Meet Dr. Kesser

Meet Dr. Kesser

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Current Appointment
Associate Professor
University of Virginia
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Training and Certification

College Undergraduate
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Internship
General Surgery Internship
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Residency
Otolaryngology Residency
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Fellowship
Otology-Neurotology
House Ear Clinic
Los Angeles, California

Board Certification
The American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999

Biography

Dr. Kesser grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia.  He attended Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  He completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of Virginia.  Following a two year fellowship in Otology-Neurotology at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, CA, he joined a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  He returned to the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia in 2004 where he specializes in congenital ear disease (aural atresia), hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders, skull base tumors, acoustic neuroma, and chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma.

His research interests include unilateral hearing loss and its correction, simulation in otologic surgery and in teaching otologic surgery, and gene therapy for inner ear disorders.

He serves as the Program Director for the OHNS Department.

He loves spending time with his wife, Sonnia, and three children, Alivia, Ethan, and Emma.

Membership in Professional Societies
2007  Active Fellow, Triological Society
2005  Society of University Otolaryngologists               
2005  Virginia Society of Otolaryngology                       
2005  Association for Research in Otolaryngology           
2003  Metro Atlanta Otolaryngology/Georgia Society of Otolaryngology
2000  American Neurotology Society      
1994  The American Academy Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery       
1990  University of Virginia Honor Council                                                    
1990  The Raven Society - University of Virginia

Honors and Awards
2007  Edmund Prince Fowler Award                                                                
Best Basic Science Triological Society Thesis
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting
San Diego, CA

1999  Travel Award
Meeting of the Southern Section of the Triological Society
New Orleans, LA

1997  Edwin Pullen Award
For excellence in medical student teaching
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

1996  Resident Research Award
Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Meeting
Hot Springs, VA

1995  Resident Research Award
Fitz-Hugh Symposium, University of Virginia
Department of Otolaryngology
Charlottesville, VA

1992  Finalist, Richard Bowman Award
For excellence in the clinical clerkships
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

1992  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

1992  Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

1988  B.A. with magna cum laude
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Professional Activities
Program Director
Residency Program
University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Program Director
Annual Jahrsdoerfer Visiting Professorship
University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Course Director
31st Annual Fitz-Hugh Symposium
University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
June 2007

Course Director
30th Annual Fitz-Hugh Symposium
University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
June 2006

Course Director
29th Annual Fitz-Hugh Symposium
University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
June 2005

Research Grants and Activities
Kesser BW, Gardner A, Ruth RA. Surgical repair of unilateral aural atresia - does it make a difference?  (UVA IRB #1563).  Protocol to evaluate preoperative and postoperative hearing in noise and sound localization testing in patients undergoing surgery for repair of unilateral congenital aural atresia.  July 2006.

Kesser BW.  Established database (UVA IRB  #11484) for patients with congenital aural atresia to track preoperative evaluation and postoperative surgical and audiologic outcomes.  July 2005 - present.

Kesser BW, Peirce-Cottler S. Ear tube insertion device.  $100,000.  The Wallace H.  Coulter Foundation.  April 2006 - March 2007.

Kesser BW, Holt JR. An in vitro model system to study gene therapy in the human inner ear.  $40,000.  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Triological Society CORE grant program.  August 2006 - July 2008.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Ruth RA.  The Pathophysiology and Pathogenesis of Changes in the Inner Ear during Bacterial Meningitis, Principal Investigator.  American Otologic Society Research Fellowship.  July 1996-June 1998 (renewed for one year).

Publications
Shonka DC, Kesser BW.  Paget's Disease of the Temporal Bone:  Imaging case of the month.  Otol Neurotol 2006;27(8):1199-1200.

Little SC. Kesser BW. Radiographic classification of temporal bone fractures: clinical predictability using a new system.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006;132(12):1300-4.

Caughey, RJ.; Jahrsdoerfer, RA.; Kesser, BW.  Congenital cholesteatoma in a case of congenital aural atresia.  Otol Neurotol 2006;27(7):934-6.

Caughey RJ, Pitzer GB, Kesser BW.  Stapedectomy:  Demographics in 2006.  Otol Neurotol 2006;27(6):769-775.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Fletcher K, Eppard H, Holt JR.  An in vitro model system to study viral-mediated gene transfer in the human inner ear.  Abstracts of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.  2006;29:#342.

