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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

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

  • Ataxia
  • Blepharospasm
  • Dysphonia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Functional Movement Disorder (FMD)
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • Hand Tremors
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myoclonus (Muscle Twitch)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome
  • Sydenham Chorea
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors
View all 22 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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

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 1/1/2024, 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

414 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

77 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Provider was very professional, thorough intent, on finding a medicine to control my condition

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Ruldoph is always professional and caring. We drive over an hour to see him for an appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Rudolph has consistently gone above and beyond to listen, address my (numerous) concerns, especially regarding DBS surgery, regular need for medication tweaking, thorough explanations, well placed humor, I appreciate that he takes the time needeand kindness through this 3 year journey.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

He listens carefully and takes the time to completely answer. All my questions. I have never had a doctor like this.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr Rudolph and his staff are kind and helpful. Never rushed and answered all our questions with empathy and detail. I would recommend this office to anyone in need of a neurologist. We travel from NY state to see Dr Rudolph which speaks volumes about his care for mex.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I have been to many neurologist all over the country I finally found one that is the best and what I have been Looking for Dr Rudolph went above and beyond and has a lot of knowledge on my conditionHe made me feel at ease and comfortable I am so happy I met him and he is my doctor now

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Rudolph is always thorough, by the book, and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

We love Dr. Rudolph! He is thorough, kind, knowledgeable , and very professional. We travel from South Bend to Cleveland to see him, because we respect his opinion so much.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I really appreciate Dr Rudolph and the care he provides.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Rudolph is fantastic! -- among the best physicians by whom I have been treated

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Rudolph is the best. Always listens and makes me feel like I can do this

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Great appointment. I feel very confident with Dr. Rudolph!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Ruldoph was patient and detailed.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Great care! Thank you Dr Rudolph.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

After getting to the examination room I waited 30 minutes for the doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Doctor is so pleasant to deal with.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Joseph Rudolph for many years. His knowledge and caring attitude has helped me to overcome my medical challenges and have been life changing for me. He and his staff are the best of the best at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

He's a great doctor. He understands his patients and wants to help them.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Rudolph and I have a good relationship. We have a lot of conversation about symptoms, progress, concerns, etc. It's a give and take with lots of discussion about what, why and how.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

He always ask if I need any other medications

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

We are true believers in CC--think it is the best testing---doctors--procedures anywhere! Keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Doctor Rudolph is an excellent neurologist ,and keeps me informed on new procedures and advancements in parkinsons care. I have recomended him to my friends who were recently diagnosed with Parkinsons.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I have nothing negative to say about my doctor he's amazing and I appreciate him and I'm thankful that you have a doctor your hospital that provides that wonderful care and respect. And the staff at the Willoughby office is amazing that works for him.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I always recommend Dr Rudolph to anyone and everyone that I run into that has Parkinson's that needs a good doctor it's a shame we don't have a doctor down in central Ohio like him he's amazing and I appreciate him.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is so knowledgeable and professional! He's the best

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

It is ALWAYS a pleasure to come there for my visits. Dr. Rudolph. He speaks to me and answers my questions so I can understand what I am required to do to stay status quo. He is a blessing to me i.n caring for me. I think Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him on staff Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Rudolph. I am happy he sees me as a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Rudolph zeroed in on my symptoms intuitively and quickly moved to movement tests, a tentative diagnosis and Rx that greatly improved my comfort level. He noted my high stress levels, anxiety, restless legs and other movement problems. He prescribed considerable relief quickly and brilliantly.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Getting to see Dr. Rudolph in just a few days was remarkable, bordering on miraculous. This was a world-class experience, the very best.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I was very impressed with the way Dr. Rudolph conducted the visit and with the amount of time he devoted to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Very concerning Doctor Rudolph, kind and caring. Talked to us and explained a lot. Liked him very much.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

The only other problem is when you call CCF you are on hold forever.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

I went to 3 neurologists before finding Dr. Rudolph. I like that he lets me explain what is going on. By that I mean that sometimes I can't come up with the words I want to say right away and he just waits. Other doctors tried to say words for me and that is really upsetting when you already have transmission issues in your brain. He makes sure I understand him as well even if it means drawing me a picture so I can see what he means. He really does care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Rudolph was one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. He listened to my concerns, he had great feedback and very nice manners. He is by far the BEST EVER!!!! Please pass this survey info along to him. He deserves to know how great he is.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Rudolph is a superior doctor. He listens carefully and communicates well. He puts an enormous amount of thought into treatment plans and is careful. I cannot speak highly enough of him.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Rudolph was great at explaining everything to me. I have recommended him to several friends this morning. He took the time with me that I needed. I'm so glad I came to him.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Rudolf was very thorough and explained as we went through the evaluation process. The outcome was not what I had totally expected but he spoke directly to me while addressing treatment options that I could do to make the situation hopefully better.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Doctor was very helpful

