Robert Katz, MD


Robert Katz, MD

Appointed: 1996

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Robert Katz, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Robert Katz, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Robert Katz, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Robert L. Katz, MD, FACS, FAAP, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic's main campus and Twinsburg office. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist.

A major and former chief of otolaryngology for the U.S. Air Force, Minot, N.D, Dr. Katz received his medical degree from Western Reserve University. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, and otolaryngology residency at the Massachusetts Eye Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Dr. Katz, who was acting chairman of the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve for five years, has been recognized on numerous occasions as a local and national top doctor. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Society for Head and Neck Surgery, American Cleft Palate Association and an otolaryngology fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. From 1980 to 1994, Dr. Katz served as office medical advisor, otolaryngology, for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Political Science
Chicago, IL USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, Cholesteatoma, chronic ear disease, congenital and malignant head and neck disease, general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, general otolaryngology, general pediatric otolaryngology, Hearing Loss, including the surgical management of chronic sinus disease, medical management of otolaryngology problems in adults, nasal airway surgery, nasal-sinus disease and surgery, otology, Otosclerosis, paranasal sinus disease, pediatric ear disease, pediatric otolaryngology, recurrent infections, Sinonasal Disease, Snoring, thyroid and salivary gland masses and pediatric neck masses, Tinnitus Management

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Congenital Head and Neck Disease
  • Congenital Head And Neck Masses
  • Deafness
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Malignant Head and Neck Disease
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Otosclerosis
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Head And Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Snoring
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis

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As of 1/23/2015, Dr. Katz 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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Languages Spoken

  • English

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