Kendall K. Tasche, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota




Dr. Kendall Tasche is a Senior Associate Consultant in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Her main interests are in surgery for oral cavity, oropharyngeal, laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, and head & neck skin cancers, transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancers, parotid and thyroid surgery, and microvascular reconstructive surgery of the head & neck. In addition to her clinical and surgical activities, Dr. Tasche is also involved in research and resident education.

  1. Head and neck cancer
  2. Laryngeal cancer
  3. Oral and throat cancer
  4. Salivary gland cancer
  5. Salivary gland tumor
  6. Skin cancer
  7. Skin lesion
  8. Thyroid cancer
  9. Thyroid nodule
  1. Glossectomy
  2. Head and neck cancer surgery
  3. Head and neck reconstruction
  4. Laryngectomy
  5. Microvascular reconstruction
  6. Neck dissection
  7. Parotidectomy
  8. Sentinel node biopsy
  9. Skin cancer excision
  10. Thyroidectomy
  11. Transoral robotic surgery
  • Head & neck cancer surgery
  • Head & neck reconstruction
  • Transoral robotic surgery
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Salivary gland neoplasms
  • Thyroid neoplasms
  1. 2020
    Fellowship - Head & Neck Oncology / Microvascular ReconstructionUniversity of Pennsylvania
  2. 2019
    ResidencyDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 2014
    MDCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  4. 2012
    Other - Pathology ExternshipUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  5. 2009
    BA - Chemistry, BiochemistryIllinois Wesleyan University

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Best Podium Presentation - 2nd placeMidwest Head and Neck Consortium Annual Meeting
  2. 2017
    Robert Maxwell Byers AwardAmerican Head and Neck Society
  3. 2014
    Teaching DistinctionCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  4. 2012
    Medical Student Teaching AwardCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. 2009
    Graduated Summa Cum LaudeIllinois Wesleyan University
  6. 2009
    Phi Beta Kappa


Research activities

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