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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

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.5 out of 5 (148 ratings, 36 comments)

  • Mar 23, 2024

    A doctor who actually cares and listens to your concerns. 1000/10 recommended.

  • Feb 12, 2024

    Dr Rimell is able to room his own patients in order to keep his schedule on time. Very impressive.

  • Jan 15, 2024

    Dr. Rimell goes above and beyond meeting [ ] needs and includes us parents in all decision making…”….you're his mom, his caregiver, you know him best. What are your thoughts? “ since that's first consult I knew our child's care was in great hands. Hands down t op speciality doctor my son sees.

  • Jan 13, 2024

    The front desk girls were energetic and caring. They made you feel welcome when you walked in the door. Maci was our assistant and she was so sweet and helpful. She has been our assistant a few times and every time she goes above and beyond to make our visit a wesome

  • Jan 4, 2024

    I appreciate Dr. [ ]'s knowledge and friendless. I'm confident my son has the best care.

  • Dec 21, 2023

    Dr Rimell is a great professional and cares about his patients

  • Dec 21, 2023

    I got a last-minute appointment for my son. We drove from [ ] to Naples because of the [ ] and we were extremely concerned when I tell you this is the best set of nurses I have ever met in my life I am not exaggerating Stephanie was exceptional The way she spo ke with my child prior to the procedure was appropriate and she blew my . All the other three nurses were absolutely amazing as well. They spoke to my son, very kindly, gentle and giving him what to expect. Honestly, I would drive back there just to see the nurses again. The doctor was very kind listened to us very well and gave us a solution quickly. The doctor was extremely thorough and made sure we had any questions regarding the visit. We were very impressed with the whole office. Thank you for your amazing teamwork.

  • Dec 20, 2023

    We live dr. Rimmel. He has given [ ] excellent care

  • Dec 16, 2023

    This was a second opinion. Dr. Rimell listened and confirmed my gut feeling (even said “moms know”). I'm so relieved to have a plan to help my son and avoid unnecessary [ ].

  • Nov 9, 2023

    I felt comfortable with DR. Rimmels suggestion. He also could tell I wanted to do something as a next step without me having to say it directly or fight for it. I appreciated his candid nature even about a scary subject for me. I would recommend him to any one else in need of an ENT.

  • 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.

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