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

South Pointe Hospital

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 Education - 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 12/11/2019, 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

265 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 4.9

87 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

It was nice talking to a doctor that knew what I was asking about or commenting on...very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

I absolutely respect dr. Cline and the time and the honesty as well as the truth on your care and trying to figure things out. he's a wonderful dr.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Cline is an incredible physician! He's thorough and courteous at all times, and his medical expertise gave me back my life!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I always have a great experience with Dr. Cline. He asks the right questions and listens to my concerns. He provides me with options for my medical needs.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr.Cline is a caring and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

dr cline is awesome

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Cline always takes the time to answer my detailed questions. My concerns are often complicated, but he patiently listens and helps me to better understand my health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I look forward to meeting Dr. Cline in person -but am incredibly grateful for the telemedicine alternative during this global health crisis!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr cline was extremely helpful, he ordered lore testing to make sure we are treating the actual issue. I get a lot of anxiety with doctors and felt at ease during this entire appt

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I will admit that I am technologically challenged but the phone call I had with Dr Cline worked very well because he knew my history

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

If only all doctors were like Doctor Cline, genuinely. He is the best and his patient care is incredible.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Cline! He is very personable and remembered my husband and I from our last visit, which had been awhile ago.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Cline was exceptional. We are so excited to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Cline is an amazing individual. He is a great doctor who listens to his patients and cares about them.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I like Dr.Cline so very much and respect his advice and his professionalism. He is very much a gentleman and a scholar...

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Cline showed the same amount of excellent care by video as he does in person. His bedside manor is way above par!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Cline is wonderful, he has been my doctor for a long time now and he always includes me in decisions and explains everything.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Cline is always wise, always friendly, always a pleasure.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

He is a great doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. He truly cares for his patients and he try's to help you the best way he can. He saved my life!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Cline made it feel like any other visit. Yet I was able to express my concerns. It was a good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Cline is an amazing physician.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

doctor cline is one of the best doctors I've ever seen he's on top of everything!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

I love Cleveland clinic, best health care I've ever received. Always friendly, efficient and Dr Cline's staff is very prompt in returning calls.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Cline was excellent! He was very kind, showed compassion and was very easy to talk with. He seemed knowledgeable about my condition and gave good advice on plan of care. He took into consideration my location and suggested testing that could be obtained locally.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

The provider was very proactive in attempting to try out any available treatments that might help my case.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

although it's ideal to visit with the provider in person, this was a surprisingly efficient visit.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

I was so excited to see Dr Cline and am excited he can help me!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr.Cline is a very excellent, very knowledgeable, and very personable doctor. To put it simply, he's just the best!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

I was absolutely so impressed with my visit at the Cleveland clinic. It was everything that I hoped it would be Dr. Klein is so informative and he put me at ease and I felt like I was in good hands. I think God that I was able to get an appointmentThey are with Dr. Cline. It gives me health.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Cline and he made me feel very at ease and confident that he will take good care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Everyone I had come in contact with was super nice and courtesy. Dr. Cline is a very good doctor and I found him to be easy to talk to. I look forward to conversing with him more. As for the appt scheduling, I didn't find it as accommodating. Please it would be my wish at least for any future appts and others may agree too, that you take into consideration where someone is coming from to try and make their appts when they want them. I don't want mine before noon but prefer them around 1pm. So, I will look forward to visiting you all in the future as the outbreak has subsided.. Thanks.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I would recommend dr. cline to anyone. he is wonderful. he listens to you and explains things well. he has a great deal of information to share (when appropriate). he is what every doctor should be

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I drive 2 hours to get to your clinic, it is time well spent. I get great doctors who are well trained and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

No one wants to need to see a doctor or go to the hospital, and from prior experiences I personally have been terrified and anxious leading up to seeing Dr Cline, but everyone in his office leading up and at the appointment were so kind! Dr Cline was knowledgeable and understanding and explained things without seeming like he was talking down to me. By far the best medical visit I've ever had and left with a real feeling that things will get better with this office's help.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Cline is one of the most amazing doctors I've ever had the privilege of seeing! he's incredibly knowledgeable on the things going on with my rare conditions and overall I feel I'm in very good hands. at first I was nervous for my apt. but when I met Dr. Cline he made me laugh and put a smile on my face and overall put me at ease. He genuinely cared about what I had to say and took notice to symptoms I've been suffering with for so long that other doctors just ignored. His bedside manner is 10/10.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Grateful for Dr. Cline! he showed concern for things I 'm dealing with that doctors in the past just passed off. He's incredibly knowledgeable and it puts me at ease that he's really doing an extensive work up on all my gastrointestinal diseases and really making an effort to find the route cause of things. Overall blown away by how great my apt went, how well I was understood, and the overall bedside manner of Dr. Cline is 10/10. Such a kind and personable doctor! I would 100% recommended him to my other friends suffering from any gastrointestinal illnesses. It's physicians like Dr. Cline who give hope to the chronically ill community.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

there is no way to describe how amazing Dr. Cline is. His knowledge and compassion are above and beyond.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Cline is absolutely amazing, and I would recommend any friends with complicated gastroparesis cases to go see him.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Thanks to Denise in Dr. Cline's office I was able to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Cline was wonderful. i felt like he really cared. And he is very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I was very impressed with the efficiency of my appointment. I didn't wait long at all for the actual office visit, the xray, or for the lab. Dr. Cline was very caring and I felt like he really wanted to help me figure things out. So far, I am beyond impressed with all aspects of The Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Cline really listened to my concerns. He explained in detail the game plan to help figure out the cause of my problem.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Hard to get thru on phone make appt. Dr Cline very pleasant and informative. Explain an courtesy with time an needs

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

we felt encouraged after our appt that Dr. Cline will do everything he can to help and get my health in a better place

