Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
South Pointe Hospital
Primary Location

South Pointe Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric pacemaker
  • Gastric Pacer
  • General Gastrointestinal Disease
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gastroparesis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Mount Carmel Health System - East/West
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA

Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Grove City College
Grove City, PA USA

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 10/1/2018, Dr. Cline 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. Cline receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic ATS Medical, Inc.

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

215 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

my favorite doctor by far! always takes the time to find out about me as a whole and creates an environment of trust and low stress

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Cline to anyone with motility problems. He listens very well, explained everything carefully, answered all my questions, and in general put me at ease despite a lot of anxiety about the appt.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Cline was very informative, explain everything so we understood. He was not in a rush and took time to make sure all our questions were answered.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Cline is one of the nicest Doctors I've ever met! very personable down to earth. explained everything well. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I appreciated how concerned and connected Dr. Cline was with helping to diagnose my problem

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

dr. Cline was on time, listened to me, answered my questions, he was very nice, was very knowledgeable of my health problems. I felt very at ease with dr. Cline. his nurse was excellent, very nice, explained everything, easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Cline is exactly who I needed to see as I have seen many specialist and been misdiagnosed for years!! Just beginning this process with Dr. Cline but have faith in him and trust his judgment in his expertise! Anxious to have another visit with him soon!! After being sick for several years now, I figured out doctor's don't care like they used to and drs don't even take time to talk to their patient!! Dr. Cline talked with me and my father for close to an hour and that said a WHOLE lot to me!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr Cline really listens to my concerns and explains things in a way that a I can understand. Great Dr..

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr Cline I like him as a person but he never follows through any of his treatment plans. it is impossible to get anyone on the phone or office to return any of your calls about any of the plans. he would be a great doctor if he would actually follow through the plans for your health care needs and his office would actually return calls or call you with appointments instead of only speaking to a voicemail whenever you call in and never having a return call back. this office is very unorganized and very disappointing in the follow-through.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr cline has been great

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Cline is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met.He took the time to go over everything with me, explore all my options and sinus's them with me. He listened to me as a patient which is few and far between I've found in doctors now in my experience. he didn't seem rushed, he even waited while I took my daughters to the bathroom during the visit with absolute no hesitation or frustration. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I've worked in health care 20 years now and I can honestly say Dr Cline is an outstanding physician. He's kind, compassionate, and brilliant. I have a round trip drive of 8 hours to see him. It's worth it!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

*Dr. Cline was a great listener, gave me peace of mind and newfound hope, and was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

dr Cline was excellent. he had already reviewed my long history and had a plan in mind. he was very compassionate and explained things well

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Staff was amazing. Dr. Cline took the time to answer all questions and make the conversation easy. Definitely worth a 3.5 hour drive! Highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

The staff and dr. was quick to compliment each other and it truly felt like a family environment. There was no pressure and everyone was down to earth.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I greatly appreciate the ease of communication with the nurses and Dr. Cline. They always work with me and my other appointments and to see me as soon as possible.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I honestly couldn't ask for a better doctor. He is very thorough, compassionate and makes me feel included in everything!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I have already recommended Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Cline to several people. a few have already scheduled appointments with him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Cline took the time to answer all my questions, listen to my concerns, and truly cares. I am thankful to have him as my provider.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Cline is a very caring, accommodating doctor. He saw me even though I was late because I got lost. He spent a good amount of time with me discussing my upcoming surgery. Would highly recommend him to others

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I will always recommend Dr Michael Cline he has always been an excellent physician and goes beyond his duty to make sure I am okay and that I understand what is going on with my care

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

doctor cline showed concerned. which is great and he is willing to help. I just hope he finds out what is wrong with me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

very good experience with Dr and his staff. they all were super friendly. the only issue was waiting for thenlabd and X-ray however he has no control over them it's more of the hospitals issue. De Kline is amazing

