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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/27/2020, 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

425 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

54 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

dr was great!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

very prompt-very little waiting time. Dr McDonnell very pleasant and through.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

He was one of the only providers that took my anxiety into consideration during his exam and treatment. He was great.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Doctor is very good.I have been having this procedure done for over 40 years

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. McDonald is SUPER - He is extremely pleasant, and courteous. Makes you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr McDonnell is terrific!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Good physician

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Doctor McDonnell is terrific! Very knowledgeable, caring, exudes warmth!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I was very pleased with y Dr McDonnell appointment.I will return for a follow up appointment in a few months

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Great Dr and has sense of humor made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Dr. was very helpful and explained everything well

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

the Dr. seemed to not care that my child has been sick and in pain for two months. He didn't have any solutions. He couldn't find a reason she was sick, so he made us feel like he wasn't willing to find a solution.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

very happy with Dr McDonnell was very informative has a great personality. I'd highly recommend him!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Dr. McDonnell is very compassionate and always helps with what is making me not feel good. His assistant Sherry is also very kind. They are the best!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. fit me in even though they called me back to change appointment and I didn't get message in time so I went to office and he saw me . which I greatly appreciated. Dr. very kind.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

this a the second time seeing this provider for the same issue - a year a part. I have a chronic clogged ear. he basically said "well it hasn't killed you yet". and explains that there is nothing he can do. I swear there is something going on here. and I am highly disappointed by his lack of concern and interest in looking into it. after prodding I was able to get him to agree to order some imaging of my ear, but I question how thorough the test ordered is - it might be an issue with my sinuses and or throat - but he is only goi g to look at my ear. I am already looking for a second opinion as I have NO confidence in this provider.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr McDonnell is very adept and thorough. Although my daughter has Down syndrome, she knows she will be treated with respect by all in this office.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Nice people in office, like doctor - he is always easy to communicate with , not sure if solution resolved yet but he said to f/u in 10 days if not enough improvement.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I like this doctor a lot and that is the only reason I went to the Clinic. I think the way to get an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic is

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. McDonnell is excellent in calling with test results.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. was caring & professional. He explains medical information clearly & in terms non health care people understand. I have already recommended him to friends & family.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I already have recommended Dr. McDonnell to others.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I have been dealing with severe nosebleeds for my 5 year old son. He seemed quick to write it off as dryness. I asked why other dr.'s could not have saved me my time and money if it was so simple. He had no answer.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

he was rude and aloof. He wasn't interested in listening to my concerns. he asked if the room was spinning when I stand or lay down. he indicated my problem was not vertigo. I should wait a month to see if The lack of balance and unsteadiness goes away. If not, he would refer me to the main campus for a balance evaluation. I am extremely disappointed in the lack of care and professionalism by this physician And will not return.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

great / love Doctor McDowell

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

best doctor ever

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. McDonnell. He was great ! I told him what my concerns were and he talked to me about them. He then examined my nose, and we talked about my nose spray use. It had turned into an addiction. Sadly, I confess that I did know that I was over using nose spray. When those words were used by Dr. McDonnell it wakes you up and you have a choice to make. Dr. McDonnell prescribed two medications that I got that day. They have really helped. The day that I left Dr. McDonnell's office was the last day that I used nose spray. If you're reading this and getting a chuckle out of the words, " addiction and nose spray, " believe me, this is my second go-round with nose spray. If you no longer use something the way the instructions say, you're headed for an addiction. Granted, it wasn't a drug addiction, but an addiction none the less. Dr.McDonnell was great. I will see him again, and I HIGHLY recommend Dr. McDonnell. You'll like him as soon as you meet him. Not much of a waiting time at all. I'm extremely happy. Thank you, Dr. McDonnell.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. McDonnell.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Doc. McDonnell is wonderful, I had a problem with my ear. He returned my call so quickly and got me right in. After that I had a problem with the treatment, had to call back because of an allergic reaction. He got right back with me very quickly and got me right in. He has been my ENT for about 20 yrs. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor, he has always gotten back with me so fast and always very kind and helpful. Top notch, hands down!! Wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I put Dr McDonnell high on my list of top 10 Drs I've had and I've had many 2 and a thank you

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. McDonnell was very kind and professional! SO different from ENT last year (who let me know I was wasting his time). Dr. McDonnell quickly put me at ease, discussed my issues and took care of my problem. Highly recommend him!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

The doctor was excellent. He said my ears were blocked by the wax buildup and in one instant he drew the wax from my ears. Hearing has improved immensely.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

dr. explained. everything even called me at home with the results of ultra sound

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. McDonald is an outstanding Doctor and person. He made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

this is the first time I have seen Dr. McDonald and if the need arises I will return to Dr. McDonald

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

LOVE Dr. McDonnell! He cured me when others couldn't and is very personable and efficient.

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