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Meet Dr. Scott Kay

Scott L. Kay, M.D., F.A.C.S, Princeton Otolaryngology Associates

Dr. Scott Kay was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, where he pursued his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate at Penn, he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna cum Laude.

Dr. Kay then went to The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he became interested in surgery, head and neck anatomy and plastic surgery. These interests guided him toward pursuing a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He was accepted at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; however prior to that, he completed two years of General Surgery Residency at Einstein Medical Center (in Philadelphia) and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

From 1988 to 1992, he was a resident in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery where he trained under some of the pioneers of the field. While at Columbia, he did research with state-of-the-art lasers, which had been published in The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

After residency, he was granted a position in a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the strengths of the fellowship included facial nerve reanimation. During this year, he also received additional training in Endoscopic Surgical techniques which focused primarily on sinus surgery. He became board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 1993, and during the same year, he began his private practice in Princeton, New Jersey.

He has been acclaimed for his participation in the Face to Face program where he provided pro bono care to victims of abuse. He has delivered presentations to medical and dental staff of the University Medical Center at Princeton where he is an attending. He has been a speaker for the Acoustic Neuroma Association. Dr. Kay is also an adjunct professor at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine where is an instructor for the medical residents of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

He has been named either “Top Doctor of the Metro Area” or “Top Doctor of New Jersey” every year for the past 13 years. He is currently in his 21st year of practice.

Dr. Kay is currently affiliated with the Surgical Specialists at Princeton and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.