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 10/23/2019, 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:

  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • 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

206 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

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I wasn't ready to discuss treatments yet with Dr.Fernandez, but he addressed my resistance with patience and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Fernandez is a very knowledgeable and kind professional

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Not enough time with the doctor because there was another doctor or intern not sure in the room and the other doctor called in a prescription with his name on it. I felt it should have come from Dr. Fernandez not the other doctor. Appointment was with Dr. Fernandez not the other doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

the dr and the staff are excellent

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Was a very good experience with Doctors

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Fernandez has a resident or someone interested in your disease that comtes in and interviews you asking questions about anything that's going on. then when he comes in they go over it again have a lot of things to use to see if they can help with your care very reassuring to have more doctors looking at the problems

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I continued to be very grateful for the attentive care from Dr. Fernandez and his team. My health situation is complex and they listen carefully to the symptoms I relay since my previous visit. My questions were answered completely and I fully trust the advice Dr. Fernandez has to offer.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

the doctor was teaching and i thought he was a little condescending. perhaps for the benefit of the residents

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Fernandez took extra time with my husband and I as we discussed relational problems related to PD And other issues in the marriage. He was very balanced and patient. He gave us good advice.

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.

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