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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8500
Desk:
216.445.1215
Fax:
216.445.9409

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Sialoendoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Hoarseness
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smell And Taste Disorder
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
View all 37 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
ENT
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1979

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1976

Internship - Temple University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1975

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1974

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
1970

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

swallowing dysfunction ear pain nasal and sinus disorders salivary endoscopy/ salivary disorders

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 2/26/2019, Dr. Timen 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

105 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Knows Medical History 3.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

we really enjoyed having Dr Timen talk to us and listen to us and examine Sophia

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Timen made sure I understood my issues and the procedure to fix them, which I am very thankful for. He earned my trust quickly by being thorough but also diligent and to-the-point, which was very convenient for a busy schedule. Much respect and appreciation.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Attending surgery nurses were outstanding, along with physician. Gigi and the doctor were kind, compassionate, safe, and helped increased my comfort.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Sanford didn't show much interest in calming my concern regarding the procedure he was going to perform. He did a good job explaining the procedure but when I shared my concern for the possible discomfort with the procedure his response was "6 year olds tolerate this procedure." I do not feel that was an appropriate response! Part of being a good doctor is listening to your patients and reassuring them. He also spent less than 15 minutes with me as a new patient consult. I will not be scheduling any future appointments with Dr. Sanford.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Doctor was patient and listened well to what I had to say and offered plausible options for what was going on and need for further information

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. Timen was always admirably direct to the point. He always goes straight to what I need to do about my own nose, in addition to the 2 very effective nasal sprays he prescribed for me

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr Timen went above and beyond to not only alleviate my concerns and fear regarding my issue He followed up with a phone call and a plan to help with my medical issue. The wait time for results can be brutal and he followed up with a personal phone call instead of an email or "no news is good news" comment. He also spent time with me in the office during the initial visit offering comfort to a potentially scary outcome. A true doctor and asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

excellent doctor because he could relate to me as a patient

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Little to no personality but very thorough and a good doctor. I would recommend him but just know he's not friendly. But I feel he is very intelligent and a good doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Best I've had with a medical experience. so thankful to be seen so soon. Dr Timon was helpful and reassuring.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Timmen and his staff were very helpful. I got questions answered about my ear problem to my satisfaction. I presently have a f/u appointment scheduled in the near future.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Timen is incredibly helpful and knowlagable, he is sensitive to questions posed, I would have liked to spend more time with him in order to better assesthe different solutions, Dr. Timen has the knowledge I would need to better address issues.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

again it is a pleasure to work with Dr. Timen, in cases like mine, more time to discuss better, very delicate area, but I am fortunate to have his advice. re: I sense there are more than a few possibilities in my case.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Dr Tieman is wonderful! I so appreciate him!

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