Robert C. Kern, MD was appointed in July of 2006 as Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kern joined the Northwestern University faculty nearly two decades ago following a residency at Wayne State University and a two-year NIH research training fellowship. His undergraduate degree is from Georgetown University and his medical degree is from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kern's primary clinical interests are chronic rhinosinusitis, functional and cosmetic rhinology, the trans nasal approach for cranial base tumors and obstructive sleep apnea. His clinical and basic science research is focused on the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis and anosmia and has presented nation-wide on the subjects.