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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brown University / Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Movement Disorders
Providence, RI USA
1999

Residency - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Neurology
Boston, MA USA
1998

Internship - University of Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1995

Medical Education - University Virgen Milagrosa Institute of Medicine
San Carlos City,
1992

Undergraduate - University of Santo Tomas
Manila,
1990

Certifications

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

  • BlueRock Therapeutics, LLC
  • 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

296 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 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 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.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

We like Dr Fernandez very much

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

My e xperience was a very satisfying one. Dr Fernandez showed a lot of compassion and understanding

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr Fernandez Is awesomeness took time with us to explain everything so we could understand what is going on with me

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Fernandez always listens to me, shows genuine concern and is very respectful. I really appreciate his suggestions for treatment now and for how to continue treating my illness. I have highly recommended him to others as well and will continue to do. Am lucky to have such a great care provider/doctor!!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Excellent. Got an appointment very quickly, the doctor was incredibly kind, informative, and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Fernandez is wonderful. So kind, had explained my diagnosis and treatment options fully and completely.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Fernandez is so patient and calm. He puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr took very good care of us. He was interest in our health

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

He is a very caring knowledgeable physician. Also, he is a good listener. Very rare that a Dr takes the time to do that anymore.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Hernandez was informative, inquisitive and very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Considering the responsibilities of Dr. Fernandez, in my opinion, both Dr. Fernandez and his team do very well.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr.Fernadez was extremely knowledgeable in the field of cervical dystonia. He has incredible patience in his communication style and made me feel safe and hopeful, without giving me complicated options. He is confident and has a direct clear approach to our plan going forward.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Fernandez spoke in very simple words explaining in detail so I would understand as I have difficulty processing information.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Amount of time doctor spent with us was a very impressive. Very impressed with doctor and is resident

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr Fernandez's approach to diagnosing and treating you makes you feel at ease and informed. I feel like he is always in my corner if the need should arise .

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Ferdinand listens to my concerns and makes any corrections to help me. Last time he changed my injection sites and it helped in a great way.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

I was very pleased with how quickly we could schedule an appointment. And, as usual the Dr. Was very helpful

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Fernandez seemed extremely concerned and courteous

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

The video appt was perfect for us. Dr Fernandez listened well and communicated his opinion and my options very clearly.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Phillips and Fernandez were very caring and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

I really like having Dr. Fernandez as my doctor. He is knowledgeable and takes the time to explain my disease and its treatments.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Fernandez gets right down to business and doesn't waste time which I really appreciate and he is very thorough. I am really glad I can be seen virtually as well since I live hours away from Cleveland.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I have been pleased with the knowledgeable care I've received from everyone in Dr. Fernandez' office.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The support team in Dr. Fernandez' group is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Information obtained from Dr Fernandez was clear and concise.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Over all a very good experience We like Dr Fernandez very much

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Fernandez knows that I am contemplating surgery to mitigate the symptoms of Essential Tremor, and he knows that the surgery is a scary option. He was incredibly patient in explaining what to expect in preparation for the surgery (meeting with the surgical team, tests, etc.). I'm still not sure what I'm going to do, but he gave me much greater hope and confidence.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I moved here only a few months ago and didn't know a single doc. I had recommendations from my docs in Tampa, and I have been so fortunate to find great Cleveland Clinic docs.

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