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Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Korean
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Resection of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Benign Tumors of the Head
  • Benign Tumors of the Neck
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cowden Syndrome
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Paragangliomas
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Invasive Thyroid Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pendred Syndrome
  • Radioactive Iodine Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (RAIR DTC)
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sarcoma
  • Sinonasal Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
View all 32 Specialties +


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About Jamie Ku, MD

Jamie A. Ku, MD, is a board-certified Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic's Head and Neck Institute and a Staff Member in both the Section of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology and the Section of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her clinical expertise is in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors and complex reconstruction of the head and neck. She cares for patients with benign head and neck tumors, cancer of the mouth, tongue, throat, voice box, face, and scalp, and disorders involving the salivary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. Dr. Ku is skilled in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery. She also specializes in complex reconstructive surgery, including microvascular free flaps, to restore form and function after cancer treatment.

Dr. Ku collaborates with the multidisciplinary team of specialists to deliver highest-quality care that is comprehensive and individualized. She also leads the patient-centered outcomes research program in the section of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, focusing on the areas of functional outcomes and quality of life outcomes of the head and neck patients. Dr. Ku has published a number of journal articles on topics ranging from head and neck tumor biology to minimally-invasive methods of detecting the human papilloma virus (HPV) in head and neck cancer patients. She has also authored numerous book chapters and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals in the field of otolaryngology and oncology, including Head & Neck, Oral Oncology, and Scientific Reports.

After completing her undergraduate degree at Duke University, Dr. Ku earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2010, where she completed a one-year research fellowship in Head and Neck Tumor Molecular Signaling. She completed her post-graduate surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University in 2015. She then pursued a two-year dual fellowship in advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is certified by the American Head and Neck Society and Advanced Training Council. 

Dr. Ku is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head & Neck Society. In her free time, Dr. Ku enjoys cooking, hiking, playing tennis, snowboarding, and going on adventures with her husband, Tommy, and her son.

Listen to Dr. Ku on our Head and Neck Innovations podcast: Transoral Robotic Surgery to Treat Head and Neck Cancer

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas- Anderson Cancer Center
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery
Houston, TX

Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Interests

Head and neck cancer surgery - cancer of oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, and sinonasal cavities, transoral robotic surgery, congenital and benign lesions of the head and neck, head and neck reconstructive surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery, head and neck endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid gland) surgery, benign and malignant salivary gland tumors, skin cancer of the head and neck including melanoma, paranasal sinus tumors, skull base surgery, parapharyngeal space tumors, airway stenosis, adult airway reconstruction

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jamie Ku, MD.

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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 6/26/2024, Dr. Ku has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ku receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • EMD Serono, Inc.

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

156 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr. Ku is always patient and gives me time to ask questions. She is thorough with her exam and plan of care. I would highly recommend her

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr Ku is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Kool was extremely friendly as well as very thorough her and her resident

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I recommend Cleveland clinic to any person that needs care. I love Dr. Ku and her team. I trust them and they are very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Ku was terrific, really wonderful. She was warm and kind and caring She anticipated my needs and accommodated them She listened and persisted until she fully understood my concerns All that from a doctor who is so accomplished and truly an expert in her field

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

My Dr.Cu is the reason that I'm still living. I thank her for the great care.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

My doctor is the best doctor there I have no scar on my neck at all for my surgery her care has been outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

I felt I received great care from Dr. Ku. She explained things well including my after visit care. From the time I walked into the office I was greeted with utmost professionalism and care which added a boost of confidence that I was in good hands. The Assistant in training provided extended care with Dr. Ku and my confidence in care was just firm throughout my biopsy.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

She's very caribg

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Ku was very thorough and wonderful to work with

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

There Dr. Ku Dr. Lu were excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Very good , got in early loved dr ku she is awesome

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Was not impressed with her at all. Didn't listen to me or understand what I was saying.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Ku has provided excellence in her care for my cancer. Her ongoing diligence and surgical expertise has been above and beyond and has given me hope that I can win this battle. Watching my brother die of the same cancer 10 years ago was heartbreaking. I am so grateful for Dr. Ku and the care provided by the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Ku is great. She did my surgery and we are very happy! We recommend the Cleveland clinic all the time. Our friend is there now.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Ku has preformed major surgery on me and has been very compassionate, caring and has provided the utmost care for my condition. I cant thank her and her team enough for what they have done and continue to do for my care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Ku is part of the wonderful team at Taussig who saved my life after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I am now cancer free 5 years later. Dr Ku is honest, listens intently and was patient with multiple repeated questions from me. She is meticulous in her work as well. I would want her to care for any of my loved ones. She is a huge asset to CCF!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Ku and staff are excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Without Dr Ku knowledge and expertise I would never have known what was wrong and have it fixed. My thanks to her

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Ku and staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Ku explained everything in term we could understand. Great Dr.

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