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Center for Surgical Innovation

Center for Surgical Innovation


Kenneth T. Bellian, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Clinical Office:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-436-3482
Fax: 303-724-1961
303-436-4949 or 303-436-3482
Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Health

Clinical Interests:

General Otolaryngology


Medical School

(1989-1993) MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA


(1993-1994) Internship, General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

(1994-1998) Otolaryngology Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH



(2010) MBA, Certificate in Health Sector Management, Duke University, The Fuqua School of

Business, Durham, NC 



Powell DM, Rodeheaver GT, Foresman PA, Henkins CL, Bellian KT, Zimmer CA, Becker DG, Edlich RF.  Damage to tissue defenses by EMLA cream.  J Emerg Med.  9(4):  205-209, 1991.

Zimmer CA, Thacker JG, Powell DM, Bellian KT, Becker DG, Rodeheaver GT, Edlich RF.  Influence of knot configuration and tying technique on the mechanical performance of sutures.  J Emerg Med.  9(3):107-113, 1991.

Bellian, KT, Thacker JG, Tribble CG, Powell DM, Becker DG, Zimmer CA, Morgan RF, Edlich RF.  Biomechanical performance of tapercut point cardiovascular needles.  Am Surg.  57(9):591-601, 1991.

Powell DM, Zimmer CA, Antoine MM, Baruch LD, Bellian KT, Morgan RF, Edlich RF.  Computer analysis of the performance of the BTE work simulator.  J Burn Care Rehabil.  12(3): 250-256, 1991.

Zimmer CA, Devlin PM, Werner JL, Stamp CV, Bellian KT, Powell DM, Edlich RF.  Adaptive communication systems for patients with mobility disorders.  J Burn Care Rehabil.  12(4):354-360, 1991.

Zimmer CA, Morgan RF, Becker DG, Thacker JG, Bellian KT, Powell DM, Edlich RF.  A new compound curved needle for microvascular surgery.  Ann Plast Surg.  27(4):339-344, 1991.

Hoard MA, Bellian KT, Powell DM, Edlich RF.  Biomechanical performance of tapercut needles for oral surgery.  J Oral  Maxillofac Surg. 49(11): 1198-1203, 1991.

Hoard MA, Franz DA, Bellian KT, Edlich RF.  A new compound curved tapercut needle for oral surgery.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg.  50:484-489, 1992.

Bellian KT, Devlin PM, Zimmer CA, Powell DM, Matticks CA, Edlich RF.  Concurrence of multiple sclerosis and Hodgkin’s disease.  J Emerg Med. 10(1):13-18, 1992.

Tribble GC, Moody FP, Girard P, Towler MA, McGregor W, Bellian KT, Edlich RF.  A new compound curved needle for vascular surgery.  Am Surg.  58(8):458-462, 1992.

Ruhl CM, Bellian KT, Van Meter BH, Hoard MA, Pham CD, Edlich RF.  Diagnosis, complications and treatment of dentoskeletal malocclusion.  Am J Emerg Med.  12(1):98-104, 1994.

Moghtader JC, Himel HN, Demun EM, Bellian KT, Edlich RF.  Electrical burn injuries of workers using portable aluminum ladders near overhead power lines.  Burns. 19(5):441-443, 1993.

Lynch MT, Bellian KT, Edlich RF, Himel HN.  Model rocket engine burn injuries:  the need for stricter regulation.  J Emerg Med.  12(3):325-330, 1994.

Abram AC, Bellian KT, Giles WJ, Gross CW.  Toxic shock syndrome after functional endonasal sinus surgery:  an all or none phenomenon?  Laryngoscope.  104(8 pt 1):927-931, 1994.

Strauss M, Bellian K.  Otolaryngology Care Unit:  a safe and cost reducing way to deliver quality care.  Laryngoscope. 1999 Sep; 109(9):1428-32.

​American Medical Association

American Academy of Otolaryngology

Wilderness Medical Society