Provider Profile

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Provider Profile

Peter A Gochee, MD

ENT / Otolaryngology
Call to make an appointment 816-880-2675


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 Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO



  • 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
  • Wright Memorial Hospital