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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Parotid Tumors
View all 3 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery/ Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Thyroid masses, parotid masses, pediatrics, nasal and sinus surgery, nasal polyps, ear infections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Matthew McDonnell, 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 2/20/2021, Dr. McDonnell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

404 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

One of your best doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. McDonnell has been an excellent ENT for me over many years.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. McDonnell is an excellent Dr.! He makes me feel like I am a friend as well as taking care of my sinus problems!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

dr. McDonell was wonderful. He made me feel very confident in his care for me

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

good - Dr. was very informative as to my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. McDonnell was very easy to talk to and actually listened to me. He is the only doctor I've seen that checked my medical history of my rare autoimmune disease to familiarize himself with it. i truly appreciate that.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

dr McDonnell was excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

excellent... would definitely recommend my doctor to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

a doctor that cares enough to call you twice in one day to help you with a medical problem is unheard of these days.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

Excellent doctor. Operated on my son previously

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

I have been seeing Dr. McDonnell a number of years now and he has always been friendly, attentive, and professional with me.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. McDonnell is very considerate of my concerns and works quickly and efficiently to resolve the issue. Informed me as we proceeded of what he found and how we would resolve it.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Very good I've sent other people to doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I was given very good care by all the staff and by Dr McConell

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr McConell was very kind. he explained what he was doing and took very good care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr.McDonald was remarkable.He listened and he corrected my problem in minutes.I suffered vertigo for 6 weeks and he cleaned my ears and performed an Eppy within minutes and no more virtigo.He is by far the BEST ENT I ever had.The past ENT Dr. referred the Eppy to others.I am forever grateful to Dr.McDonald and would be so happy to discuss his professionalism and ability to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

This was an immensely positive experience for me than the previous doctor I visited at your facility about 2 or 3 years ago.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr was very courteous and thoughtful of my issue

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

I was completely satisfied with all aspects of my appointment with Dr. McDonnell

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr didn't know what was causing problem nor had a solution or recommendation to be seen by anyone else. Didn't feel it was a major issue although something I had never had before

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

like provider very much

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

The Doctor, receptionist and his assistant were very courteous and respectful.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

The Doctor was very knowledgeable and courteous.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

liked this Doctor very much

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

As always, the provider is professional and concerned. I have confidence in the proposed treatment

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. McDonnell is a very friendly and courteous physician. He's very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

always a good experience with Dr. McDonnell

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Wow! *Dr. Matthew McDonnell was amazing with our special needs son. Patient, kind, efficient and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

on scale of 1 to 10 with 10 best I would give Dr McDonnell a 13

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I like Dr. McDonnell and will go back to him when my ears need cleaning again.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Love Dr McDonnell

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. McDonnell was very professional, informative, and pleasant.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr McDonnell and his staff are awesome. very caring and capable. couldn't ask for better treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr.Mcdonnel was very kind and quickly cleaned the earwax out of both my ears.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

efficient staff excellent care from Dr mcdonnell

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Good experience,I've known dr. McDonnell for many years even before he joint=ed your staff at the clinic. Always had trust in him and he will always be my e.n.t. Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

The doctor took time to listen to me and answer my questions

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

i've been here before, and was very satisfied with the doctor, staff and facilities.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. McDonnell is a very caring & helpful doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

he was very knowledgeable regarding his work. we had not met with him before and one of the first things he said when he entered the room was making negative and judgmental comments regarding my son having a tattoo. The patient doctor rapport was made right there. it felt as if he was talking at us and and "down to us".

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

The doctor was well prepared, very helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

was able to come in easily Dr. Mc Donnell is fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I did not make the appointment but my primary doctor's office did and I got in right away. Was FANTASTIC.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

The Doctor was very courteous and told m my options and we went with the best one for me. Was quick and painless.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

EXCELLENT CARE and Very Goid Doctor.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr McDonnell is excellent and very easy to talk too.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. McDonnell was courteous and concerned about my problem. He provided recommendations to assist with my problem and was very thorough in his questions to arrive at a diagnosis. His help is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. McDonald was super nice. listened to my symptoms and concerns. Discussed method of treatment with me. Made sure I was okay with it. He also was concerned about my outcome and recovery. Told me to call after 10 days of antibiotics if my headache did not improve.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I called the Clinic and was able to get a tele-health appointment with my doctor on the next day.

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