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Awards and Recognition

The best doctors in town, according to their peers, are named as Mpls. St. Paul Magazine's 2015 Top Doctors. Congratualtions to Dr. Michael Paparella on being named one of the top otolaryngologists!

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Experience You Can Trust  
Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute offers screening, diagnostics, surgery and audiology for adults and children – comprehensive hearing care for the entire family.

Founded by Dr. Michael Paparella over twenty years ago, the practice has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and compassionate ENT practices in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. Our board certified and fellowship-trained physicians, and our entire clinical staff, pride themselves on offering the most comprehensive care in a thoughtful and caring manner.

Using the latest medical knowledge and equipment, we provide practical solutions and thoughtful, caring advice. Each patient's needs benefit from our continuing commitment to providing special care to people with specialized needs.

A Reputation Admired Around the World

Our practice has earned an international reputation for the treatment of ear conditions and is devoted to patient care, education and research. Our clinical and laboratory fellowship programs draw clinicians from across the globe to study at the Institute.

Advancing Clinical Practice Through Science

Not only is Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute respected for its clinical practice, but also for its contributions to research at the Otopathology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, advancing treatment through innovation, and work through our charitable arm, The International Hearing Foundation.

Congratulations Dr. Paparella!

Named One of America's Top Doctors
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Paparella who has been named one of the nation's top doctors specializing in Otolaryngology. This honor is bestowed on less than 5% of physicians in the United States.

For more than two decades, Castle Connolly, a trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. Physicians can nominate those other doctors whom they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties.


Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Michael Paparella was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his passionate and tireless clinical and research activity on Meniere’s Disease. The award was presented by Dr. Maurizio Barbara at the VII International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease and Inner Ear Disorders in Rome, Italy.

Learn more about Meniere's Disease.

In the News

Elk River and Princeton Patients

New Phone Numbers
To better serve our Fairview Princeton and Fairview Elk River patients, the Paparella Ear Head & Neck Institute and The Hearing Institute have made arrangements with Fairview Health Services to provide appointment scheduling, nursing, audiology, and billing services at these locations. The phone number is 763-389-6353.

New! Allergy Services

Get Relief From Seasonal Allergies
Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute is proud to announce its new allergy clinic now open at our Maple Grove location. Dr. William Avery is now accepting patients. Schedule your appointment today.

Now Hiring!

Seeking Clinical Audiologist
Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute is looking for an experienced Clinical Audiologist to join our team. If you're interested in working for a well established, comprehensive ENT and audiology practice positioned for growth, apply today. Learn more.

Finding The Best Hearing Aid

Learn how Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute helps patients find the best hearing aid for your hearing loss by diagnosing the cause of hearing loss and comparing strengths, weaknesses and prices of various hearing aids to find the one right for you.

A New Device for Sleep Apnea

Results from a groundbreaking clinical study on sleep apnea, co-authored by Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute physician Dr. Oleg Froymovich, was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Froymovich was one of the principle investigators and surgeons on the STAR Trial. The trial studied a surgical implant used to treat sleep apnea and showed a nearly 70% reduction in major symptoms. The Wall Street Journal article highlights the study.

Learn more sleep disorders.

Access Your Records Online

Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute is proud to offer our patients an exciting and valuable new service!

The new NextMD Patient Portal offers personalized and secure online access to portions of your medical record. It enables you to securely use the internet to receive information about your health online, anytime.

The NextMD Patient Portal is a FREE service offered to all patients. To enroll or to learn more, email or call us at (612) 339-2836.

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Paparella Elk River
Fairview Elk River Clinic
290 Main Street Northwest
Elk River, MN 55330
Paparella Grantsburg
Burnett Medical Center
257 West St. George Ave.
Grantsburg, WI 54840
800-293-5353 toll-free
Paparella Hutchinson
Hutchinson Medical Center
3 Century Avenue
Hutchinson, MN 55350
800-944-2690 toll-free
Paparella Maple Grove
North Memorial Medical Office Building
9825 Hospital Drive
Suite LL-10
Maple Grove, MN 55369
866-316-0769 toll-free
Paparella Minneapolis
Riverside Park Plaza
701 25th Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
866-316-0769 toll-free
Paparella Princeton
Fairview Princeton Clinic
919 Northland Drive
Princeton, MN 55371