• Kozak, Frederick K.


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    B.Sc., MD
    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Dr. Shahnaz Atashband
    Assistant Phone
    604-875-2000 ext. 5191
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room K2-184
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    Sensorineural hearing loss, etiology, investigation and treatment

    I am a clinical researcher who specializes in research that investigates the causes of hearing loss in children and how to treat these.

    Current Projects
    • Multifrequency, multicomponent tympanometry in infants. Otitis media; new approaches for analysis, treatment and prevention. 

    • Multifrequency, multicomponent tympanometry in distinguishing middle ear problems in three week to four month old infants.

    Selected Publications

    Westerberg BD, Kozak FK, Thomas EE, Blondel-Hill E, Brunstein JD, Patrick DM.: Is the healthy middle ear a normally sterile site? Otol Neurotol. 2009 Feb;30(2):174-7.

    Kozak FK, Brown E, Atashband S, Chau J, Westerberg BD.: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Neonatal Exposure to Herpes simplex Virus (HSV) and Toxoplasmosis. In: Sih T, Chinski A, Eavey R, Godinho R, eds. VII IAPO Manual of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology., Editora e Grafica Vida & Consciencia. Sao Paulo, Brasil. 2008 Sept: p245-248.

    Achtem B, Atashband S, Bjornson B, Kozak FK.: Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Syndrome Initially Presenting as a Unilateral Vestibulocochlear Loss in a 6 Year-Old Boy. J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg. 2008 Aug;37(4):E102-104.

    Mickelson JI, Kozak FK.: Magnet dislodgement in cochlear implantation: correction utilizing a lasso technique. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jul;72(7):1071-6.

    Westerberg BD, Atashband S, Kozak FK.: A systematic review of the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss in neonates exposed to Herpes simplex virus (HSV). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jul;72(7):931-7.

    Morzaria S, Westerberg BD, Kozak FK. An algorithm for the evaluation of a child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. J Otolaryngol (in press).

    Daniel S, Kozak FK, Fabian MC, Harjee K, Rana R, Hruby LE, Hekkenberg R, Hawke M. Guidelines for the treatment oftympanostomy tube otorrhea. J Otolaryngol (in press).

    Westerberg BD, Morzaria S, Kozak FK, Price D. Current standards in the medical assessment and management of middle ear disease and conductive hearing loss in children less than two years of age with sensorineural hearing loss. J Otolaryngol (in press)

    Behn A, Kozak FK, Westerberg BD, Riding KH, Ludemann JP, Doyle PJ. The accuracy of the Weber and Rinne tuning fork tests in evaluation of children with otitis media with effusion. J Otolaryngol (accepted for publication).

    Wong I, Kozak FK, Poskitt K, Ludemann JP, Harriman M. Pediatric lateral sinus thrombosis: retrospective case series and literature review. J Otolaryngol (in press).

    S Morzaria , BD Westerberg, FK Kozak. Systematic review of the etiology of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 68(9): 1193-8, 2004.

    Morley R, Ludemann JP, Moxham JP, Kozak FK, Riding KH. Foreign Body Aspiration in Infants and Toddlers: Recent Trends in British Columbia . J OtolaryngoI33(1):37-41, Feb 2004.

    Ludemann JP, Moxham JP, Kozak FK, Riding KH. Subglottic Pathology Misdiagnosed as Asthma. The Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 32(3):203-4, 2003.

    Ludemann JP, Kozak FK. Postcricoid Prolapse: An Unusual Sign of Pediatric Airway Disease. The Journal of Otolaryngology, Vol 32, Number 2, 2003,128-131.

    M. Harriman, BD Westerberg, FK Kozak. Formaldehyde Fasciaform Tympanoplast: A Reliable Technique for Closing Large Tympanic Membrane Perforations. J Otolaryngology, Vol 30, #6, Nov-Dec 2001,352-354.

    Honours & Awards

    Golden Grommet Award, Division of Otolaryngology, University of British Columbia – 2002-03
    Letter of Appreciation Janta Sevak Society District Red Cross Branch Jalandher – 2000
    Golden Grommet Award, Division of Otolaryngology, University of British Columbia – 1995
    St. Joseph 's Health Centre Intern of the Year – 1985-86
    Dr. Paul Rabinowitz Award in Otolaryngology, McMaster University – 1984
    Terry Fox Research Clerkship Award, National Cancer Institute – 1983-84

    Research Group Members

    Dr. A. Zelichowska, MHSc