Donald Keamy, Jr., M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Sleep Disorders

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3190
Fax: 617-573-6845
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Dr. Donald Keamy is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon who specializes in sleep disorders, sleep medicine, pediatric hearing loss, and sino-nasal disorders. Dr. Keamy earned his Master’s in Public Health and his medical degree from Tufts University in 1998, where he graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then moved to Pittsburgh to complete his general surgery internship at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. Here, he completed his residency training in otolaryngology in 2003 and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology in 2005.

In addition to treating pediatric patients with problems related to the ear, nose, and throat, Dr. Keamy has made large steps in becoming a local and national expert in pediatric sleep as it pertains to otolaryngology. He is one of eight pediatric otolaryngologists in the United States who is board-certified in sleep medicine. He has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings and has authored several peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters in the field.

Dr. Keamy’s clinical and research interests focus on operative and perioperative management of pediatric sleep apnea, determining how to best treat and evaluate patients who have persistent sleep apnea in spite of traditional treatment.

Select Publications

Otolaryngology Prep and Practice. Chapter 6, Sleep Apnea. Shin, JJ, Cunningham MJ editors. Pleural publishing. September 2012.

A pilot study to identify pre- and peri-operative risk factors for airway complications following adenotonsillectomy for treatment of sever pediatric OSA. Hill CA, Litvak A, Canapari C, Cummings B, Collins C, Keamy DG, Ferris TG, Hartnick CJ. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Nov;75(11):1385-90. Epub 2011 Aug 25.

Medical and surgical interventions for hearing loss associated with congenital cytomegalovirus: A systematic review. Shin, JJ, Keamy DG Jr., Steinberg, EA. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2011 May;144(5):662-75.

Organizing hematoma of the maxillary sinus. Lee, L, Shin JJ, Barth M, Hsu M, Holbrook E, Keamy DG Jr. Archive of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2011 Apr;137(4):406.

Lobular capillary hemangioma of the nasal cavity in a 5-year old boy. Benoit M, Brigger M, Fink D, Keamy DG Jr. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2010 Feb;142(2):290-1.

The epidemiology of hearing impairment in the United States: Newborns, children, and adolescents. Mehra S, Eavey RD, Keamy DG Jr. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2009 Apr;140(4):461-72.

Podcasting: Contemporary patient education. Abreu DV, Tamura TK, Sipp JA, Keamy DG Jr, Eavey RD. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Apr;87(4):208, 210-1.

Site-directed and deletion mutational analysis of the recoptor binding domain of the interlukin-6 receptor targeted fusion toxin DAB389-IL-6. Jean LF, Waters CA, Keamy D., Murphy JR. Protein Engineering. 1993;6:305-11.

A complete list of research publications can be seen at



  • Tufts University, M.D.


  • University of Pittsburgh (General Surgery)


  • University of Pittsburgh (Otolaryngology)


  • University of Pittsburgh (Pediatric Otolaryngology)