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 School - 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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As of 8/14/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

250 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I have found that when I pose questions about my disorder, Cervical Dystonia, Dr. Rudolph has given me thorough, detailed explanations, which one whose is not a medical professional can understand. I also appreciates the time he devotes to listening to my complaints.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I was very happy with the doctor. He took his time and explained everything thoroughly. I had a lot of questions and he was very patient and honest with me.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I am very happy with Dr Rudolph and am optimistic regarding a positive outcome for the treatment of my essential tremor diagnosis.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

We have already mentioned Dr. Rudolph to many friends and family, specifically how much he has helped me with my medical issues...

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

he has always listened to me, dr. Rudolph gave me the ability to function and live a normal life.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Rudolph is very meticulous in what he says. genuinely involved. takes time in explaining my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

dr listened carefully. made decisions based on my immediate problem. did not rush thru time with me. carefully looked back on my records to review and compare. was very meticulous.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Rudolph is the best. I have had caregivers that were so impressed with what I told them that they want to send him thank you cards.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Rudolph was great! He was thorough, caring, and patient. He looked and examined instead of dismissing me because of other medical opinions. He gave me hope and that is priceless.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

it was a good experience. Everyone was very nice. Dr. Rudolph was excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Rudolph is a very good listener and he answers questions thoroughly. He is also very pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

doctor was an hour late.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I have appreciated Dr Rudolph greatly whenever I can get an appointment...but most difficult to do so

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Rudolph is very patient. He is doing what he can. I feel that my condition is permanent, current treatment is symptom management. A trial and error process.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Rudolph has a very busy schedule due to his clientele stats. I must say he personally accommodated me after I got lost. I was an hour late and he stayed over so I could be seen. I have highest respect for him and his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Very polite doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr Rudolph & his Professional staff are great compassionate, human beings, who always exhibit patience & kindness.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

love dr rudolph

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Very hard to get an appointment with Dr Rudolph. If I call and leave a message for the Dr. don't get a response. I've gotton mixed messages from the nurses I've talked to.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

After the appointment (it was my first with Dr. Rudolph) I felt more positive than I had with another neurologist.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

provider kept falling asleep

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Rudolph who has helped me the most ! He takes the time to explain your problem so you understand things you must do and how to take care of yourself to improve things for you. Love the Man !!!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Rudolph always answers my questions and helps me better understand my disease.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr Rudolph is always on time. no waiting for hours like with other doctors

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Dr. Rudolph personally came in our room to apologize for the wait. Very unusual for a doctor. Was impressed and knew he would give us the same quality of service the previous patient received.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr. Rudolph, Norine and Aimee are all amazing! Great team to have for my Neurology needs!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

very good,...dr. was attentive and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

no bad experience ! the dr took a lot of time with me. he even had a sense of humor.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

happy to see Dr. Rudolph;

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

everyone was very friendly , helpful & considerate . Dr. Rudolph gave us answers to our questions & a diagnosis . He was very thorough in his questions & knowledgeable about my illness . Highly recommend this Clinic & Doctor .

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr Rudolph was very informative, very direct, very understanding, very kind, and honest with information he presented to me and in answering all my questions. I felt encouraged after my visit. I felt I had a Physician who was an expert in my personal condition, who could offer good advice, and take care of me should I need his assistance in the future.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

had problems with getting needed help for my Parkinsons in Grand Rapids, Mi and Cleveland Clinic was recommended by my Family Physician. Very helpful and caring at Cleveland this doctor addressed all my issues and I was very happy.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

This Doctor was able to help me with adding a couple of medications that have worked out well. Very happy.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Everyone from the receptionist and the doctor were great!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Rudolph was very attentive when I was talking to him and his comments back were very easy to comprehend and associate with what I am going thru.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr Ruldoph spends time with me and I accept that he may be a bit delayed because he is tending to the needs of another patient who may need his attention.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Dr. Rudolph is very patient and understanding. He makes patients feel comfortable and able to talk freely.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

I don't mind waiting to see this physician because he spend the time needed to give his patients excellent care.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Although running late, Dr. Rudolph gave me all the time I needed to explain my condition and problems as experienced for the last six months. I have the highest regard for Dr. Rudolph to continue treating the symptoms of my Parkinson's disease. I travel from Buffalo, NY to see Dr. Rudolph and I am confident of his ability to treat the constantly changing nature of my progressive disease.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Excelllent Dr.

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