Chief, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Medical School: 

Georgetown University School of Medicine


University of Illinois Hospital/Chicago; Surgical Internship


University of Illinois Hospital/Eye & Ear Infirmary/Chicago; Otolaryngology Residency


Children's Memorial Hospital/Chicago; Pediatric Otolaryngology



Otolaryngology; American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Surgeons


Koempel J.A. and Holinger L.D. Foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in the pediatric population. Indian J Pediatrics. Nov-Dec 1997 Vol 64: 763 – 770.

Koempel J.A. and Maddalozzo J. The evaluation of head and neck masses in the pediatric population. Indian J Pediatrics Nov-Dec 1997 Vol 64: 771 – 776.

Koempel J.A. On the origin of tonsillectomy and the dissection method. Laryngoscope (2002) 112: 1583 – 1586.

Koempel J.A., Solares C.A. and Koltai P.J. The evolution of tonsil surgery: rethinking the surgical approach to obstructive sleep disordered breathing in children. J Laryngol Otol. (2006),120,993-1000.

Koempel J.A. and Cotton R.T. History of pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. (2008) Oct


Research Interests: 

Tonsillectomy; tonsil surgery; airway/tracheobronchial disorders Healthcare policy and politics; healthcare reform

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