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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Central Nervous System Complications of Autoimmune Disease
  • Encephalopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Neuroimmunology
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Utah
Autoimmune Neurology
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL USA

Undergraduate - Penn State University Park
University Park, PA USA

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Justin Abbatemarco, 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 9/18/2023, Dr. Abbatemarco 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. Abbatemarco 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:

  • Horizon Therapeutics plc
  • Genentech, Inc
  • EMD Serono, Inc.

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

89 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I am very pleased with both care and "bed side manor" of Dr. Abbatemarco

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

I felt like Dr. Abbatemarco actually listened and cared about my concerns. He did not rush me in and out and genuinely wanted to get to the root cause of my medical issues.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. A was very kind, compassionate and responsive in explaining and offering a plan forward. Instilled confidence I find lacking in most medical professionals.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Came up here from PA and so glad I did. Dr Abetemarco was so kind and thorough with the exam. He explained everything to me in detail which I truly appreciated. Also appreciated that he was hands on in my care and did not pass me off to an assistant or fellow. Would recommend him to anyone I know

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

As my first visit with Dr Abbatemarco, there was a lot of discussion on background assessment and determining next steps. He was very thorough with explanations and patient with answering questions. So far, I feel confident with his care. Also, I appreciate the very quick turnaround posting of care note and summary, following my visit.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr abbatemarco is vey good about taking taking the time needed to answer questions.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

*Dr. Abbatemarco was wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

The Dr was excellent and it very reassuring when he indicated he would be able to provide a clear diagnosis the day of my visit. He showed great empathy and understanding of my challenges giving me hope for the future.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Cannot speak highly enough of the doctors and their plan of care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Abbatemarco is an excellent physician. He is empathetic and respectful, getting to know you as a person. I appreciate that he informs me of my options and encourages me to ask questions. I know he is reliable and when suffering from a chronic condition this makes all the difference. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Doctor took the time to understand my illness and had a open discussion with me.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

The doctor made me feel like Mt concerns were a priority. Iam comfortable with the fact he will do his best to come up with the best resolution he can.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Doctor was absolutely amazing! Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Doctor and student doctor was absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Abbatemarco is a great doctor! I would recommend him without a doubt!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr Abbatemarco was/is the best!!! He gave a thorough examination reviewed my history and recognized areas that needed immediate attention. He helped set up a team of CCF Specialists Doctors necessary to provide for immediate care. His demeanor, understanding and knowledge was the best of any physician I've ever had. What a remarkable Doctor. He should give lessons.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I have been a patient of the Mellen Center for 20 years, and this was by far the best appointment I have ever had. Dr. Abbatemarco was personable, compassionate and met me exactly where I was at and offered realistic options for my ongoing care/medication. I often have anxiety and avoidance related to these appointments, but he reduced of this by being open, realistic and compassionate. I am a therapist, and I think I have a pretty good read on the skill and impact of interpersonal issues- this doctor had one of the most effective "bed side manner" I have ever experienced. The entire appointment was greatly enhanced by the communication and interpersonal skills of the CNP I saw prior (Julie Widmar). She did an excellent job of preparing this doctor to take an approach with me that would be most beneficial to my care. I am more on board with my health care routine than I have ever been because of these two providers. Very grateful, thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. A is amazing! He made me feel very comfortable. He was honest and made me feel like he cared about me and my health not just saying what a dr should say.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Abbatemarco was was very kind and thorough and hopefully corrected many errors in my medical record.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

The doctor was phenomenal!

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