David C. Kelsall, M.D.

Medical Director

David C. Kelsall, M.D., is the Owner and Medical Director of the Rocky Mountain Ear Center. Dr. Kelsall is an honors graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado. After serving residencies in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and in Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he completed his fellowship training in Otology and Neurotology at the Denver Ear Institute.

Dr. Kelsall is board certified in Otolaryngology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a member of the American Neurotology Society, and the Colorado Medical Society. He is also a board member for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) and the Listen Foundation.

As a researcher, Dr. Kelsall has played a role in clinical trials leading to the FDA approval of current cochlear implants on the market and is active in many research projects related to hearing loss and cochlear implants. As a Medical Director of the former CNI Center for Hearing, he led a team of volunteer physicians on annual missions to third world countries, where they perform surgeries, provide hearing aids, and train local physicians. In 2001, Dr. Kelsall established the annual CNI Cochlear Kids Camps, now called The Listen Foundation Cochlear Implant Family Camp. Dr. Kelsall is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles in professional journals. Third-generation natives of Colorado, he and his wife Tammie have three children.

Dr. Kelsall is also involved in the Englewood community. He is a board member for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and the Listen Foundation.

Visit the CNI Center for Hearing website to learn more about how you can contribute to or benefit from these wonderful programs dedicated to helping end the silence. Here are links to CNI Center for Hearing programs:

  • CNI Cochlear Kids Camps
  • World Hearing Network
  • Cochlear Implant Assistance Program
  • BAHA Assistance Program
  • Teen Program
  • American Cochlear Implant Alliances
  • Listen Foundation