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Tom Abelson, MD

216.839.3740

Tom Abelson, MD

Appointed: 1997

Tom Abelson, MD
Department: Head and Neck Institute
Medical Director, Beachwood Family Health Center
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD10
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.839.3740
DeskDesk:216.839.3740
WorkFax:216.839.3749
Tom Abelson, MD
Department: Head and Neck Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code BD10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.839.3740
DeskDesk:216.839.3740
WorkFax:216.839.3749
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Tom Abelson, MD is Medical Director of the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center.  Dr. Abelson is also a Staff Physician in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center and at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. His specialty interests include voice medicine, pediatric otolaryngology, hearing and general otolaryngology.

Dr. Abelson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University where he also is a Preceptor for the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course for first and second year students.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 1997, Dr. Abelson was in private practice with EENT Associates, Inc. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a surgical internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and an otolaryngology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, also in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has several publications on topics such as unilateral superior laryngeal nerve paralysis, laryngeal tuberculosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux.  He is a member of several medical societies, including the Voice Foundation, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.  He is on the board of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (AMCNO).

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Otolaryngology
Cleveland, OH USA
1981
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1978
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1977
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1976
Undergraduate - Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH USA
1972

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, voice problems in professional voice users and others, laryngopharyngeal reflux, ear infections, hearing loss, nasal airway problems and sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea (adults and children), tonsil and adenoid problems

Awards & Honors

Cleveland Magazine – Best Doctors” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Best Doctors in America – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013

Memberships

  • Voice Foundation
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Vocal Wellness Counseling
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 1/30/2014, Dr. Abelson 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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