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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations


Hillcrest Hospital

6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult ENT/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Coblation
  • Diagnostic Head and Neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Management of Chronic Sinus Disease
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
View all 37 Specialties +


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About Alan Kominsky, MD

Alan Kominsky, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Boarded in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and sleep medicine, he has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic since 2002 and has served a variety of roles. He has served as a Vice Chair of the Head and Neck Institute, been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, served as the institute quality officer, and is currently the otolaryngology residency program director. Dr. Kominsky has published in peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters on the subject of obstructive sleep apnea. 

He has multiple interests in ENT, including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstruction, sinus disease, chronic tonsillitis and hoarseness. Dr. Kominsky is the first Cleveland Clinic doctor trained in Inspire®’s upper airway stimulation. The hypoglossal nerve stimulator is an FDA-approved implant that delivers upper airway stimulation synchronized to your breathing to relieve obstruction during sleep. This is an alternative treatment option for certain patients with obstructive sleep apnea who haven’t had success with CPAP. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA

Professional Highlights

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


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

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


  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alan Kominsky, 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

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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. 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 2/10/2023, Dr. Kominsky 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 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

245 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

There is a reason why I don't mind the two hour drive to the Cleveland Clinic, I know I am in the very best place with the very best care from the very best doctors period, and that means everything to me. I am so glad I have Dr. Kominsky and his staff for my surgery, Dr. Kominsky makes me feel so relaxed and comfortable and that is so important to me and I greatly appreciate this kind of care, thank you so much for everything.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Kominsky is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Excellent doctors an excellent staff

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Very satisfied with Dr. Kaminsky and how he listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

The doctor saw me on very short notice.I had a very satisfactory experience.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Kominsky.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Doc explained all aspects of surgery

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I am impressed with the professionalism and friendly demeanor of the Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I am very. Dr focused on diagnosing the problem-exactly why I chose Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr Kominsky is so nice and answered all my questions/concern.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

My connection with Dr Kominsky seemed shallow.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr K is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Kominsky and the resident that accompanied him were very attentive and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Kominsky answered questions patiently. Explained options very well. Clearly has a lot of expertise. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr Allan Kominsky is excellent !

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Kaminsky was great - really nice guy, down-to-earth, good sense of humor. He did a great job of explaining things and answering questions. He inspired confidence in our choice of him as a provider

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

I was happy to see Dr K was accompanied by a student. His thoroughness and good bedside manner should be taught to the next generation of professionals.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr was very cold with little bedside manner he made me feel like I had no problem at all and my visit was a waste of his time

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Actually, Dr. Kominsky himself is helpful with scheduling. He has a busy practice but is very thoughtful in saving time for his busy patients.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Kaminsky is an expert in his field. He understood why I was requesting the Inspire Implant. Unfortunately, I am not a candidate for the implant procedure at this time.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Very good encounter with the physician and the resident physician.Very pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

I do not think my care provider provided me enough details about my issue. It did not seem genuine, more so felt judged.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Kominsky and his partner, Dr. Nag, I believe, were very respectful and carefully presented the options. I was surprised by their assessment that I was not a suitable candidate for the Implant because I did not show strong symptoms. That left me with some mixed feelings.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Kominsky was friendly and knowledgeable about hypersomnia and sleep apnea. I was referred by Dr. Stalker from Neurocare in Canton, OH. Dr. Stalker told me that Dr. Kominsky might recommend an implant. Dr. Kominsky did not recommend an implant. As I was there for a second opinion, Dr. Kominsky said emphatically I should try the sleep apnea treatment again.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Very pleased with the doctor's assessment and his explanation of problem so I could understand

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