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Doctor was wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is so patient and explains everything so I can understand.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is kind and cares for my quality of life.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is very intelligent and connected to my unique medical issues. He is willing to listen, figure out plan options and to change medications or plans as needed. He is attentive to my concerns. I feel confident in his care, even though my medical situation is not common. He has solved my migraines using supplements. He has also addressed a long time hx of facial numbness that many have not been able to solve or get close to figuring out. I appreciate his service, expertise and attentiveness.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Rudolph is very good in all aspects of care giving.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is always professional and detailed with his medical decisions.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Being my first experience with CC, I didn't know what to expect, particularly given the level and volume of medical treatment offered.I must say Dr. Rudolph could not have been better!! He is undoubtedly at the top of his profession and I have every confidence that he had extensive knowledge and experience concerning my condition.Not only that, he was very clear, understable, patient to clarify any and everything we didn't fully understand or had follow up questions on and truly included us in all aspects of my examination and treatment going forward!He was of a calming nature and was very good about providing options for treatment.The resident that was with him was very professional acting and friendly as well, he seemed to take in everything said, yet, was not the least bit intrusive.I offer the highest marks go Dr. Rudolph in every way and am pleased to have been under his care. He treated me as if I were his only patient in all ways, but particularly in how he not only listened but he "heard" everything I had to say!!Highest marks plus and would recommend him to anyone!!!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Very impressed with Doctor Rudolph.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Rudolf is the best promo cares about his patients and educates them and spends time to explain test and physical care

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

On proposed treatment options, he was thorough in discussing based on his intent approach to a treatment, but I felt not aware of the gravity of my concern with this approach. Likely in part to my not speaking clear on the subject as it has been a very difficult thing to deal with and comprehend. As well I had a small episode before seeing him that left me a bit dazed and disoriented for our meeting. I am opting out of this particular treatment option as I feel the risks, and cost, far outweigh the benefits, and could possibly do more harm than good.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Rudolph is very experienced in movement disorders He listens well and is very kind. He does a detailed exam, explains very well his conclusions and explains well the treatment plan as well as answering any questions.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Awesome Doctor Rudolph can come and become my full time neurologist all the time but I have him on my team if I need anything. Awesome doctor second to none!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I love Dr Rudolph! He is the best in his field. His level of care and concern for me does not go unnoticed. I feel very comfortable knowing that I am being taking care of with the highest care possible

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Doctor is very sensitive and compassionate to the patient's needs.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I believe that Dr. Rudolph truly listens to my concerns and inclludes me in decisions regarding treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Doctor JN Rudolph and the entire staff are always exceptional with health care and customer service.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Absolutely love Dr. Rudolph!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Doctor is superb! He listens. He gathers infant asking pertinent questions. He thinks on his feet and makes appropriate adjustments in treatment. He discusses all aspects of care thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

The doctor was terrific. He had to deliver a tough message in such a kind way. He was even looking for tissues . He was a dr. You could talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Rudolph is fantastic! He really took his time with me!!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

The Dr. Was EXCELLENT. Took so much time with me.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr.rudolph made the bad news seem like there much hope for my future

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I would recommend participation in a research study with Dr. Rudolph and staff to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I appreciate what Dr. Rudolph does for me.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

I was comfortable discussing my personal issues and felt he listened before he made any determinations. I left feeling I had a good evaluation and that I knew who to see for other concerns related to my mobility and physical changes in my abilities.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Rudoulph is a very knowledgeable physician. I trust what he tells me. He says it in a way I understand.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Rudolph. Couldn't have been better. He took the time to explain everything to me. He spent time doing this which I appreciated. I left feeling confidant that I chose the right dr. And would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Rudolph is a compassionate and attentive person. Very impressed

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Rudolph, explained and discussed everything In a manner we understood. And was very through.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Rudolph is a gem. You are so fortunate to have someone of his caliber on staff. He is kind, compassionate, takes time to really listen to my concerns and those of my husband. He is really interested in what we have to say and is very professional. We keep him in our prayers and feel that we are blessed to have him caring for me.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Rudolph gave me several options for my treatment plan, I wish Cleveland Clinic would look into stem cell research for Parkinsons.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Great visit with doctor Rudolph

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Rudolph was excellent. Took a liberal amount of time for care and discussion

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Being able to set up this first visit with Dr Rudolph went very well.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr.Rudolph is an excellent doctor very attentive my concerns and provided excellent insight, advice and guidance with medication

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