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Dennis J. Kitsko, DO

Job Title Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5460 Phone
412-692-5701 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA


2006 Union Hospital
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
St. Barnabas Health Care System
Union, NJ


2008 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery


  • 2005-2006 Resident of the Year, Chief Resident, Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
  • 1999-2001 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Academic Scholarship
  • 1998-2001 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Ambassador



  • Alper CM, Kitsko DJ, Swarts JD, Martin B, et al. Role of the Mastoid in Middle Ear Pressure Regulation. Laryngoscope.
  • Kitsko, DJ, Mehta D. Pediatric drooling. Journal of ENT Masterclass. 2009.
  • Kitsko DJ, Chi DH. Coblation removal of large suprastomal tracheal granulomas. Laryngoscope. 2009.
  • Myers EN, Kitsko DJ, Yellon RF. In Suarez C, Gil-Carcedo L, Marco J, Medina J, Ortega P, Trinidad J (eds.) Tumors of the head and neck in the pediatric age group. Treatise of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2nd ed. (Spanish) Ed. Medica Panamericana, Madrid 2009.
  • Kitsko DJ, Dohar JE. Inner ear and facial nerve complications of acute otitis media, including vertigo. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2007.

    View Dr. Kitsko's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Management of Hyponatremia in the vonWillebrand Disease Patient after Adenotonsillectomy
  • Esophageal Biopsy Results in Infants less than 3 months old with Aerodigestive Signs and Symptoms
  • Blunt and Penetrating Neck Trauma in the Pediatric Population: the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Experience
  • Gas Supply, Demand and Middle Ear Gas Balance
  • Safety and Efficacy of Topical Moxidex Otic Solution in the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media with Otorrhea Through Tympanostomy Tubes (AOMT)
  • Safety and Efficacy Evaluation of Topical Moxidex Otic Solution in the Treatment of Peri-Operative Tube Otorrhea
  • Middle Ear Pressure Disregulation in Cleft Palate Patients: Form-Function Correlates
  • Middle Ear Pressure Disregulation After Tympanostomy Tube Insertion
Last Update
July 2, 2014
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Last Update
July 2, 2014