Kevin McKennan, M.D.
Dr. Kevin McKennan, board-certified otolaryngologist, joined Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat in 1987. Dr. McKennan is a subspecialist in otology (hearing disorders and their treatments, including cochlear implants), neurotology (balance disorders resulting from nerve injuries or degeneration), and skull base surgery. He is known as a highly-regarded national and international expert in these fields. Dr. McKennan has published many articles and lectured nationally and internationally on various hearing and balance disorder topics, including cochlear implementation, vertigo, and ear tumors. In addition, he has conducted a substantial amount of research on hearing and balance disorders, and much of this research has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. McKennan completed his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester in 1974 and his medical school education at Albany Medical College in 1978. He completed his residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of California, Davis in 1985. Following his residency, Dr. McKennan completed a one-year fellowship in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery at the Otology Group in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 1979 and 1981, he worked for the National Health Services Corps in the Indian Health Service/Public Health Service as a general practitioner and emergency room physician.
Dr. McKennan has served as the president of the Sacramento Otolaryngology Society since 1993. He also served on the Board of Community Advisors for the Norcal Center on Deafness. Dr. McKennan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Neurotologic Society, and the William House Cochlear Implant Society. He is affiliated with Sutter and Mercy Hospitals in the Sacramento area.
Dr. McKennan resides in Sacramento with his wife Janice, and their three children, Sarah, Lauren, and Philip.
Board certifications and subspecialties
American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. McKennan practices at the Sacramento location of SacENT