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Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow – Class of 2024


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown (Birthplace): Ambler, PA

Undergraduate Degree: 2009 – BME in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Economics – Duke University

MD: 2018 – Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Residency:  2023 – Penn State Milton S. Hershey

Hobbies: Baking, biking, watching college basketball, spending time with my husband and two kids


Why Otolaryngology? 

The complex anatomy and pathophysiology of head and neck disorders first sparked my interest in otolaryngology. I enjoy the variety of surgical cases and patient population. I most enjoy taking care of children, helping to improve their quality of life as well as how they communicate with the world.  


Why UNC? 

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at UNC provides one of the most comprehensive experiences in pediatric head and neck surgery. It offers experience with all aspects of pediatric otolaryngologic care from outstanding faculty.  


Fun Fact: I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro


Recent Publications: 

  • Chan K, Keane A, Aynardi J, Choi K. Phrenic Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as an Asymptomatic Neck Mass. Clinical Case Reports. Vol 10, Issue 12 (Dec 2022, PMID: 36590669, DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.6784). 
  • Keane A, Bann DV, Wilson MN, Goldenberg D. Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: To Whom Do You Send the Referral? Cancers. Vol 13, Issue 17 (Aug 2021, PMID: 34503225, DOI: 10.3390/cancers13174416). 
  • Benyo S, Keane A, Warrick J, Choi K. HPV-Positive Oral Papillomas in an Adolescent – A Diagnostic Dilemma. Clinical Case Reports. Vol 9, Issue 8 (Aug 2021, PMID: 24401152, DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.4546). 
  • Keane A, Saadi R, Slonimsky E, Wilson M, May J. Comparison of Tracheoscopy and Chest X-Ray for the Evaluation of Tracheostomy Tube Position in Infants. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology (Dec 2020, PMID: 33348124, DOI 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110566).  

Allison Keane outdoor headshot