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DANVILLE, Pa. – Kenneth Altman, M.D., has been named chair of Geisinger’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Altman most recently served as a professor of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine and as chief of otolaryngology at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Duke University and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Altman is board-certified, with a clinical focus in voice, swallowing and cough problems, and sinus disease.

“Establishing best practices in the care of conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat has been a strong focus throughout my career,” Altman said. “I am looking forward to continuing this pursuit with an innovative health organization like Geisinger.” 

Geisinger’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists treat nasal and sinus problems, sleep disorders, allergies, hearing loss, head and neck cancers, facial plastic reconstruction, and voice and swallowing problems. ENT physicians and surgeons also work as part of integrated multi-specialty teams in each of these areas. To make an appointment with a Geisinger ENT specialist, call 800-275-6401.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country. Learn more at or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

Dr. Kenneth Altman
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