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Franklin Rimell, MD

4.5 out of 5 stars




Clinical Interests:

All aspects of pediatric ear, nose and throat.

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Former Chief of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat at the University of Minnesota (1995-2017) and Vice Chief / Program Director of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles (2018-2021). Over 60 publications and 11 book chapters on pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat disorders. Early work on pediatric cochlear implantation and developed methods for office placement of PE tubes in young children.

Education & Training

Medical School:

M.D. University Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


University of Minnesota, General Surgery


Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. M.Sc., University of Minneapolis, MN;
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Otolaryngology (Diplomat)

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.4out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.5 out of 5 (163 ratings, 42 comments)

  • Oct 24, 2023

    Heidi, Valerie and Kiersten have been very attentive any time we had an issue or need. Their office seems to have a great system for communicating between patients, nurses, and Dr. Rimell -- especially while experiencing complications post-op. Dr Rimell also s eems to take great pride and care in his work. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and prioritizes the needs of his patients. They always made a way to see us when we needed to be seen. We rest easy knowing our son has such a great team of smart and caring medical professionals.

  • Oct 4, 2023

    Dr Rimell

  • Sep 25, 2023

    Very professional and attentive.

  • Sep 23, 2023

    Dr. Rimell was very helpful and gentle with my baby and explained everything well. The MA's Lindsay and Kirsten was so sweet and kind to my family. Great office and staff. Thank you Dr. Rimell and MA for all you do.

  • Sep 21, 2023

    Dr. Rimell acknowledges that a parent's intuition, particularly in the case of a medically-complex child, has value. He also explains the pros and cons of decisions to be made, and involves the parent in those decisions. I feel the care he provides my child ta kes into consideration multiple systems and experiences beyond just his specialty. Dr. Rimell is an excellent physician, and we are fortunate to be in his care.

  • Sep 16, 2023

    We were running a little late and Kierstan his nurse was very understanding. Dr Rimell is great and e we love the care he had provided us

  • Sep 16, 2023

    The doctor is excellent with kids and he understands toddlers behaviors very well.

  • Sep 13, 2023

    Everything is exelent

  • Aug 30, 2023

    From start to finish; I was very pleased with the service and professionalism.

  • Aug 30, 2023

    Doctors and all staff are very good people.

  • Aug 24, 2023

    All the staff was very kind!! Extremely excellent staff!

  • Aug 23, 2023

    I was satisfied with the overall experience as I was late due to being lost and couldn't find the office but I was still seen and I appreciate that. Additionally the lady at the front desk(the new one) was very professional and helpful.

  • Aug 23, 2023


  • Jul 27, 2023

    Great process, very efficient. Loved having the child life specialist that distracted my daughter during the process.

  • Jul 27, 2023

    Doctor n nurses

  • Jul 18, 2023

    Everyone was great. My son is active, impulsive and has [ ] in the doctors offices. They made him comfortable and the interaction with him kept him calm. Would highly recommend.

  • Jul 3, 2023

    I was so pleasantly shocked by how quickly the appointment moved. I was expecting a long wait time due to being seen in the afternoon at a bigger facility like that. I was scheduled for 3:30 with an arrival time of 3:15. I was immediately taken to a desk for a few minutes of paperwork. I was directed to the far end of the waiting room. By the time I grabbed the clipboard and started walking, there was already a nurse at the door waiting for us. We were in the room for maybe 2-3 minutes before we were seen by the doctor. It was a quick, easy appointment. The doctor knew we didn't need a follow up appointment and told us that honestly which is so rare these days. So many doctors squeeze unnecessary appointments out of you. I loved every moment of my experience in this office. Kudos to Dr. Rimmell and staff.

  • Jun 19, 2023

    They doctor and staff were phenomenal! We would recommend them to anyone!.

  • Jun 13, 2023

    Adrian has had many areas of concern in his short life, but Dr. Rimell is the only non-surgical specialist who has always left us feeling that the medical visit was truly worthwhile and money well spent. His assistant Heidi is spectacularly organized in coordi nating care.

  • Jun 11, 2023

    The cleanliness of the lobby and the wait time was great

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