Michael Benninger

Dr. Michael S. Benninger is the Chairman of the Head and Neck Institute at The Cleveland Clinic, since January 2008. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeryat the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. He also was the Cummings-Brush Chair in Surgical Education and the Chair of the Board of Governors for the Henry Ford Medical Group and Hospital.

Dr. Benninger is very involved with regional, national and international medical organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and has been a former Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of that organization. He is a Past-President of the American Rhinologic Society and the Michigan Oto-Laryngological Society. He currently is the Editor-in-Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, which is the largest peer-reviewed journal in the world for that specialty.

Dr. Benninger is on the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation and the International Association of Phonosurgeons, and recently served on the Executive Council of the Triological Society. He has served on the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology, on the Medical Advisory Board for WebMD, and is Past-Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership.

Dr. Benninger has authored or edited 5 books, including his most recent book, “The Performer’s Voice.” He has also has written numerous book chapters and over 125 scientific articles, focusing primarily on voice care and laryngology, nasal and sinus disease, and health care management. He has lectured extensively across the country and throughout the world.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Benninger received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.