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
        • Otolaryngology - Otology/Neurotology

        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

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        Industry Relationships

        Industry Relationships

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        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.

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        Patient Satisfaction Reviews

        190 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
        4.8 out of 5
        Explains 4.8
        Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
        Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

        37 Patient Comments

        Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

        completely attentive and responsive to my concerns. awesome doctor! caring, patient, and available to me if I have ongoing concerns via mychart.

        Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

        Dr. is the best.

        Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

        Have been to numerous physicians concerning my condition. Dr Haberkamp listened. He is trying to get to the bottom of what is going on.

        Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

        It was my first visit with Dr. Haberkamp and he was fantastic. He spent time speaking with my husband and myself and we left extremely pleased with the plan defined to move forward.

        Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

        Dr H provided important information about hearing aids.

        Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

        My doctor is the best

        Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

        I'm so grateful that Dr. Habercamp will be helping me with my current medical issue. I'm feeling confident and cared for and that I'll receive wonderful medical care.

        Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

        I'm so very grateful that Dr. Haberkamp was willing to see me on such short notice. He was so very kind, and thorough. I never feel like a number with most of the doctors at the clinic.

        Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

        Dr Thomas Haberkamp was excellent! He seemed very concerned and spent more time with me than any other doctors I have seen

        Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

        Dr. Haberkamp is an amazing Doctor...I am glad I was referred to him!! He is an asset to your company!

        Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

        dr hamperkamp is excellent.

        Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

        did not find a ent in Chicago after dr Haberkamp left that could understand naphtali specific complications. worth coming to Cleveland to get appropriate care

        Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

        we come from out of Cleveland dr is a national expert with many patients yet he shows individual interest in each patient . dr has a extraordinary bedside manor able to handle special needs in addition to his expertise as a ent

        Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

        Dr. Habercamp is a very caring and knowledgeable physician. I have the most utmost trust in him.

        Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

        Dr. Haberkamp is awesome!

        Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

        As usual Dr. H went above and beyond in giving me extraordinary care.

        Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

        doctor was very informative caring he put me at ease

        Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

        Cleveland clinci is by far the best facility that I have ever been. Dr. Thomas Haberkamp is by far one of the brightest, knowledgable and caring doctors that I have ever met in my 58 years of life.

        Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

        Best Doctor ever. He listened and cared. He was honset and explained my condition

        Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

        There was a long wait for the doctor which was ok because I appreciate his taking his time with his patients but a he p from the staff would have been helpful.

        Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

        Dr Habercamp is an excellent doctor. i am very satisfied and comfortable with the care he provides

        Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

        This is the best M.D. experience we have had in Ohio with the numerous physicians my Mother has seen. We appreciated the extra time spent to listen and inform during the appointment. He was a pleasure to work with!

        Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

        Dr. Habercamp is a great doctor. What i like most is he is very gentle. He knows how delicate your ear is and automatically acts accordingly.

        Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

        I felt as though the doctor talked down to me and also my local doctor

        Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

        Dr. Haberkamp is absolutely great. With all of the health issues that I have, he thinks out of the box, not just his specialty.

        Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

        Doctor Haberkamp is very good!

        Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

        I usually have a very low view of surgeons and their "bed side" manners. Dr. Haberksmp is the exception!!! Friendly, warm, even humble!!!

        Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

        dr haberkamp was very informative and also took his time with me. Took time to visit me after surgery in the hospital. he was dedicated to my care. I am very appreciative.

        Reviewed on May 30, 2019

        Dr. Habercamp is very approachable and responsive.

        Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

        Dr. Haberkamp is an exceptional physician with a team that reflects this excellence. Following my procedure he went beyond expectations to ensure I received the utmost quality care, explained all findings and events, and allowed ample time for questions and concerns. My experience truly was a reflection of world class care!

        Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

        Dr. Habercamp has always been super about getting me in when I need to even though I live 5 hours away. He is always thorough and courteous and personable. It is obvious he cares about his patients and is willing to go out his way to accommodate them.

        Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

        Dr. Haberkamp has been my doctor for over 6 years with my ear issue. He is fantastic and I recommend him regularly

        Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

        the staff and the Dr. were very helpful ! ! I'm lucky to have you folks in my life !

        Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

        The staff and Dr. was great !!

        Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

        Dr Hagenkamp was knowledgeable and kind

        Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

        My doctor was very effective and efficient. He listened to my concerns and helped me feel at ease. I hope to keep him as my ENT Specialist in the Head and Neck Institute

        Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

        Out of all my specialists Dr.Haberkamp is my favorite. He is a great listener,detail oriented, shows compassion towards his patients, takes responsibility for his patients care,and has helped me on this crazy journey back to fully functioning. He has been the only one who truly understands what I've been through. I will forever be grateful to this man for going above and beyond for me when no one else would.

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