Michael L. Hinni, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Michael Hinni, M.D., is Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic. He received his MD degree at the University of Missouri--Kansas City and completed residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He then completed a fellowship in Head, Neck and Base of Skull Surgery at the Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital in Mainz Germany. His clinical and research activities focus mainly on endoscopic transoral surgery for cancer and endocrine surgery.

Dr. Hinni has been an active member of multiple societies: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Fellow of the American Laryngologic Association, Fellow of the Triological Society and Counsellor at Large of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. He has been director of more than 20 head and neck surgical educational courses and invented surgical tools and laryngoscopes.

Dr. Hinni has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 16 book chapters, as well as edited three textbooks. He has delivered over 200 national and international lectures and numerous additional proffered papers. He also serves on the editorial staff of multiple journals.

  1. Head and neck cancer surgery
  2. Parathyroidectomy
  3. Parotid gland surgery
  4. Parotidectomy
  5. Phonosurgery
  6. Salivary gland surgery
  7. Thyroidectomy
  8. Transoral robotic surgery
  • Surgical oncology of the head and neck
  • Voice disorders and phonosurgery
  • Microsurgery for head and neck cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  1. 1994
    Fellow - Head, Neck and Base of Skull SurgeryDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
  2. 1993
    Resident - OtorhinolaryngologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1989
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1988
    BA - BiologyUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
  5. 1988
    MDSchool of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Top DoctorsPhoenix Magazine
  2. 2018
    2018 E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing AwardUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  3. 2018
    Top DoctorsPhoenix Magazine
  4. 2017
    Top Faculty Member for 2017Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  5. 2016
    Best Original Research Article Published: "Peripheral Synucleinopathy in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Submandibular Gland Needle Biopsy Findings"Associate Editors and Editorial Board, Movement Disorders
  6. 2013
    Surgery Educator of the YearMayo Clinic Residents and Fellows
  7. 2013
    Professional Representative2013 Edition of Executive Who's Who
  8. 2013
    America's Most Compassionate DoctorPatients' Choice
  9. 2013
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  10. 2013
    2012 Award of Distinction; Selected for "Transoral Approaches in Head and Neck Surgery: Laser Microscopic, Robotic and Endoscopic"Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2013
    Top Faculty Member for 2013Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 2012
    Super DoctorAZ Magazine
  13. 2012
    Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report
  14. 2012
    Patients' Choice Award: Five Year HonoreeVitals.com
  15. 2012
    Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions as an Elective Medical DirectorUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
  16. 2011
    Patients' Choice AwardVitals.com
  17. 2010
    Outstanding ProfessionalStrathmore's Who's Who Registry & Global Network for Outstanding Professionals
  18. 2010
    Patients' Choice AwardVitals.com
  19. 2008
    America's Top PhysiciansGuide to America's Top Physicians
  20. 2008
    Patient's Choice RecognitionMDx Medical, Inc
  21. 2007
    America's Top PhysiciansGuide to America's Top Physicians
  22. 2006
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  23. 2005
    Honor AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  24. 2005
    Top Doctor - Otolaryngology101 NORTH The Magazine of North Scottsdale
  25. 2002
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  26. 2001
    Physician of the DayArizona State Legislature
  27. 2000
    Excellence in TeachingMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  28. 1999
    Excellence in TeachingMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  29. 1999
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  30. 1996
    The Best Doctors in America: Pacific RegionAwarding Organization
  31. 1996
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  32. 1992
    Maurice H. Cottle Honor AwardAmerican Rhinologic Society
  33. 1992
    Schering Travel GrantAmerican Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  34. 1992
    Second Place, Clinical SciencesAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  35. 1991
    Certificate of CommendationGovernor of Hawaii
  36. 1991
    Certificate of CommendationGovernor of Minnesota
  37. 1988
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  38. 1988
    AwardLange Medical Publications
  39. 1988
    Basic Science AwardSt. Louis Friends of University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
  40. 1987
    Junior Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  41. 1987
    Fulbright-Swyers Medical ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  42. 1986
    Snake of Aesculapius PrizeAwarding Organization
  43. 1983
    Outstanding Achievement Award in General ChemistryUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
  44. 1982
    Undergraduate Dean's ListUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
  45. 1982
    Curators ScholarshipAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberEndocrine Section, American Head and Neck Society
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberWeb Content Task Force, American Head and Neck Society
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberEndocrine Surgery Subcommittee, American Head and Neck Society
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberSalivary Diseases Subcommittee, American Head and Neck Society
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberEnterprise Equipment Committee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2016 - 2021
    MemberdeRoaldes Award Committee, American Laryngology Association
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberMCH Pediatric Taskforce, Hospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  8. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMCA Master Plan 2025 Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  9. 2013
    MemberProgram Committee for Annual Meeting, American Head and Neck Society
  10. 2013 - present
    Physician LeadProcedural Space Design Team, Phoenix Campus Advancement Project, Space and Capital Committee
  11. 2012 - 2014
    MemberPublications Committee, American Head and Neck Society
  12. 2012
    ChairOncology Committee, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  13. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc. (Triological Society)
  14. 2011
    ChairSearch Committee for Dr. David Lott, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  15. 2010
    Course DirectorMayo Clinic Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Head and Neck Cancer, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  16. 2010 - 2013
    MemberRelative Value and CPT Advisory Committee, American Head and Neck Society
  17. 2010
    ChairSearch Committee for Dr. Devyani Lal, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  18. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Head and Neck Scientific Group
  19. 2009 - present
    MemberAdvisory Council, Surgery and Surgical Specialties Graduate Education Subcommittee, Education Committee
  20. 2008 - 2010
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  21. 2008 - present
    MemberToward Practice Convergence Cerner Project, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  22. 2008 - present
    MemberPractice Integration Project Planning Group, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  23. 2008 - present
    MemberExecutive Group, Practice Integration Project Planning Group, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  24. 2007 - present
    MemberSurgical Executive Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  25. 2007 - present
    Full MemberSurgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  26. 2007 - present
    MemberSupply Information Management System (SIMS) Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  27. 2006 - present
    MemberSociety of University Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons
  28. 2005 - 2007
    Vice ChairSurgical Council, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  29. 2005 - present
    Program DirectorOtolaryngology Residency Program, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  30. 2004
    ChairSearch Committee for Dr. David Barrs, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  31. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Head and Neck Society
  32. 2003
    ChairSearch Committee for Dr. Karel deLeeuw, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  33. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association
  34. 2002 - 2005
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  35. 2001 - 2002
    Department ChairDepartment of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  36. 2000 - 2010
    ChairSurgical Operations Subcommittee, Surgical Council, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  37. 2000 - 2002
    ChairSubcommittee for the Allocation of Block Time, Surgical Council, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  38. 2000 - present
    MemberSurgical Subcommittee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  39. 2000 - present
    MemberSurgery and Surgical Specialties Graduate Education Subcommittee, Education Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  40. 2000 - present
    MemberSurgical Council, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  41. 1999 - 2012
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  42. 1999 - 2003
    MemberDictation/Transcription and Secretarial Team, Practice Automation for Clinical Efficiency (PACE), Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  43. 1999 - present
    MemberArizona Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  44. 1998
    MemberCancer Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  45. 1997 - present
    Education DirectorDepartment of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology
  46. 1995 - present
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  47. 1994
    MemberAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
  48. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  49. 1994 - present
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society
  50. 1987 - 2005
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

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