- ABMS Certification:
- Research Interests:
Hearing loss, congenital ear malformations, unilateral hearing loss, gene therapy for inner ear disorders, simulation in otological surgery
- Clinical Practice:
- Acoustic Neuroma, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Cholesteatoma, Hearing Loss, Labyrinthitis, Meniere's Disease, Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection), Neurofibromatosis Type 2, Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)- Pediatric, Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, Cochlear Implants- Pediatric, CSF Otorrhea, Neurocutaneous Disorders, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Pediatric ENT, Pediatric Audiology
Dr. Kesser grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia. He attended Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of Virginia. Following a two year fellowship in Otology-Neurotology at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, CA, he joined a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
He returned to the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia in 2004 where he specializes in congenital ear disease (aural atresia), hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders, skull base tumors, acoustic neuroma, and chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma.
His research interests include unilateral hearing loss and its correction, simulation in otologic surgery and in teaching otologic surgery, and gene therapy for inner ear disorders.
He serves as the Program Director for the OHNS Department.
He loves spending time with his wife and two children.
- 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Honorable Mention, Otolaryngology (ENT)
- 2011-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
- University of Virginia, 1993
- Otolaryngology, University of Virginia
- Otology-Neurotology, House Ear Clinic