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Dr. Kevin Coughlin is an otolaryngologist who provides comprehensive adult and pediatric ENT care in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, particularly surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. In addition, Dr. Coughlin provides care for a multitude of ENT problems including salivary gland disorders, sinusitis, allergy issues, ear infections, and hearing disorders. Dr. Coughlin provides specialty surgical procedures such as sleep surgery, including the Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation implant, salivary gland preserving surgery (sialendoscopy), septoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Dr. Coughlin attended Davidson College and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. He obtained his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine, earning the Dean’s Award upon graduation. Dr. Coughlin completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He remained at the University of Tennessee for fellowship training in Sleep Medicine and Sleep Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the International Sleep Surgery Society.
Outside of the office, Dr. Coughlin and his wife Rachel enjoy watching the Tampa Bay Lightning, Formula 1 racing, and exploring the great outdoors.
Dr. Coughlin practices out of our Steele Creek (13532 Steelecroft Parkway, Charlotte, NC) office. To make an appointment with him, you may do so online or through myCEENTAchart.
UndergraduateDavidson College, 2013
MedicalFlorida State University School of Medicine, 2017
ResidencyUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2022
FellowshipSleep Medicine & Sleep Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2023
Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society, 2011 – 2013 Sigma Phi Epsilon Nationals Honorable Distinction, 2011 American Canoe Association Whitewater Instructor Recognition, 2012 – 2014 Davidson College Union Board Recognition of Service Award, 2013 Florida State University College of Medicine Mission Scholarship, 2013, 2014, 2015Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Center for Neuroscience Research Grant, 2014 Michael J. Kowalski Scholarship Award, 2014 Student Interest Group in Neurology Research Support Grant, 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2017 UTHSC Department of Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award, 2019
Coughlin KC, Sherrod K, Miles J, Fitzgerald R, Barr G, Salud J, Adams S, & Maitland C. Quix test predicts canal sidedness in BPPV. Neurology. 2015; 84(14):632.
Coughlin KC, Weiss J, Fredenburg K, Justice J. Slow-growing infiltrative sinonasal mass. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2017; 143(6):625-626.
Coughlin KC, Davies GM, Gillespie MB. Phenotypes of obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. 2020; 53(3):329-338.
Coughlin KC and Gillespie MB. Evidence-based review and recommendation of hypoglossal nerve stimulation for international consensus statement on obstructive sleep apnea. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2022 Accepted and pending publication.
CHAPTERS AND INVITED PUBLICATIONS:
Coughlin KC and Gillespie MB. Sleep Medicine. In: Cummings Review of Otolaryngology. 2nd Ed. 2022 Accepted and in final reviews.
POSTER AND PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:
Coughlin KC, Sherrod K, Miles J, Fitzgerald R, Barr G, Salud J, Adams S, & Maitland C. Using the Quix test to assess canal dysfunction in vertiginous patients. Poster Presentation presented at: Florida State University 11th Annual Research Symposium; February 2015; Tallahassee, FL.
Coughlin KC, Sherrod K, Miles J, Fitzgerald R, Barr G, Salud J, Adams S, & Maitland, C. Using past-pointing maneuvers to assess vestibular dysfunction. Platform Presentation presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; April 2015; Washington, DC.
Coughlin KC, Sherrod K, Miles J, Fitzgerald R, Barr G, Salud J, Adams S, & Maitland, C. Quix test predicts canal sidedness in BPPV. Poster Presentation presented at: Neurotology Session at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; April 2015; Washington, DC.
Reese J, Zuchowski C, Coughlin KC, Sherrod K, Barr G, Fitzgerald R, & Maitland C. The Quix test: a 30-second test essential for the diagnosis of the dizzy patient. Poster Presentation at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; April 2016; Vancouver, BC, CAN.
Coughlin KC, Weiss JP, Harrell D, Fredenburg KM, Justice JM. A rare case of biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma. Poster Presentation presented at: American Rhinologic Society at American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting; September 2016; San Diego, CA.
Coughlin KC. Increased survival in pediatric invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. Poster Presentation at:
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting; October 2018; Atlanta, GA.
Coughlin KC. Increased survival in pediatric invasive fungal rhinosinusitis: an updated experience at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Presented at: Ed Cocke Research Symposium; May 2019; Memphis, TN.
Coughlin KC. Screening for sleep disorders in the general pediatrics population. Presented at: Ed Cocke
Research Symposium; May 2020; Memphis, TN.
Coughlin KC. Pneumothorax in awake tracheostomy: case series and review of the literature. Presented at: Ed Cocke Research Symposium; May 2021; Memphis, TN.