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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pulmonary disease, Critical Care, Interstitial lung disease, Immunoglobulin deficiencies, Mycobacterial lung disease, Lung cancers, COPD Asthma

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ronald Burwinkel, MD.

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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 1/18/2024, Dr. Burwinkel 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

152 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

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Provider was just okay and professionally polite. In my opinion, he didn't say much and he didn't ask If I had any questions. In all honesty, I wasn't overly confident that he briefed himself with regard to my file/case before the appointment. I had concerns as my visit stated "COPD Unspecified" while his diagnosis was "Asthma." I'm grateful for his diagnosis, I just wasn't sure where the "COPD Unspecified" came from. Also, before leaving, he said "if you want to, you can come back In 6 months."

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I couldn't ask for more caring, courteous professional medical staff!! Dr. Berwinkle is the best of the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Burwinkel is such a conscientious and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I'm very happy about my appointment with Dr. Burwinkle he made me feel at ease easy and so did the nurse.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

All of the staff and the doctor were wonderful. My daughter was with me and she felt the same.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Burwinkle was very clear in his diagnosis that I do not have asthma. I felt he had read over my previous information and didn't feel there was any need to add more medications. He also suggested that I begin to wean myself off some of the meds I was already using which I have begun to do immediately.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I like this facility very much. From the time I walked in the door I was greeted and guided to check in with the console on the wall. I was then directed where to be seated until my name was called - which was right on time with my appointment designation. Dr. Burwinkel will be available as needed but didn't feel the need to make another appointment right now.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Doctor Burwinkel was easy to talk with; Showed concern and worked with me for a care plan. Spent lots of time and not a rushed appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Burwinkel was very thorough and nice - allowed us to ask questions and was very patient.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Burwinkel is efficient and attentive to my case and needs. I appreciate and trust his care.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

He has been with me all along. No complaints, good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr was very thorough and answered all questions and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Burwinkl was a very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Wonderful Dr. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Burwinkel was exceptional. He explained things very well, was patient with my questions, and personally called to follow-up with a medication question I submitted through MyChart. I am grateful to be in his care.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I have almost always had a good experience with all of my Doctors

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Burwinkel listened to all my questions and provided the detailed answers I was looking for. I am Very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Burwinkel listened and explained and gave suggestions. Very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Burwinkel is an excellent doctor. I recommend him to my friends and anyone looking for a pulmonologist. He listens and has helped me through my COVID recovery.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Burwinkel is an excellent Physician. He has an wonderful personality and seems genuinely concerned about your health.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Like Dr Burwinkle polite and very thorough!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

All very pleasant Doctor and staff.

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