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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location South Russell Family Practice
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 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

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 3/2/2022, 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

61 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Rood is excellent at explaining health matters in a way that is understandable to the lay person.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2023

My first video doctor office visit. Doctor Rood was excellent,he was very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Rood is by far the best physician I've had at SRFP. He is thorough, answers my questions and takes the time to educate me about any concern. I have absolute trust in him as my primary care doc and often recommend him to friends.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Rood is a great communicator.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Rood was very thorough in explaining my situation

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

I would rate Dr Rood as a 6 or 7 If I were given the option. He Is the best health care provider I have ever had. He listens to my problems/concerns and works with me to develop a plan. He explains my issues, frequently drawing pictures to help me understand. He has no ego, so I feel I have a partner to work through my issues rather than an expert who tells me what I need to do.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

I have, do, and will continue to recommend Dr Rood to all who are interested. When I referred my sister-in-law, Dr Rood set her up with his associate, Dr Miller, and she likes him as much as I like Rood.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Great Doctor in representing the Cleveland Clinc

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Rood is Elvis. He is the KING. He saved my life in 2007, and he has been the most fantastic doctor I have ever had. That is saying a lot, as I am 67 years old. He is caring, understanding, brilliant, thoughtful, a great listener and a valued confidant. I do not like him at all when he puts a vinyl glove on, but thankfully, that hasn't happened in a few years...

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Rood has excellent skills in patient care. He is an experienced doctor who applies his knowledge.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Rood and his staff have always been extremely courteous and professional from my first visit. The office is very clean, comfortable and inviting. I would, and have, recommended Dr.Rood to my friends and family! You don't see many Dr's today that are as caring and thorough as Dr.Rood is! All around great guy with a wonderful staff!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023


Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Julianne and Dr Rood and his while staff are amazing. They are on top of things and are very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Rood always explains my issues with examples and in ways in which I can understand. I was surprised that he was concerned with the time I was at the appointment as he was very busy that day. I believe that his bedside manner has improved much over the last decade.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Dr. Mark Rood exemplifies the best attributes of a family practice physician. He should be a benchmark for others.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

It was much more convenient for me to accomplish my visit and conversation with the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Have been very lucky to have had Dr. Rood as my Family Doctor for all these years

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Did not ask about my prior experience, exposure or knowledge of my illness.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Rood and his staff are the best!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

I needed to see him A.S.A.P. Efforts were made to accommodate that need. Medical staff is well trained and have tenure which makes me very comfortable. Dr. Is excellent !!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Rood was seriously one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He listened to me and then rattled off options that had not previously been offered that were what I was looking for. He immediately got the ball rolling on followups and was kind and funny. Awesome guy!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Spent more time on hold to talk to doctor's office than the length of virtual visit.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Rood is very good at explaining the treatment options. He is clear and explains in a way that is easy to understand.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Mark is the best doc I have had!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2022

Dr. Rood I'd THE BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. Hands down. No debate.

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