Alan Kominsky, MD

216.444.6691

Alan Kominsky, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6691
DeskDesk:216.444.1948
WorkFax:216.445.9409
Alan Kominsky, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A71
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.444.6691
DeskDesk:216.444.6689
WorkFax:216.445.9409
Alan Kominsky, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA-20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.1352
WorkFax:216.445.9409
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Alan Kominsky, MD, FACS, practices in the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. He is currently on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors and is the Head and Neck Institute Residency Program Director. Dr. Kominsky also has served the institute in multiple capacities including Vice-Chairman and Quality Review Officer.

Dr. Kominsky in board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also one of a small number of otolaryngologists board-certified in Sleep Medicine. He has multiple interests in ENT, including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstruction, sinus disease, chronic tonsillitis and hoarseness.

Dr. Kominsky has lectured on obstructive sleep apnea and is on the Sleep Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center as part of a multispecialty faculty taking care of obstructive sleep apnea.

Professional Highlights

Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors
Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute Residency Program Director

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Otolaryngology
Philadelphia, PA USA
1990
Residency - Temple University Hospital
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1986
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985
Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
1981

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology- Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Management of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal airway surgery, adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, nasal-sinus disease and surgery, chronic sinus disease, laryngopharyngeal reflux, medical management of otolaryngology problems in adults, hearing loss

Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Coblation
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Studies
  • Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 3/7/2014, Dr. Kominsky 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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  • English
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