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

Treatment & Services

  • General ENT
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Parotid Tumors
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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 School - 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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As of 2/7/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

299 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018

poor explanation of my questions, took a few minutes with me and then moved on saying see me again in 3 months, when I had questions and concerns now

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

He Find out what the problem was right away!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

he was efficient thorough and compassionate

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2017

Dr. McDonnell is a doctor that you can feel good about seeing. In several years of seeing him, I've always left the office feeling informed and comfortable with the appointment I just had. I have recommended him to others and will continue to let people know how knowledgeable and efficient he is.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2017

Provider seemed to be in a rush to get in and out of my room. I did not feel completely listened to, nor did I feel like he adequately looked over my history before entering the room. The way he spoke at times made me feel almost stupid for coming in, which is not something you want your patients to feel.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2017

Dr McDonell was very thorough, friendly and funny. he made me laugh even in my very anxious state...

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017

Dr. McDonnell was excellent. My health issue was resolved and he made helpful recommendations for preventing the same issue. I will definitely see him again, if needed.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2017

I was told to call if symptoms got worse, or send a message in my chart...well my symptoms did get worse, & last thing I was thinking about was going on my.chart...i was only thinking about the constant pain in my ear that I just wanted to get better...I wanted to be well...that's all...

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2017

I have Multiple Sclerosis and I was so impressed during my first visit with Dr. MacDonnell a year ago. I was having what I thought was inner ear issues and was looking thru the doctors listing and chose Dr. MacDonnell. Turned out, I wasn't experiencing inner ear issues, but "audio" issues, which I never heard of, but something that Dr. MacDonnell had experienced with other MS patients. I was so impressed with Dr. MacDonnell.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2017

basically was told I need to tough it out for a week or two and we would go from there. I wonder if the provider has ever had dizziness/vertigo for a length of time and been told to tough it out.

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

I was totally dissatisfied with my visit with Dr. McDonnell. He spent less than five minutes with me, showed no interest in my medical history or concerns, and left the room so quickly that I didn't have time to even formulate my questions. This was by far my worst experience with a physician at the Clinic.

Reviewed on May 15, 2017

always a good experience with Dr. McDonnell

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

Doctor was very good and courteous. I liked him very much and will refer him to anyone needing ENT care.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017

Staff was great but the iPad check tablets were useless

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017

My experience was good

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017

I would call Dr. McDonnell and this staff perfection personified. From day one.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Matt McDonnell , is an excellent , caring , concern professional that trys to do his best I believe.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017

Dr. McDonnell is one of the best doctors we have ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017

The doctor has very poor bedside manners, is very arrogant and has poor listening skills. This experience, with this person, left bad taste in my mouth. Will never schedule an appointment with him, and I will think twice before scheduling an appointment with this clinic/hospital if your specialists acting like gods. I am very disappointed.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017

He did an excellent job. He is a very good Doctor and a pleasure to work with.

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