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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Benninger is Good. Dr. Benninger has been reviewed by 4 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 3.7
Bedside Manner 3.7
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Benninger, MD is board certified in Otolaryngology.

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Audiology
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Maxillary Sinusitis
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Cancer (Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms)
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures (ENT)
  • Sino-Nasal Disorders
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer (Laryngeal Neoplasm)
  • Voice Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Benninger graduated from Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland. He has 15 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Head and Neck Cancer (Head and Neck Neoplasm)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Teaching Award, Osler Institute - Otolaryngology Review Course, 1992
Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 1991
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1996
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2001
Richard D. Nichols Outstanding Residency Teaching Award, 2001
Excellence in Research Award for Clinicians, BCBSM Foundation, 1996
Recognition of Innovation in Medical Management. American College of Physician Executives, 1995
Teaching Award, Osler Institute - Otolaryngology Review Course, 1993
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Case Western Reserve University, 1983
President's Award, Michigan State Medical Society, 1998
Presidential Citation, American Rhinologic Society, 2004
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)


Dr. Benninger has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic 
  • Henry Ford Hospital 
  • CCHS Cleveland Clinic 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael Stephen Benninger MD is a male Otolaryngologist, has 28 years of experience and practices in Otolaryngology.
Where does Dr. Michael S. Benninger practice?
Dr. Michael Benninger has 5 office locations.
Dr. Michael Benninger practices Otolaryngology near Cleveland, OH.
Additional practice locations include: Detroit, MI and Sterling Heights, MI.
See Cleveland Otolaryngologists.