Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Connecticut , 1991 , Storrs , CT

Graduate Degree

  • University of Connecticut , 1993 , Storrs , CT

Medical School

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , 1997 , Rochester , NY


General Surgery
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , 1997 , Boston , MA


  • Harvard Medical School , 1998 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2002 , Boston , MA


Since 2007, Dr. Whittemore has served as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children's Hospital.


  • American Board of Otolaryngology


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  1. Karanth TK, Whittemore KR. Middle-ear disease in children with cleft palate. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2018 Dec; 45(6):1143-1151. View abstract
  2. Whittemore KR, Dargie JM, Dornan BK, Boudreau B. Otolaryngology Service Usage in Children With Cleft Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 05; 55(5):743-746. View abstract
  3. Whittemore KR, Dornan BK, Dargie JM, Zhou G. Perioperative Hearing Evaluations for Patients Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Placement. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 11 01; 142(11):1070-1074. View abstract
  4. Whittemore KR. Tympanostomy tubes: patient selection and special considerations. Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2015; 6:41-43. View abstract
  5. Dargie JM, Zhou G, Dornan BK, Whittemore KR. Vestibular evoked myogenic potential testing for the diagnosis of conductive hearing loss: survey of pediatric otolaryngologists' knowledge and beliefs. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Nov; 78(11):1937-9. View abstract
  6. Zhou G, Dargie J, Dornan B, Whittemore K. Clinical uses of cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential testing in pediatric patients. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Jun; 93(4):e37. View abstract
  7. Whittemore KR. In response to What is the role of tympanostomy tubes in the treatment of recurrent acute otitis media? Laryngoscope. 2013 Dec; 123(12):E128. View abstract
  8. Whittemore KR, Dargie JM, Dornan BK. Crural attachment to promontory case report: implications for stapes development. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 34(4):366-8. View abstract
  9. Whittemore KR. What is the role of tympanostomy tubes in the treatment of recurrent acute otitis media? Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):9-10. View abstract
  10. Ginat DT, Sedaghat AR, Robson CD, Whittemore KR. Radiology quiz case 3. Malleus fixation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug; 138(8):775-6. View abstract
  11. Whittemore KR, Dornan BK, Lally T, Dargie JM. Persistent conductive or mixed hearing loss after the placement of tympanostomy tubes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Oct; 76(10):1465-70. View abstract
  12. Whittemore KR, Dargie JM, Lally T. Sarcoidosis of the pinnas in a 17-year-old. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Sep-Oct; 33(5):631-3. View abstract
  13. Whittemore KR, Cohen M. Imaging and review of a large pre-auricular pilomatrixoma in a child. World J Radiol. 2012 May 28; 4(5):228-30. View abstract
  14. Johnston DR, Whittemore K, Poe D, Robson CD, Perez-Atayde AR. Diagnostic and surgical challenge: middle ear dermoid cyst in 12 month old with branchio-oto-renal syndrome and multiple middle-ear congenital anomalies. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Oct; 75(10):1341-5. View abstract
  15. Gopen Q, Zhou G, Whittemore K, Kenna M. Enlarged vestibular aqueduct: review of controversial aspects. Laryngoscope. 2011 Sep; 121(9):1971-8. View abstract
  16. Dornan B, Fligor B, Whittemore K, Zhou G. Pediatric hearing assessment by auditory brainstem response in the operating room. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Jul; 75(7):935-8. View abstract
  17. Shargorodsky J, Whittemore KR, Lee GS. Bacterial tracheitis: a therapeutic approach. Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec; 120(12):2498-501. View abstract
  18. Shargorodsky J, Lee GS, Whittemore KR. Bacterial tracheitis: a therapeutic approach. Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S227. View abstract
  19. Jeyakumar A, Brickman TM, Williamson ME, Hirose K, Krakovitz P, Whittemore K, Discolo C. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and postoperative bleeding following adenotonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jan; 134(1):24-7. View abstract
  20. Evans AK, Licameli G, Brietzke S, Whittemore K, Kenna M. Pediatric facial nerve paralysis: patients, management and outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Nov; 69(11):1521-8. View abstract
  21. Whittemore KR, Merchant SN, Poon BB, Rosowski JJ. A normative study of tympanic membrane motion in humans using a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV). Hear Res. 2004 Jan; 187(1-2):85-104. View abstract
  22. Whittemore KR, Merchant SN, Rosowski JJ. Acoustic mechanisms: canal wall-up versus canal wall-down mastoidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Jun; 118(6):751-61. View abstract
  23. O'Neill WE, Zettel ML, Whittemore KR, Frisina RD. Calbindin D-28k immunoreactivity in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body declines with age in C57BL/6, but not CBA/CaJ, mice. Hear Res. 1997 Oct; 112(1-2):158-66. View abstract
  24. Merchant SN, Ravicz ME, Puria S, Voss SE, Whittemore KR, Peake WT, Rosowski JJ. Analysis of middle ear mechanics and application to diseased and reconstructed ears. Am J Otol. 1997 Mar; 18(2):139-54. View abstract
  25. Lawrence DS, Gibson SL, Nguyen ML, Whittemore KR, Whitten DG, Hilf R. Photosensitization and tissue distribution studies of the picket fence porphyrin, 3,1-TPro, a candidate for photodynamic therapy. Photochem Photobiol. 1995 Jan; 61(1):90-8. View abstract
  26. Whittemore KR, Nugent J, Boom P. Suicide and the physician: experience and attitudes in the community. J Med Assoc Ga. 1972 Sep; 61(9):307-11. View abstract