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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

429 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. McDonnell correctly diagnosed my ear problem which had been previously incorrectly diagnosed by my family physician from a different hospital system. He treated my condition and gave me a follow up appointment (2 business days later) to verify the progress of my recovery. Handled my situation very with care and accuracy.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Right on time for the appointment which was very much appreciated. Dr. McDonald is very pleasant . Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

The doctor was patient, didn't rush me and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I found him to be a very good doctor. Very caring and professional

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr McDonnell and his staff are great! Wouldn't hesitate to refer him to friends or family!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr McDonnell is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Dr McDonnell is very thorough, very personable and professional. He takes time with his patients in explaining his recommendations.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Although I have a degree in the medical field, I don't believe it is necessary to inform the doctor of this in order to be talked to as an informed adult. The doctor was dismissive of my concern, which I tried for months to correct on my own. At the very least he gave me the diagnosis so I could google how to take care of it. I am very much aware medical professionals are not a fan of Dr. Google, myself included. I felt I had wasted his time as he was on to the next patients chart then noticed I was still in the room and told me I could leave. Maybe he was having a bad day, since his reviews are so positive. But somehow I left feeling like a stupid little girl. Which I clearly am not. Just my experience.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Gave options and was thorough with explanations as to the issue that I was there for as well as being friendly and kind. Dr. McDonnell gave easy to understand information.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Doctor McDonnell was very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

It was a good experience. Dr. McDonnell answered all of my mother's questions.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. McDonnell always is friendly and has been giving me care for about 3 years and has been a big help with my hearing.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

The doctor took care of the problem (wax build up in the ear) in a painless and efficient manner

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Got in to see the Dr. In a timely manner!!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I have already referred my son to Dr. McDonnel based on my experience at this visit.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021


Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. McDonnell is great! I have been seeing him for years, and he always fixes me!

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr McDonnel is very thorough.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. MacDonald is friendly, thorough, and also has a great sense of humor. It was a relief to learn he could order my CPAP supplies.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr and staff were very friendly

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

dr is excellent in all areas

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Front desk, Assistant & Doctor all care about their patient getting quality care.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

wonderful experienced Ent physician

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

The doctor was amazing, very pleasant.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

The doctor acknowledged my problem was beyond his expertise and was going to refer me to a specialist. He explained what to expect but would take one step at a time. very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

it was a good day every one was very good 5min wait time I really like my doctor he is very good

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

The doctor talked to me as if I was a child or just some "thing" that he needed to respond to in order to get me out of the door. I can't believe that I spent money to be treated the way that I was treated, and to only have 3 minutes or so with him. I was literally speechless when I left. All I kept thinking when I left was "What was the point of even going there!?" He barely gave me a full examination, and then he wrote down some names on a piece of paper of people that he recommended for me because my issue wasn't anything he could help with... I can't even read his handwriting. so now I'm back to square one. I have never had this kind of experience with Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

I would like to give a shout out to Dr McDonnell - very knowledgeable, responsive, caring and a great doctor all around.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

I would like to give a shout out to Dr McDonell- very knowledgeable, responsive, caring and a great doctor all around.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

During our examination, a nurse came to the door and interrupted to ask Dr. Mcdonnel about another patient. They discussed that patient,and then the Dr. closed the door, did not wash his hands or put on gloves, and proceeded to examine my daughter's mouth and tonsils. He touched her face, had his hands in her mouth, and put a long swab in her throat, all after touching the door. not washing his hands, or wearing gloves! We were shocked and appalled, and left feeling very upset, and still are. Not only is this unsanitary and negligent normally, but especially so during a global pandemic.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Everything when fine Dr. Mc Donnell and his staff was respectful Dr.Donnell did an excellent job on answering all my questions ,and was very h elpful .

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. McDonnell did a grate job

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

The service I received was the best. It was nice to see and talk to Dr. McDonnell again. I would recommend Dr. McDonnell to all my friends.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

He seemed like he was in a rush. Honestly the nurse did a better job of listening and being receptive. I will definitely not return to this doctor because my co pay is $50 and this was disappointing.

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 30, 2020

I have gone to Dr McDonnell for many years...absolutely the BEST ENT I have ever gone to & I have seen a number. He is always attentive to what I have going on & provides explanations of what the problem is & how best to correct it. I told him he better never retire--don't knoow who I woulld see . EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN!! I have recommended him to several people.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

love Dr McDonald- simply the best!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

liked this Doctor very much

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