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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor Resources
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Sydenham Chorea
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Movement Disorder
New York, NY USA

Residency - Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY USA

Internship - Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center (UMDNJ)
Internal Medicine
Camden, NJ USA

Medical Education - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
New York, NY USA

Specialty Interests

parkinson's disease, dystonia (generalized and focal), deep brain stimulation (for Parkinson's, dystonia and tremor), essential tremor, atypical parkinsonian disorders, chorea, cognitive and sleep related complications of Parkinson's disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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 7/20/2021, Dr. Rudolph has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

325 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Rudolph did an excellent job reviewing my progress, taking his time answering my questions, and making suggestions.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Very confident of the doctor's knowledge and expertise.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Rudolph is a wonderful doctor. He listens to us and is respectful of the unique concerns and sensitivities of Gail.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Doctor R provided us with further insight into my condition by reviewing CT scans and Datscans. Answered my questions and my husband's questions. Never seemed rush; was fully present for us. We left feeling listened to and encouraged that we were in good hands with Doctor R.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Waited over 18 minutes for Dr Rudolph's office to answer my call

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I had to find a nurse to see if Dr was coming soon. My bus was coming soon to pick me up. It was way past my appointment time. Bus had called to notify me they were coming and Dr was not done yet. Bus came as I go to the door of th building. I really was not happy . But worked out fine in the end.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Rudolph and his staff are terrific. I always have a good experience and am treated with courtesy and receive very skilled and knowledgeable treatment plans from Dr Rudolph.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Rudolph has been so very helpful in treating my neurological movement disorder. I would highly recommend him. He is a great doc.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

My first time visit Dr was very informative, listened to my concerns , set up a new 4 week program for taking my meds. Trying to get test results done in Florida for review.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Rudolf gave me the best examination I have had for addressing my problem. He was very professional. He was thorough. He cared. We had a great discussion and we formed a plan of treatment. He took the time to get to know me and I feel very comfortable with him as my Dr. I look forward to working with him while we resolve my condition. A big thanks to Dr. Rudolf.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Before I even knew about the Portal, I called with a question for Dr. Rudolph and was on hold twice for over 45 minutes. It might be helpful to new patients for that to be explained when they are given their first appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I feel Dr. Rudolph is very emphatic and provided me great care.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

The care provider was very professional and took time to explain my particular problem via sharing x-rays.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Rudolph apolitically;ogized for the delay in seeing us. Given that he spent a full hour with us, I can see why he was delayed in starting our appointment. The process started slowly until he realized that Sandra does not communicate well. He was patient in dealing with her. We were impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Rudolph was the first person to give us a thorough work up. The physicians whether it be my primary care physician or my neurologist in town really didn't go into the depth with Dr. Rudolph had gone and it was the first definitive answer we got in terms of my symptoms and possibility of corrective measures.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is easy to relate to and he answers my questions

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

My experience was very positive. Dr. Rudolph was very attentive to my concerns and questions. He explained everything in a patient and easy to understand manner. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is the BEST .

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

I have been most pleased with Dr. Rudolph and staff persons. They are so compassionate and yet maintain a level of professionalism. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have them. God bless you for all you do! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is exceptional regarding treating me with respect, answering questions, including me in decisions about my care. He is also very pleasant to deal with.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr.Rudolf is very thorough, professional, and caring. He spent a lot of time with my mother, and was very patient with her.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr.Rudolf is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. He listened attentively to my mother, and addressed my mother's questions and concerns. He explained everything very throughly to her, and he made sure that she understood everything including the treatment plan. He was very patient with her.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

A little more detail could have been provided by Dr .Rudolph regarding my questions, but I was satisfied with his answers.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Rudolph goes above and beyond in diagnosing and care of a patient's overall health and how it applies to the present problem.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I feel confident in Dr. Rudolph and looking forward to a visit in person

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Rudolph goes above and beyond to answer my questions in a way I can understand and if he doesn't know, he will tell me that and look for the answer instead of looking down on me like he's some type of "God" like many of the other doctors I have seen at the clinic. I always leave feeling like I have answers even if they are not the answers I was looking for and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

