Emergency icon Important Updates
Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-Cell Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Flushing Syndromes
  • Goiter
  • Goiter Nodule
  • Goiter Tumor
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 36 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endocrine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
General Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Katherine Heiden, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/28/2024, Dr. Heiden has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

91 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Heiden was a wonderful, professional and personable doctor. I highly recommend her. Her fellowship/intern however I would not. When she was in the room, he did smile

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Heiden is a great listener. She interpreted my conccerns and gave me a concise diagnosis.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

When and if surgery is required I would definitely ask for Dr Heiden to preform the procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Great first surgical consult.thorough exam, specifics explained and confirmed plan of action. All this delivered with care by Dr. Heiden!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Heiden did an exceptional job on my surgery. She made me feel at ease, addressed all my questions and concerns with care and professionalism. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a thyroidectomy. Thank you, Dr. Heiden, for your expertise and comforting approach throughout the process.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

I was very impressed by the care and expertise given to me by Dr Heiden.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Heiden was amazing! She was informative, down to earth and so kind!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

The doctor made me feel comfortable, even while receiving a biopsy on my thyroid gland. She explained everything clearly to me. She was so nice as well.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

As always this was an excellent experience. The physician is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Helen and her associate were incredible! I feel so lucky to have them as my physicians.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

She showed great respect for me and my concerns; shared step by step what she was going to do, which calmed my anxiety and concern about the procedure

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Heiden was wonderful. Her, Dr. Beckman and Shannon, the nurse were wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr.Heiden is wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Heiden was very kind and knowledgable. I appreciate her care.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Amazing doctor! I'm so thankful I got her!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Heiden is an amazing person and a top notch doctor!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Heiden is amazing! She is always thorough, kind, and answers all my questions. Eases my anxiety.

Back to Top