Boston University News Release
Local Resident Receives Prestigous Award
(Boston, Mass.) — Dedham resident Kenneth Grundfast, MD, chairman of the department of otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of the department of otolaryngology at Boston Medical Center, was recently awarded the prestigious Sylvan E. Stool Award from the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC). Grundfast, a nationally known pediatric otolaryngologist, was honored for outstanding lifetime contributions and service in the field of ear, nose and throat advances in children.
Grundfast received the award at SENTAC's twenty-eighth annual meeting in Chicago. SENTAC is a non-profit interdisciplinary professional organization founded in 1973. Its members are otolaryngologists, pediatricians, surgeons, pediatric otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, audiologists, nurses and basic scientists-all of whom are interested in enhancing the care of children with acquired or congenital disorders of the ear, nose and throat.
Grundfast's primary area of interest involves ear and hearing disorders in children and adults, and he is an expert in evaluating patients with hereditary hearing impairments, and for treating cholesteatoma and chronic ear conditions.
Grundfast received his AB degree from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the State University of New York at Syracuse. After internship and residency training at New England Medical Center in Boston and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, he trained as a resident in otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine and then completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
From there, he joined the faculty at George Washington University School of Medicine and accepted an appointment as chairman of the department of otolaryngology at Children's National Medical Center.
The recipient of many other awards and honors, Grundfast has also received the award for excellence in education at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has also been honored with the presidential citation and the distinguished service award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
He has been president of the Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advancements in Children; the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; and the International Society for the History of Otolaryngology. In 1995, he was elected vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Grundfast also serves on the editorial boards of many journals including the "Journal of Otology," the "Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery," and the "International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology."