Meet Our Team

David Rudman, MD


David T. Rudman, MD, FACS

Professional Biography

Dr. Rudman evaluates and treats pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat problems He has special expertise in minimally invasive sinus procedures including balloon sinuplasty and in-office image-guided sinus surgery. His interest in advanced rhinology extends to skull base surgery as well. He also performs the latest treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, including the Inspire upper airway stimulator and the da Vinci® SP robot for transoral robotic surgery. Dr. Rudman is a loving husband and proud father of three who enjoys travel, wine and golf.


University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
Bachelor of Science Honors Biology
Magna Cum Laude

University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995
School of Medicine
Summa Cum Laude

Riverside General Hospital
General Surgery Residency

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Otolaryngology Residency, 2000

Volunteer/Leadership Experience

  • Chair of Otolaryngology Department-Menorah Medical Center
  • Chair of Otolaryngology Department-Research Medical Center
  • Past President of Medical Staff Menorah Medical Center
  • Past President of Head and Neck Surgical Associates, PA
  • Past President of the Kansas City Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society
  • Regional President of the JCRB/AJC chapter

Honors & Awards

  • Conley Scholar (Eight-year Medical Program University of Missouri-Columbia)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Congressional Gold Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • First Place in Resident Research Award, 1997 and 2000
  • First place in the nation for clinical research from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2000


  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
  • Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons and the American Rhinologic Society

Advanced Training/Specialties

  • Inspire Upper Airway Stimulator
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) da Vinci SP Robot
  • Image guided Sinus/Skull base surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • EustachianTube Balloon Dilation
  • Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Head and neck oncology
  • CyberKnife robotic stereotactic radiosurgery

See what patients are saying about Ascentist Healthcare.

“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

Trust Ascentist Healthcare for Premier Medical Services in Kansas City and Beyond

From primary care to major surgery and everything in between, Ascentist Healthcare brings specialists and physicians together in one place to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients.