Department of Otolaryngology

Thomas M. Kaffenberger, MD

Dr. Tom Kaffenberger is a native Ohioan and Buckeye who found his way east to the Alleghenies via medical school. He wanted to stay at Pitt for further training due to a multitude of factors. From a training perspective, these included Pitt’s substantial surgical volume, its well-rounded clinical training, and ultimately the program’s consistent track record of graduating competent and skilled Otolaryngologists who have gone on to become leaders in both private practice and academia. From a lifestyle perspective, Pittsburgh was a perfect fit for him with its small city feel coupled with its big city amenities. He enjoys exploring Pittsburgh’s ever-expanding brewery scene, antagonizing the Penn State and Michigan college football fanbases, cheering on the local semi-pro wrestling leagues (and convincing his co-residents to join him), and walking his lazy dog.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 2012-2017- MD
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 2008-2012- BS, Biomedical Science