Sanford Timen, MD

Sanford Timen, MD

Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8500
Desk:
216.445.1215
Fax:
216.445.9409
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Sialoendoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Hoarseness
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smell And Taste Disorder
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
View all 37 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
ENT
Pittsburgh, PA
1979

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1976

Internship - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
1975

Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1974

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
1970

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

swallowing dysfunction ear pain nasal and sinus disorders salivary endoscopy/ salivary disorders

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/4/2016, Dr. Timen has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.2
Knows Medical History 3.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2016

He listened to my concerns and help me decide the next course of action.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2016

Very condescending towards my health issues. Almost as though I was making things up. Worst bedside manners.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

really liked dr. timen

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2016

clear and Frank information

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016

no problem found with my ears ,I was pleased with the DRs. opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2016

Dr Timen always made us feel very comfortable and explained everything very thoroughly.

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