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

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Montefiore Medical Center
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Residency - Montefiore Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Internship - Albert Einstein Coll of Med of Yeshiva U
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - McGill University
Montreal, Quebec,

Undergraduate - McGill University
Montreal, Quebec,


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/12/2019, Dr. Spinner 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

87 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

very good results with Dr Spinner she is very compassionate and understanding and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Spinner treated my situation very aggressively which was necessary and which I appreciated and agreed with.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Spinner answered every question I had and assisted me in dealing with other issues i had in addition to pulmonary. She was kind,interested in what i was saying, and offered great solutions, some of which i have followed up with. She is awesome!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

dr spinner has been a most effective and empathetic care provider; most importantly she has figured out how to treat my illness.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

a most wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I've only seen Dr Spinner twice. she is a new doctor for me. she is excellent. she listens, looks at me, talks to me and explains things to me. she responds to questions via MyChart quickly and with a personal phone e call! I'm very happy with her.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

I appreciate the care and concern Dr. Spinner has for me and I appreciate how invested she is in my overall health.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

I appreciate that Dr Spinner is very responsive to messages sent through the My Chart portal.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Follow up appointment and the Doctor wasn't prepared for my appointment. She hadn't downloaded my machine information so she really had nothing to discuss. When I asked about another issue, she suggested another Doctor and had nothing further to add. She gave the impression that she doesn't want to be my Doctor. She came recommended by another physician and I have not been impressed. Will not return to her for care. She did follow up the next day with a message regarding my machine use, too little too late.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr Spinner was to the point and direct in my care.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Spinner is very professional, thorough, and the very best in the field of pulmonary. She definitely is responsible for improving lung conditions in complex cases. Her staff is outstanding. I'm living proof of the quality and commitment she shows to all her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

It was obvious that Dr. Spinner had reviewed my chart before she visited me. She knew what other doctors I had seen since my last visit with her and what they had to say. No time is wasted when she sees me.

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