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Michael Macknin, MD


Michael Macknin, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A120
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Michael Macknin, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Mail Code STJHC
13944 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Michael Macknin, MD, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University in 1971. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975. In 1977, he completed his pediatric internship and first year of residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his pediatric training with a general pediatric fellowship and outpatient chief residency at Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1979.

Dr. Macknin is board-certified in pediatrics and has been at Cleveland Clinic since 1982. He served as Chairman of the Department of General Pediatrics for 14 years. His primary role at Cleveland Clinic has been providing general pediatric care. He also directed general pediatric medical student clerkships for over 20 years.

Dr. Macknin has multiple scientific publications, and a representative list of his awards and honors are noted below. He is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and provides general pediatric care on the main campus at Cleveland Clinic and at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Children's Hospital of Boston
Outpatient Chief Resident Pediatrics
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Boston
Ambulatory Pediatrics
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Diet, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk Research, General Pediatric Consulting, Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity and Injury

Awards & Honors

  • Arnold Friedman Community Pediatrician Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-Present
  • Top Docs, 2000-Present
  • Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly, 2004-Present
  • Master Educator Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • Chairman's Award for Clinical Research, 2000, 2006
  • Chairman's Award for Commitment to Education, 1997, 2002
  • Helmet Smart, Ohio Motorists Association, for bike helmet safety, 1997
  • Mayfield High School Hall of Fame,1988
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital,1981
  • Varsity Basketball Letterman, Ohio State University, 1970, 1971
  • Big Ten Basketball Championship,1971
  • Phi Beta Kappa,1970
  • Cleveland Clinic Pediatric House Staff Excellence in Teaching Award 2007-2008

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care Pediatrics

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/14/2016, Dr. Macknin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Macknin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Continuing Education at Sea

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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