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Brandon Hopkins, MD


Brandon Hopkins, MD

Appointed: 2013

Brandon Hopkins, MD
Department: Head and Neck Institute
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Brandon Hopkins, MD
Department: Head and Neck Institute
Associate Staff
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Mail Code A71
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Brandon Hopkins, MD joined the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute in 2013 after completing his fellowship at the University of California, Davis in Pediatric Otolaryngology Cleft and Craniofacial Care.

Dr. Hopkins earned his medical degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is board-certified by the State of Ohio Medical Board and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

In addition to the full scope of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery his specialty interests include the surgical care of patients with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities and the management of pediatric multi-level airway obstruction.

His cleft and craniofacial interests include the surgical correction of cleft lip, cleft palate, palatal fistulas, and cleft nasal deformity, alveolar bone grafting, microtia and ear reconstruction including otoplasty, and surgery to address velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI).

His airway interest focuses on a multi-level approach to address pediatric airway obstruction and sleep apnea. This includes:

  • Airway evaluations and endoscopic airway management (ex: balloons, endoscopic laser, microdebrider, and microlaryngeal surgery)
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Upper Airway
    • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    • Midface and mandibular distraction and advancement (ex: micrognathia, Pierre Robin)
    • Choanal atresia repair
    • Pyriform aperture stenosis repair
    • Tongue base reduction
    • Lingual tonsillectomy
    • Hyoid suspension/genioglossal advancement/Repose
    • Septoplasty
    • Inferior Turbinate Reduction
    • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Lower airway
    • Laryngotracheoplasty with cartilage grafting
    • Cricotracheal and tracheal resections
    • Laryngeal cleft repair
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula repair
    • Supraglottoplasty
    • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
    • Esophageal and airway foreign body management
    • Pediatric tracheostomy care and decannulation

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California Davis Medical Center
Pediatric Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Sacramento, CA USA
Residency - University of Cincinnati Hospital/Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Medical School - East Tennessee State University-James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN USA
Undergraduate - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN USA


  • Otolaryngology

Treatment & Services

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
  • Bone-anchored Auditory Implant
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Coblation
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Ablative and Resection Techniques
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Evaluation/Treatment of Antenatally Diagnosed Congenital Anomalies
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Management of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Maxillofacial Implants
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
  • Pediatric Cranioplasty
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Scar Revisions
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Management of Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English