Miller RS, Jahrsdoerfer RA, Hashisaki GT, Kesser BW.  Diagnosis and management of salivary fistula after surgery for congenital aural atresia.  Otol Neurotol;27(2):189-192, 2006.

Miller RS, Hashisaki GT, Kesser BW.  Image-guided localization of the internal auditory canal via the middle cranial fossa approach.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006;134:778-782.

Friedman RA, Kesser BW, Brackmann DE, Fisher LM, Slattery WH, Hitselberger WE.  Long-term hearing preservation after middle fossa removal of vestibular schwannoma.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;129:660-5.

Kesser BW and Friedman RA.  Functional Disorders.  In: Otolaryngology:  The Essentials.  Seiden AM, Tami TA, Pensak ML, Cotton RT, and Gluckman JL (eds.).  New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2002:33-43.

Kesser BW and Friedman RA.  Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders.  In: Otolaryngology: The Essentials.  Seiden AM, Tami TA, Pensak ML, Cotton RT, and Gluckman JL (eds)  New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2002:44-58.

Brackmann, DE, Kesser BW, Day JD.  Microvascular decompression of the vestibulocochlear nerve for disabling positional vertigo:  The House Ear Clinic experience.  Otol Neurotol 2001;22:882-7.

Friedman RA, Kesser BW, Brackmann DE, and Hitselberger WE.  Hearing preservation in patients with vestibular schwannomas presenting with sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001;125:544-51.

Brackmann DE, Kesser BW, Ma Y, and Weiss M.  Jacobsen's nerve schwannoma:  A rare middle ear mass.  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2001;110(11):1030-4.

Kesser BW and Friedman, RA.  Tinnitus. In: Conn's Current Therapy.  Rakel RE (ed.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2000:37-9.

Aydin K, Maya MM, Lo WWM, Brackmann DE, Kesser B.  Jacobsen's nerve schwannoma presenting as middle ear mass.  Am J Neuroradiol 2000;21:1331-1333.

De la Cruz A and Kesser BW.  Management of the unilateral atretic ear.  In: Controversies in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Pensak M (ed.). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 1999:381-5.

Gitter R, Daniel TM, Kesser BW, Reibel JF, Tribble CG.  Membranous tracheobronchial injury repaired with gastric serosal patch.  Ann Thorac Surg 1999;67(4):1159-60.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Spindel JH, Ruth RA, and Scheld WM.  Time course of hearing loss in an animal model of pneumococcal meningitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1999;120:628-37.

Friedman RA and Kesser BW.  Surgery of Ventilation and Mucosal Disease. In: Otologic Surgery, 2nd edition. Brackmann DE, Arriaga M, Shelton C (eds.) Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1999:68-81.

Drake DB, Woods JA, Bill TJ, Kesser BW, Wenger MA, Neal JG, Edlich RF.  Magnetic resonance imaging in the early diagnosis of group A beta streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis; a case report.  J Emerg Med 1998;16(3):403-7.

Young JS, Brady WJ, Kesser B, Mullins D.  A novel method for replacement of the dislodged tracheostomy tube:  the nasogastric tube "guidewire" technique.  J Emer Med. 1996:14:205-8.

Kesser BW, Spindel JH, Hashisaki GT, Scheld WM, and Ruth RA.  An animal model for meningitic hearing loss in the rat. Audiology 1996;35:100.

Kesser BW, Spindel JH, Hashisaki GT, Ruth RA, Scheld WM. An animal model of meningogenic hearing loss:  A preliminary report.  Abstracts of the 14th Biennial International Symposium of the International Evoked Audiometry Study Group 1995;14:6C.4.

Jahrsdoerfer RA, Kesser BW.  Issues on aural atresia for the facial plastic surgeon.  Facial Plas Surg.  1995;11:274-77.

DeAlarcon A, Jahrsdoerfer RA, Kesser BW.  Congenital Absence of the Oval Window:  Diagnosis, surgery, and audiometric outcomes.  Submitted to Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  July 2006.

Brackmann DE, Kesser BW.  Middle Fossa Approach. In: Essentials of Otology and Neurotology, De la Cruz A and Arriaga M (eds). (submitted).

Presentations
Kesser BW.  Treatment of CPA lesions.  University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Otology Conference.  Charlottesville, VA.  February 2007.

Kesser BW.  An in vitro model system to study gene transfer in the human inner ear.  Innovations in Clinical Communication Sciences 2006.  James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  October 2006.

Kesser BW.  Evaluation and management of congenital aural atresia.  Instructional course given at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  September 2006.

