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 May 12. View abstract
  2. Whittemore KR, Dargie JM, Dornan BK, Boudreau B. Otolaryngology Service Usage in Children With Cleft Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 May; 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