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Department Mellen Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Devic's Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • MOG-IgG Associated Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA

Undergraduate - St. Olaf College
Biology, Chemistry, Spanish
Northfield, MN USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alise Carlson, 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 7/24/2023, Dr. Carlson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Carlson receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Sanofi Genzyme

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

79 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I felt very fortunate to be able to get an initial appointment with Dr Carlton as quickly as I did.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

The hospital, doctors, nurses all staff including the valet were #1 the BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Carlson is caring, compassionate and takes the time to listen and really understand what you're saying / asking. She never made me feel rushed or like my thoughts or questions were being dismissed. Above all, she is thorough, extremely bright and provides well-thought-out responses and recommendations. Thanks Dr Carlson!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Alize Carlson is wonderful! Down to earth, approachable and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Alise Carlson was amazing. She listened to my plethora of questions and answered them with patience and an abundance of knowledge. She showed compassion and concern.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I started my ms journey with another neurologist and had low hopes, when I switched to Dr Carlson I regained hope. Everything about my visit was wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

My experience with the provider was fantastic. She was compassionate, listened to everything I had to say, was very thorough, and didn't make me feel like I was crazy. She also offered a solid plan of action that I am very happy with.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

The provider was professional and kind. She explained things to me clearly and answered all my questions and

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

My first appointment with Dr. Carlson I was fantastic! She spent a lot of time going over all of the things; history, explained my diagnosis, and next steps. I never felt rushed; I was there for 2.5 hours! I feel I am in good care with her and with the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Over all it was a great experience. Dr. Carlson was very nice and very helpful about the plan.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I have a wonderful Doctor!

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