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Kevin D. Pereira, MBBS, M.S.

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Secondary Appointment(s):

Pediatrics

Location:

Frenkil Building, Suite 500

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-5828

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-6866

Fax:

(410) 328-5827

Education and Training

St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, INDIA – Medicine, 1984

 

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, INDIA – Residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1988

 

Royal College of Surgeons of England – Residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1995.

 

LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN – Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, 1997.

Biosketch

Dr. Kevin Pereira is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Pediatrics. He received an honor award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2006 and has been listed among the Best Doctors in America every year since 2011. He serves as a member on the Maryland Board of Physicians and is a Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States.

Dr. Pereira completed Otorhinolaryngology residencies in India and in the United Kingdom. He also completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Pereira is certified in Otolaryngology by the Board of Examiners in India, The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Pereira is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), the Inter American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and the Society of University Otolaryngologists. He is a well known expert in the pediatric airway and specializes in managing sleep apnea and nasal obstruction in toddlers and infants. His other areas of interest and expertise include neck masses in newborns and children. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and chapters, edited three textbooks and lectured extensively at national and international meetings.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric sleep apnea, Infant nasal obstruction, Stridor, Otitis media, Pediatric sinusitis, Congenital neck masses.

Highlighted Publications

Ortlip T, Ambro BT, Pereira KD. Midline Approach to Pediatic Nasofrontal Dermoids.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015,141: 174-7.

                       

Perry KS, Tkaczuk AT, Caccamese JF, Ord RA, Pereira KD. Tumors of the Pediatric Maxillo-Facial Skeleton: A Twenty Year Clinical Study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015,141: 40-44.

 

Isaiah A, Pereira KD. Outcomes after adenotonsillectomy using a fixed anesthesia protocol in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015, 79: 638-643.

 

Pereira KD, Isaiah A. Oxygen Flow during Pediatric Laryngoscopy – A Simple Solution. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/lary.25466. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 26152597

 

Tkaczuk AT, Bhatti M, Caccamese JF, Ord RA, Pereira KD. Cystic Lesions of the Jaws in Children: A 15 Year Experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2015,141:834-9.

 

Pereira KD, Jon CK, Szmuk P, Lazar RH, Mitchell RB. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: A Practical Approach. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016, 95:E14-22.

 

Isaiah A, Moyer K, Pereira KD. Neonatal Tracheostomy-Current Trends. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016, 142:38-42.

  

 

 

Clinical Specialty Details

Expertise in the pediatric airway and specialize in managing sleep apnea and nasal obstruction in toddlers and infants. Other areas of interest and expertise include pediatric sinusitis, otitis medai and neck masses in newborns and children.

Awards and Affiliations

1998                Resident Teaching Award – For outstanding teaching and commitment to Resident Education in the Department of Otolaryngology-H & N Surgery. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

 

1999                Resident Teaching Award – For outstanding teaching and commitment to Resident Education in the Department of Otolaryngology-H & N Surgery. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

 

2000                Dean’s Award for Teaching, Excellence, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

 

2002                Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

 

  1. Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

     

  2. Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

     

    2004                The Effect of Body Position on Sleep Apnea in Children Less than Three Years of Age. President’s Award for the best Scientific Research Poster. Annual Meeting AAO-HNS, New York.

     

    2005                Recognition for outstanding contribution to the Instruction Course program during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & neck Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, 2005.

     

  1.           The University of Texas Distinctions February 2006. Research on    

                            Pediatric Sleep Apnea.

     

    2006                Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Texas Medical  School at Houston

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    2006                Honor Award recipient. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head                                and Neck Surgery

     

    2006                Nominated for Physician of the Year 2006. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas.

     

    2007                Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Texas    Medical  School at Houston.

     

    2007                Invited to serve as Physician Consultant for the Medicaid Provider                                     Integrity section, Office of the Inspector General. Texas Health and                                    Human Services Commission. TX

              

    2007                Special Recognition Award. For 10 years of outstanding teaching and commitment to Resident Education in the Department of Otolaryngology-H & N Surgery . The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

     

     

    2008                Zafereo ME, Taylor RJ, Pereira KD. Supraglottoplasty for Laryngomalacia with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Research Award. Houston Otolaryngology Society.

     

    2008                Outstanding Teaching Award – Department of Otorhinolaryngology-H & N Surgery. University of Maryland School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

     

    2009                Best Doctors in America

     

    2010                The Dean Alfred Mascarenhas distinguished alumnus award. St John’s                               Medical College Alumni Association. Reunion 2010 Annapolis, MD.  

     

    2011                Best Doctors in America

     

    2011                Orator: The P Jayaram Acharya Memorial Oration. Annual conference of the south zone Association of Otolaryngologists of India. Calicut, India 2011.

     

    2013                Best Doctors in America

     

    2013                Brian E Emery MD Outstanding Teaching Award – Department of Otorhinolaryngology-H & N Surgery. University of Maryland School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

     

    2014                Best Doctors in America

     

     

    2015                Best Doctors in America

     

     

    2016                Appointed member of the Maryland Board of Physicians.