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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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As of 3/4/2022, 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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* 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

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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Everything about my appointment was excellent. I now regard Dr. McDonnell my ENT and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who asks.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

First visit with Dr. McDonnell. He is the best! Kind, patient, sociable. I was not rushed in any way. Terrific bed side manner.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Doctor was extremely hurried, rushing about from patient to patient while I was in the examination room. Also, I personally prefer a more professional approach, opposed to the seemingly endless joke-makingheard similar behavior with the other patients be seen at the same time. I would prefer detailed, scientific explanation(s) of diagnosis and care options. But, that's just me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Outstanding personal care by the physician

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022


Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I found this appointment disappointing. I felt that the doctor was in a hurry and I was rushing him. I was disappointed with my last appointment because I saw a PA and I felt like she knew very little about my hearing issues. I actually went to my audiologist where I purchased my hearing aids and she took her time and explained many questions that I had. She was way more helpful than the PA. Dr McDonnell seemed to be anxious to get this appointment over with.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I want to see a doctor who takes his or her time and explains things.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr McDonnell is very caring of his patients. My daughter has Down syndrome and he is very considerate of any questions or concerns I have. She has been his patient for over twenty years; no complaints.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr McDonnell always talks directly to my daughter (the patient) as well as listening to me.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. McDonnell was very cooperative in getting me into the office. Very sociable. Excellent experience. One of the best!

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. McConnell is very thorough, knowledgeable, and delightful!!!!!! It is a pleasure to go for my appointment. So is Sharon (Sherrie)!!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr was very good

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Working with Dr McDonnell was a pleasant experience. He was kind, knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Great experience, after seeing other doctors he was able to treat my sinus infection that went on for 10 weeks and it looks like the treatment is working. He is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

This dr is very nice. He not only took are of the problem I came in for he fixed a problem that I had been having for quite a while with vertigo. I am so grateful for him fixing this problem. I can now sleep on my one side and my back without spinning. My ear is unblocked too so it was a win win for me.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Doctor is always pleasant and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. McDonell is always professional and listens to anything you have to say. I think he is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr McDonnell is excellent and always takes the time to check everything and answer any questions.Very happy with this doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Doctor has superb bedside manner and I always feel comfortable and know I'll get excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. McDonnell did an excellent job on my tongue and was very patient and kind with me because I was a very nervous patient. I would definately go back to him over and over again.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Always feel cared for by the doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Doctor and nurses are very helpful and friendly thank you

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

The doctor was wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr McDonnell is very competent and does a good job.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Hi, This is the first time I saw this doctor. I was very impressed with him. He listened to me, and most importantly took very good care of me. My previous ENT doctor moved to Florida. I would like to have him a my new doctor. Great doctor so far.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Dr. McDonnell is an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr McDonnell was excellent. He gathered information, asked questions, explained the physical anatomy of the body and identified the appropriate test needed. He was very respectful and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. McDonnell has always been kind, caring and helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

I was so pleased to see Dr. McDonnell. He has helped me immensely with my ear problems. He really seems to care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Always positive experience dealing with Dr. McDonnell.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. McDonnell for over 20 years. He Is an excellent physician. He listens well, evaluates, treats the situation and has a follow up plan. I recommend him highly

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr McDonnell is very caring and committed to serving his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

The doctor was professional and listen to my concerns. He is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. McDonnell took time to address any issues we had.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr McDonnell was able to provide needed information regarding my condition and assist me in further steps to take regarding my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr McDonnell was excellent as always! He's an amazing Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Dr was dismissive and rude. He also talked negatively about PA's and NP's and said that they don't know what they're talking about. I was embarrassed to have seen him after how he acted.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Seemed a little rushed while in the medical room. The Doctor did not listen to what my main concern was, he dismissed it by saying he doesn't deal with that certain issue.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Doc Mcdonnel is a marvelous Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Good explanation from Doctor about why he needed the report the report that came with the ultrasound?

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. McDonnell was very interested in ensuring I understood that everything appeared normal.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Doctor clarified that one of my current medications was a possible cause of issue and prescribed a different medication and conversed with my digestive health doctor to confirm medication change, which worked on solving current problems

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

It was a pleasure meeting with Dr. McDonnell on 11/22/2021.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. McDonnell is excellent , my hero. Outstanding and personable. Great care.

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.

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