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I have an emergency room nurse with 30 years experience and I have high expectations. Dr Cline exceeded my expectations in every way.He was extremely knowledgeable. he was interested and my personal story. kind and respectful. He had multiple ideas for my treatment. I love 300 miles away that wish I could make Dr Cline my primary physician.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Cline is amazing! He is a great physician and a genuine, caring person. He makes me feel listened to and is one of the few doctors who seems to think that my pain has a cause and can be fixed.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I recommend Dr. Cline to anyone I meet that has gastroparesis.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Cline is awesome! I have recommended him to people who have my disease. He was the first doctor to actually understand and be compassionate about my disease. I will be his patient forever!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. CLine seems to know what is going on..I will wait to see what happens in the future. I have a few things wrong with me and I have found no answers about whats next. I'm hoping Dr. Cline can help me figure everything out so I can feel better.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I think Dr Cline is awesome and he truly cares about his patients and takes the time to help them and gets them the needed tests to figure out their problem. His bedside manner is amazing and I feel he is an important advocate for his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

This was my second visit with Dr Cline and he was amazing once again and explained all the tests I had done and went above and beyond to get my smart pill test approved, which will help to determine the exact cause of my gastroparesis. He truly cares and I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

probably on of the best doctors that we have seen since my daughter became ill several years ago

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

goes above and beyond and I am so thankful! for a doctor who cares!!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I am very happy that I am seeing Dr. Cline. He has helped a great deal by thoroughly diagnosing and addressing my concerns. His care is simply the best!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Cline actively listened and conveyed empathy for my situation and medical conditions. Dr. Cline showed empathy and care for me as a whole person.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr Clone is very helpful and always make me feeling like no matter what I tell him it is important and never brushes me off or feel stupid and I have had many Dr's that have.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr Clone is the best physician i have seen and since the start of my medical issues there have been many physicians.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Michael Cllne is a very special physician because he solves problems and listens. I thank God I found him after 3 years of noone finding my problems!!! Your phone system is so bad it iss impossible to get through spmetimes to the Physician or nurse. Please fix it.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

See above info about Dr. Cline--He is exceptional

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Cline is awesome! I am concerned about who would take over my care if he would decide to leave the practice.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

I Love Dr. Cline! He is very nice, very efficient, very concerned and all around wonderful man and doctor.He just didn't brush me off as other GI doctors have done, he actually really cares about my condition and wants to get to the bottom of my problem. I would definitely refer friends & family to Dr. Cline.His bedside manner is A + 100%

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Cline is one of the best Dr's we have worked with during the last 12 years. He is patient and kind and he LISTENS and he BELIEVES and always tries to help. we can't recommend him enough!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Cline is sending me for surgery, I wish we could have reviewed pros/cons. He's a great guy though!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Cline gave me a sense of hope no other doctor was able to provide for me. he's very empathetic. He truly cares about his patients and what he does. my biggest regret is not coming to him sooner

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Cline was wonderful! He made me feel very comfortable and really spent time listening to me. He explained what was going on in a way I could easily understand. I actually have hope that I will get better thanks to him!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Natalie Dr. Cline's nurse was also wonderful and really spent time with me and explained diet and answered any questions I had.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I wasn't sure what to expect the first visit but Dr. Cline was great. I felt like I had seen him several times already. He was professional but personable at the same time. He was very thorough and explained everything he planned on doing and the process for future testing. I couldn't be happier that I chose to come to Cleveland and see Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

we love Dr. Cline and his staff

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

dr Cline is the first dr who has listened to me, thought outside of the box and made me feel like my opinions, experiences and myself as a whole matter

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Michael Klein is the easiest doctor to talk to he just seems like you know good old boy and he's easy to talk to and I just love seeing him he's just a great guy and a great professional doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr Cline is an excellent provider. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr Cline is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Cline is the absolute best. His compassion and mission are rare and wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Cline was very friendly and took the time to explain care. Would have liked to know what the results of my labs meant.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Excellent! Dr. Cline spoke with us in length in regards to a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Drove over 7hrs from Indiana to seek the help of Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Cline couldn't have been more caring or personable! He was completely informed about my case before he entered the room, so the time with me was productive. I really appreciated that!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Cline was amazing. very thorough, open-minded, easy to talk to. I feel like I am in great hands under his care plan

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Cline! He is kind, and knowledgeable, there's not many out there like!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Cline is one of the best dr's Ive met with. So nice and refreshing to not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I recommend dr Cline to all of the GP patients that are looking for help. he is amazing at what he does and his bedside manner is very compassionate and understanding. I couldn't ask for a better dr.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Cline is one of the most caring, inclusive, conscientious physicians I've ever seen (and I've seen MANY). His balance of expert professionalism and down-to-earth, personable warmth and good-humor is rare and wonderful. I always feel valued, heard, and cared for in his presence, and when it comes to concrete outcomes, my chronic gastroparesis has never been so well-managed.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Cline was phenomenal in working through my medical history and developing a plan in going forward.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

dr Kline is very compassionate & caring

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr Cline is remarkable, brilliant, blunt, but most kindest Dr and man!! We are blessed beyond measure by him and are so thankful for his genuine concern for my health, and most importantly my quality of life. The world needs more Dr's like Dr Cline!! Thank you for everything and we look forward to seeing him again!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

We have never been to hospital or facility of your caliper!! We were blown away. It is absolutely beautiful, everyone at Dr Cline's office were amazing, the cancer lab staff and nurses were incredible, and the kind lady at the receptionist desk in Radiology was just a gem!! Our experience was like any other and I am filled with SO much hope for the first time in 4 years!!!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I really liked Dr. Cline. He seemed very sincere and caring. I can't wait to hear from him with my results!

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