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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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

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 10/30/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Evoke Pharma
  • Kate Farms, 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

403 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

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Clein is always very nice and easy to talk to about your condition

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Cline and his staff are amazing

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Cline is always amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr cline is a very thoughtful and dedicated physician who takes the time to make patients feel as though they are in the office with him, despite meeting virtually.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Always a positive experience with Dr Cline

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Ease of care has nothing to do with the office of Dr. Cline, it has everything to do with the clinic and their issues.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Cline does an excellent job helping me manage my Gastroparesis and GI dysmotility, plus always explains what our treatment options are. I'm very thankful for his care about my health and wellbeing!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

He's amazing

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Cline is very professional and shows that he cares about me as a patient at every step of my care.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Cline always discusses my care plan with me and ask about current issues and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Cline is a great doctor. I trust what he says to me. He's very caring and listens to what I have to say. Dr Cline explains my issues so I understand what is going on with my health.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Cline is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I had an excellent office visit with Dr. Cline

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I travel from Arizona to the Cleveland Clinic and follow up via zoom to see Dr. Cline and other professionals at the gastroparesis clinic. I do this because of the expert,caring, and compassionate care I have received. Keep up the good work.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Cline never seems to disappoint. I am pleased with the care and attention he gives me and my medical needs even though I reside in PA.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Cline is the absolute BEST! His knowledge of Gastroparesis is extensive.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I love Dr. Cline. He is an expert in treating my disease and does everything he can to have me feel better. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Cline is very caring

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Best Dr. Ever!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Cline is the BEST doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

*Dr. Klein was the best, very thorough & compassionate to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Cline recommended a new medication, which I am excited to try.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

What a great team! Dr Cline and his team are all amazing, informative and supportive. So grateful to have them as my support team!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Cline is always polite, caring and willing to listen. His knowledge of gastroparieses never ends and offers hope.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Cline was very professional and caring at appointment. I was referred for some additional services and the coordination with the services' within Cleveland clinic have been less then par (IE three weeks and have not received Initial contact - let Dr. Cline office know after 2 weeks and still no contact)

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Cline took his time explaining all test results and plan of action. F/U calls futher informed Dr.Cline of medication results and will continue on same path. Will make another call in a week to determine if medication will be all that is needed or further action to be discussed. I'm very pleased with my experience with him and his staff. He is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Both Doctors were very attentive,caring,and Informative about my diagnosis. The CNP was equally kind and Informative. She was the best also. Great team.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Cline is an exceptional physician. He listens closely and responds to each complaint.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I am so glad I found Dr. Cline, he is truly the best in his field!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I love video visits with Dr Cline. It's so convenient and easy

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Care providers do not get any better than Dr. Michael Cline. He is by far the most caring and knowledgeable doctor in his field

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Good connectivity, good virtual experience, wish Dr. Cline has greater availability but know he is busy because his expertise is world class and he has a lot of patients for this reason. Great visit overall.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Cline's expertise in dealing and managing gastroparesis is outstanding and he has provided me the management that my other healthcare providers have been unable to. He is caring, charismatic, empathetic and very knowledgeable. Grateful for him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

The doctor and his team were great, once I was there. This was a diagnostic procedure and the fact it took months to have it done was not acceptable.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Cline always listens to every concern no matter minor or big! We discussed staying on course or any options or concerns I had.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Cline helps me understand and live with Gastroparesis. He helps me understand my symptoms and how to manage them, and my medication. It Is a tremendous relief to get advice and Help to navigate this condition.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Simons and Dr Cline took the time to listen and offer me suggestions for testing to try and find the cause to my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Cline is so easy to talk to and he listens to his patients. He always makes you feel comfortable. He never rushed through appointments. I greatly appreciate his knowledge, demeanor, compassion and kindness. He makes you feel like you're talking to a friend.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

We are very pleased with the entire staff at Cleveland clinic. Everyone for the appointment scheduler to Dr. CLINE have been understanding, pleasant, and very respectful. Our overall rating of our experience so far is a 10 out of 10.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Cline is an amazing caring doctor. That's why I travel 3 1/2 hours. He's a Rock Star!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

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Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Cline is such a breath of fresh air! He is always able to answer any questions I have about my condition. He is able to help calm my anxiety and puts my mind at ease. Dr. Cline always treats me as a whole person and has helped me tremendously improve my condition so I am able to continue living my life to the fullest! I am so happy he is my doctor!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

He knows what he's talking about and he listens and seems to care

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Always good with Dr.Cline, very down to earth, I feel like we could hang out if he wasn't my doctor

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Cline explained procedure thoroughly, was very pleasant and lessened my anxiety.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Cline is the best!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

We like Dr. Cline a lot.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Cline has been my doctor for several years, so I was happy when he could be the one to do the scope for me. Truly he was in and out in under 15 mins (thank you!! Lol) But truly, he was exceptional, my recovery was amazing and I truly feel like Dr Cline understood my concerns and was efficient in taking my samples and removing my polyps!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

The best Doctor i have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr cline is an amazing dr

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Everything was good, just wish my appt would have been sooner. But it's understandable with as many patients as my doctor has.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Amazing hospital and providers

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Cline is by far one of the best doctors I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Cline truly is the most caring doctor I've ever met. He truly cares and listens to his patients. He never seems to be in a rush and explains things really well. I wish he could be my doctor for everything!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Cline is the very best! He is a one in a million type of of person. Would recommend him to anyone. I live in Buffalo,NY and drive 4hrs to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr cline was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I love Dr Cline. He is definitely a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Cline is one of the best providers I've ever seen, and as someone who has been chronically I'll for 30 years, that's significant.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Cline is a great doctor I'm very greatful!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Nicest doctor ive met. I will be leaving the Heptalogist I see at main to be seen by Dr. Cline he was absolutely awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

The best doctor I have ever had. He is the first doctor to actually listen and care about me. The whole team was and is amazing

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Already recommended Dr. Cline and his team to two people.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Cline and his team were great!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr.Cline took the time to listen to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Cline is absolutely amazing. One of the best doctors I've ever seen!!!I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2023

The whole staff was just great, the doctor was nice and professional and also very easy to talk too. It was no problem at all. I will continue to go to him when ever need be . Thanks for the great service. Carlos.J

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

My provider went above & beyond

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Cline is amazing I am so thankful for him when no one local wanted to see me then none of the bigger gi clinics I felt I was never getting help and then Dr. Cline and his staff took my case and now I feel hopeful again thanks to him and his amazing team!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Cline is an amazing compassionate human being.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Cline is such a thoughtful and caring provider who truly is there for me as a patient. He is always willing to listen to all of my questions and provides me with answers. He also takes his time with me during appointments and never rushes through them. I am truly blessed to have met Dr. Cline and lucky to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Very happy with Dr. Cline He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Cline is the best! He takes the time to explain complicated medical information in easy to understand terms!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr cline and his team are alway so supportive and always trying to help me get a better quality of life.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Cline is the only doctor who took my stomach issues seriously to figure out what the problem is

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr cline and his staff made me feel like they cared and wanted to fix the problem not just throw medication or diagnosis on it. So funny also! Made my anxiety ease

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