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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.

Approximately one million Americans have Parkinson's disease and more than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed every year. Learn from Parkinson disease specialist, Dr. Hubert Fernandez on who is at risk for this disease and what treatment options are available.

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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

See publications for Hubert Fernandez, MD.

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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

291 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Ekhlas Assaedi MD was very thorough, attentive and empathetic. Dr. Fernandez reviewed my discussions with Dr Assaedi and explained my diagnosis logically. I think they make a good team.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr, Fernandez reflects so well what the Hippocratic oath really means. Not only is he devoted to his patients and always on top of my file but he's an excellent listener and never judges - he sees the doctor-patient relationship as a collaborative partnership focused on healing and recovery and quality of life no matter how high the odds.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

This was a ver good experience Dr. Ferndaze was very helpful with helping me with my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

I have confidence in Dr Fernandez to always do the right thing for me

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is one of the best physicians on staff at the Cleveland Clinic. I am blessed to have Dr. Fernandez as my physician. I have great confidence in him and his abilities.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is a true professional. The treatment and results that I receive have significantly improved my life. I have also observed Dr. Fernandez being very caring for for me and others. He has a sincere desire to teach and educate new doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

This appointment was for a research study. Dr. Fernandez was almost an hour late coming in for the appointment but he was very thorough during the appt.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is a gem!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Best diagnosis I have had for my problem. Dr Fernandez is terrific!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Fernandez was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the issues to me. He did a great job.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

He is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is always very professional yet takes a personal interest in my care. I am very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr Fernandez was wonderful. He listened carefully and followed up by personally talking to the physician he was recommending for follow up appointment

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

I have been working under the leadership and guidance of Dr Fernandez since 2015.My appointments always move me forward and help me see the big picture and reassure me I have the best Movement Disorder specialist in the world.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Fernandez has always treated me with respect and helped me to appreciate the art and science of medicine and to avoid getting caught in the weeds instead of seeing the opportunities on the horizon He always gives me hope and validates my issues, and as a result I feel more confident

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022


Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Thankful for Dr. Fernandez

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

I am very happy with with the seamless video visit on 12/28/22. I am extremely grateful to have Dr. Hubert Fernandez as my neurologist.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Fernandez helped me to find specific physical therapist and specific speech therapist (LSVT certified). I am looking forward to my 1st appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Fern?ndez always demonstrates concern and a desire to revisit my medications.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I feel that Dr Fernandez and his entire staff (nurse, residents etc all do an excellent job

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Easy, expedient, doctor thorough, patient, and caring. Thanks for that!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Entire staff working with Dr Fernandez is Very Good

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Fernandez spent quite a bit of time with me. He was professional and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

I saw a fellow and she did an excellent job listening to me. I saw Dr Fernandez for a very short time.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Fernandez was knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and overall amazing. We are so grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Excellent provider whom I have recommended to others.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Can't say enough good things about him. I trust him with my care!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

I really like Dr Fernandez. He is very caring and respectful when I come for my botox injections. He takes into consideration the things that I tell him.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Thankful for the care Dr. Fernandez & staff gives me

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

The fellow with DrFernandez was so kind, caring and compassionate. She appeared very knowledgeable and so willing to help me get the answers to questions I had written out. She even took my list to discuss with Dr Fernandez.

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