Heather Koehn

Assistant Professor

Heather Koehn

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology

Bio

Dr. Koehn earned her undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, NE and her medical degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, and her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Completed a master’s degree in Management of Healthcare (MMHC) at Vanderbilt University in 2021.

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Education

  • MD, Medicine University of North Carolina S, 2015

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Creighton University, 2009

Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2021

  • PHY GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Humanitarian Committee Travel Award American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), 2019

  • Mulholland Teaching Award University of Virginia Health System-School of Medicine, 2018

  • Resident Research Award Otolaryngology University of Virginia Health System, 2018

  • NIH T-32 Research Fellowship University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5002

    Otolaryngology
  • CLCR 8016

    Cleft Palate & Craniofacial An
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I

Teaching Interests

Dr. Koehn's teaching interest are all aspects of Pediatric Otolaryngology and specializes in cleft lip and palate-craniofacial reconstruction, lymphovascular malformations, and pediatric voice, swallowing, speech, hearing, sinus, head and neck, and thyroid disorders.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Adding Cytomegalovirus to Newborn Hearing Screening: A Challenge in Preventing Hearing Loss, 2022
    Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
  • Development of a microporous annealed particle hydrogel for long-term vocal fold augmentation, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Pre-Operative Management of Spontaneous CSF Rhinorrhea with Acetazolamide, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Congenital Fistulae of the Stapedial Footplate and Round Window Membrane: An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Meningitis, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Distinguishing Hair Cell from Neural Potentials Recorded at the Round Window, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Koehn's research interest are pediatric voice and swallowing disorders.

Department Service

  • Otolaryngology Assistant Residency Program Director 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Vascular Malformations Teams - Surgical Director 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Pediatric Speech and Swallowing Director 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Team Member 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Otolaryngology Medical Student Director 2021 - Present

    Role: Other