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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location South Russell Family Practice
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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  • Family Medicine
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About Mark Rood, MD

Mark N. Rood, MD, practices general family medicine and provides medical care for acute and chronic conditions as well as preventative medical care for patients of all ages. He is board-certified in Family Medicine.

Dr Rood has been active in medical education and has been teaching medical students for over twenty five years, and has been recognized with several teaching awards. He completed a Research Fellowship in 2009 at Case Western Reserve University focusing on improving how healthcare systems deliver care, and served as a Family Medicine Research Fellow for the Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute from 2015-2017 focusing on telemedicine quality using a large database obtained from a national telemedicine provider.  He has been a leader in the development of Patient Centered Medical Homes in Northeast Ohio and has chaired committees to educate other physicians on this concept.

Dr. Rood has been active researcher using Practice-Based research methods, mostly on the emerging field of telemedicine, and has led or participated in a number of local and national research studies in his career.  He has co-authored 6 articles which have appeared in respected peer reviewed journals and delivered multiple presentations at national medical conferences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Copello Health Advocacy Fellow, National Physicians Alliance, 2013
  • Inquiry Fellow, Research Division, Case Western Reserve University Department of Family Medicine, 2009
  • Family Medicine Research Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute, 2015-2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1993

Professional Highlights

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Family Medicine Research Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute
  • Rood, MD, Mark N, et. Al, Journal of Family Practice 2012
  • Martinez, K, Rood, MD, Mark N, et. al, Annals of Internal Medicine 2018
  • Martinez, K, Rood, MD, Mark N, et. al, JAMA Internal Medicine 2018
  • Martinez, K, Rood, MD, Mark N, et. al, Journal of General Internal Medicine 2018
  • Martinez, K, Rood, MD, Mark N, et. al, Journal of General Internal Medicine 2019
  • Chief Clinical Investigator, Geauga Fitness Challenge, Case Department of Family Medicine
  • Clinical Investigator, Family Healthware Impact Trial, Centers for Disease Control


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Impact of the Patient Centered Medical Home on healthcare delivery and population health Barriers to quality healthcare (ie. affordable prescription drugs, women's health, obesity) Effect of multi-morbidity on quality metrics Influence of visit length and patient satisfaction on quality of telemedicine encounters Collaboration between Patient-Centered Medical Homes to fulfill the promise of the Triple-Aim

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • Best Poster Presentation Award: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium
  • Phi Beta Kappa, The Ohio State University

Innovations & Patents


  • National Physicians Alliance
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Former Board of Directors Member, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Committee Chairman, Northeast Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Former President, Cleveland Academy of Family Physicians

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/5/2023, Dr. Rood 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

367 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

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

I have only good things to say about Dr Rood.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Visit with Doctor was informative and appreciated!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Rood always explains things very well.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr.Rood is very knowledgeable. He has been my care physician for many years. He explains everything completely, answers questions and offers options when appropriate.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr Rood was very cordial and helpfuleve though I,m not his patient I wish I could be,

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Rood is very knowledgable. He listens.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Really appreciated Dr. Rood's kind care!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Rood and his staff have always been very responsive to any of my healthcare needs or concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Rood is an excellent communicator, expressing concern for me to be sure I understand him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Rood is a very good doctor. Explains things well

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Rood is the only doctor I trust. He listens and takes the time to explain what's going on. 10/10.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Rood was very helpful with suggestion for help to be social .

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Video visit very helpful sinceWas unable to be transported to physicians office

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Took his time, listened to every question, and provided insightful answers. Dr Rood is the best at that task.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Rood is always patient and willingness to listen and answer my many questions. He takes the time to "educate" me and I always leave feeling heard and informed.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Rood was attentive and kind. He understood my concerns and responded appropriately.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Recommending Dr. Rood to my husband.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Rood and his staff are exemplary in the way I have been treated for more than 30 years.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2023

Mark Rood has been our physician for many years. He is patient, kind, excellent bed side. He takes time to explain everything and is reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Mark Rood truly cares about me as a patient. Forthright, honest and in-depth about what ails me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I have recommended Dr Rood to many of my friends.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Great provider- they actually care, listened, and helped. Thank you!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Rood is the best. He is calm, patient and always takes time to explain what is going on. I've been to him a few times in the past several months and he has been patient and reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Great Dr., staff and practice. My only concern in recommending Dr Rood is that he'll be too busy to see me!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Rood is FABULOUS!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

All went smooth and Dr Rood did a fine exam and diagnosis.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Rood has for over two decades made great decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr and staff were very informative, courteous and explained everything with patience

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Doctor Rood took the time to answer every question without the feeling he was being rushed. Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I had a persistent cough for over a month and used my my chart to communicate with my primary care Doctor Mark Rood. In less than 12 hours he responded and recommended I come in. Wonderful care.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr really helped me. I was in a lot of pain

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

So glad I could get an appointment. I was desperate to see a doctor and was thankful I could have the video visit

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Rood is excellent. I'm glad to be his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Everyone in Dr Rood's office treated me very well. Pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Best doc I've ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Rood is very thorough in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Rood is always well informed.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

An excellent Zoom virtual doctor's appointment, everything worked!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

My regular Dr. Kirsch was on vacation, & Dr. Mark Rood was available to help me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr.Rood was able to suggest a possible Rx solution for my weight loss concern.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Rood speaks to patients as if they were intelligent humans, and can explain in a way that makes us understand the situation and options.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Rood is a great Dr, always takes the time to explain his reasoning & treatment

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Always a good experience at Dr Rood's office. Prompt and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Rood is thorough with the exam and explains his conclusions/diagnosis very understandably.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Rood is an amazing doctor! It is rare to find a physician who takes the time to listen and doesn't rush through an appointment. Dr Rood explains things in a way that the layperson can understand. He is a doctor and teacher. He has been my doctor for 30 years and I have full confidence in Dr Rood and the medical care that he provides.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Going to Dr. Rood for 40 years and has dealed with all my conditions

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I'm 83 and not tech savvy so virtual is difficult but Dr. Rood was very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Rood and his practice has been part of our lives for years. Really appreciate the staff, nurses and Drs there.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Rood excellent doctor, always explain very thoroughly and precise.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Rood is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Rood is great. There was a medical student with him that day so I got to watch that interaction as well and it was cool to see.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

As always, Dr Rood listens and educates. I usually have lots of questions and he answers to my satisfaction. Happy me!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Rood is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Rood and his staff are role models for how a physician's office should operate (no pun).

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Rood listens & explains very well. He is encouraging & caring. He is irreplaceable.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Provider was being very dismissive of my concerns about my health issues.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Rood has always been and continues to be, an extraordinarily empathetic and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Rood is excellent at explaining any issue that I inquire about. We always discuss the options regarding my care.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Rood, was patient and kind, going the extra step to ensure I got the help I needed by calling me when I couldn't access the zoom link

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Rood has been my long time primary care physician. I greatly value his expertise and care.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Rood is excellent at explaining hormone imbalance and many other things as well.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

The courtesy and responsiveness of the staff at South Russell Family Practice has always been excellent. Dr. Rood has been our family primary care physician for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Rood is always very thoughtful in his response as well as explaining well his thought process and/or reasons leading to his recommendation.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Rood is an outstanding medical provider. I trust him completely for his advice and medical recommendations.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023


Reviewed on May 30, 2023


Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I always recommend the Cleveland clinic Dr Rood staff is one of the many reasons why!!!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

I think Dr Rood was on vacation when I wanted to schedule but I was fine with the eventual timing

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