Kakarala, Kiran MD


Kakarala, Kiran MD

Languages: English

About Me

Dr. Kakarala believes in a compassionate and patient-centered approach to providing cutting-edge multidisciplinary treatment to patients with head and neck cancers and other head and neck conditions. With fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology, microvascular free flap reconstruction and minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery, he is able to provide state of the art, high quality care that optimizes cure, function and appearance. Dr. Kakarala and the multidisciplinary team at the National Cancer Institute designated The University of Kansas Cancer Center seek to support patients and their families through every step of the process from diagnosis, to treatment, to recovery and survivorship. Alongside his clinical practice, he conducts research to improve the quality of head and neck cancer care and has delivered presentations to national and international audiences.

Conditions & Care

    • Wound Management
    • Voice Surgery
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Second Opinions in Cancer
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Rhinology
    • Rhinolaryngoscopy
    • Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Oncology
    • Oncological Surgery
    • Microvascular Surgery
    • Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Head and Neck Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • ENT-Otorhinolaryngology
    • ENT-Otolaryngology
    • Endocrine Surgery
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Micro-Vascular Reconstruction
    • Head and Neck Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Tumors-Head and Neck
    • Tumors
    • Tracheal/Bronchial Stenosis
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Thyroid Disorders
    • Throat Problems
    • Throat Cancer
    • Swallowing Disorders
    • Stridor
    • Sore Throat
    • Skull Base Tumor
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sinus Disease
    • Rhinitis
    • Reflux Disease
    • Oral Cancer
    • Neck Pain
    • Neck Disorders
    • Nasal Sinus Cancer
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Nasal Obstruction
    • Melanoma
    • Malignant Melanoma
    • Lymph Nodes
    • Laryngitis
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Gum Problems
    • Graves Disease
    • Goiter
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Fistulas
    • Facial Trauma
    • Facial Paralysis
    • Facial Nerve Disorders
    • Facial Fractures
    • Endocrine Tumors
    • Deviated Septum
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Cyst
    • Cough
    • Cancer
    • Airway Stenosis
    • Airway Obstruction
    • Tumor Ablation
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Skin Grafts
    • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Percutaneous Aspiration
    • Nose Reconstruction
    • Needle Biopsy
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Laser Ablation
    • Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
    • Free Tissue Transfer
    • Flap Transposition
    • Flap Creation
    • Fine Needle Aspiration
    • Fiberoptic Exam
    • Esophageal Procedures
    • da Vinci Robotic Surgery
    • da Vinci ENT
    • Broncho-Esophagology

Insurance Accepted

If you are enrolled in a managed care plan (HMO, PPO or POS), your treatment at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City may be covered by insurance. To verify if you're eligible for treatment at our health system, reference the following information:



  • Board Certification Otolaryngology

Education & Training

  • Medical School Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Residency Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Fellowship Ohio State University


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