Headshot photo of Kaylee R. Purpura, M.D.

Kaylee R. Purpura, M.D.

  • Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, School of Medicine
  • Laryngology Surgery Fellow


Dr. Purpura grew up in Proctor, West Virginia. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She remained at West Virginia University for medical school and earned her MD degree. She went on to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. During residency she developed a strong interest in laryngology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, crocheting, watching movies, and going to the beach.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2017, West Virginia School of Medicine
    • B.S., 2013, West Virginia University
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology, East Virginia Medical School

Memberships and associations:

  • AOA Honor Medical Society
  • AMWA

Areas of interest

  • Providing timely care to head and neck cancer patients, gender bias in the otolaryngology residency application process

Honors and awards

  • CORE Grant recipient
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Clinical Research Grant recipient
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Resident Research Award recipient



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