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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 Pediatric ENT
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

422 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr McDonnell is an awesome ENT snd I'm delighted to have him as my doctor. Very professional, friendly and takes time to listen .

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr McDonnell has a great personality!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Doc is always nice to see and talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Always a great experience with Dr. McDonnell. Our son has severe Autism and he is always, patience and kind to him. Tries to make it as comfortable as possible for him and we appreciate a doctor who cares. We have also had to take our daughter to him for nose bleeds and again, he made It the best experience he could have for her. :)

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Had to reschedule appointment three times different doctors later dates

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Matt McDonnell is personable and very good at his specialty

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

The doctor was great. Very respectful and had humor to put me at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

Scheduling was done with ease. The scheduler made sure I could get the hearing test and see the Dr. McDonnell right after, without having to wait so long in between appointments, which I appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

Mr McDonnell is an excellent doctor very professional. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I went for a hearing test and then on to the doctor. These were scheduled together. I the audiologist was very helpful and I scheduled another appointment with her to see if it's possible to upgrade the software in them too make them be more helpful. But the doctor's appointment came first. When meeting with the doctor for the first time ever, he quickly suggested a cochlear Implant. It was kind of shocking! He backed off when he found out that we ere going try to upgrade the aids. He was pleasant, but our encounter would have been better if we had talked a minute before he said "cochlear Implant".

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Unfortunately, the visit was a waste of time for both the doctor and myself. I was not advised that I needed to have a hearing test before this appointment. Rescheduling everything well push back any resolution at least two months.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I had a very good experience. The doctor was very professional and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Matthew McDonald appears to have significant knowledge and experience with excellent practical application of both. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Great appt Dr was more than kind

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2024

Dr. McDonnell is truly an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

My daughter has Down syndrome. Dr McDonnell is always respectful of her as the patient. She trusts him, as do I.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Always a very good experience. He cares about his patients and excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I have the utmost respect for Dr McConnell which is why I waited for weeks to see him. He listens to my concerns, takes his time during the appointment and his expertise in his field is evident and appreciated

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

The physician made me feel at ease from his first sentence, and he was iContact was great, seemed generally concerned, and proceeded to tell me his plan of treatment

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr McDonnell is always congenial and does outstanding work on my ears!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is an exceptionally gifted doctor, and his bedside manner is tremendous.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Love doc, friendly, talkative... Love this doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

FABULOUS, couldn't imagine a more caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Matthew McDonnell ( ENT ) takes great care to Clear My Ear Canal Area, as He knows My Medical History very well..

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I appreciate Dr McDonnell's kind care and expertise over many years as his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. McDonnell was professional, knowledgeable,compassionate, polite and friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Had to wait a month to see the doctor appointments for booked

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr McDonnell is caring and considerate. My daughter looks forward to seeing him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr McDonnell is a 5 star doctor

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr.McDonnell is one of my favorite doctors. He take time to discuss my concerns and meds. He is very thorough in his exams. I will certainly refer him to my friends and family members.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Super disappointed in my visit with the ENT - the rest of the staff was fantastic, but the doctor did not bother to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Really like Dr. McDonnell. Been seeing him many years. Although sometimes it's difficult to schedule with him.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Everyone was excellent. It is just very hard to get an appointment, that's because Dr McDonnell is so busy, I understand that

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Very pleasant physician and staff. As well as an easy procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Both the physician and the assistant were pleasant and helpful. The procedure was easy for me.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Very personable and we liked him a lot! Would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Excellent. Dr explained everything and did a quality exam and procedures. Suggested follow up in 3 weeks which I have scheduled

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I felt like the care provider rushed the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. McDonald was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

The doctor was very nice and initiated a pleasant banter with my wife and me. He's a really nice person.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Matthew McDonnell took the time to listen to My medical concerns and to Address any Issues that I may have had...

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr McDonnell was very attentive. He was easy to talk to and listened to my health issue and he is trying antibiotics before doing surgery. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

I was very impressed with all of the staff, especially my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is an outstanding physician in every aspect of care, diagnosis and treatment!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. McDonnell took care of my on going ear problem!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr McDonnell was prompt and professional in my experience. He identified my problem and directed me to another clinic doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Know doctor McDonald for many years always takes good care of me

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Was very disappointed at Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. McDonald was amazing. He took excellent care of my son and even personally followed through via phone calls; I am very impressed with him as a doctor

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is AWESOME!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is a wonderful, caring person. I would recommend everyone to see this doctor. He shared his medical knowledge with my husband and me as well.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Was a very good experience...from registering to the end of appointment. Like this doctor very much!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is always punctual, which is very much appreciated. He is always courteous and sociable, and happy to answer any questions or concerns that I have.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2023

Dr. McDonnell and his assistant Sharon are the best!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2023

Dr. McDonnell is very caring and always gives his best advice!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Such a caring dr.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Loved Dr. Hadad

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

The doctor himself see me right away

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I had an emergency ear problem and if it wasn't for Dr. McDonnell returning my message ASAP and seeing me the same day I would've been miserable. He facilitated me seeing him and he was a lifesaver.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr McConnell is top notch Doctor in my experience.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr McDonnell and the ENT team always provide superb patient care. Never and problems. Thank you

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr McDonnell consistently provides exceptional patient care - always listens and cares about the patient.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. McDonnell always is friendly and thorough about my care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2023

I always feel so at ease visiting Dr.McDonnell, he's quick and very thorough. I always leave confident with the information he gives me.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Excellent Service by the Entire Staff and by Dr. Matthew McDonnell ( ENT )

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Matthew McDonnell genuinely cares for His Patients, and Dr. McDonnell always treats Me with great dignity & respect..

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I was in and out in 15-20 minutes. The staff and Dr. McDowell were very efficient.

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