Patient Rating:

4.4 out of 5

66 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

Katherine Kendall, M.D., FACS

Clinical Details

Locations

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 physician 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 doctor
4.3
My confidence in doctor
4.4
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.3
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.3
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.5

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.

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

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

June 17, 2013

no discussion of medications

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, Kosek SR, Tanner (2014)Quality-of-life scores compared to objective measures of swallowing after oropharyngeal chemoradiation.  Laryngoscope, The, 124(3),682-7
  2. Kendall KA, Leonard R(2011)Interarytenoid muscle botox injection for treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia with vocal tremor.  Journal of Voice, 25(1),114-9
  3. Kendall K(2009)High-speed laryngeal imaging compared with videostroboscopy in healthy subjects.  Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 135(3),274-81
  4. Yip HT, Leonard R, Kendall K(2006)Cricopharyngeal myotomy normalizes the opening size of the upper esophageal sphincter in cricopharyngeal dysfunction.  Laryngoscope, The, 116(1),93-6
  5. Leonard R, Kendall (2005)Effects of voice therapy on vocal process granuloma: a phonoscopic approach.  American Journal of Otolaryngology, 26(2),101-7
  6. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie (2004)Airway protection: evaluation with videofluoroscopy.  Dysphagia, 19(2),65-70
  7. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie (2004)Common medical conditions in the elderly: impact on pharyngeal bolus transit.  Dysphagia, 19(2),71-7
  8. Leonard R, Kendall KA, McKenzie (2004)Structural displacements affecting pharyngeal constriction in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults.  Dysphagia, 19(2),133-41
  9. Leonard R, Kendall K, McKenzie (2004)UES opening and cricopharyngeal bar in nondysphagic elderly and nonelderly adults.  Dysphagia, 19(3),182-91
  10. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie S(2003)Sequence variability during hypopharyngeal bolus transit.  Dysphagia, 18(2),85-91
  11. Kendall KA, Leonard R(2002)Videofluoroscopic upper esophageal sphincter function in elderly dysphagic patients.  Laryngoscope, The, 112(2),332-7
  12. Kendall K(2002)Oropharyngeal swallowing variability.  Laryngoscope, The, 112(3),547-51
  13. Leonard RJ, Kendall KA, Johnson R, McKenzie (2001)Swallowing in myotonic muscular dystrophy: a videofluoroscopic study.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(7),979-85
  14. Kendall KA, Leonard R(2001)Hyoid movement during swallowing in older patients with dysphagia.  Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 127(10),1224-9
  15. Kendall KA, Leonard RJ, McKenzie S(2001)Accommodation to changes in bolus viscosity in normal deglutition: a videofluoroscopic study.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 110(11),1059-65
  16. Kendall KA, Leonard R(2001)Pharyngeal constriction in elderly dysphagic patients compared with young and elderly nondysphagic controls.  Dysphagia, 16(4),272-8
  17. Leonard R, Kendall (2001)Phonoscopy--a valuable tool for otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists in the management of dysphonic patients.  Laryngoscope, The, 111(10),1760-6
  18. Kendall KA, Leonard R(2001)Bolus transit and airway protection coordination in older dysphagic patients.  Laryngoscope, The, 111(11 Pt 1),2017-21
  19. Kendall KA, McKenzie S, Leonard RJ, Goncalves MI, Walker (2000)Timing of events in normal swallowing: a videofluoroscopic study.  Dysphagia, 15(2),74-83
  20. Leonard RJ, Kendall KA, McKenzie S, Goncalves MI, Walker (2000)Structural displacements in normal swallowing: a videofluoroscopic study.  Dysphagia, 15(3),146-52
  21. Kendall KA, McKenzie SW, Leonard RJ, Jones C(2000)Timing of swallowing events after single-modality treatment of head and neck carcinomas with radiotherapy.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 109(8 Pt 1),767-75
  22. Leonard R, Kendall (1999)Differentiation of spasmodic and psychogenic dysphonias with phonoscopic evaluation.  Laryngoscope, The, 109(2 Pt 1),295-300
  23. Kendall KA, Lee (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
  24. Leonard R, Kendall K(1999)Dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal achalasia. Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice.  Phonoscope, 2(2),123-128
  25. Kendall K(1999)Sudden onset dysphonia. Voice Speech Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice.  Phonoscope, 2(4),227-230
  26. Kendall K(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
  27. Kendall K(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
  28. Kendall KA, Leonard R(1997)Treatment of ventricular dysphonia with botulinum toxin.  Laryngoscope, The, 107(7),948-53
  29. Donald PJ, Cardiff RD, He DE, Kendall (1991)Monoclonal antibody-porphyrin conjugate for head and neck cancer: the possible magic bullet.  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 105(6),781-7
  30. Coker NJ, Kendall KA, Jenkins HA, Alford B(1987)Traumatic intratemporal facial nerve injury: management rationale for preservation of function.  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 97(3),262-9

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