Title Medical Director Cleveland Clinic Beachwood
Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center

Appointment:
216.839.3740
Desk:
216.839.3740
Fax:
216.839.3749
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Vocal Wellness Counseling
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Effortful Singing
  • Effortful Talking
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smell And Taste Disorder
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Voice Disorders
View all 45 Specialties +
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Biography

About Tom Abelson, MD

Tom Abelson, MD is Medical Director of the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center.  Dr. Abelson is also a Staff Physician in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center and at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. His specialty interests include voice medicine, pediatric otolaryngology, hearing and general otolaryngology.

Dr. Abelson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University where he also is a Preceptor for the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course for first and second year students.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 1997, Dr. Abelson was in private practice with EENT Associates, Inc. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a surgical internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and an otolaryngology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, also in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has several publications on topics such as unilateral superior laryngeal nerve paralysis and laryngopharyngeal reflux.  He is a member of several medical societies, including the Voice Foundation, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.  He previously served on the board of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (AMCNO).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1997

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Otolaryngology
Cleveland, OH USA
1981

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1978

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1977

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1976

Undergraduate - Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH USA
1972

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, voice problems in professional voice users and others, laryngopharyngeal reflux, ear infections, hearing loss, nasal airway problems and sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea (adults and children), tonsil and adenoid problems

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Magazine – Best Doctors” 2007 through 2016
    Best Doctors in America – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/6/2017, Dr. Abelson 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

212 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

i've never meant sure a caring and well informed doctor that really took the time to make sre that i under stood what was going on with me and that he went even beyond to rush me to see another specity

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

This was our first visit and we were very happy with the visit and felt the doctor was very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Abelson's knowledge and care reflected the excellence that Cleveland Clinic is known for.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017

Dr. Abelson printed out after care instructions that were very informative and helpful.

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

Excellent

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2017

Great experience

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

I came in for my yearly hearing check. Nothing about medications was mentioned and for follow up care it is only to come back for hearing test.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2017

Dr. Abelson is an outstanding provider that I trust and respect; I'm thankful for his willingness to truly listen and for, also, taking my concerns seriously. I would highly recommend Dr. Abelson to friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016

great

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