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Manuela Fina, MD


(651) 254-8550

Specialties: Otolaryngology | ENT, Otolaryngology

Fluent Languages: French | Italian | Spanish

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Medical Education

  • MD - University of Milan

Professional Education

  • - University of California San Diego Medical Center
    San Diego, CA
  • - University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA


  • Residency - Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    St Louis, MO
  • Residency - Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    St Louis, MO
  • Residency - Wake Forest School of Medicine
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fellowship - Paparella Ear Health and Neck Institute
    Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information

Primary Location:

HealthPartners Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Blvd STE 411041
St Paul, MN 55130
(651) 254-8550

Secondary Location(s):

HealthPartners Otolaryngology
640 Jackson St STE 11503 J
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 254-3860

Personal Biography

As an otologist, I specialize in the treatment of chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, ossicular chain reconstruction, cochlear implants and implantable hearing devices. I also treat sudden hearing loss, Meniere Disease and other forms of vertigo. I treat patients of all ages, children and adults. The otologic condition in which I have the broadest surgical expertise is cholesteatoma, an aggressive epithelial cyst that can grow in the ear and if untreated, it can cause permanent hearing loss and other serious complications. I treat congenital and acquired cholesteatoma in children and adults. I perform minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery in appropriate patients with chronic middle ear disease and cholesteatoma. With this new advanced endoscopic technique, I can avoid an incision behind the ear, have better visualization and repair the ear drum, remove infection and cholesteatoma with a minimally invasive transcanal approach resulting into less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota I enjoy teaching to resident physicians and medical students. Teaching and keeping up with the latest advances in technology are a very important part of my professional career. I have presented my research work and clinical results on outcomes of Endoscopic Ear Surgery nationally at our Annual Academy Meetings in Otolaryngology and internationally in France, Italy, Scotland and Japan. To know more about Dr. Fina’s expertise with Endoscopic Ear Surgery please visit these links: