Kristen R. Hurst, MD

Pediatric ENT

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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Nacogdoches

2702 N. University Dr
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Office: (936) 585-4130
Fax: (936) 585-4134


  • Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology,  Iowa City, Iowa
  • Internship and Residency: Otolaryngology
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology,  Iowa City, Iowa
  • Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University of Texas - Austin

Certifications And Honors

  • Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology – Dr. Richard Smith at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • American Board of Otolaryngic Allergy

About Kristen R. Hurst

Dr. Kristen Hurst is fellowship trained in pediatric otolaryngology and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hurst’s ENT practice is unique in that she focuses exclusively on children. Her approach to caring for her patients is one in which she treats them like her own family.  She takes pride in her detailed and honest approach to each patient.

Dr. Hurst’s distinguished education includes residency and fellowship training at the long-standing and multiply-honored University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Otolaryngology Department, where she was personally mentored by world-renowned otolaryngologists. Dr. Hurst has authored scientific papers, chapters, protocols, and reviewed papers and textbooks as an authority in her field. She was an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine from 2014 until 2017.  She instructed training physicians in evaluation of the pediatric ENT patient, as well as, otolaryngic procedures on children. Winner of numerous teaching and research awards, Dr. Hurst is dedicated to providing her patients with evidence-based medicine and up-to-date exceptional care.

She enjoys cooking for family and friends, reading, and traveling. She and her husband Andrew entertain and are entertained by their children, James and Caroline.