Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Septoplasty
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Allergies
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Tumors Of The Head
  • Benign Tumors Of The Neck
  • Birthmark
  • Broken Bones
  • Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Colon Polyps
  • Congenital Head and Neck Disease
  • Congenital Head And Neck Masses
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
  • Hay Fever
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Paragangliomas
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Headaches
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Malignant Head and Neck Disease
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Head
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Neck
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Head And Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Disorders
  • Pediatric Thyroid Masses
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Types 1 & 2
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Subglottic And Tracheal Stenosis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Usher Syndrome
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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About Paul Krakovitz, MD

Paul R. Krakovitz, MD, is the Section Head of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve College of Medicine. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of Surgical Operations for the Cleveland Clinic. He is an avid researcher and innovator. He has leadership roles in both the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

His specialty interests include the management of pediatric thyroid cancer, childhood head and neck masses, and surgical management of complex airway disease. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a frequent invited lecturer nationally as well as internationally.

Dr. Krakovitz completed his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997, and went on to finish his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency training at The University of Vermont in 2002.  Dr. Krakovitz served as Chief Resident at Dartmouth Hitchcock 2000-2001. Following his residency, he completed advanced studies in Pediatric Otolaryngology as Fellow at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz has practiced Pediatric Otolaryngology since 2003 at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Fletcher Allen Hospital
Burlington, VT USA

Residency - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH USA

Internship - Fletcher Allen Hospital
General Surgery
Burlington, VT USA

Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN USA

Additional Training

  • Ultrasound of the head and neck


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Pediatric endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid disease; benign, malignant, and congenital head and neck surgery; hemangiomas and vascular malformations, complex endoscopic and open airway surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Innovator Award Otolaryngology & Communicative Disorders in 2010 and 2012
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/14/2017, Dr. Krakovitz 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

52 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2017

Dr. Krakovitz and his team were WONDERFUL.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

Excellent all-around care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

Dr. Krakovitz is friendly & is fun with kids. He always listens to what mom has to say & is great in answering. It's always a pleasure to see him for a visit!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016

he's a top box doc

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016

we waited an hour and 1/2 past our appointment time before seeing the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2016

We felt Dr Krakovitz and the other physician training with him were both very knowledgeable and kind. They took their time with us, answered all of our questions, and we did not feel rushed. Both physicians were excellent with our son, who had a nasopharyngeal scope done during the visit. They were definitely very "child oriented" in their care. Because of we felt Dr. Krakovitz seemed very experienced and had a very soothing bedside manner, my husband and I felt confident to go ahead and schedule the elective surgery he recommended for our son to feel better.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2016

Dr. K was VERY thorough. He did not rush us & was excellent with my child.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Dr.Krakovitz and his nurse practitioner are wonderful. It is just so difficult to get an appointment convenient for us. Waiting 3 months is TOO long!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

Dr Krakovitz is an amazing ENT. he made my daughter feel very comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone.

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