Kevin Y. Zhan, MD

Neurotology Fellow
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery


  • Surgery of the ear and lateral skull base
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
  • Cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids
  • Otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, and stapes surgery
  • Tympanic membrane (ear drum) repair
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
  • Paragangliomas, temporal bone tumors, and cancers of the ear
  • Tinnitus, vertigo and balance disorders
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks
  • Bell’s palsy/facial paralysis


Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2010)

Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2015)

Residency: Otolaryngology – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2021)


Dr. Zhan sees patients at:

Leadership Roles & Honors

  • AAO-HNSF Section for Residents and Fellows – Governing Council (Chair-Elect)
  • AAO-HNSF Hearing Committee
  • AAO-HNSF Implantable Hearing Devices Committee
  • 1st Place Poster Award – American Head & Neck Society at COSM
  • Resident Leadership Grant Spring – AAO-HNSF
  • Resident Leadership Grant Fall – AAO-HNSF

Select publications

  1. Li MM, Freeman TE, Zhan KY, Chio EG, Schofield ML, DeSilva BW, Kim BJ, Desphande B, Matrka LA Laryngology and Telehealth: Which chief complaints are best suited for telemedicine evaluation? Under Review
  2. Mazul AL, Naik AN, Zhan KY, Stepan K, Old MO, Kang SY, Nakken ER, Puram SV. Gender and race interact to influence survival disparities in head and neck cancer. Oral Oncology | Online November 21st 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105093
  3. Rygalski CJ, Zhao S, Eskander A, Zhan KY, Mroz EA, Brock G, Silverman DA, Blakaj D, Bonomi MR, Carrau RL, Old MO, Rocco JW, Seim NB, Puram SV, Kang SY. Time to Surgery and Survival in Head and Neck Cancer. Annals of Surgery | Online: November 13th 2020 DOI: 10.1245/s10434-020-09326-4
  4. Zhan KY, Adunka OF, Eshraghi A, Riggs WJ, Prentiss SM, Yan D, Telischi FF, Liu XZ, He S. Electrophysiology and genetic testing in the precision medicine of congenital deafness: a review. Journal of Otology | Online: August 1st 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.joto.2020.07.003
  5. Silverman DA, Zhan KY, Puram SV, Rocco JW, Old MO, Eskander A, Kang SY. Predictors of Post-operative Radiation Following Laser Surgery in T1-T2N0 Glottic Cancer. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery | Online: July 7 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0194599820933183
  6. Zhan KY, Findlen UF, Allen DZ, Shannon MK, Mattingly JK, Adunka OF. Therapeutic Challenges and Clinical Characteristics of Single-Sided Deafness in Children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology | Online May 16 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110116
  7. Riggs WJ, Fitzpatrick D, Mattingly JK, Harris MS, Hiss MM, Rajkumar S, Zhan KY, Brown KD, Moberly AC, Dodson EE, Adunka OF. Electrocochleography During Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma Removal. Otology & Neurotology | Online Jan 9 2020 DOI: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002543