Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid and Parathyroid
- 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
- Laser Surgery
- Microvascular Reconstruction
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Resection of Carotid Body Tumors
- Robotic Surgery
- Salivary Gland Surgery
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Skin Cancer Reconstruction
- Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
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
- Malignant Head and Neck Disease
- Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
- 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
- Sinonasal Tumors
- Skin Cancer
- Skull Base Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodule
- Thyroid Tumor
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Texas- Anderson Cancer Center
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery
Houston, TX USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
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
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As of 5/1/2023, Dr. Ku 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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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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
21 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023
Dr Ku is an excellent doctor. The clinic is lucky to have her
Reviewed on May 26, 2023
Care has always been absolutely the best. I owe my life to Dr. Ku and her office.
Reviewed on May 23, 2023
Dr. Ku is very good listener and answered clearly all my and my wife's questions. She is veryKnowledgeable/expert in her field.
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023
Dr Ku is professional and compassionate
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023
Dr. Ku is extremely professional, her concerns are genuine and have great confidence in her knowledge. Her resident was very good with the procedure probably the best so far.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023
I love Dr. Ku! She made me feel very comfortable with her being my surgeon. She answered all my questions and addressed my concerns.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023
Love dr ku and all of her staff
Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023
Nick the RN in my short stay was such a fabulous provider!!!!
Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023
Not one bad experience. My best ever at hospital. Cleveland clinic and doctors are amazing.I thank dr Ku and all who helped . And all who watched after me in my recovery
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Ku was very knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022
I love Dr Ku. She is so personable, listens to me and genuinely acts like she cares. She never rushes through our visits and is attentive. I see a couple of specialists at the clinic and she is my favorite.
Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022
I love Dr Ku. She's always very professional and very empathetic w me. Appointment was a little rushed because of issue w CT scan but she still answered my questions, thorough exam and detailed next step in my followup plan of care.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022
Dr Ku is so patient, knowledgeable and sincere
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022
Dr Ku is incredible.
Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022
Dr Ku and the team are excellent. We've always been treated with the utmost level of professionalism and courtesy.
Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022
We recommend Cleveland Clinic to people seeking better care than they are receiving with their providers.
Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022
Dr. Ku has always been great. I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022
Dr. Ku, her nurse (I believe it was Ashley), the scheduler (Anthony) and the speech pathologist (Emma Laurash) all went above and beyond the call of duty to arrange an appointment with the speech pathologist for the next morning after my visit with Dr Ku, thereby preventing me from having to make a subsequent trip of 6 hrs each way from my home to Cleveland. I was thoroughly impressed by the efforts of these individuals, working as a team, to secure the treatment I needed before returning home. Bravo to this team!
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