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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
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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

See publications for Michael Cline, DO.

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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 1/8/2021, 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

311 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

106 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Cline was fantastic and clearly compassionate and well informed

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

He is my favorite doctor by far, and I have quite a few. He takes so much time to really listen and truly cares.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Cline is always attentive, caring and helpful. He would do anything he could to assist a client in their care plan:

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr.Cline is the best. I would recommend him 100% of the time. I do always tell people to not mind his staff when they call, though, that they do not have anything to do with how great of a doctor he is.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

It was Great after many Doctor appointmentsI finally got answers about my Gastroparesis

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Cline-- I never have any complaints!

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I would recommend Dr Cline to everyone I know. he is brilliant and easy to talk to. what more could you want? he's been my GI for 11 years. He's always helped me, even when I thought I was out of options!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Cline is one of the best physicians I've ever encountered

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Cline are heads above the rest. Although I live in Tennessee, my best, life-saving care has come from Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Cline. He knows things and explains things that my local doctor does not seem to know. Thank you Dr. Cline !!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Meeting with Dr. Cline via video chat still seems very personal. He does not rush the visit, and we are able to discuss everything necessary for my recovery. I appreciate this option, because I live in Tennessee, miles away from Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

Dr Cline was extremely kind and understanding and making me feel comfortable. I will definitely ask for him when I get my next procedure!

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

I love dr Cline he is the only dr that seems to care at all and is trying to actually help me a lot adding dr lassell is just creating issues and not good explainer to dr Cline

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr Cline is the absolute best! He is always so nice and caring, I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!!!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Cline was recommended to me on a Facebook support page & he exceeded my expectations. I felt like someone was FINALLY listening to me and helping me.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

very impressed with Dr Cline an staff!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Cline is the best doctor I have ever had and will ever have.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Cline is amazing and always seems to care about my handicapped son.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Cline was hands down the most compassionate provider I've ever seen. he truly gave me hope that things can get better and it is clear that he knows his field well.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

it was nice to do a video appointment and I didn't have to drive all the way to Cleveland. talked to Dr. and worked out a plan to do next

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Cline was very friendly, courteos, and took time to explain my results.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

I have always loved having Dr. Cline as my doctor. He is always kind, potable, caring, funny and so much more. He is truly one of the best doctors I have ever had throughout my lifetime. I hope he stays with the Cleveland clinic forever. I always refer friends, family, and those in my support groups to Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Cline is always pleasant and kind. He always treats me like a close friend and shows true concern for my health and ongoing issues. He listens and we work together to find solutions that will hopefully resolve my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Cline was very personable and knowledgeable about the issues I am having. He was very thorough in his testing to help me figure out what exactly is going on.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

dr. cline and his nurse Natalie have been so nice and helpful. very kind doctor and caring. gentle and smart. great first visit.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

I felt that Dr. Cline was awesome

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Cline and his staff are all excellent to deal with.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

The office personnel was awesome, and the Dr was great!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Cline has great rapport with me. I felt like a long time patient, because he picked up on what I was saying quickly, as well as treating me like he knew me. It was a remarkable experience. I am happy I was referred to him!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Cline is excellent. he took his time explaining everything and seemed genuinely interested in my situation. He is down to earth, friendly and for someone with his list of accomplishments that is very rare. I trust that what he tells me is true and that he does have my best interest regarding my care. I respect him and was very pleased with my experience.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Cline is by far the best GI doctor I have been to. He is extremely compassionate and truly cares about how I am feeling and wants what is best for me and his patients. He wants to know the "why" which is so important! not many doctors look for the "why"!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

awesome care! I can't say enough about dr. cline. I wish he had given us more direction/options for how to get IvIg though since that's a tough one to figure out on our own. and even then that's not a huge deal. otherwise he's a truly exemplary doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

It was a relief to finally to have a Dr. or Team that understood the issues I had been going through! Explained where we are going from this point forward which gives me hope!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

dr. Cline is the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Cline is an amazing person and had amazing bedside manner. I have never met a doctor who cares like he does

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I cannot say enough good things about meeting Dr. Cline and his nurse, Natalie for the first time.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

it's great to have a Televisit with Dr. Cline; very easily scheduled and he is fantastic!!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

as a patient who has been searching for a good GI doctor for almost 3 years, I found Dr.Cline.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr.Cline is A fantastic doctor who investigates to find the root cause. He is the first to find that! Dr.Cline is compassionate, listens, and shows great concern. Saying, I will get well and I believe I will with Dr. Cline!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

excellent physician he is very knowledgeable and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Cline has been one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and understanding doctors I have ever met. He is an incredible gastro doctor, and I have only seen him once. His whole team and the surgeon I met that works along his side was also just outstanding. I am very grateful and hopeful that Dr. Cline is going to figure out what is going on with my health and find the best resolution in improving my quality of life. Thank you so much Dr. Cline and the Cleveland clinic! The 20 hour distance to get here was more than worth it for the care I have already been receiving.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr Cline is truly amazing

