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Nicole Fowler, MD, FACS

Specialty: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Nicole Fowler, MD, FACS
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Dept Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center




Nicole Fowler, MD, is a University Hospitals head and neck surgeon whose passion is providing top-level care for her patients. She joined the faculty in 2014 and is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Notre Dame with honors. Dr. Fowler obtained her MD at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, winning the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for her compassion and commitment to patient care. She attended the Cleveland Clinic for her internship and residency in Otolaryngology (ENT). Following her residency, she completed her Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She is board certified in Otolaryngology.

Dr. Fowler’s passion is head and neck cancer, which includes all areas of the head and neck: mouth, nose/sinus, throat, salivary glands, thyroid gland and skin. Her expertise includes cancer removal and microvascular reconstruction, with a focus on rehabilitation and restoration of function in these complex cases. She also provides craniofacial trauma reconstruction.

Dr. Fowler is also the Director of Quality for the ENT department and the Associate American Head & Neck Cancer Fellowship Director. She enjoys teaching her patients, medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Fowler is presently active in head and neck research. She joined the faculty at University Hospitals because her mission models that of the hospital: "To Heal. To Teach. To Discover."


  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction


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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Fellowship | Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery - University Of Washington Medical Center (2013 - 2014)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Cleveland Clinic (2008 - 2013)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2007 - 2008)

Medical Education
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine (2007)

University Of Notre Dame (2002)

Languages Spoken


Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Nicole Fowler did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.