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Department Mellen Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis Optica)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis
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
Quito Pichincha,

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Daniel Ontaneda, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 6/25/2021, Dr. Ontaneda 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

53 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Ontaneda is an excellent caregiver. I have always felt that he has my best interests at heart and that he genuinely cares about my well-being. He is always very well versed in my specific problems and in all the current information regarding the treatment of my disease. The Cleveland Clinic benefits greatly from having Dr. Ontaneda as a provider and I have a better quality of life because of him & my association with the Clinic. Thank You.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

It can beso scary when you don't understand what's going on with your body. Dr.Ontaneda and his team take so much of the worry away with the knowledge, understanding and genuine compassion they demonstrate. Sincere thanks and keep up the exceptional work!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

The Physician went above and beyond listening and asking specific questions about my complaints and medical concerns. he took the time to take a significant deep dive into my medical history going back 5-6 years reviewing test results. He spent over an hour with us reviewing my medical records and taking time to complete a very thorough examination.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

He took the time to listen to me and asked questions regarding the things I said. He was very well informed and knowledgeable. I finished the appointment with Dr. Ondaneda with hope and more confidence with this journey I am on. he didn't make me feel stupid for the questions I had asked my previous neurologist, in fact he had some of the same concerns I had which had been previously dismissed by others. I look forward to having him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

dr was amazing. very caring very clear, extremely articulate. made me feel confident once I left.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr Ontaneda is always very courteous and listens patiently as I share my concerns and discuss options for my care and why?

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Ontenada was very thorough, professional, and extremely courteous. He is a phenomenal physician and very encouraging. I am extremely confident in his game plan for treatment going forward.

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