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 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

228 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

74 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Cline is a fantastic physician.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Cline is the best doctor I've ever had. He listens well and is very knowledgeable. I recommend all people with gastroparesis see him.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I wouldn't go anywhere else; Dr. Cline is compassionate, great humor and knowledge and care for me. I won't go to anyone else except him.

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.

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