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

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric pacemaker
  • Gastric Pacer
  • General Gastrointestinal Disease
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gastroparesis
View all 1 Specialties +


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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

See publications for Michael Cline, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/23/2021, Dr. Cline 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

319 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Cline was awesome, he also included the surgeons and a psychologist in the visit, so we could really begin treatment as I've dealt with my condition for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

I always feel better after I've talked with Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Cline is truly caring, compassionate and amazing! He always takes his time with me by listening to all of my concerns and always answers all of my questions! Dr. Cline truly cares and he always puts my mind at ease! I am so glad to have Dr. Cline as my doctor!

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Doctor was very good and listen to me

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The staff at Dr. Cline's office are excellent. They are kind, compassionate and efficient.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Cline is a 10+. He is caring, compassionate, and is truly awesome in every way! His expertise with Gastroparesis is phenomenal! I won't go anywhere else! Before I came to him, I went to Northwestern in Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine, Mayo's and they did absolutely nothing for me.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Cleveland Clinic is by far #1 and Dr. Cline will always be my doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Cline is a prayer answered

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Cline is a wonderful caring doctor who truly care about his patients

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Michael Cline, Help save my life and I'm forever grateful. He explains things to me and why things are going on with me. I'm happy to have Dr. Michael Cline, as my Dr. Thank you for asking because know asks me before. Where I was shrugged with my health Dr. Michael Cline help thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Michael Cline always explains everything to me and what wood be good for me.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Cline is amazing !!! And my favorite doctor I have ever had !!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Cline was great!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr cline was awesome and funny but came right to the point.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

I had a great experience Dr Cline was informative and explained things in detail

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr Cline is the very best gastroenterologist. It's the reason I drive 3 1/2 hours.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Cline is caring about me as a whole person!! He is the best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Always a good experience with Dr. Cline

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Cline always listens well and shows compassion.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr. Cline and his team are world renowned as some of the absolute best in their field and one interaction with them cemented that feeling for me.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Thankful for Dr. Cline!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

After 4 years of being so sick that I can't work now I finally have hope with Dr Cline. He was amazing and can't wait to get going and get well so I can start living again.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Cline Is an amazing care provider. He also has a wonderful sense of humor and I always enjoy talking to him

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr.Cline is the absolute best, he got me in even though he was completely booked .

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Much respect for Dr Cline

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Cline was a pleasure he was very informative and wonderful and I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Cline took the time to explain and do an exceptional H&P. He really is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr Clines assistant was very prompt in returning my emails and phone calls. She was very courteous too.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Cline Is a true joy to be around. He's brilliant without ego. He doesn't just listen. He absorbs your info and feelings. Dr. Cline took careful care to ease my concerns, and took careful time sitting with and talking with me. I look forward to working with him more!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr cline was wonderful and his staff is amazing. For the first time I felt heard!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Cline is an excellent physician, he cares and goes above the call of duty, he looks at you as a total person not just the symptoms that you are seeing him for, I would recommend Dr, Cline highly to any of my family and friends, I travel a great distance to see him and it is so so worth it!!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Cline to my family and friends. Very knowledgeable and takes times and listens

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Cline is one of the most down to earth and caring doctors I have ever been to. He is easy to talk to, listens well, and takes the time to understand the whole person. It is a good feeling to have him on my care team.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Cline always puts me at ease. He knows when to be serious or funny, give all the scientific details or be more vague, and is always caring and sensitive to how difficult things are for me health wise. He's the best!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Professional but kind, REALLY listened to me as a person!! He explained what he felt was going on and why he was ordering the tests he did. I felt.likemfoemthr first time, a doctor was willing to find out what exactly was wrong.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Cline is such an outstanding doctor! I have been extremely blessed to have him as a part of my care. I couldn't ask for more.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr.Cline was very concern, about my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr.Cline was very respectful and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

I've already recommended Dr Cline

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

We were very pleased with Dr cline. He took the time to listen to us.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Excellent as usual with Dr.Cline and those in his office/those he works with.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Cline

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

I spent 21 months in Cincinnati being misdiagnosed. Dr. Cline had obviously read the records we sent to him before he saw me. He talked to me for 10 to 15 minutes and he immediately knew what was really wrong and what could be done to correct the problem. He laid out the plan of care that day. I could not have been more impressed. My husband is also a doctor and he's the one he who insisted I come to the Cleveland Clinic and I am truly thankful that he did. My life will improve so much after Dr, Cline has helped us follow through on the care plan.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Cline is the best! He's an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Cline was wonderful! Very easy to talk too and very informative !

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Cline even phoned me back when we were cut off and he heard I had one last question. He is really kind and amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Cline gave me the option of getting the Smart Pill test at University of Michigan. They were totally uncooperative and I exercised my option to have the test completed in Cleveland at your clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Cline really cared about me and my problem. He really listened to my problems. He explained in detail about what tests he was going to do and why. He remembered a surgery I had in 2005. I could go on and on. He is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Very impressed with Dr. Cline. He seemed to know what he was talking about and made me feel very comfortable. Felt like I was in very good hands and was going to work with my Dr. At Baltimore working together to help me with my problem.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Cline is an excellent doctor and he knows my conditions (CRPS and gastroparesis) and always gives me the best advice!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Cline was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He really listened to what I had to say and made me feel very comfortable. He made you feel like he definitely cared and that you had someone who was truly interested in helping you. So glad that he Is my doctor to help me through this difficult time.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Cline was amazing, the best doctor I have seen since being diagnosed with Gastroparesis.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Cline was very pleasant and informative. He made sure we understood everything he was telling us.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

We traveled 8 hours for our appointment with Dr. Cline. He is always so professional and helpful when we come. This was only our second visit. Our child is not doing well, and he always takes the time to answer our questions, and do the best he can for her. I don't know what we would do without him. He has been a God sent.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Cline and his staff are very wonderful people.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Cline is very thorough in his work, takes his time to explain everything and answer questions as needed!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Cline is my absulut favorite dr.. He is careing and always believe me with what I tell him. And will look in to it other drs. Blow me off because they dont listen or believe what I have to say. Hes just a great person and dr

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I've had many bad experiences with doctors that do not care, but Dr. Cline is by far the best doctor I could have asked for.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Cline is one of the best doctors and humans I have ever had the privilege of knowing!!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I have already referred several people to Dr. Cline

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Cline is one of the kindest caring,passionate doctors that I've ever met.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Cline is absolutely awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Cline was incredible. He's committed to finding out the cause of my problems and was flexible with making plans for me doing as much as possible from my state so I don't have to fly up to Cleveland repeatedly.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Cline is the best gastroenterologist in the world

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

If I could I would give Dr Cline a million stars. He is the best dr ive ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Just wish I could have had more time to really explain my condition and symptoms felt a bit rushed . But felt like this provider is actually listening to my story and concerns and not making me feel "less than".

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

He was extremely thorough and by far one of the most friendly Doctors I've ever come in contact with. He explained the next steps and made sure to answer any and all questions

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

It was a wonderful experience! I love Dr. Cline, he is very personable and seems to really care about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Wonderful interview, the doctor took the time to really explain my condition

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

The office is kept sanitized and chairs are cleaned after every patient. Called back promptly. Dr. Cline is amazing. He is very nice, professional, and a wealth of knowledge.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Absolutely love Dr Cline

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Cline is an amazing person and excellent doctor. He wants his patients to be well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Cline was amazing. Very friendly. Also, very good at listening to concerns and helping figure out what we are going to do to find out what's wrong.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr Cline was very caring, an excellent listener and gave me very thorough information

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Cline was humorous and made you feel very comfortable talking with him about your concerns and care.

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