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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 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Metro Health Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Medical Education - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Boston University Medical Center (Massachusetts)
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Tulane University
New Orleans,


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Nephrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Cassandra Kovach, 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 11/28/2022, Dr. Kovach 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

67 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

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

First time visit, staff and Dr. Kovach were wonderful to work with.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I trust Dr Kovach to help me with my medical conditions. She has provided handouts when I have questions and always gives sound medical advice. She did not brush off concerns I was losing my hair. Now, months later, I see real improvement In not only my hair, but my fingernails have never been stronger since her suggestion. There are many things I thank her for. She always reviews my kidney health results and ensures I receive the proper testing. She is an invaluable part of my healthcare team. Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Kovach is always kind, considerate, professionally knowledgeable, and patient in her explanations of the current status of my problem and what her recommendations are for the future. When lab results were available, Dr. Kovach contacted me immediately via MyChart with her "no changes" recommendations. I replied with a question, and she responded immediately.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

I can't express how much my wife and I appreciate Dr. Kovach. She's caring and concerned about my health issues. Dr. Kovach listens to my concerns and addresses every one. She's knowledgeable and compassionate. Cleveland Clinic is better because of her expertise and hard workThank you

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr.Kovach: She knows my history and helping me control my blood pressure,

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Kovach is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Kovach is kind, thoughtful, listens carefully before responding to our concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Doctor knows her profession very well and spends the time needed to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Kovach is very receptive to questions and answers them fully. I trust her expertise.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

I have not always had these positive experiences at the Clinic. This doctor and her staff are exceptional.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr Kovach's team was extremely helpful in scheduling follow-up tests to happen on the same day. I drove in from Maryland for the appointment, so this was a lifesaver.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I am exceptionally pleased with Dr. Kovach. She is knowledgeable, professional, efficient, and appropriately attentive to my condition. As the physician who monitors my BP regularly and recommends a medication change when needed, I'm grateful to be able to rely completely on her judgment. During this visit---a previous one, as well---her careful review of my BP log indicated a need to lower the dosage of one my BP meds; and, so far, the newer dosage has kept my BP, nevertheless, within a very acceptable range.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I like how she addressed my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Kovach was very thorough. She answered all my questions before I asked them, alleviated some fears and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

The Doctor and the staff are great but it is difficult to get an appointment because she is very busy

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