt 1), 2017-21.
  18. Kendall KA, McKenzie S, Leonard RJ, Goncalves MI, Walker A (2000). Timing of events in normal swallowing: a videofluoroscopic study. Dysphagia, 15(2), 74-83.
  19. Leonard RJ, Kendall KA, McKenzie S, Goncalves MI, Walker A (2000). Structural displacements in normal swallowing: a videofluoroscopic study. Dysphagia, 15(3), 146-52.
  20. Kendall KA, McKenzie SW, Leonard RJ, Jones CU (2000). Timing of swallowing events after single-modality treatment of head and neck carcinomas with radiotherapy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 109(8 Pt 1), 767-75.
  21. Leonard R, Kendall K (1999). Differentiation of spasmodic and psychogenic dysphonias with phonoscopic evaluation. Laryngoscope, 109(2 Pt 1), 295-300.
  22. Kendall KA, Lee R (1999). Chronic laryngitis: response to empiric therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. Phonoscope, 1(2), 9-14.
  23. Leonard R, Kendall KA (1999). Dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal achalasia. Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. Phonoscope, 2(2), 123-128.
  24. Kendall KA (1999). Sudden onset dysphonia. Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. Phonoscope, 2(4), 227-230.
  25. Kendall KA (1998). Evaluation and management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis: a survey, Part I: Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. Phonoscope, 1(1), 73-79.
  26. Kendall KA (1998). Evaluation and management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis: a survey, Part II: Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. Phonoscope, 1(2), 141-147.
  27. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ (1997). Treatment of ventricular dysphonia with botulinum toxin. Laryngoscope, 107(7), 948-53.
  28. Donald PJ, Cardiff RD, He DE, Kendall K (1991). Monoclonal antibody-porphyrin conjugate for head and neck cancer: the possible magic bullet. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 105(6), 781-7.
  29. Coker NJ, Kendall KA, Jenkins HA, Alford BR (1987). Traumatic intratemporal facial nerve injury: management rationale for preservation of function. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 97(3), 262-9.

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