Provider Profile

Peter A Gochee, MD
Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Peter A Gochee, MD

ENT / Otolaryngology


Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
General Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • advanced adult and pediatric ear surgery
  • thyroidectomy
  • parotidectomy
  • sinus surgery
  • pediatric sleep apnea


Dr Gochee entered college after four years in the US Army, serving in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. While he was in medical school, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to Australia and completed a Ph.D. in molecular biology. He completed his ENT surgical training at KUMC and was on faculty for an additional two years. He then returned to Australia for advanced surgical training in otology (ear surgery) and practiced there for five years, prior to returning to Kansas City. His surgical and clinical practice covers all aspects of ENT surgery, with specific interests in advanced otology and head & neck procedures.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor



  • Griffin A, Elsworth F, Kelly S, McIntosh D, Stow N, Gochee PA. Adult post-tonsillectomy pain is decreased with the use of a novel chitosan based intraoperative dressing.  Manuscript in preparation.
  • Griffin A, Gochee PA. Referral patterns, wait times and the effect on hearing loss in children in Far North Queensland.   Manuscript in preparation.
  • Schaefer N, O'Donohue P, French H, Griffin A, Elliott D, Gochee P. Transtympanic Facial Nerve Paralysis: A Review of the Literature. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jun 5;3(5):e388. PMID: 26090278 
  • Schaefer N, Chong J, Griffin A, Little A, Gochee P, Dixon N. Schneiderian-type papilloma of the middle ear: A review of the literature. Int Surg. 2015 Jun;100(6):989-93. PMID: 25564042
  • Schaefer N, Griffin A, Gerhardy B, Gochee P.  Early recognition and management of laryngeal fracture:  A case report.  Oshner J. 2014 Summer;14:264-5. PMID: 24940139
  • Ha J, Gochee P, Santa Maria P, Grey P. Traumatic pneumolabyrinth; A case secondary to palm frond penetration and a review of the literature. International Journal of Case Reports in Medicine, Vol. 2013 (Aug 2013), Article ID 803147, DOI: 10.5171/2013.803147
  • Flatscher-Bader T, van der Brug M, Hwang JW, Gochee PA, Matsumoto I, Niwa S, Wilce PA. Alcohol-responsive genes in the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens of human alcoholics. J Neurochem 2005 Apr; 93(2):359-70. PMID: 15816859.
  • Gochee PA, Powell EE, Purdie DM, Pandeya N, Keleman L, Shorthouse C, Jonsson JR, Kelly B. Neuropsychiatric symptoms during interferon alpha treatment for chronic hepatitis C are associated with apolipoprotein E 4. Psychosomatics 2004 Jan-Feb; 45(1):49-57. PMID: 14709760.
  • Gochee PA, Jonsson JR, Clouston AD, Pandeya N, Purdie DM, Powell EE.  Steatosis in chronic hepatitis C is associated with increased mRNA expression of collagen I, tumor necrosis factor- and cytochrome P450 2E1.  J Gastrol Hepatol 2003 Apr; 18(4):386-92. PMID: 12653886.
  • Fox CJ, Cullen DJ, Knuiman MW, Dvitini ML, Rossi E, Gochee PA, Powell LW, Olynyk JK.  Effects of body iron stores and hemochromatosis genotypes on coronary heart disease outcomes in the Busselton population health study.  J Cardiovasc Risk 2002 Oct; 9(5):287-93. PMID: 12394323.
  • Whiting P, Fletcher L, Dixon J, Gochee P, Powell L, Crawford D. Concordance of iron indices in homozygote and heterozygote sibling pairs in hemochromatosis families: implications for family screening. J Hepatol. 2002 Sep; 37(3):309-14. PMID: 12175625.
  • Gochee PA, Powell LW, Cullen DJ, du Sart D, Rossi E, Olynyk JK.  A population-based study of the biochemical and clinical expression of the H63D hemochromatosis mutation.  Gastroenterology 2002 Mar; 122(3):646-51. PMID: 11874997.
  • Gochee PA, Powell LW. What’s new in hemochromatosis. Curr Opin Hematol. 2001 Mar; 8(2):98-104. PMID: 11224684.
  • Gochee PA, Powell LW. Haemochromatosis: Causes and treatment. Current Therapeutics. 2001; 42(4):47-55.

Book Chapters

  • Gochee PA, Staecker H.  Anatomy of the Auditory System.  In: Kirtane MV, De Souza C, Sanna M, Devaiah AK, eds. Otology and Neurotology.  Americas:  Thieme. 2013. p. 41-6. ISBN: 978-9382076001
  • Staecker H, Gochee P, Ferraro J, Storms R.  Overview of Treatment of Hearing Loss.  In: Bashbaum AI, Kaneko A, Shepherd GM, Westheimer G, eds. The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol 3. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. p. 447-68. ISBN: 978-0120885381


On Staff At

  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Wright Memorial Hospital