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 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

289 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

76 Patient Comments

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 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!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

very great expression there so thankful to have met Dr.Cline and having him as my dr is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

I have recommended Dr Cline to several people over the years. The man LISTENS to his his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr Cline has the high level expertise I need it was well worth my 9 hr drive to see him

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Michael Cline!!! I am so blessed to be in his care. For the first time in over a decade, I felt completely confident in the medical assessment I was given. While he is still running tests, I feel he is doing his very best to lead me in the right direction. I am so very thankful!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

dr. Cline is awesome and very detailed.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I arrived at dr. Cline's office at 8:15 for a 9:00 appointment. dr Cline was already in the office and saw me at 8:30 am. he was ready to work and I was there so he started his day early. I have never had a doctor do that before!!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

I thought I was meeting with a dietician. I ment with the Dr. Nurse. She helped me and gave me a few liquid meal samples. This helped some.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Cline is amazing really treating the whole person all of my concerns and medical problems, not just GI

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Cline was wonderful! He listened to our questions and concerns and took his time explaining everting to us. I felt very confident that I will receive excellent care after my appointment with Dr. Cline!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Cline seems to be on time or ahead of appointments unlike another Dr I was seeing. I will stick with Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Cline and staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get an appointment to see Dr. Cline fairly quickly

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I thought Dr. Cline was knowledgeable and personable. I was able to relate well to him. I also did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I've been seeing Dr Cline for 20 years and I have always been treated very nice and respectful by him and everyone who works with him at every appointment and on the phone!! When I was told he was only seeing patients with certain GI problems I have to say I was devastated when I thought that I would have to find a new Dr because I knew I would never find a Dr like him! I will say that was the first and only time I was happy that I have gastroparesis because that meant I could keep seeing him!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Cline is a one of a kind Dr! I have been seeing him for 20 years now and a Dr like him are few and far between!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I always recommend Dr Cline to other people!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Cline is an excellent physician!!!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

We really liked the doctor and found all the staff to be very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr Cline was very knowledgeable with my diagnosis also explained what needed to be done for it. He was very courteous and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

dr. Cline has always been kind to both myself and my family. he was very patient and wonderful to my daughter, playing and talking to her, and he also always has my best interest at heart. he also shares his faith with us, which is very comforting and makes our experience with him more personal. we are blessed to have him in our corner!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I loved Dr.Cline and his staff. I got in to see him very quickly and was treated very well..

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Cline was amazing! He was not only knowledgeable but caring. He has an excellent bedside manner. He took time to get all my complicated history and wanted genuinely to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr Cline was a very uplifting about everything!! Great communicator

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr.Cline was wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

loved Dr cline!!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr Cline saved my life. I struggled with my disease for 3 years before getting properly diagnosed and treated. He was the first doctor who didn't make me feel like I was crazy. He told me he couldn't cure me but he could improve my quality of life. I'm a complex case and progress is extremely slow but at each visit, he makes me feel like I'm his only patient that day. I think it's rare to find such a knowledgeable doctor who is so in tune with the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I recommend Dr Cline every opportunity I get.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

dr Cline was very friendly and concerned about finding out what was going on. very quick visit, wish there was more time for discussion but overall I think dr Cline listened to my concerns and didnt just dismiss them

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Cline is always very professional & knowledgeable. He is one of the best doctors that I have been to. He takes time to answer any questions that you have no matter how stupid the questions may seem. He makes you not feel so crazy for asking. That speaks volumes to take the time with his patients!!!!!!

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 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 17, 2019

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

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.

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