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Kevin P. Leahy, MD, PhD, FACS

Kevin P. Leahy, MD, PhD, FACS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Leahy is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • BOTOX® Injection
  • BOTOX® Injection for Voice Disorders
  • Deviated Septum
  • Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) Surgery
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Ear Microsurgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Laser Surgery
  • Endoscopic Nasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Repair
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Biopsy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Therapy for Benign Skin Tumors
  • Nasal Airway Problems
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Tumor
  • Parathyroidectomy (Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery)
  • Parotid Gland Tumors
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Second Opinion
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Lesions
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillar Cellulitis
  • Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery - Laser
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Description of Clinical Expertise

I am fellowship trained in Laryngology. I am part of the Laryngology, voice and swallowing disorders division within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. I have expertise in the areas of voice disturbances, swallowing dysfunction, and airway difficulty.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Albany Medical College of Union University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Local Philadelphia Laryngologic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Leahy is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Kevin P. Leahy, Oren Friedman, Robert T. Sataloff: Laryngeal Papilloma Care of the Professional Voice : 2016.

Haft S1, Lee JY, Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Malaisrie N, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Cohen NA, Mirza N.: Inflammatory protein expression in human subglottic stenosis tissue mirrors that in a murine model. Annals of Otolaryngology, Rhinology, Laryngology 123 (1): 65-70,2014.

Kevin P. Leahy: Laryngeal and Tracheal Manifestations of Systemic Disease Cummings: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 6th edition : 2014.

Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Lee JY, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Cohen NA, Mirza N.: Pulse steroid therapy inhibits murine subglottic granulation. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 148 (2): 284-90,2013.

Jennifer Y. Lee, M.D.; Noam A. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.; Sunil Singhal, M.D.; Kevin P. Leahy, M.D., Ph.D.; Ankona Ghosh, M.D.; Genevieve Philiponis; Natasha Mirza, M.D.: Cyclooxygenase Inhibition of LTC Stenosis in the Mouse Model American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting : 2012.

Jennifer Y. Lee, M.D.; Noam A. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.; Sunil Singhal, M.D.; Kevin P. Leahy, M.D., Ph.D.; Ankona Ghosh, M.D.; Genevieve Philiponis; Natasha Mirza, M.D.: Murine Model of a Drug-Eluting Stent on Subglottic Stenosis American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting : 2012.

Antunes MB, Ransom ER, Leahy KP.: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Laryngitis: A Report of Two Cases with Different Clinical Presentations. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 74 (3): 146-8,2012.

N. Malaisrie, A. Ghosh, E. Einhorn, KP Leahy, N. Mirza: Inflammatory cytokine and protein expression in a murine model of airway granulation and subglottic stenosis Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2011.

Ghosh A, Malaisrie N, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Einhorn E, Howlett P, Cohen NA, Mirza N: Cellular adaptive inflammation mediates airway granulation in a murine model of subglottic stenosis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 144 (6): 927-33,2011.

Ankona Ghosh BS, Kevin P Leahy MD PhD, Nora Malaisre MD, Natasha Mirza MD, Eugene Einhorn MD: A Murine Model of Airway Granulation and Subglottic Stenosis Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ : 2011.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Ravdin Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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