Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Loss
  • Nosebleed
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Smell And Taste Disorder
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsillitis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA USA

Undergraduate - Iowa State University
Ames, IA USA


  • Otolaryngology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/15/2017, Dr. Geelan-Hansen 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

158 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

Dr Geelan-Hansen is quite possibly one of your best physicians! Her and her team are simply phenomenal.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Dr. Geelan-Hansen was warm, considerate, and listened to our concerns. She heard me when I explained that my son was anxious about the needed tonsillectomy, and that timing was an issue for us. She did everything in her power to alleviate that anxiety and was even able to make my son smile.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2017

Very informative.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

very good experience

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Everything was great.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016

Dr. Geelan-Hansen provided excellent care and made me feel comfortable during my appointment. Easy to talk to. Would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

Dr. Geelan-Hansen explains _____ concepts with patience, optimism, realistically and at a level that is understandable. She is a very pleasant person/doctor to work with. She is able to keep her patients with special needs engaged and participating in their care... accepting responsibility for their own care. She has a gentle and _____ manner which makes it much easier for her patients to feel comfortable with their medical care.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2016

I really have had great experiences with Katie. She listens to me as if I were her sister, and shows that she has genuine care and concern for figuring out the problem.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

I cannot say enough about my Doctor and she asked me to go on My Chart which I did and I cannot say enough about the gentlemen who helped me get registered on such. Not the easiest thing for an 82 year old to accomplish.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2016

Good/sufficient advice/follow up recommended

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