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

everyone at Dr Klines (including Dr Kline) are so kind and caring! if I call the office with a question they quickly respond back to me.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I have only had good experiences with Dr. Cline. His bedside manner is stellar and he is very kind and relatable.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I felt comfortable with Dr. Cline, he explained to me in detail my diagnosis and the next step I would be taking with him as well as what to expect. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions!! v

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Cline is literally one of a kind and he is a total godsend. The wait is worth it. No one can replace him.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Cline is the best Dr. I've ever seen. He listens to what you have to say and really wants to get to the root of the problem!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

saw Dr. Cline promptly at appointment time. Feel like I spent more time with him than I would an office visit. It felt like he was able to address my condition more thoroughly. I like the virtual visit for ongoing care for my chronic illness. I live in Mississippi so it's nice not having to travel for every appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Cline has always addressed my health thoroughly and explained anything I didn't know.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Cline is always very attentive and helpful. I am thankful to have him for my doctor and can't imagine managing my disease without him.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Cline was very attentive and caring. He took my concerns seriously and is willing to help get answers and find a solution.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

very good experience doctor was very informative kind answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Cline is the most empathetic doctor I've ever had and he always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Cline was very kind, understanding and pleasant

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

This was my first initial visit with Dr. Cline and I was relieved to find someone with his breadth of knowledge about my problem. He immediately ordered a full workup, something not done by my previous medical team. He was also so pleasant and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I feel very blessed to have had Dr Cline be a part of my medical team he is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Cline is always great, very understanding, willing to listen, and knowledgeable. I recommend him to everyone with gastroparesis.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Cline listened, response confirmed known symptoms reported from other patients with the same condition, highlighted the deltas between the 4-hour stomach volume test and small bowel pass-through test that the SmartPill will resolve. Dr. Cline put me at ease ensuring he can help my quality of life.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Outstanding experience with Dr. Cline and the staff.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Cline is the expert in Gastroparesis. He has helped me more in a few months than any Gastroenterologist in the Chicago area for four years. He is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

It was my first appointment with Dr Cline and he so helpful. He was very caring, attentive and receptive to everything. He spent time going over my whole history which is quite a lot. I left the appointment feeling very good about it and very hopeful with his plan of action. I am very impressed and satisfied with everything.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Cline always makes time for my questions and concerns. He is a great doctor that cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

wonderful doctor!!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr.Cline is great! He is always on time for appointments and does a great job listening to me and offering suggestions and a plan moving forward.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I really respect this adoctor

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

clone the whole staff including Dr cline

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Cline always listens to my concerns and the doctor assisting that day did as well! we figured out what would be best for my continued treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

The Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Cline have been amazing from my diagnosis to treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Cline saved my life! He is incredible :)

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I love having Dr. Cline as my doctor. He is very laid back and takes his time talking to me and answering my many questions. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to gastroparesis. My visits have all been wonderful with him.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Cline has always been one of the better doctors I have ever seen. He has excellent bedside manners. He shows he cares at every visit.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr Cline is one of the nicest, most caring doctors I have had. He very much wants to come up with an appropriate solution to my issues.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Cline gave me hope while still being realistic. he was down to earth and very personable. I truly wish ALL Dr's could be half as good as he was.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

again Dr. Cline is the best and if I could I would pay a thousand dollars to see him each time

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Everything has been amazing so far. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Cline and his Nurse. Everyone has been amazing so far!!! I am beyond pleased with the process.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Cline was thorough in explaining everything to me, and answering all of my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kline is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

he's an amazing dr so thankful I found him when I did! Dr Cline makes you feel like he's family he's amazing I appreciate all he has done for me so far.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Cline's office tries their best to fit me into his schedule. He's busy and i know I usually have to wait, but for his care .. it's well worth it

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Cline is always good with explaining things. And he tries to put worries at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr.Cline is phenomenal. One of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I have nothing bad to say about Dr. Cline. I was literally crying from happiness after our appointment because I felt cared for and heard for the first time in a while. He really cares and I would say that he saved my life when I couldn't eat and my local doctors were not doing anything. My life is better thanks to him. He is the very definition of a good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I absolutely loved my first experience with Dr Michael Cline and Cleveland Clinic! he was great and made me feel like I was heard and that he truly cares about my progress

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