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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Coblation
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Studies
  • Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cough
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 38 Specialties +


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About Alan Kominsky, MD

Alan Kominsky, MD, FACS, practices in the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. He is currently on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors and is the Head and Neck Institute Residency Program Director. Dr. Kominsky also has served the institute in multiple capacities including Vice-Chairman and Quality Review Officer.

Dr. Kominsky in board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also one of a small number of otolaryngologists board-certified in Sleep Medicine. He has multiple interests in ENT, including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstruction, sinus disease, chronic tonsillitis and hoarseness.

Dr. Kominsky has lectured on obstructive sleep apnea and is on the Sleep Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center as part of a multispecialty faculty taking care of obstructive sleep apnea.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
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
  • Otolaryngology - 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.

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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 3/30/2021, 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

196 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Kominsky & Resident plus staff very accommodating.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

The doctor was very polite and thorough!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

The care I received was good and thorough. Dr. was pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Kominsky and his Resident were extremely kind, caring, and compassionate. I know I'm getting the best care and I completely trust them in helping me with my problem.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I was extremely pleased by the way that I was treated by my doctor and the nurse an assistant

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Kominsky is very easy to talk to and makes sure I am a part of any decisions regarding my health. he has a great sense of humor which resonates with me.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Kominsky was good-humored, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. He made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Very helpful in all aspects of care - Dr Alan H. Kominsky is great.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

excellant DR visit. very informative

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Kominski recommend a sinus procedure to fix the issue. I've had it done and I can feel the difference even though it's one day. Hopefully the procedure makes a difference that lasts.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I can't say enough about Dr. Kominsky. Throughout my examination, he exhibited a positive and receptive attitude to my problem. I definitely would recommend to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

First visit with Dr. Kominsky. It was a great experience. He was upbeat and helpful as was the intern who sat in.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

dr Kominsky is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Kominsky is always professional and nice. He and staff do a great job!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Kominsky.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

the Resident and Medical Student who initiated my visit were very courteous and knowledgeable. They listen to my concerns and discussed options and alternatives. I was very pleased with themand Dr. Kominsky,

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Kominsky and the resident did an excellent job and spent all the time I needed to answer my questions. I now feel like I have a plan to move forward. Dr. Kominsky explained everything to me and reviewed options. I appreciated how he handled my appointment

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Kominsky is a great physician. Had to wait three months to see him. Worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Kominsky is always conscientious and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Great doctor - care provider

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Everything with Dr. Kominski has been great

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Again I think Dr. Kominsky and his clinic staff are doing a great job, and I thank them for putting their lives at risk coming into contact with the patients even though the coronavirus threat is not over. may God keep you all Safe.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

My doctor virtual visit with Dr Mandell was very professional and caring it is because of him I will be able to meet Dr Culver the head of Sarcoid clinic. I have been suffering for 18 months and finally feel I have hope with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. sat and intently listened to me speak, then examined me and treated me. Very satisfied.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

excellent experience . wonderful doctor !

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