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