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Our Physicians And History

Thomas C. Kryzer, M.D.
Dr. Kryzer has the distinction of being the first neurotologist and cranial-base surgeon in the state of Kansas. He joined the Wichita Ear Clinic in 1994 after serving as assistant professor of otolaryngology and instructor in surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Kryzer received his otology, neurotology and cranial-base surgery training at the University of Virginia. He currently has an academic appointment with the Department of Surgery, University of Kansas-Wichita, and is actively involved in educating both residents and medical students. He has presented his research at national meetings and has published on a variety of otolaryngologic topics. Most recently, Dr. Kryzer authored a textbook chapter on diseases of the external auditory canal. Dr. Kryzer treats both pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the ear and related structures. Areas of special interest include the management of congenital deafness and atresia, hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, otosclerosis surgery, vestibular disorders (dizziness), Meniere's disease, otologic allergy, and cochlear implantation. Additionally, Dr. Kryzer has a special interest in treating patients with acoustic neuromas and cranial-base tumors. His acoustic neuroma treatment philosophy includes observation, stereotactic radiosurgery and microsurgery. He takes pride in preserving facial nerve function and performs hearing preservation surgery from both the middle fossa and retrosigmoid approaches.
Curriculum Vitae
Undergraduate Education:
Montana Sate University, Bozeman, MT

Bachelor of Science, Pre-Medicine, June 1979
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1977 – 1978

Medical Education:
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

M.D., May 23, 1983

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
July 1983 – June 1984

Postgraduate Residency:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
July 1986 – June 1990

Fellowship Training:
Otology/Neurotology and Cranial-Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Virginia
July 1991 – June 1992

Gamma Knife / Stereotactic Radiosurgery Training:
Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 2003

Board Certifications:
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1990

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita
1994 – Present

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
January 1993 – 1995

Staff, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
1990 – 1991 and 1992 – 1994

Instructor in Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
1989 – 1992
Military Service

Date of Commission:
January 11, 1980

Date of Honorable Discharge:
June 30, 1994

Branch of Service:
United States Army

Highest Rank: Major

Health Professional Scholarship Program
Georgetown University, 1980 – 1983

Combat Casualty Care Course, 1984

General Medical Officer
5th General Hospital
Stuttgart, West Germany, 1984 – 1986

Quality Assurance Officer and Coordinator
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Service
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1990 – 1991

Director, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Basic Science Course in Otolaryngology, 1991

Microvascular Surgery Course, December 1990
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD