Dr. Slaughter resides in Clifton Park, NY with his wife Shavonne and his 3 young children, Olivia, Jackson and Ethan. Dr. Slaughter’s interests outside of medicine include playing golf, cooking, trying new cuisine, traveling, saltwater aquariums and spending time with his family.
He was born in Pensacola, Florida and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended The University of Georgia and completed his medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed 2 years of General and Vascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center before completing his Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residency at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He then decided to focus his training exclusively on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck and completed a 1 year fellowship under the directorship of Dr. Edwin Williams with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He received numerous awards throughout his training including excellence in teaching awards at both Duke and UNC and surgical dissection awards. He’s also authored several scientific publications including research articles and book chapters on various topics ranging from scar contracture scales to vascular lesions. He is well respected by his peers and prides himself on detailed and compassionate patient care and meticulous surgical technique.
American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (In Process)
2015 UNC Shockley Golden Owl Teaching Award
2013 Temporal Bone Dissection Award
2010 Duke Appleseed Resident Teaching Award
University of Georgia (Athens, GA) 2000-2004, B.S. Biology
Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) 2005-2009, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) 2009-2010, General and Vascular Surgery
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) 2010-2011, General and Vascular Surgery
University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill, NC) 2011-2015, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Williams Plastic Surgery Specialists; New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center, Albany Medical Center (Latham/Albany, NY) 2015-2016, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2013 Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt
ACLS/BLS Certified Renewed 2015
Member, American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Member, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shah RN, Slaughter KA, Fedore LW, Huang BY, Deal AM, Buckmire RA. Does residual wall size or technique matter in the treatment of Zenkers diverticulum? Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar 24. Doi: 10.1002/lary.25975
Tosan Ehanire, MHS; Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, MS; Keimun Slaughter, MD; Rafael Coêlho, BSc; Jennifer Bond, PhD; Clarissa Rodrigues, RN, Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD; Howard Levinson, MD. A systematic review of the psychometric properties of self-reported scales assessing burn contractures reveals the need for a new tool to measure contracture outcomes. Wound Rep Reg (2013) 21 520–529
Bowers JE, Arias MA, Asher R, Avise JA, Ball RT, BrwerGA, Buss RW, Chen AH, Edwards TM, Estill JC, Exum HE, Goff VH, Herrick KL, Steele CL, Karunakaran S, Lafayette GK, Lemke C, Marler BS, Masters SL, McMillan JM, Nelson LK, Newsome GA, Nwakanma CC, Odeh RN, Phelps CA, Rarick EA, Rogers CJ, Ryan SP, Slaughter KA, Soderlund CA, Tang H, Wing RA, Paterson AH. Comparative physical mapping links conservation of mycrosynteny to chromosome structure and recombination in grasses. Proceedings of National Academy of Science USA. 2005 Sep; 102(37):13206-11.