Dr. Michael Gartlan

Dr. Michael Gartlan was chosen as Chicago Magazine and Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2022 in Otolaryngology. Click Here

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Dr. Michael Gartlan - Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Otolaryngology since 2000

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Dr. Gartlan has been selected for the Patient' Choice Award by the American Registry, “Top Doctor” by US News & World Report, and recognized in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”.

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Dr. Michael Gartlan

Dr. Michael Gartlan has focused his career on effectively treating patients with ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions of all ages, with a focus on children in particular. His clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of:

  • Pediatric ENT problems
  • Otolaryngic allergy, including allergy and skin testing and sublingual immunotherapy
    Ear disease, including endoscopic ear surgery, and minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
  • Hearing loss, including reconstructive ear surgery, bone-anchored hearing aids, and digital hearing aids
  • Sinus and nasal disease, including endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty
  • Obstructive sleep apnea with innovative surgical procedures to avoid CPAP
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Voice and airway disorders
  • Facial skin cancer reconstruction

Dr. Gartlan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.  His surgical internship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois was followed by an otolaryngology residency at the top rated University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He subsequently completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Gartlan is a board certified Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He was selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Gartlan has authored numerous medical publications including textbook chapters, and has presented in multiple national medical conferences.

Dr. Gartlan has been named the best in American medicine by Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ for 22 years in a row, starting in 2000! 


Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ are nominated by peers, selected by experts, and are among the very best in their specialty. With an extensive nomination process, only a small percentage of physicians have earned this prestigious recognition for 22 years in a row. This truly indicates that the quality of his medical work is highly regarded. Dr. Gartlan has also been selected for the Patient Choice Award by the American Registry, “Top Doctor” by US News & World Report, Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors and recognized in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”.

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Dr. Gartlan has office hours at our West Joliet Location.

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