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Department Respiratory Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Kathleen Martinelli, PA-C

Kathleen (Katy) Martinelli, MHS, PA-C is a 2002 graduate of the Duke Physician Assistant program and has spent the last 20 years practicing mainly in orthopaedics. In May of 2023 she transitioned to her current position as part of the inpatient team that cares for lung transplant patients at the main campus. 

Katy has also spent much of her career as an educator of both students and peers through her extensive lecturing at national conferences and a variety of Physician Assistant Programs around the country. Teaching is a passion of hers and she enjoys the opportunity to share her knowledge with others whenever possible.

When she is not working in the lung transplant unit here at the Cleveland Clinic, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Duke University
Master of Health Sciences
Durham, NC USA

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC USA


  • Physician Assistant
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

66 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

She was engaged in the visit. Listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Kathleen Martinelli is a great Doctor, she's very kind and interacted with me very well. Dr. Martinelli made my visits a blast we joked and laughed and she explained everything in great detail!. 5 stars for Dr. Martinelli!.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr Martinelli and her entire staff.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

She listened regarding what occurred as well as current symptoms.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Katy was kind and caring. Her physical exam of my injured foot was thorough and sensitive. She did not rush me, and answered my questions patiently.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

She was very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

NP was knowledgeable, listened empathetically and explained options well

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I was pleased with my doctor's visit and care they provided

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I had a great experience with my doctor. Very easy to talk to.

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