It's just difficult for me to get care because it's not in my plan and I have to pay out-of-pocket but only Cleveland Clinic has the right doctor for my health issue. It is rare and Dr. Rudolph has been great.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Rudolph is knowable, personable and friendly. I feel confident working with him.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

The Dr was very thorough and spent a lot of time with us and let us ask all our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Rudolph was excellent in his explanations. Felt very comfortable speaking with him.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Very satisfied with Dr Rudolph

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Rudolph is an outstanding doctor. I totally respect him I am very lucky to have found him.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I believe he fell asleep several times during the appt. He prescribed medication with side effects I told him were not acceptable. Doesn't seem to really know how to treat my condition. I will be changing providers.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Rudolph was very caring about my concerns and explained the treatment changes well.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

excellent and attentive doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is caring, compassionate, and tries hard to think of possible alternatives for improving quality of life.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I had my wife join our appointment via speaker phone . Dr Rudolph was very helpful

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Rudolph has the best bedside manner and Was so thorough and very understanding man. I appreciate him so much and then looking forward to him being my neurologist.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

dr Rudolph is a very fine & pleasurable young man

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. J. Rudolph is Outstanding. Dr. explained things that was easy to understand. I have complete faith under Dr. Rudolph's care. Thank You

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Excellent Provider.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

the best doctor I've had since my diagnosis

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr Rudolph was the person who handled my care I think he's a excellent Dr I'm glad I have him

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Connections with your telephone service who is very poor. After waiting 20 to 30 minutes I will get cut off and have to start all over again. Dr. Rudolph was kind enough to reach out to me so that we could converse. I really appreciated that

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Other than being consistently cut off trying to reach Dr. Rudolph everything else was very satisfactory

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

dr. Rudolph was excellent. The frustration of everything leading up to that was Not satisfactory

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

I have had a cough for awhile (4plus years) and have been to 4 doctors who can't figure it out yet. the doctor is trying very hard to do his best in finding an answer in what is causing it. so far he hadn't but he is trying.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

The Dr explained treatment options that were noninvasive. I was surprised and pleased.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

He is a great doctor. He listens to what I have to say and is very considerate of my feelings. He is easy to talk to and very direct about my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Rudolph was so very helpful

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is by far the best doctor that I have seen. He thoroughly and clearly explains his thought process out loud so that I am aware of how he arrives at his decisions. He doesn't just rush me out the door and make snap diagnoses, like I felt some doctors have in the past. I am confident in the care he provides.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I do recommend CC to others. Dr. Rudolph is a very concerned and compassionate doctor. I am so pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

awesome doctor

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Rudolph is absolutely "PHENOMENAL" Felt extremely comfortable, and he actually listened to my issue's, and provided a two-way conversation. 5 - Star's in every aspect. The only negative part of the visit was trying to find a place to park.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Doctor Rudolph listened and didn't appear rushed. The doctor resolved my problem with extraordinary precision. My daily quality of life was greatly improved.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Doctor listened to my concerns and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

experience was good , felt comfortable talking with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

good experience however I didn't ask questions like I should have. I was more focused on what the dr determined was not Parkinson's disease.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

It is always a bit of a challenge than needs to be to get appointments with 2 Doctors on the same visit ; Especially true with the Neurology Department when appointments need to be made that are more than 90 days out.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I have recommended both the Clinic and Dr. Rudolph to several potential patients. Thank You!

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr Rudolph always listens to my concerns, issues and problems and explains any and all meds and procedures.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

dr Rudolph took the time to do a complete assessment

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I have complete confide in Dr Rudolph.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

dr. Rudolph has always been very professional. I travel 2 hrs for my 3 month visits because of his great care.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

dr. always listens to me and gives me great advice and options

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

phone visit instead of in person due to Covid. however Dr did his research to check previous test and procedures prior to and during visit.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

really like Dr Rudolph... he i patient, kind, explains what is going on and answers all questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I chose Cleveland Clinic after not having adequate results from two other hospitals. The doctor showed extreme knowledge and professionalism. he explained in detail the procedure. this is my second visit for Botox after four years of pain and unsuccessful procedures from other hospitals and I have had success both times for headaches at Cleveland Clinic. I am extremely satisfied and Cleveland Clinic is worth the 2-1/2 hour drive. he answered all questions without hesitation.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr gave very good explainations about symptoms, meds, treatment.

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