Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
- Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis Optica)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Optic Neuritis
- Transverse Myelitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA
Medical Education - Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications
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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 7/19/2023, Dr. Ontaneda has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ontaneda receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Genentech, Inc
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
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.
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33 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023
Dr is very caring & took time with me answering questions. He is easy to talk to.Thank you.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023
Loved Dr. Ontaneda. He listened, explained and is very knowledgeable as was confirmed by my neurosurgeon after discussing plan with him.
Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023
One of the best doctors ever.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023
Doctor was superb. Caring and compassionate. Great physician.
Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022
Could speak just a little slower, but really appreciated having him write additional info/steps on the follow up care papers.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022
Dr. Ontaneda took time answering all my questions and explained what was going on with me . I learned more from him in one visit then I did from my regular doctor in nine years and that's saying alot.
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