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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Injection
  • Arm Injection
  • Back Injection
  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Bursa Injection
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Chronic Pain management strategies
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnostic Spine Injections
  • Elbow Injection
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Injections
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Facet Nerve Ablation
  • Finger Injection
  • Foot Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block
  • Hand Injection
  • Heel Injections
  • Hip Injection
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interlaminar Injection
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Intra-Articular Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Management Of Chronic Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) blocks
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block and RFA
  • Spinal Injections
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injections
  • Trigeminal Nerve Blocks
  • Trigeminal Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Virtual Visits
  • Wrist Injection
View all 65 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Amputation-Associated Pain Syndromes
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Arthrtitis of the Spine
  • Atypical Chest Pain
  • Back and Neck Problems in Athletes
  • Back Pain
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Breast Pain
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpometcarpal (CMC) Joint Arthritis
  • Casaulgia and Other Neuropathic Pain Syndromes (CRPS)
  • Causalgia
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Central Sensitization
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniate Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chest wall pain
  • Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic postsurgical pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Dental Trauma and Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Foot & Toe Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Functional Disorders
  • Functional Symptoms
  • Geniculate Neuralgia
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Mechanical Back Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Migraines in Children
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Muscle Contraction Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Ocular Pain
  • Orchialgia (Testes Pain)
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Pain
  • Painful Deformities
  • Painful Joints
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Pediatric Abdominal Pain
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Migraine Headache
  • Pediatric Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rib Fracture Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Stomach Pain
  • Testicular Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
  • Wrist Pain
View all 132 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)
Pain Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Fellowship - Akron Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Akron, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH USA


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Pain Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Desimir Mijatovic, 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 10/17/2018, Dr. Mijatovic 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

44 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

I was very impressed with the doctor. He seems very knowledgeable and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. help me with my problems explained everything very clearly got me in therapy gave me medicine hat so far so good I see him in May

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Mijatovic and his staff are amazing, compassionate and so understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Mijatovic listens to me. He doesn't rush me, he looks at me as a person and not just as an ailment. He looks at the bigger picture and not just to try and cover up the pain I'm dealing with. He always asks how my parents are doing even though my dad is a patient of his too

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr dovonik was nice and showed a lot of care in my frustration in the pain level

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Mitajovic is a very caring and compassionate doctor who has given me only what Is best for me. I am very fortunate to have found such a caring doctor who REALLY listens.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

I want to say that the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic gave me back my life. They are all great doctors who care about my well-being. I would highly recommend the CC to everyone..

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic is amazing. He changed myl life! He restored my ability to be me again. I'm finally able to live my active adventurous life again. He always makes me feel as if we're a team working on this together.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

He is a great doctor! Takes the time to understand, and provides thorough and thoughtful plans.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Looking forward to working with this doctor! He was so very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Very thorough, kind, compassionate doctor! I highly recommend him and the care I received.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

I was put at ease, my care provider was very nice and caring that I was in pain from the Ostoarthrites I have, I felt he wanted to help me. So happy I chose Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

I'm very pleased with everyone, so happy we chose Cleveland Clinic for our care! I have been treated with kindness and respect. I feel that my Dr. Cares about my wellbeing. My husband and I recently moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Mijatovik is fabulous!!! I'm grateful that he's helping me address my chronic back pain and that I am in his care. He's responsive to questions on my chart and truly cares about me as a patient trying to manage long term pain.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

The doctor is very informative and patient in explaining things

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

The Dr was very concerned with my health he gave me hope again that I will get better when I lost it

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

The provider was the most informative doctor we have seen to date. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Mijatovic has always put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. I appreciate the kindness, understanding, and compassion he shows me. He shows he cares about me and wants to help me with my chronic pain. Dr Mijatovic has shown me I can trust him, and with my anxiety that is something that is hard for me. I am grateful to have an amazing Physician!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Such a great experience. Dr. Mijatovic was amazing and creative in my treatment. He also was very proactive.

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