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Akina Tamaki, MD

Akina Tamaki, MD


Otolaryngology-General, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Thursday, May 20


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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Akina Tamaki, MD, is a board-eligible otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with fellowship training in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery. Her special interests include head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstruction. She also has interest in treating various other head and neck ailments, including thyroid and parathyroid disease, skin cancers, paraganglioma and salivary gland diseases. She is also certified in transoral robotic surgery.

Dr. Tamaki has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and books. She is a reviewer in journals such as Oral Oncology. Her research interests include improving outcomes of complex head and neck reconstruction and improving the quality of care for head and neck cancer patients. She is also passionate about medical education and training future otolaryngologists. Dr. Tamaki joined the faculty in 2020.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.

Dr. Tamaki has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and earned her medical degree from University of Maryland in Baltimore. She completed her residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University in Columbus.


  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Melanoma
  • Paragangliomas
  • Salivary Gland Disease
  • Skin Cancers
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Zenker’s Diverticulum

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106


Fellowship | Head and Neck Oncology
Head and Neck Oncology - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2019 - 2020)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2014 - 2019)

Medical Education
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (2014)

Johns Hopkins University (2009)

Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Akina Tamaki did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.