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D. David Beahm, MD

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Co-Director of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

dbeahm@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Beahm is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Dr. Beahm graduated medical school at the University of Kansas and then completed residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Upon graduation, Dr. Beahm became faculty at LSU where he practiced for two years at the LSU University Hospital. Following this Dr. Beahm entered fellowship as the inaugural fellow in Rhinology and Skull Base surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Beahm's clinical interests include the medical and surgical treatment of a wide gamut of sinonasal disease including recurrent sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and nasal obstruction. Dr. Beahm also has a particular interest in the treatment of the anterior skull base for both malignant and benign tumors. This includes sinonasal cancers and primary brain tumors that affect the anterior skull base. With his colleagues in Neurosurgery and other departments, Dr. Beahm helps to provide a team approach to the complexity of problems that affect the cranial base.

Education and Training
  • BA, Human Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Internship, Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Rhinoogy and Skull Base Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • State Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • State Medical License, MO State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • North American Skull Base Society, Surgical Education Committee, Committee member, 2019 - Present
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Chair, 2017 - Present
  • American Rhinologic Society, Membership Committee, 2016 - 2019
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Member, 2014 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Rhinologic Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Member, 2012 - Present

Publications
  • Bhalla, Vidur, Beahm, D David, Chiu, Alex, Lal, Devyani, Hwang, Peter. 2019. Frontal Sinus Inverted Papilloma: Unique Considerations, 249-256. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319970219
  • Bhalla, Vidur, Beahm, D David, Chiu, Alex, Lal, Devyani, Hwang, Peter. 2019. Frontal Sinus Inverted Papilloma: Unique Considerations, 249-256. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319970219
  • Beahm, D. David, Kenning, Tyler., J, Farrell, Christopher., J, Rosen, Marc., R, Evans, James., J. 2013. Open versus Endoscopic Resection of Midline Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy, 1st edition
  • Bhalla, V, McCann, A, Sykes, K, Hoover, L, Beahm, D., D, Chiu, A. 2018. Assessing the clinical applicability of prior head imaging in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.. International forum of allergy & rhinology, 8 (1), 20-24
  • Bhalla, V, Sykes, K., J, Villwock, J., A, Beahm, D., D, McClurg, S., W, Chiu, A., G. 2018. Draf IIB with superior septectomy: finding the "middle ground".. International forum of allergy & rhinology