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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Auditory Brainstem Implants
  • BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
  • Chronic Ear Surgery
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Ear Surgery
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lateral Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurotology
  • Skull Base Surgery
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Deafness
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Head and Neck Paragangliomas
  • Hearing Loss
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurotology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Usher Syndrome
  • Vestibular Disorders
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Thomas Haberkamp, MD

Thomas Haberkamp, MD, is Head of the Section of Otology-Neurotology in Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute. 

Dr. Haberkamp graduated from Loyola University in 1976, and from Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University) with a degree in medicine in 1980.  After a one-year internship at Loyola University hospitals in 1981, he completed his Otolaryngology residency at Cleveland Clinic in 1985.  He then did a one-year fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota, Florida.  

After completing training, he began his career at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee as the Director of the Neurotology division of the department of Otolaryngology.  While there, he started the adult cochlear implant program, and was the founder and director of the pediatric implant program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  In addition to his clinical activities there, he assumed many leadership roles including Acting Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, President of the Faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.   

In 1997, Dr. Haberkamp assumed the position of Director of Otology/Neurotology at Rush University in Chicago.   In 2007, he was recruited to the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center, where he assumed leadership of the section of Otology/Neurotology.  While there, he established a comprehensive auditory implant program including the only active auditory brainstem implant (ABI) program in the area, and one of the few approved ABI programs in the world.   

Dr. Haberkamp joined Cleveland Clinic in 2011, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the practice of Otology and Neurotology.  

As an otologist and neurotologist, he has special interest in lateral skull base diseases including treatment of acoustic neuroma, lesions of the petrous apex, and glomus tumors of the ear.  He has been a pioneer in minimally invasive surgical techniques for treatment of chronic ear infections, tympanic membrane perforation, and laser surgery for otosclerosis, with more than 20 years of experience and numerous publications in these fields.   He has maintained interest in auditory implants, including cochlear implant and osteo-integrated implant surgery, and was able to bring an ABI program to Cleveland Clinic.   

Dr. Haberkamp has coauthored 40 papers, 4 book chapters, and more than 90 invited national and international presentations in the field of Otology and Neurotology.  In addition, he serves on the board of directors for the Ear Research Foundation of Sarasota and has served as the medical advisor to the Acoustic Neuroma Foundation of Wisconsin.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Silverstein Institute-Ear Research Foundation
Sarasota, FL USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA

Medical Education - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Loyola University
Chicago, IL USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship: Neurotology, Ear Research Foundation, Sarasota, FL 1996-7

Professional Highlights

    • Invited reviewer:

      Otology and NeurotologyLaryngoscope
    • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    • Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology

        National Advisory Committees and/or Activities:

        1991-1994-Computer Committee, The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
      • 1995-Medical Informatics Committee, The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
      • 1996-98-Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


        • Otolaryngology

        Specialty Interests

        Auditory Implants, including Auditory Brainstem Implantation, Laser middle ear surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Skull base surgery, Facial paralysis, minimally invasive ear surgery.


        • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
        • American College of Surgeons
        • American Neurotology Society
        • The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
        • American Otological Society, Inc.
        • Otosclerosis study group
        Research & Publications

        Research & Publications

        See publications for Thomas Haberkamp, MD.

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        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 4/1/2020, Dr. Haberkamp 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

        179 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 4.8
        Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
        Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

        31 Patient Comments

        Reviewed on May 11, 2021

        Dr. Haberkamp had a resident some and see me first. I can't recall his name, but he was outstanding! Very friendly, he put me at ease right away. He truly listened to my concerns and I felt heard. Outstanding bedside manner. He will make an excellent doctor!! Please pass this along to him. (Sorry I can't remember his name!)

        Reviewed on May 4, 2021

        dr Haberkamp is a very good dr

        Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

        Dr Habercamp is a wonderful doctor. We wish him well in retirement, but will be missed

        Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

        very good doctor, nice clean facility

        Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

        Difficult to get timely appointment with this Dr. no reflection on Dr though.

        Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

        Dr. Haberkamp is a wonderful doctor. He is so highly competent and has taken good care of me. He also listens carefully to my concerns and gives thoughtful, helpful answers. I will miss him when he retires.

        Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

        It was obvious that Dr. Haberkamp had reviewed the data and history related to my issue in advance of our call.

        Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

        no one told me I had to fill out paper work first. I was to just get on the line at 12:45 and he would come on at 1 I waited until 2 no Dr.

        Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

        Excellent care and discussion with my doctor regarding my care. Even though scheduling and waiting is an issue with this department, the doctor does make me feel like we make the decision regarding my health and care together and I appreciate and value that. He does an great job explaining things to me so I understand. He is a fanastic doctor and he even though he will be missed his retirement is well deserved!

        Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

        He said exactly what the Tinnitus Society said a poor doctor would say. Nothing can be done. Options are hearing aid or when Covid not a factor and we reopen tinnitus clinic maybe consider that or maybe physical therapy. I did my own research and thankfully through the Tinnitus Society have found answers to how to navigate a quality life while dealing with ringing in the ears. It is not without answers as he felt.

        Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

        dr H is the best -

        Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

        Dr. Haberkamp is empathetic, well versed and knowledgeable and is easy to converse with. He makes you feel comfortable and allows a good dialogue. I am never nervous about seeing him- he exudes confidence and willingness to work with you.

        Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

        He is a great doctor. I am grateful for his care.

        Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

        Dr.Haberkamp always provides extraordinary care. He is so knowledgeable, kind,and pleasant. He truly cares about his patients.

        Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

        ENT Dr. H is tremendous

        Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

        I saw the doctor aspart of executive physical. Experience was excellent but very brief.

        Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

        Dr. Haberkamp is such a wonderful doctor and listens to your problems and concerns. I am so pleased with his care for my issues. He has patience and explain all of my concerns and procedures I have had in the past. I would definitely tell my family to contact him if they were in need of any hearing issues. Please let him know that he and Amy Johnson are the best in the department. Love them both.

        Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

        great experience, what a professional yet personal doctor. I felt heard. thank you!

        Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

        Dr Haberkamp is an excellent physician. he always makes me feel like I am his only concern!

        Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

        Best Doctor on the planet. He cares and he shows it by his actions

        Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

        Best experience with an MD I have ever had.

        Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

        dr haberkamp was extremely helpful and concerned about my well being and treatment options

        Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

        Dr. Thomas Haberkamp is amazing not only to myself with questions but, to my wife also. She and I both left the Clinic feeling comfortable and quite excited about the process he explained. We do in fact have great confidence going forward with him through cochlear implant process.

        Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

        I have been with dr. haberkamp for a number of years. can't say enough positive about him, demeanor, care etc. he is fantastic

        Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

        I was so scared...but dr. was so nice and calm and I felt much better after talking to him. God Bless him.

        Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

        Dr Habercamp was trying to provide an evaluation for a deaf women while both of us were wearing masks. He was able to make me comfortable and was able to give me all information.

        Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

        I highly recommend dr Haberkamp to others. he speaks well with patients!

        Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

        Doctor Haberkamp is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. He performed a complicated surgery 9 years ago with outstanding results. With a hearing aid I feel equal to a fully functional hearing person

        Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

        the doctor explained about my surgery

        Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

        My doctor is awesome.

        Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

        Dr. Haberkamp was extremely helpful in going over the options I could do now and in the future. I left there very informed and confident that he will be able to help me in the future when I decide to get my hearing aid.

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