Charles J. Harkins, MD

Charles Harkins, MDProfessor
Chief, Division of General Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Patient Care Information


Dr. Charles Harkins was in the private practice of otolaryngology in Milwaukee for 14 years prior to joining the full-time faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2002. During that time, he was actively involved in the education of residents and students as a member of the MCW clinical faculty.

He also served as the ear, nose, and throat consultant for the Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled for eight of those years. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Harkins provides specialized care for the entire family, from infants to senior citizens, over the full spectrum of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He has developed a very busy pediatric practice, thus allowing him to develop relationships with the entire family.

He enjoys the interaction with patients that leads to a mutual understanding of the disorders they have and the ways available to treat them. Treatment decisions are based on this mutual understanding.

Patients are seen at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, and the Greenway Medical Complex. He specializes in adult and pediatric general otolaryngology.

Dr. Harkins treats patients with a wide variety of complaints and disorders including sinus disease, otitis media and externa, tonsil and adenoid problems, as well as other general head and neck disorders.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1979
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1983
  • Residency - Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1988

Board Certification

Society Memberships

Clinical Interests

  • General Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Otology
  • Nose and Sinus Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems

Clinical Practice

  • Patient Age: All
  • Joined MCW Faculty in 2002

Research Interests

  • Clinical Outcomes Studies
  • Quality of Life Surveys and Protocols
  • Clinical Research Studies


  • Best Doctors List 2006 - current
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappi Phi
  • Vilas Scholarship

Scheduling Information

  • Established Patient Appointments - (414) 805-5752
  • New Patient Appointments - (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666

Clinical Practice Locations

Froedtert Hospital Clinic Practice Site
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5580
(414) 476-4701 (fax)

New Berlin Specialty Clinic
4855 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151
(414) 607-5280 (new patients)
(414) 805-5752 (established patients)
(262) 432-7798 (fax)

Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Rd.
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 798-7200 (new patients)
(414) 805-5752 (established patients)
(262) 798-7481 (fax)