Katherine Kavanagh, MD, is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Connecticut Children’s. Her expertise includes voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and airway disorders.


Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Boston Children's Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

  • Valdez TA, Kudaravalli S, Kavanagh KR. Combined web and haptic simulation system: A pilot study. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2020.
  • Munjal T, Kavanagh KR, Ezzibdeh RM, Valdez TA. The impact of COVID-19 on global disparities in surgical training in pediatric otolaryngology. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 138 (2020) 110267. 
  • Kashat L, Carter B, Mosha M, Kavanagh KR. Mindfulness education for otolaryngology residents: A pilot study. OTO-Open. 2020. 
  • Kashat L, Carter B, Archambault M, Wang Z, Kavanagh K. A multidisciplinary basic airway skills boot camp for novice trainees. Cureus. 2020. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.8766.
  • Mehta K, Mosha MM, Kavanagh KR. A targeted tracheostomy care educational initiative to augment resuscitation training in the pediatric setting. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2020;133. 
  • Kashat L, Carter B, Falcone T, Parham K, Kavanagh KR. Taking a systematic approach to resident wellness: A pilot study. Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery. 2020
  • Sparks D, Kavanagh KR, Arbouin Vargas J, Valdez TA. 3D printed myringtomy and tube simulation as an introduction to otolaryngology for medical students. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2020;128
  • Kavanagh KR, Murray N. A novel, low fidelity simulator for laryngotracheal reconstruction. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2019;125:212-215. 
  • Hron TA, Kavanagh KR, Murray N. Diagnosis and treatment of benign pediatric lesions. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019;52(4):657-688.
  • Mehta K, Schwartz M, Falcone TE, Kavanagh KR. Tracheostomy care education for the nonsurgical first responder: A needs-based assessment and quality improvement initiative. OTO-Open. 2019; I-6.
  • Murray N, Valdez TA, Hughes AL, Kavanagh KR. Teaching a tracheotomy handoff tool to pediatric first responders. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2018;114:120-123. 
  • Valdez TA, Carr JA, Kavanagh KR, Schwartz M, Blake D, Bruns O, Bawendi M. Initial findings of shortwave infrared otoscopy in a pediatric population. Int J Pediatr Otolarygol. 2018;114:15-19.
  • Cote V, Schwartz M, Arbouin Vargas JF, Canfarotta M, Kavanagh KR, Hamdan U, Valdez TA. 3-Dimensional printed haptic simulation model to teach incomplete cleft palate surgery in an international setting. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. 2018;113:292-297.
  • Kavanagh KR & Spiro J. Faculty wellness: Educator burnout among otolaryngology graduate medical educators. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;158(6):991-94.
  • Schwartz MA, Kavanagh KR, Frampton SJ, Bruce IA, Valdez TA. Using simulators to teach pediatric airway procedures in an international setting. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngology. 2018;104:178-181. 

Locations for this Doctor

South Hadley Specialty Care Center

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – South Hadley

84 Willimansett Street, Suite 3
South Hadley, MA01075
United States

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States