Kesser BW.  Temporal Bone Trauma.  Maxillofacial Trauma Workshop.  University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.  July 2006.

Kesser BW.  Surgery for Otosclerosis.  University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Otology Conference.  Charlottesville, VA.  April 2006.

Essig G, Fellows R, Kesser BW.  Sudden sensorineural hearing loss:  Diagnosis and management. Virginia Society of Otolaryngology.  Charlottesville, VA.  April 2006.

Kesser BW.  What they don't teach you in residency.  University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds.  Charlottesville, VA..  March 2006.

Kesser BW.  Cochlear implantation:  A surgeon's perspective.  Symposium on Cochlear Implants.  Roanoke, VA.  March 2006.

Little S and Kesser BW.  Radiographic Classification of Temporal Bone Fractures:  Clinical Predictability Using a New System.  Winner of the John E. Bordley First Place Prize in the resident research competition at the Southern Section Meeting of the Triological Society.  Marco Island, FL.  January 2006.

Kesser BW.  Surgery for congenital aural atresia.  New York City Atresia Symposium, New York, NY.  November 2005.

Kesser BW.  Evaluation and management of congenital middle ear malformations.  Instructional course given at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.  September 2005.

Kesser BW.  Temporal Bone Trauma.  Maxillofacial Trauma Workshop.  University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.  July 2005.

Kesser BW.  ENT Problems in Primary Care:  A Potpourri of Common Otologic Complaints.  Joint Primary Care Conference for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, Charlottesville, VA.  March 2005.

Kesser BW.  Otitis Media:  Tubes or No Tubes?  Winter Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Wintergreen, VA.  February 2005.

Kesser BW.  Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient.  Meeting of the Lexington Chapter of the Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH), Lexington, VA.  February 2005.

Kesser BW.  Temporal Bone Trauma.  Maxillofacial Trauma Workshop.  University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.  July 2004.

Kesser BW.  Tinnitus and Hearing Loss.  Medical Grand Rounds, Piedmont Hospital Department of Internal Medicine, Atlanta, GA.  July 2003.

Kesser BW. Tackling the Difficult Dizzy Patient.  Presentation at the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  November 2002.

Kesser BW. Universal Newborn Hearing Screening.  Presentation at the Georgia Association of Neonatal Nurses, Atlanta, GA.  July 2002.

Kesser BW.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas.  Brainstorm Meeting,  Intensive Care Nursing Education Program, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  February 2001.

Kesser BW. Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient.  Medical Grand Rounds, Piedmont Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Atlanta, GA.  November 2000.

Kesser BW.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas.  Georgia Chapter of the Acoustic Neuroma Association, Atlanta, GA.  October 2000.

Friedman RA, Kesser BW, Brackmann DE, Fisher LM, Slattery WH. Long-term hearing preservation after middle fossa removal of vestibular schwannoma.  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, D.C.  September 2000.

Kesser BW. Complications of Otitis Media.  Grand Rounds, University of Southern California Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  June 2000.

Kesser BW, Brackmann DE, Day JD.  Microvascular decompression of the vestibulocochlear nerve for disabling positional vertigo: The House Ear Clinic Experience, Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL.  May 2000.

Kesser BW, Friedman RA, Brackmann DE, Hitselberger WE.  Hearing preservation in patients with acoustic neuromas presenting with sudden sensorineural hearing loss.  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,  New Orleans, LA.  September 1999.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Lim JS.  Intracranial complications of otitis media.  Southern Section Meeting of the Triological Society, New Orleans, LA.  January 1999.

Kesser BW and Levine PA.  An unusual nasal mass.  Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA.  April 1998.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Spindel JH, Ruth RA, Scheld WM.  Time course of hearing loss in an animal model of pneumococcal meningitis.  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Francisco, CA.  September 1997.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Spindel JH, Ruth RA, Scheld WM.  Animal model for meningogenic hearing loss.  36th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, New Orleans, LA.  September 1996.

Kesser BW, Hashisaki GT, Spindel JH, Ruth RA, Scheld WM.  An animal model of meningogenic hearing loss and histologic correlates.  Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA.  April 1996.

Gross CW, Becker DG, Kesser BW, Vickery C, Zachmann G.  Applications of power instrumentation in functional endonasal sinus surgery.  Congress on Minimally Invasive Techniques in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA.  June 1995.

Kesser BW, Levine PA, Reibel JF.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans:  A case report and review.  Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA.  May 1995.