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 School - 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 3/14/2018, 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

        151 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 4.9
        Listens 4.9
        Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
        Knows Medical History 4.9
        Time Spent with Patient 4.9
        Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

        15 Patient Comments

        Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

        Dr. Haberkamp's demeanor was one of caring and patience and he carefully listened to me. After discovering my acute hearing problem, he explained the medicine he prescribed and what it was for. Dr. Haberkamp represents his profession well as that of the Cleveland Clinic.

        Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

        great provider. professional and knowledgeable and very approachable - best ever

        Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

        I dr H is so great on strategy and help

        Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

        I had to wait an hour and a half to go back to see the doctor. I think that is too long.

        Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

        Dr Haberkamp is an excellent Physician. He is kind and takes way more time than he has to make sure I have all the information that I need before I leave. I am very satisfied with him.

        Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

        the doctor is very thorough and always explains prescriptions, what they are, how to use them and how they work.

        Reviewed on May 29, 2018

        My Dr Thomas Habercamp is number one. I love his and He has been there for me for almost 40 years. He is the best of the best.

        Reviewed on May 29, 2018

        Awesome, I love Dr. Tommy

        Reviewed on May 29, 2018

        if I knew this place before I should not wait so long to make appointment just want to say thank you so much to the doctor and nurse that was very good take care of me and to answer the questions I have I

        Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

        first made appointment, 2 months away. called asked for earlier appointment, moved up 2 weeks. called again and asked to get message to Dr. I was having ear pain. Nurse responded with Dr. didn't have anything sooner, but could get me in to a regular EMT. I declined and waited for my regular Dr. When I did see doctor, he was very understanding, gave me my options, took care of problem that day. I was leaving on vacation in next 5 days. Gabe, assistant with doctor was very helpful also. Thank you. Am enjoying my vacation thanks to them. Will see dr. for a follow up in 5 weeks.

        Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

        I probably waited an extra hour before I saw the doctor... But it was OK; I always bring a book to doctor's offices!

        Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

        Dr.Haberkamp truly cares for his patients and involves them in every aspect of the treatment plan. He was very respectful and kind.

        Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

        I think Dr.Haberkamp has a great team of professionals from the front desk to behind the scenes and you can tell everyone truly cares about the patient.We have a positive experience everytime we pull up to the Crile building from valet,to check in,appointment,schedule a followup appointment,check out,and valet.

        Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

        Very Impressed and would recommend This Clinic to friends and family anytime!

        Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

        very professional

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