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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
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor Resources
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myoclonus (muscle twitch)
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
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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 50 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 nearly 40 published book chapters and books to his credit, 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.

Dr Fernandez is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Neurological Association. He is currently elected as a Councilor for the AAN Movement Disorders Section, Executive Committee Member of the Parkinson Study Group and Dystonia Study Group; and is also an Executive Board Member of the World Neurology Foundation. He has served as President of the Florida Society of Neurology, and is the current Co-Medical Editor of the Movement Disorders Society Web site. Recently, he has been elected the Co-Chair of the Parkinson Study Group for a 6 year term.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Santo Tomas


  • 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 10/3/2021, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Elsevier

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

282 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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Not sure how to answer these questions. He's an excellent and caring doctor. But the time issues are a problem that suggest my time isn't valued.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Had to wait months for appointment. Very pleased with doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

While it can be difficult to get an appointment, Dr. Fern?ndez always ensures that I am able to see him when necessary.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Fern?ndez is always attentive and responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Very good experience Dr. Fernandez is always pleasant but also informative. The young man that was working with him was also good

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Fernandez to a friend and several family members with the same problem.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Fernandez was great! Very informative and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Fernandez was straightforward, wasted no time, and was very helpful in confirming my diagnosis, suggesting specific exercise regimens, and in tweaking medication.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Always a pleasure to deal with Dr.Hernandez & his associates. They listen to my concerns and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Fernandez spent a great deal of time with me. He was thorough and explained everything well.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

James & Dr. Fernandez listened to my concerns and I feel very cared for

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

outstanding diagnostic experience for first visit with Dr Hernandez & Dr Liao his assisting Fellow. Met all my expectations

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Fernandez is very good about explaining anything I have questions about!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr.Fernandez is the best dr ever.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Fernandez is excellent at all aspects of care (at least based on the first visit). Especially helpful were the specific e-checkin questionnaires for focusing on not just physical aspects of the illness but mental health aspects also. Being able to fill these out at home saved a lot of time and anxiety.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr Fernandez and the fellow with him showed great concern and interest in my condition and how best to treat it.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

DR. Fernandez is very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Since i live in Sarasota, Florida, and want to continue with Dr. Fernandez, video visits are necessary, but ao prefer in person visits, and so I will fly to Cleveland at least once a year..

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I thought the zoom instructions were good.-However the actual time to get connected was terrible and then I never saw the doctor. I had to do FaceTime 3 weeks later.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I have been very satisfied with my treatment and with my interactions with Dr Fernandez and the others with whom I interacted.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Fernandez is an excellent & knowledgeable neurologist.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I will not return to see Dr Fernandez. He's is incredibly condescending & arrogant.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

The Dr showed little care about my concerns & was more concerned about making my wife & feel completely stupid. He was incredibly insulting when I did ask a question when he first started talking.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Fernandez It my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Fernandez is was wonderful physician. He's very thorough, kind and takes as much time as needed for the appointment. I would highly recommend him!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Fernandez is outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I appreciate that Dr. Fernandez is such a great listener, which, for me, is paramount in a trustful doctor/patient relationship. I'm completely confident that he applies his professional knowledge to what's best for me as an individual.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

This method of visit is convenient for me, as I live an hour away from Cleveland Clinic, and traveling is difficult (sometimes impossible) for me to do alone. Comparatively, since my condition is not progressive at this point, a conversation with my doctor adequately covered my medical needs as well as an in-office visit.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dissatisfied with last visit, I told Dr. Fernandez I was in pain and he ignored me he suggested that he inject me 30 days later.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr Fernandez was very friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Fernnandez is always excellent He is very busy, but when he is with a patient you get 100% of his attention.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Hubert Fernandez is a very good doctor and helps tremendously with my park. disease and arthritis.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Fernandez treats you like a real person.

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