Raymond Kung, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (Clinician Educator)

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Raymond Kung, MD, is a comprehensive otolaryngologist with clinical specialties in hearing and balance disorders, salivary and thyroid gland pathology, sinus disease, sleep disorders, nasal obstruction and head and neck masses. His practice includes both pediatric and adult patients in a wide range of ear, nose, and throat related issues.

Dr. Kung has a particular interest in the cutting-edge technology of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for managing challenging ear pathology as well as for treating salivary gland disease without requiring traditional open surgical approaches. His clinical areas of focus also include chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, and hearing restoration procedures such as cochlear implantation, bone-anchored hearing implants, and reconstruction of the ear drum and hearing bones. He is trained in the use of diagnostic ultrasound as well as in-office ultrasound-guided biopsies of head and neck lesions.

Dr. Kung received his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He also received Advanced Training in Otologic Surgery at the University of Iowa.

Languages other than English: Intermediate Mandarin, Intermediate Spanish

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery


  • Repair of Anterior Tracheal Defect by Trans-Tracheostomy Placement of Acellular Dermal Matrix Laryngoscope. 2023 08; 133(8):1961-1963. . View in PubMed
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Submandibular Gland Preservation With Sialendoscopy for the Management of Sialolithiasis Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 04; 166(4):662-668. . View in PubMed
  • Postoperative Facial Baroparesis While Flying: A Rare Complication of Decompressing a Facial Nerve Schwannoma JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 May 01; 144(5):457-459. . View in PubMed
  • How Well Does Intraoperative Audiologic Monitoring Predict Hearing Outcome During Middle Fossa Vestibular Schwannoma Resection? Otol Neurotol. 2018 08; 39(7):908-915.. View in PubMed
  • Does a “Fundal Fluid Cap” Predict Successful Hearing Preservation in Vestibular Schwannoma Resections Via the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach? Otol Neurotol. 2018 07; 39(6):772-777.. View in PubMed
  • Intraductal Laser Fiber Tip Fracture and Retrieval During Sialendoscopic Laser-Assisted Lithotripsy Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Nov; 126(11):774-777. . View in PubMed
  • Resection of the innominate artery to prevent an impending tracheoinnominate fistula and to permit tracheotomy in a patient with subglottic stenosis and high-riding innominate Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Sep; 123(9):658-61. . View in PubMed
  • High throughput screening for compounds that alter muscle cell glycosylation identifies new role for N-glycans in regulating sarcolemmal protein abundance and laminin binding J Biol Chem. 2012 Jun 29; 287(27):22759-70. . View in PubMed
  • Genomewide clonal analysis of lethal mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster eye: comparison of the X chromosome and autosomes Genetics. 2007 Oct; 177(2):689-97. . View in PubMed