Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital Med Offices
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Telugu
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Lutheran Hospital Med Offices

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Androgen Excess
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Hormone disorders
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Washington, DC USA

Residency - Rochester General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA

Medical Education - Saba University School of Medicine
Caribbean, Netherlands

Undergraduate - University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,


  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/16/2020, Dr. Avadhanula 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

151 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Wonderful experience with the Dr., & when my experience in the Lab when sideways the Dr's Nurse when out of her way to make it right.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

The Doctor was very professional and explained information very well.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

The Doctor was well versed and her ability to help me understand things was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I finally felt I was listened to and not just number. Even if results are the same as previous physician, I feel the diagnosis will include a full picture of me and not just labs.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

This was a good experience. I have been suffering with hormonal thyroid and other problems which my local primary physician has not addressed to my satisfaction. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Advadhanula.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. A was very informative in explaining my health circumstances.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

The best hospital and doctor visit I've ever had in my 51 years- and I've had quite a few.... Not sure where you found Dr. Avadhanula but I can assure you, she's incredible, and people who do not already know it will certainly learn she on one of the elite in her field. With incredible sincerity, T.F.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Not to be redundant, but Dr. Awadhanula- THE Best - ever.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. S. Avadhanula since her arrival to the Cleveland Clinic in 2019 and since then she has taken great care to asses all of my endocrine issues. It is rare to find a Physician who is hands on and willing to take time to address issues while simultaneously actually LISTENING. I find great comfort to speaking to her in office/ or during virtual visits!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Avadhanula is the best doctor I see, hands down.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I cannot say enough about my wonderful experiences with Dr Avadhanula. She is funny, caring, informative, answered all my questions, and followed up with a personal phone call with my pathology results. I look forward to visiting her again at my next appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

great people love my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I was nervous regarding a new doctor having been with Dr. Hatipoglu so long. I was so happy with my experience with Dr. Avadhanula! Her suggestions and adjustments to my health plan/routine have been so helpful and I look forward to working with her.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

It was easy, fast, and friendly. A pleasurable experience. The doctor seemed genuinely interested in my health.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. A is the best. I have had 3 Endo's who didn't care about my well being on the numbers from labs. She listens, refers and acts on anything she doesn't like. Dr. A is an outstanding Endo and I would recommend her 1000 time over to anyone.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. A was absolutely perfect. She gave me hope in physicians again.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr was very personable, clear, and informing. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Doctor is excellent in her explanations.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Love the knowledge that my Doctor has provided to both means my husband... Cleveland clinic has been a great hospital in both surgeries and recovery.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

As stated, Dr. Avadhanula is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr.Ava was outstanding overall. A very compassionate understanding physician who displayed competence in her field. She took more than enough time to explain my issue and laid out an immediate plan of action to address it. The plan was executed and followed up on in an attentive and professional manner with superb follow-up. Dr.Ava represents her profession and field of specialty in the most outstanding manner.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I have and will definitely recommend Dr.Ava and her staff and Cleveland Clinic to others that I encounter needing the care required of her speciality.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Ava suggested doing a vaginal ultrasound for a possible condition. After a few questions and concerns about my sexual status, she took it back and said she didnt want to do that to me because it might hurt. Dr. Ava is an extremely caring and respectful person who is very considerate of her patients. I would recommend her to anyone who asks.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Avadhanula to anyone looking for an Endocrinologist. She was spectacular. Spent time talking with me about my concerns, gave me sound advice, recommend a course of action. Excellent bedside manner. Showed respect and concern.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

The doctor was awesome. She explained things so I could understand them.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

New Dr. I had a great visit with her. She gave me a new prescription and labs. Felt confident in our conversation.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

She was MARVELOUS! Probably one of the best providers I've been seen by. I felt valued as a patient but also as a person! she was very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

During my first visit when I told the doctor about swelling and numbness from the August surgery, I thought she was going to help me figure out a solution. There must have been a misunderstanding in our communication because she did not tell me until my second visit that I needed to see a surgeon for help with those problems.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Ava is AMAZING!! I am beyond grateful for her!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Ava is one of the best doctors i have ever had and has actually taken the time to listen and help me! I love the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Very happy with our visit and knowledge my Doctor gave about my medical issues.Hopo we continue to go forward to treat my health issues and start living a healthy lifestyle

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

sometimes I struggle to like Drs who seem to "know it all" yet don't take the time to really listen to your questions and concerns as a patient. Dr. Avadhanula was patient and listened to my every concern and addressed them very clearly, while making me feel valued as her patient. she never talked down to me for any of my concerns. I'm so thankful to have found her as my new endocrinologist!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. A is wonderful. She is thorough and has great bedside manor.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Ava was great!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I was told to call her Dr. Ava, her last last name is hard to pronounce I loved the treatment I received, I plan on having her as my doctor in the future. she gave me encouragement on losing the weight I had gained because of stress with loss of several cats. She was very caring and informative. I give her an A+.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

love Dr. Ava took time to listen and talk with me regarding my thyroid issues. I left my prior Dr. for no bedside manor and not concerned or listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

the doctor was extremely helpful and to receive a phone call from her about my test results was so unexpected and AWESOME!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Fabulous and very knowledgeable Doctor,her bedside manner was just perfect...

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I appreciate how attentively my doctor was and how aggressively she is trying to help with my issues

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