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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Kidney Transplantation
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Nephrology and Hypertension
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joshua Augustine, 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 12/4/2022, Dr. Augustine 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

64 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Augustine is very thorough and always very familiar with my history. He makes an effort to be very present in our meetings and is highly engaged with me. I fully appreciate how personalized his care is.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Augustine shows genuine care and concern for me as a patient and as a person.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Augustine us by far the best Renal Doctor. He is highly professional and listen to his patients questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Hopefully I will not need to recommend a kidney doctor to anyone, but if I did, it'll definitely be Dr. Augustine.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Really liked Dr. Augustine.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Joshua Augustine makes me feel like I'm family.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Augustine was kind and, patient with me. If I didn't understand something, he would take the time to make sure I understood what he was explaining to me.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Love Dr Augustine and his staff

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Provider was very thorough. He took the time to address my concerns and answer my questions. Very kind.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

5 stars + for Dr Augustine, he has all the best qualities a physician should have!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr is taking excellent care of Meir and follow ups with the test results. Very good Doctor. Recommend him to who needs a nephrologist

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Augustine is a great physician. I'm so happy with him. Always smiling listens to me and explains everything

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

My initial intro to Dr Augustin and I was impressed. I like him a lot

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

The appointment was scheduled for me with Dr. Joshua Augustine's instructions. Everything was as it should be. I thank you for that.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Joshua Augustine is the "Best." He explained everything to me in detail and he made sure I understood his narration and he made sure that I had all my questions answered. I thank Dr. Augustine for being on the staff of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr Augustine constantly goes above and beyond. His dedication to his patients and their care is second to none. I was nervous about finding a doctor in a new state and especially after having a transplant and Dr Augustine definitely has eased that burden, I'm truly blessed to have him as my post transplant Nephrologist.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Doctor Augustine provides a peaceful personable bedside manner which exemplifies the Cleveland Clinic spirit. He's a great listener, strong patient advocate, communicator, and empathetic to the concern of his patients (especially me and my 92-year-old dad). He is always prepared and elaborates helpful tips and perspectives to help us meet our patient needs. Whether that means helping/supporting to navigate the health care system by finding specialists or acquiring the prescriptions or laboratory tests we need. This Medical Practice Telemedicine Virtual visit experience was awesome aligned with general outpatient in house visits.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Augustine listens more carefully than almost any physician I have seen in the past 6 decades.

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