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Cline has provided excellent care for my son who is developmentally disabled and has severe gastroparesis. We are thankful for his expertise. He has a great bedside manner, really listens and answers all of our questions. Going to Cleveland Clinic and being under Dr. Cline's care for gastroparesis has been life changing for my son and for us.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

I traveled 3.5 hrs to see Dr. Cline. I got there about 45 minutes early. I went ahead and checked in in case there was paperwork. I was back in a room and talking with him within 10 to 15 minutes of my arrival and on my way to testing 15 minutes after my original appointment time. very efficient!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr Cline and his team are amazing! They always get my questions answered quickly and with care and I am able to get in for an appointment right away. I wish all my doctors were as great as him!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Cline listens, speaks frankly and honestly and makes a very bad situation seem hopeful. He's giving me hope. That's priceless.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Everything went very quickly and smoothly, I barely waited in the exam room at all before Dr. Cline came in

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

I traveled from four hours away and did not originally have an appointment with Dr. Cline. He was kind enough to squeeze me in and provided me with the best care I have EVER received! Everyone at Cleveland Clinic was exceptionally nice! Thank you for such an wonderful first time experience. Also, I said that his office had never called me about results, they aren't back yet. Thank is the only reason I marked never.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Everyone in this office, from the schedulers to Nurse Natalie, to Dr. Cline himself, were absolutely fantastic. Everyone at the front desk was in good spirits and so welcoming, we felt comfortable immediately after walking through the door. Dr. Cline sat down and had a thoughtful, well-researched, empathetic conversation with me about my health. He diagnosed me with something that providers had missed for 23 years, and immediately had a plan of action. He made me feel very heard and the appointment was more than worth the cross country flight.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Cline explained every treatment possibility to me and included me in the decision.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

doctor cline is a amazing doctor in every way.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

my experience with Dr. Klein has been excellent he speak to you in a kind way if you understand him I have a lot of medical issues and he is one of my favorite doctors he shows nothing but respect and has a lot of knowledge! I've had many visits over the last few months and each and every time has been an excellent experience. And I want to thank you for that not all doctors are like Dr. Klein he definitely goes above and beyond

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

I have referred several people to *Dr. Cline and have been very pleased. He is so kind& listens to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr Cline is one of the best doctors I have ever had the privilege of seeing. He is very knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I was late for the appointment. Traffic was bad, and I actually got lost trying to find the clinic. But Dr. Cline saw me anyway. I was very grateful, since it's a long drive.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

We have never had to wait, Dr. Cline has been on time or even early. Very Good

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Dr. Cline always takes his time with the patient and family. He doesn't leave the exam room until all questions I have are answered. he never seems to be in a rush even though his practice is extremely busy.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr. Cline was exceptional regarding contacting me about treatment and test results.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Cline listened patiently and was very knowledgeable about my health problems. He had a plan in place to help me. He seemed to be very caring. I have hope that I will find help for my gastroparesis.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr. Cline is just simply awesome. He is so down to Earth and keeps it real. He is so respectful.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr. Cline and Dr. Villamere work so well together and they make the clinic a very friendly environment.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr. Cline ALWAYS takes his time explaining things to me in a way I understand. He is a very compassionate Dr. and always makes my health and wellness a priority. Dr. Cline is a very good listener and always makes me feel that I am his only patient he is seeing even though I know he's jumping from one patient to another all day long. Dr. Cline is an extremely educated man and keeps up on new procedures and technology and takes his job very seriously. I feel I wouldn't be able to keep my issues under control without him. I would recommend him to others over and over again.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Cline is amazing. I can't say enough good things about him. He always has a good handle on what is going on with me and also shares any current information regarding the disease process. From the very first meeting I was able to relax as I could tell that I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Cline is absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Very little waiting time. Doctor and nurse were prompt and spent time listening to my concerns and explaining possible reasons for my issue as well as letting me know what the next steps would be for my care.

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