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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Filipino
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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)
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors
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About Hubert Fernandez, MD

Hubert H. Fernandez, M.D. Director, Center for Neurological Restoration, Neurological Institute

Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and the Head of Movement Disorders under the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr Fernandez received both his BS in Biology and MD degree in the Philippines. He completed his internship in internal medicine at University of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; his residency in neurology at Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts; and his fellowship in movement disorders at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Dr Fernandez is an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders who has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers. After completing his medical training, he joined the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and served as Associate Director of the Movement Disorders Unit and Neurological Director of its Functional Neurosurgical Program. In 2003, Dr Fernandez relocated to the University of Florida, where he eventually became Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Neurology prior to joining Cleveland Clinic. An active and productive researcher, he has initiated or participated in over 150 clinical trials and has published his findings in well over 300 articles and abstracts on Parkinson’s disease, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and other movement disorders. He has 50 published book chapters and a dozen books to his credit. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, and has served on the editorial board of Movement Disorders and is currently an editorial board member of the American Journal of Clinical Neurology, European Neurological Journal, and Clinical Neuropharmacology. He has served his third term as Co-Medical Editor of the Movement Disorders Society Website, which received the Standard of Excellence Award by the WMA in 2015.

Dr Fernandez is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Neurological Association. He has served as a Councilor for the AAN Movement Disorders Section, Executive Committee of the Parkinson Study Group and Dystonia Study Group, and President of the World Neurology Foundation, President of the Florida Society of Neurology, and 3 terms as Co-Medical Editor of the Movement Disorders Society Website. Recently, he has been elected for a second term as the Co-Chair of the Parkinson Study Group (North America's oldest and largest consortium of clinical researchers in Parkinson Disease). He was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award by the Movement Disorders Society at the 16th International Congress for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders in Dublin, Ireland in 2012.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brown University / Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Movement Disorders
Providence, RI

Residency - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Internship - University of Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University Virgen Milagrosa Institute of Medicine
San Carlos City, Philippines

Undergraduate - University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
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 9/14/2022, Dr. Fernandez 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. Fernandez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Elsevier
  • BlueRock Therapeutics, LLC

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

380 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Fernandez is always wonderful...and the resident did great...she will make awesome addition and she is learning from a great teacher!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Fernandez is the best. His compassion and care for his patients show every visit

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr Fernandez was so kind as was his student doctor. I felt that I was in competent hands.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024


Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Fernandez has always made me feel at ease! His straight forward approach and we got this attitude is the type of bedside manner that I appreciate!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Since being under Dr. Fernandez' care he and his team have been informative and have shown care for finding the best treatment options available.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Fernandez recommended I see a neuromuscular neuropathy doctor to see the cause of my feet numbness. Also he recommended that I take half of each pill of Clonazepam twice daily to see if it helps with my unsteadiness when walking or standing. He also mentioned I would find my essential tremor would increase in my hands. It did. I called and tried to make an appointment with a Doctor at USF and Tampa General. I was told the soonest I could be seen was in September.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

It was a good experience with. Both the doctor and his fellow

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Fernandez understood my issue and quickly offered two remedies.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Fernandez treated me with the utmost respect and did a marvelous job of informing me about my Parkinson disease.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

He is outstanding! I compare other providers to him, most fall short.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr., F was very caring and concerned about my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Fernandez and his staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I was not able to activate my camera for my virtual visit. Dr. Fernandez answered my questions. My next visit in 6 months will be an in person visit.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is very patient and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Fernandez has always been accessible for important situations that are time-sensitive.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I have referred many Patients with Parkinsons to Dr. Fernandez over the past 10 years.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Fernandez is top notch and has helped with my tremors immensely !

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr answered questions

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

He's a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is the best. Always shows great care and concern for me, and he is a great teacher to the fellows

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

May just be me but I don't feel listened to when Dr. Is answering phone during appt.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Only worked because DR was willing to do Facetime

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Fernandez is very likable & treats me like a person not just a patient

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I am very thank to have Dr. Fernandez as my physician. He really studies me and what's going on with my condition to make sure we do the right areas!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Love Dr Frendaze.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is always courteous and very caring. He's an amazing provider as well as a clear, Informative, patient, instructor for the fellows that are with him...I even learn something new once in awhile and I've been treated by Dr. Fernandez forever.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Fern?ndez is always attentive to my needs and responds to my wishes. He is thoughtful as we talk through medications for my tremor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I'm very happy with Dr. Fernandez & his Staff at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Fernandez was very open to requests to modify medication

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Ferndandez and the Dr working with him was the first time I have felt understood, validated, cared about. Up until this point I was dismissed or completely misunderstood for over two years. I left the appointment almost in happy tears for finally someone more than knowledgeable and understanding, recognizing my condition, making me feel validated and I was given hope. His 'bedside manner' was incredible, I haven't experienced that here in Michigan. He and his assistant were beyond worth the drive and I would 10/10 recommend Dr. Fernandez to anybody I care about seeking his specialties. Lots of gratitude over here! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Very personable doctor

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is one of the best Neurological Physicians I have seen since I moved to Ohio. I kept a relationship with my Neurologist in Colorado for over 3 years post moving to Ohio. I will stay with Dr. Fernandez as long as he is available as he understands my movement disorder as well as my prior Neurologist,

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Excellent experience with his office, schedulers, nurses and Dr. Fernandez.

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