Ear, Nose + Throat (ENT) - Head + Neck Surgery
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Kathryn Y. Noonan, MD
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Neurotologist; Associate Program Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clerkship Director, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Clinical Focus Areas
Acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base diseases, cochlear implants and hearing loss disorders, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, and chronic ear diseases
Research Focus Areas
Implantable hearing devices, vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas), skull base tumors, semicircular canal dehiscence
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|Programs + Specialties
|Training + Education
Albany Medical College; Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship: House Ear Clinic/University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
||Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric and Adult Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
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Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 1st Floor
860 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8724
Fax #: 617-636-1479
2021 Reduction of pediatric encephalocele, ASPO video competition finalist, Combined Otologic Spring Meeting
2020 Saltonstall Team Excellence Award Covid-19 PPE support team, Tufts Medical Center
2019 House Ear Institute Grant for medical service trip to Nicaragua
2018 Neurotology Fellowship Award for research excellence, National Harbor MD
2017 Humanitarian Travel Grant, Jinotega Nicaragua
2016 American Neurotologic Society Poster Session Award, Chicago IL
2016 NEOS Oral Presentation Award, Boston MA
2015 Karl Storz Scholarship, travel award, Buffalo, NY
2015 Core Basics and MOC Allergy Review Travel Grant, Dallas, TX
2013 Resident Travel Award, Triological Society Orlando FL
2010 Academic Excellence for high performance, Albany Medical Center
2005 Applied Spectroscopy Award for best poster presentation, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
2005 Research Fellowship Grant Pfizer
Surgery versus radiation versus observation: What treatment is best for skull base paragangliomas? In Controversies in Skull Base Surgery Gregory P. Lekovic, Kevin A. Peng, Eric P. Wilkinson, William H. Slattery, Kathryn Y. Noonan
Bilateral Auditory Brainstem Implants in Patients With Neurofibromatosis 2. Noonan KY, Rock J, Barnard Z, Lekovic GP, Brackmann DE, Wilkinson EP. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Aug;165(2):339-343
Nervus Intermedius Symptoms following Surgical or Radiation Therapy for Vestibular Schwannoma. Noonan KY, Rang C, Callahan K, Simmons NE, Erkmen K, Saunders JE. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Oct;155(4):657-62.
Immune Response of Macrophage Population to Cochlear Implantation: Cochlea Immune Cells. Noonan KY, Lopez IA, Ishiyama G, Ishiyama A. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Oct;41(9):1288-1295.
Comparison of Transmastoid and Middle Fossa Approaches for Superior Canal Dehiscence Repair: A Multi-institutional Study. Schwartz SR, Almosnino G, Noonan KY, Banakis Hartl RM, Zeitler DM, Saunders JE, Cass SP. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul;161(1):130-136
Auditory Brainstem Implant in Adult Patient With Cochlear Ossification From Otosclerosis. Christopher LH, Noonan K, Barnard Z, Mehta G, Rock J, Slattery WH 3rd, Lekovic GP. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Feb 1;42(2):e114-e116.
Otolaryngology and the Global Burden of Disease. Saunders JE, Rankin Z, Noonan KY. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;51(3):515-534.
Facial Paralysis in Manual of Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Emergencies 1e Noonan KY, Katz A
Treatment of Ciprofloxacin-resistant Ear Infections. Noonan KY, Kim SY, Wong LY, Martin IW, Schwartzman JD, Saunders JE. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Oct;39(9):e837-e842.
A Histopathologic Comparison of Eustachian Tube Anatomy in Pediatric and Adult Temporal Bones.
Noonan KY, Linthicum FH, Lopez IA, Ishiyama A, Miller ME. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Mar;40(3):e233-e239.
CDH23 Related Hearing Loss: A New Genetic Risk Factor for Semicircular Canal Dehiscence? Noonan KY, Russo J, Shen J, Rehm H, Halbach S, Hopp E, Noon S, Hoover J, Eskey C, Saunders JE. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Dec;37(10):1583-1588.
Developmental Anatomy of the Eustachian Tube: Implications for Balloon Dilation. Magro I, Pastel D, Hilton J, Miller M, Saunders J, Noonan K. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Dec;165(6):862-867.
Rapid classification of simulated street drug mixtures using Raman spectroscopy and principal component analysis. Noonan KY, Tonge LA, Fenton OS, Damiano DB, Frederick KA. Appl Spectrosc. 2009 Jul;63(7):742-7.
Kathryn Noonan, MD is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in pediatric and adult ear and skull base surgery. Dr. Noonan chose to be a neurotologist at Tufts Medical Center for the excellent collaboration opportunities at a major academic medical center, while still maintaining individual patient care and attention. She has dedicated her professional career to helping others hear.
Dr. Noonan’s clinical expertise is in implantable hearing loss devices and other otologic (ear-related) disease including acoustic neuromas and skull base disorders. She completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Noonan did her fellowship at the world-famous House Ear Institute, the leading center for acoustic neuroma and skull base care. She is board certified in Neurotology with expertise in the management of diseases of the inner ear, temporal bone, and skull base, including tumors and other conditions. Dr. Noonan is currently performing clinical research on hearing loss and other implantable hearing devices. Dr. Noonan has published multiple journal articles and book chapters on the complex management of skull base tumors.
Dr. Noonan is originally from the Boston area and received an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She participates in humanitarian outreach trips to Nicaragua and enjoys teaching internationally and at Tufts Medical Center. She is the medical school Otolaryngology Clerkship Director and the Otolaryngology Associate Residency Director. Dr. Noonan’s professional interests include hearing loss, cochlear implantation, acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannomas, cholesteatomas, semicircular canal dehiscence and other chronic ear diseases. In her spare time Dr. Noonan enjoys fishing, running, and global health work.