Institute Summary

Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute offers world-class, highly complex care across a very broad array of conditions affecting the face, head, and neck. The institute combines the expertise of head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, audiologists, oral surgeons, dentists, and voice specialists to provide compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients. It collaborated in the world’s first successful larynx transplant and the world’s first near-total face transplant, and it is one of the largest programs of its kind.

The Head & Neck Institute is one of 26 clinical and special expertise institutes at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care.


The Head & Neck Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of 150 clinical providers who treat a wide range of head and neck disorders. The institute’s sections include:

Institute Sections
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Comprehensive Otolaryngology
Laryngology/Voice Center
Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Disorders
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery
Surgical Sleep
Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Allied Hearing and Balance Services
Speech and Language Pathology
Clinical Trials Research
102 active clinical research projects
400+ patients enrolled in clinical research projects
Institute Clinical Activity (2022)
Evaluation & management visits86,243
New patient visits72,505
Primary surgery cases7,860
Average length of stay6.72

24/7 referrals are available by contacting the Referring Physician Hotline at 855.REFER.123 (855.733.3712). Learn more at clevelandclinic.org/refer123.