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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Oschner Foundation
Colon and Rectal Surgery
New Orleans, LA USA

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Madison, WI USA

Residency - Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joshua Sommovilla, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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. Sommovilla 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

133 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr Sommovilla was kind, thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Very easy and quick to make appointment, Doctor gave diagnosis and steps to take care. Overall excellent visit

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Provider was very professional; explained up coming procedure with visual effects and discussed risks of out patient procedure and possible reasons for likely in patient.I left clinic with full understanding of up coming procedure October 25, 2022.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

It can take a very long time to get an appointment with our primary doctors. We understand that they're very busy.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Sommovilla was very respectful during my appointment and results of my examination. He explained the results in away that I could understand.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

The doctor is so easy to talk to he answered all my questions and concerns.i would recommend Dr.Sommoville to everyone .

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

The dr is really knowledgeable about what he does I wouldn't be as well as I am today with out his care

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor and nurses knew what they were doing I was in and out in the flash

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Sommovilla is an excellent listener and an amazing doctor. His bed side manners and office manners remain the same. Dr. Sommovilla wants what's best for you as a patient without comparing you to his other patients. He Is remarkably Intelligent and honest. Every time I see him he Is very kind and makes you feel welcomed at every visit.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

The doctor took extra time with me to explain all my options. Felt very comfortable with him and the nurses were also exceptional!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Sommovilla explained everything in an easy to understand way and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Outstanding - empathetic, caring, understanding. During all of my engagements with Dr Somovilla, it is clear that he focuses on root causes and is result oriented. He felt like a partner in my health journey.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Saw a new doctor so nervous. He had good personal interaction.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

I could have asked for a better team of caring and very knowledgeable doctors.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

All nurses and physicians were very helpful, kind and attentive to my needs and seemed to be protective of privacy and ensured I was comfortable.

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