Practice Contact Information
University of Kentucky
800 Rose Street
Markey Cancer Center – Whitney Hendrickson Building
Web Site: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/cancer-types/head-neck-cancer
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Kejner is an otorhinolaryngologist/head and neck oncologic surgeon and microvascular reconstructive surgeon. She is dedicated to the treatment of head and neck patients including those with malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck including skin, sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, voice box, neck, and salivary glands as well as the reconstruction of those areas after surgery.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish at Wake Forest University, graduating with honors. From there, she matriculated at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she took part in multiple service activities and graduated with honors in service. She then went on to otorhinolaryngology residency at the University of Alabama – Birmingham before pursuing advanced training in fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she received further training in head and neck oncology, skull base surgery, transoral robotic surgery, and microvascular free tissue transfer. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several book chapters.
She speaks fluent Spanish. She is interested in medical technology, health care literacy, outcomes research, surgical margins, nutrition and cancer, and head and neck cancer. She has presented at national meetings, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the AAO-HNS.
Peer-Reviewed Original Research
- Kejner, A.E.,and Eben L. Rosenthal. Lower facial reanimation techniques following cancer resection and free flap reconstruction. The Laryngoscope 2016, Sept; 126(9):1990-4
- Kejner, A.E.,Burch M.B., Sweeny, L., Rosenthal, E.L. Bone morphogenetic protein 6 expression in oral cavity squamous cell cancer is associated with bone invasion. 2013, 123(12):3061-5.
- Asher, S.A., White, H.N., Kejner, A.E.,Rosenthal, E.L., Carroll, W.R., Magnuson, J.S. Hemorrhage after transoral robotic-assisted surgery. Otolaryngology – Head Neck Surgery. 2013, 149(1):112-117.
- Kejner, A.E.,Castellanos, P.F., Rosenthal, E.L., Hawn, M.T. All-cause mortality after tracheostomy at a tertiary care hospital over a 10-month period.Otolaryngology – Head Neck Surgery. 2012, 146(6):918-922.
- Kejner, A.E.,Rosenthal, E.L. Method for removing hypopharyngeal salivary bypass tubes. Laryngoscope. 2011, 121(7):1478-1479.
Chapters, Books, and Reviews
- Erman, A.B., Kejner, A.E.,Hogikyna, N.D., Feldman, E.L. Disorders of Cranial Nerves IX and X. Semin Neurol. 2009, 29(1):85-92.
- Kejner, A.E.,Woodworth, B.A. Chapter 19: Cystic Fibrosis Sinusitis. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Optimizing Outcomes and Avoiding Failures. Schlosser,San Diego, CA, 2011.
- Chaaban, M., Kejner, A.E.,Rowe, S.M., Woodworth, B.A. Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Comprehensive Review. Am J. Rhinol Allergy. 2013, 27(5):387-95.
- Kejner, A.E.,Woodworth, B.A. Chapter 15: Modified Endoscopic Medial Maxillectomy. Sinonasal Surgery, Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Singh, Payne, Woodworth, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
- Kejner AE, Newman Jason. Chapter 44: Tonsillectomy Extended. Operative Otolaryngology 3rdEdition. 2016 (In submission)
Peer-Reviewed Educational Materials
- Kejner, A.E.,Woodworth, B.A. Cystic Fibrosis. American Rhinological Society Website, 2011.