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


  • 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 9/13/2018, 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
  • Pfizer, Inc.

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

226 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Fernandez always demonstrates great interest in my medical issues and is available to discuss any changes in my medical status.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I havve seen Dr Fernandez for several years and he has always been the consumate gentleman, and an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Feel fortunate to have an outstanding hospital and a great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr Fernandez is the best. He is kind, considerate and very patient.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Fernandez was concerned about one of the medications dad was on for his heart interfering with his Parkinsons medication. He made us aware of this and his strong concern and insisted we call the other physician to see if this medication could be changed (which it was). He answered all my questions I had about dad and made me feel like I was no bother to him at all.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

waited over an hour past appointment time to see doctor

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

I had a very good experience meeting with Dr Rodrigues. He provided information, helpful opportunities and was professional, in every way.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. seemed rushed - did not take much time with like a 15 min appt. with him once in room. We drove 1 1/2 hr. for appt.-

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Just wish dr. would have sat down & talked direct to patient and explained more of patients issues - lucky we are not in a urgent need of attention.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Fernandez and his Resident were very attentive and listened to my current status. I feel very comfortable with them and trust them to give me the best care possible.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Fernandez was courteous, focused on my needs, instructive about my future care, and spent a great deal of time and never seemed rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

dr Fernandez and his team are courteous, and professional, yet personable enough to make me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Although this physician is one of the best in his field, he has a tremendous lack of empathy. He would be best staying in research and not taking care of patients directly as his bedside manner is lacking.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

as usual everything went well. Doctors & Nurses very caring

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

was totally blown away by this doctor . He talked to me in a way I could understand and worked with me to find out some solutions to help out with my Parkinson's disease . fantastic doctor !

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Dr. Fernandez is one of the most patient and kindest physicians I have.He has a calming presence and never makesme feel that any question I ask is dumb. He always gets back to me very quickly when I email a question on my chart.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr Fernandez is a caring, understanding knowledge doctor that has helped me understand and control my PD

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr was so understanding and concerned.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Margolius was fabulous.

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