Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Philip Goldberg, MD

Philip Goldberg, MD, is a Staff Physician in Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. His specialty areas include cataracts, glaucoma, and laser surgery.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He completed his internship at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and his residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY USA

Medical Education - University of Louisville
Louisville, KY USA

Undergraduate - Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in ophthalmology


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Cataracts, Glaucoma, laser surgery


  • AAO
  • Cleveland Ophthalmology Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 8/28/2018, Dr. Goldberg 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.

Equity Dr. Goldberg owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Signature Optical

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

726 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

64 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Goldberg always listens to me.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Philip Goldberg is an outstanding specialist, efficient and courteous with his time, and he represents the Clinic with respect and pride.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019


Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

The doctor didn't allowed me to talk about my medication or concern.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I,ve been a patient of Dr. Goldberg for years. I have recommended him to many friends.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

I like Dr Goldberg so well I schedule my annual appointments when I can be in NE OH. EXCELLENT CARING DOCTOR

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

it was first visit. i look forward to be a client/patient of Dr. Goldbergs

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

it was my first visit. the staff and the provider were professional and courteous

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Been with Dr Goldberg for over 20 years. Would change a thing.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Taken in right away and Dr was very prompt.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

dr Goldberg, front desk staff & many medical staff are the best

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Always very good with Dr. Goldberg.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr goldberg and staff are great

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I appreciated that Dr. Goldberg was truthful about my concerns and did not over prescribe a treatment.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

I would rcommend Dr. Goldberg in a heartbeat. Unfortunately I will be moving out of the area within the next year. I am concerned about finding a doctor I like as well.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

My experience is always very good with Dr. Goldberg and his team.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

My dr. seems very busy. I think he just does not have too much time for each patient he must see.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr. Goldberg listens!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

I never experienced bad feelings or things in dealing with any of your staff or doctors in particular. They treated me professionally. I am proud to be your patient at the clinic especially Dr. Goldberg.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

My care provider is very much concerned with my health condition.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Goldberg for many years and have been getting top notch care! I look forward to seeing him for many more years to come.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Goldberg and his staff were very prompt and professional. I was there for a while but they were working on me the entire time.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr Goldberg is a skilled doctor and great diagnostician. The Clinic is lucky to have him as a provider!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Terrible experience. I'd never see this provider again. He didn't care. He didn't listen. His assessment was unacceptable.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Goldberg has always responded to my concerns promptly. I am very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is professional and personable. He listens and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019


Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is always professional and kind. The office is always busy, yet he answers questions well in lay persons terms.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The doctor was obviously in a hurry and was eager to get to his next patient. Looked at the computer screen and typed on the keyboard more than he looked at me. He did, however, deal with my changing vision and gave me a new prescription. Looked at the computer while talking as opposed to talking to me directly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The doctor is the best eye physician I have ever gone to.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is a doctor who is easy to understand and seems very concerned.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

very easy to make appointment. As I walked in to the office, I presented my insurance card to the front desk receptionist, I was asked to have a seat ......5 minutes later I was called into the back examining room. I completed all of the eye exams. I have great respect and admiration for Dr.Goldberg and his staff..

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Excellent care.. I am the third generation for this provider

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is amazing. He was my grandfather's doctor and took excellent care of him, which is why I came to him for my own and my family's eye care and why I recommend him to others at every opportunity. He is very knowledgeable and accessible; he takes time to ensure his patients' concerns are appropriately addressed.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Goldberg's staff is excellent. They took good care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I recommend Dr. Philip Goldberg every chance I get. He has been our family's doctor for about 30 years, since before he joined the Cole Eye Institute, and we are extremely satisfied with the care he provides.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr Goldberg was very thorough and reassuring. Answered all my concerns. Pleased with care provided.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr.Goldberg is very thorough and nice.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is a wonderful, caring and highly informed doctor,

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

doc was polite but not very warm or caring. went through the motions only. will not return to him as my doc

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

dr Goldberg was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Goldberg and his staff are always very nice to me. They really take care of me and I don't feel like I'm being rushed

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

I having been seeing Dr Goldberg for some time now. very good experience

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I never have a problem with Dr. Goldberg,s appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Did not explain clearly, causing me to leave with more questions and concerns than I came with. In a few cases, implied dislike that I went overseas for treatment and was disrespectful of the decisions I made. Very dismissive of my questions. He did not even look at my eye and how it was healing from surgery, the reason I came. Instead he relied on the notes taken by the nurse assistant. It was a horrible experience and I made an appointment for the next day to be seen by another doctor...who was great!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Disappointed in doctor. Would recommend others to choose another.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I like Dr Goldberg.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

felt the provider spent a very brief time with me, much less than other providers in different healthcare networks. had the overall sense that my whole appointment was rushed and not thorough. he did not take time to discuss in greater detail some specific health concerns I had. I will likely not schedule with him in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Dr. Goldberg had been my ophthalmologist for over over 25 years. What more can I say!!!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I've come to this office for 27 years to see Dr Marcotty and Dr. Pearl for my children and eventually with Dr. Goldberg for my care. Love them all! Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Great experience with Dr and staff.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr. was very rude and ignored my questioning.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr Goldberg is so very kind andhelpful!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Goldberg's for over ten years. He was recommended to me by my GP. I go to him for an annual checkup for my diabetes. He has always been an excellent doctor in all respects and I hope to continue with him for years to come.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr G is always very positive and easy to talk with. One of the best at communicating with me , which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Goldberg was very giving in fitting me into his busy schedule at a moments notice. let me add how caring at every level the employees are at the Clinic. My husband is undergoing treatment for cancer at The Cancer Cleveland Center and we are grateful to all.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

I have good experiences when I have appointments at Dr. Goldberg's office. He and his staff are always very professional, helpful, and friendly. Dr. Goldberg answers all of my questions regarding the health of my eyes with explanations that I can understand. He tells me all that I need to know for future appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

During my last visit, Dr. Goldberg gave me very good explanations about possible follow-up that I may be facing in the next few months.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Returning to Dr. Goldberg's care after 5 years with another Cole Eye Institute physician

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I prefer Dr. Goldberg to previous Cole Eye Institute physician

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Goldber's assistant friendlier than previous Cole Eye Institute physician's staff

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

great professional physician

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

always a good experience seeing dr goldberg

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

Dr. Goldberg was an excellent provider . Gave clear and understandable information.

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