Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
  • Bone-anchored Auditory Implant
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Coblation
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Ablative and Resection Techniques
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Evaluation/Treatment of Antenatally Diagnosed Congenital Anomalies
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Management of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Maxillofacial Implants
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
  • Pediatric Cranioplasty
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Scar Revisions
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Management of Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 69 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Birthmark
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Head and Neck Disease
  • Congenital Head And Neck Masses
  • Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Hemangiomas
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Deformities
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (children)
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
  • Parotid Masses
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Head And Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Masses
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
View all 62 Specialties +


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About Brandon Hopkins, MD

Brandon Hopkins, MD joined the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute in 2013 after completing his fellowship at the University of California, Davis in Pediatric Otolaryngology Cleft and Craniofacial Care.

Dr. Hopkins earned his medical degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is board-certified by the State of Ohio Medical Board and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

In addition to the full scope of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery his specialty interests include the surgical care of patients with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities and the management of pediatric multi-level airway obstruction.

His cleft and craniofacial interests include the surgical correction of cleft lip, cleft palate, palatal fistulas, and cleft nasal deformity, alveolar bone grafting, microtia and ear reconstruction including otoplasty, and surgery to address velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI).

His airway interest focuses on a multi-level approach to address pediatric airway obstruction and sleep apnea. This includes:

  • Airway evaluations and endoscopic airway management (ex: balloons, endoscopic laser, microdebrider, and microlaryngeal surgery)
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Upper Airway
    • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    • Midface and mandibular distraction and advancement (ex: micrognathia, Pierre Robin)
    • Choanal atresia repair
    • Pyriform aperture stenosis repair
    • Tongue base reduction
    • Lingual tonsillectomy
    • Hyoid suspension/genioglossal advancement/Repose
    • Septoplasty
    • Inferior Turbinate Reduction
    • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Lower airway
    • Laryngotracheoplasty with cartilage grafting
    • Cricotracheal and tracheal resections
    • Laryngeal cleft repair
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula repair
    • Supraglottoplasty
    • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
    • Esophageal and airway foreign body management
    • Pediatric tracheostomy care and decannulation
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California Davis Medical Center
Pediatric Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Sacramento, CA USA

Residency - University of Cincinnati Hospital/Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical Education - East Tennessee State University-James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN USA

Undergraduate - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN USA


  • Otolaryngology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/5/2019, Dr. Hopkins 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

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Hopkins is excellent with my son and very knowledgeable. However he usually seems rushed and doesnt really take the time to listen to our needs/concerns.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Hopkins was extremely receptive to my questions and concerns for my daughter's well being. We could not be more pleased with our experience in his office.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Hopkins is amazing. He takes his time and explains everything to my daughter (and myself) so she is comfortable. Dr. Hopkins shows great care and concern for his patience. He uses his words wisely so as not to frighten or panic children. He really is amazing! I recommended him highly to my friends and colleagues.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

dr. is too good

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Hopkins is great. He is my favorite of my child's doctors. He explains the issues and treatments very well and has great interaction with my child.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

1st appnt. w/dr., I was very happy 2nd appnt. - he was short w/me. Dismissive & seemed very rushed since it was end of day. He seemed annoyed w/me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I really like Dr Hopkins and would not switch providers. With that being said I wish that he would spend more time in the room with us, he had talked about removing my child's adenoids, but I have no idea why. This wasn't explained to me at all. He decided not to remove them, which he did inform me of, but I don't know if this will be an issue in the future and do not know what to tell the other members of my child's healthcare team in relation to this.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

provider not let us parents be included in decisions

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

dr Hopkins was friendly,energetic and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Hopkins was very educational and informative. very pleased

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Hopkins was great! He sat with us and discussed our options and made us feel like he was taking care of his own child.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Hopkins always takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions that you have.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

*Dr. Hopkins answered all of my questions in a professional manner.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

very good experience with office worker, nurse and especially the doctor was very nice!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

very good doctor.tells the truth.dont beat around bush

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

We LOVED Dr. Brandon Hopkins. He has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience, but he treated us like I imagine he would talk to a family member or friend. I loved the way he interacted with our son and with us. He represents what we love about Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Hopkins is simply the best!!

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