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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 Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Otology (External and Middle Ear - No Inner Ear)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT (Otolaryngology)
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Tracheostomy
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Congenital Head and Neck Masses
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • 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 ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Masses
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Types 1 and 2
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smell and Taste Disorder
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • 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 74 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.

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

183 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 4.6

16 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Staff is always friendly and courteousDr. Sterman is wonderful - easy to understand and takes time to answer questions

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Dr. Sterman is excellent in all aspects of care

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Doctor and staff very professional and professional,great visit

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Sterman and his staff are wonderful! I am so blessed to have him as my ENT and he and his staff go above and beyond to ensure I am as comfortable as possible every time I get the snake down my nose and into my throat. Thank God for Dr. Sterman and his amazing staff!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Sterman and his entire staff are beyond amazing! I would recommend them to the whole world if I could! Previously I had Dr. Bringham and the staff was cold, callous, and unkind. Thank God my oncologist recommended Dr. Sterman!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Sterman is an excellent physician. I have been seeing him for several years now. While he is clearly very busy, he does his job very well and courteously.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

A very competent doctor and an amazing experience

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr Sternman is so good as a professional. Went out of his way to cause any extra pain. Uses the smallest grade needles for my injections. He definitely knows what to do. So grateful for him.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Sterman is a knowledgeable, trusted physician. I always depend on him for ENT problems for both my family and my own personal issues.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Sterman and staff are awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Appreciated the time and effort Dr. Sterman spent with me trying to get to the root my physical difficulties.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Sterman is fantastic!! Smart, friendly, patient, and forthright...great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Sterman is a Rock Star!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Great dr. Great staff

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Sherman could not have been any more concerned about my injury. He was incredibly kind and gentle.

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