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Department Sleep Disorders Center
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 - Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center
Sleep Medicine
Stanford, CA USA

Residency - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Henry Ford Hospital
Transitional Year
Detroit, MI USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Stanford University
Religious Studies



  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joseph Berkowski, 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 7/13/2021, Dr. Berkowski 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

114 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

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

I appreciated very much the time Dr. Berkowski spent on my appointment. I felt so relieved after my appointment with him. He had a firm grasp on the issues I face, and he explained my treatment options very clearly. He also planned to follow up my concerns by communicating with my gastroenterologist Dr. Qazi and to inform me about it.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Since I was flying from Florida just for this appointment, I wanted to make sure that the dr had everything he needed to help me, so I had a lot of questions. Every single person that I talked to was very courteous and professional. So different from my care at the VA.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Dr Berkowski. He took his time with me, and was really helpful all around. So knowledgeable. He is an answer to my prayers. For the first time, I think I will be able to better manage my restless legs which will totally change my quality of life. This kind of care is priceless.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Excellent patient care. Wonderful doctor, so appreciated his concern and professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Berkowski is very good. This explains the long wait to see him. He was worth waiting for.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Berkowski is both brilliant and kind. He is knowledgeable and very honest. Projects trustworthiness. I am grateful for his excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

The doctor I saw is quite busy, so it took awhile to get in to see him, but well worth the wait!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Joseph Andrew Berkowski is quite possibly the best doctor I have ever seen. His knowledge, concern for me as a patient, exceptional and inclusive discussion of the health issue and treatment options, and friendly, respectful manner were outstanding and greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Dr. Burkowski has helped me in so many ways and this patient with me and very knowledgeable where other institutes or doctors have not given me answers to my particular situation my RLS Thanks again Dr. Burkowski

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Berkowski is excellent in relating to me as his patient. He explains and provides information for aspects of my care in a way that I can understand. He spends the appropriate amount of time with me so that I feel like all important aspects of my care have been covered adequately and to my satisfaction. Dr Berkowski is the kind of provider that cares about his patients' wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to others who are having difficulty with sleep issues.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Berkowski took amount of time to speak to me, explain and go into detail of my problem. I am very pleased with my visit

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Berkowski was a breath of fresh air. Most physicians do not want to take care of patients with restless leg syndrome. I thank him with the utmost sincerity.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Berkowski listened to my concerns and answered my concerns.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Berkowski was very patient, listened to me, and explained things clearly.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

the doctor is booked.He wanted to see me in 6 weeks. Next appointment was at eight or nine weeks.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

The Doctor far exceeded my expectations...what a nice man

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr berk. saved my life and gave me a life back he is a very intelligent Dr. and is a asset to cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Berkowski is excellent-he listens and works with my concerns! He explained the new treatment plan and follow up with MyChart instructions.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

A very accommodating doctor experience. Dr. Berkowitz is easy to get along with

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Berkowski is one in a million! He's an excellent doctor and has done more for me than any other provider ever has. He literally rescued me from a total disaster.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Berkowski is an expert in treating patients for Restless Legs Syndrome, he is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Berkowski is wonderful and CCF is so very fortunate to have an expert on Restless Leg Syndrome at their Cleveland Campus.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Berkowski is the first Restless Leg Specialist I have been able to find and he has helped me tremendously. He has an incredible amount of knowledge about RLS and Insomnia. It is wonderful to finally find a doctor whose specialty is RLS.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Berkowski was fantastic! A doctor that finally listened to what I had to say and understood the problem. He took me off medicines that were not right for my condition. I wish he was my family doctor. That is how good he was.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

dr. berkowski listened to my answers to his questions and understood my problem with restless legs.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is a consummate professional yet warm and caring. I enjoyed my visit with him.

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