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Robert Lorenz, MD

216.444.8500

Robert Lorenz, MD

Appointed: 2002

Robert Lorenz, MD
Department: Otolaryngology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8500
DeskDesk:216.444.6689
WorkFax:216.636.9586
Robert Lorenz, MD
Department: Taussig Cancer Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8500
DeskDesk:216.444.6689
WorkFax:216.636.9586
Robert Lorenz, MD
Department: Medical Operations
Medical Director, Payment Reform, Risk and Contracting
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8500
DeskDesk:216.444.6689
WorkFax:216.636.9586
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Robert Roman Lorenz, MD, MBA, FACS, is a surgeon in the Head and Neck Surgery Section of the Head and Neck Institute. He is board-certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lorenz also currently serves as the Medical Director of Payment Reform, Risk & Contracting for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Lorenz served as the Chief Medical Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD).

Dr. Lorenz's education includes a Bachelor of Science from Yale University and a Medical Doctorate with Honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His training in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery was completed at the Cleveland Clinic, including an additional year of research. His fellowship was performed at Vanderbilt University in head and neck tumor and skull-base surgery. Dr. Lorenz returned to the Cleveland Clinic and became the Head of the Section of Head and Neck Surgery after one year of practice. His interests include airway reconstruction, head and neck tumors including paragangliomas and carotid body tumors and Zenker’s diverticulum. He is an innovator in vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, as well as laryngeal and tracheal transplantation.

Dr. Lorenz has co-authored over 50 scientific articles, 10 book chapters and delivered over 120 invited national and international lectures or papers. Dr. Lorenz is an educator, teaching residents and fellows in head and neck surgery, and serves on the editorial board or as a reviewer for 10 different scientific journals in his field. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Touch Briefings, a scientific publisher based in London, England. He received his Masters of Business Administration with distinction from the London Business School in 2010.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - London Business School
Business Administration with distinction
London England
2010
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University
Head and Neck Oncology, Skull Base Surgery
Nashville, TN USA
2003
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Otolaryngology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1997
Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA
1996
Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA
1992

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

airway stenosis, head and neck paraganglioma, Head And Neck Tumors, larynx and tracheal reconstruction, skull base neoplasms, tracheotomy, vocal cord diseases, Vocal Cord Paralysis

Awards & Honors

  • Medical Doctorate with Honors
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Area
  • Consultant to National Wegener's Granulomatosis Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Masters of Business Administration awarded With Distinction

Additional Training

  • BS, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Innovations & Patents

  • Pioneered techniques in airway reconstruction due to stenosis
  • Patent number 11/352,960 for airway stenting tube ventilator adapter

Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • North Eastern Ohio Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgery

Treatment & Services

  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • General ENT
  • Head And Neck Cancer Treatment
  • Larynx Transplant
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/5/2014, Dr. Lorenz 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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