Michael Telisak, MD, FACS

Ear, Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgery

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Special Interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnea treatment
  • Sinusitis & breathing issues
  • Benign & malignant salivary gland disease
  • Thyroid & parathyroid surgery
  • Skin cancers of the head & neck
  • Hearing loss & chronic ear disease
  • Pediatric care


  • Bachelor of Science degree - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
  • Medical Doctorate - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


  • Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA


  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Hospital Privilege

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
  • UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Patient/Provider Philosophy

I believe in including the patient and family in all portions of their treatment plan. An evidence-based approach drives my practice with a focus on individualizing the care for each patient and circumstance.

Year Joined PCI

February 2016

Why Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa?

My family and I are excited to be part of the Cedar Rapids community. PCI excels at placing patients first, which agrees well with my medical philosophy. 

Personal Interests

I enjoy traveling with my wife and children. I have an interest in gardening. I also love to hike, camp, weight lift and run.

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