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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repairs
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Deviated Septum
  • Meningioma
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Schwannoma
  • Sinonasal Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Smell and Taste Disorder
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Raj Sindwani, MD

Dr. Sindwani is Vice Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute and Section Head of Rhinology. He serves as Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Cranial Base and Pituitary Program of the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center and Co-Director of the Neurorhinology and Advanced Sinus Surgery Fellowship Program. He currently serves as President of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff and member of the Board of Governors. In his role of Vice Chairman of Enterprise Surgical Operations, Dr. Sindwani champions procedural and surgical safety and quality while working to address access, efficiency and service-line development across the Cleveland Clinic health system. Outside of his organization, Dr. Sindwani's leadership roles include Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and member of the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the Society's inaugural Education Coordinator. He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Otolaryngology. He has published extensively in the field of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, edited several books, and has lectured at many institutions and instructional courses around the world.

Listen to Dr. Sindwani on our Head and Neck Innovations podcast: Updates in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA

Residency - University of Western Ontario Hospital
London, Ontario, Canada

Medical Education - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, Ontario, Canada

Undergraduate - McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario,


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Interests

Section Head of Rhinology, sinus and skull base

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Raj Sindwani, MD.

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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 9/13/2023, Dr. Sindwani 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sindwani receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • Acclarent, Inc.

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

86 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr. Sindwani was professional, polite, caring, thoughtful, thorough and an excellent listener. He alleviated my concerns and anxiety and explained why I will have to wait for my condition to be addressed

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Best doctor and staff!

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

I totally trust the doctor and even travelled out of state to see him before

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I love Dr. Sindwani!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Sindwani is amazing. Very personable and makes me feel at ease. Having a good bedside manner is paramount, and Dr Sindwani delivers.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Sindwani was booked, but they were able to fit me into his schedule so that we could discuss the results of my CT scan.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Sindwani was/is outstanding. He listens, explains things, answers questions, and is caring.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Sindwani as always is an excellent physician ENT. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr. Sindwani, Dr. Merrill and Dr. Parkhurst are excellent, I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Sindwani is a very kind man.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Sindwani is exceptional and it's always a pleasure to see him and his fellows

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Initial appointment was easy. Trying to schedule an appointment for surgery as per Dr. Sindwani has been an absolute nightmare. I've left several messages & his assistant will not return my calls.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I would definitely recommend the doctor, but I'm incredibly disappointed with the clinic.It is extremely difficult to get in touch with the staff & they are very slow to respond.The doctor said I needed surgery & to get scheduled for it, but the scheduler refuses to return my calls.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

It was a difficult process, rather painful. He talked me through it very calmly and seemed to understand that it wasn't easy for me which helped me a lot.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

His staff was excellent, and he was an excellent doctor, and he seemed very sincere

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