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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Akron General ENT
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Akron General ENT
Primary Location

Akron General ENT

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canalith Repositioning
  • Coblation
  • Diagnostic Head and Neck
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Test
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology (External and Middle Ear - No Inner Ear)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Tracheostomy
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Congenital Head and Neck Masses
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Problems
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Hay Fever
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hoarseness
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Problems
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Masses
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Pharyngitis
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type 1
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type 2
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smell and Taste Disorder
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 75 Specialties +


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About Bruce Sterman, MD

Bruce Sterman MD is Section Head of Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. His specialty interests include medical and surgical problems of the ears, nose/sinuses, throat, head and neck, and facial plastic/reconstructive surgery. He sees adults and children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Sterman completed his undergraduate degrees at Miami University, Oxford Ohio, before obtaining his MD at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He did his Otolaryngology residency at the Cleveland Clinic as well as a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in St. Louis Missouri. Prior to moving to Akron, Dr. Sterman was on the faculty at Indiana University Medical School and then the Medical College of Wisconsin.


  • He is a fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He has several publications on various topics in Otolaryngology.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/31/2022, Dr. Sterman 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

210 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Sterman has always been candid, honest, and extremely detailed with my diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis. I've never felt like I was being "handled" or moved along. He always has taken the time to explain my condition and what course of action he recommends and his reasoning. Gives me confidence in him and in the prospects for my recovery.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Sturm and was very informative and explaining everything in great detail

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Super office staff and dr sturman is super

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Sterman and his entire care team are friendly. Dr Sterman is attentive to my concerns and needs.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Sterman's practice is top-notch!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Sterman is one of my favorite doctors on my team. He is always very personable, friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Sterman is an asset to your practice. He explained to me my cancer, the proposed treatment, why surgery was not an option at this time. He showed me my scans and was gentle with his endoscope. He is good natured, put me at ease, and put up with all my lame attempts at humor. All in all, I'm very pleased with his treatment of me.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Been seeing Dr Sterman for quite some time and would highly recommend him. Always very thorough and professional

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Dr. Sterman is an excellent physician who always takes time with me as a patient

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Sterman

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

His personality isn't the greatest, however, I trust him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

My experience with Dr. Sterman was very good. The staff was very nice.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Sterman is exceptional and very detailed. A+

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Appointment was on time, nurse and doctor were very good.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Very good doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Great doctor! Shows a sincere interest in my situation, is kind and attentive to my concerns and needs. Highly recommend Dr Bruce Sterman.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. Sterman did an excellent job at sharing my scan with me, explaining the diagnosis, options AND LISTENING TO ME and answering my questions. I was very appreciative!!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Sterman has always been very forthcoming and professional. He asks me if I have any questions and he answers them all. I never felt rushed.

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