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Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Lutheran Hospital
Primary Location

Lutheran Hospital



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University
Geriatric Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The University of Toledo
Applied Mathematics
Toledo, OH USA


  • Psychiatry
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John Sanitato, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/18/2022, Dr. Sanitato 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

61 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

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Sanitato is awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Sanitato is amazingvery considerate and understanding. Couldn't ask for a more caring doctor

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I would strongluy recommend Dr. Sanitato to others

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Sanitato for years. He is a very caring person. He listens to my concerns and does his best to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Sanitato has always been and continues to be a good listener and actively works with the patient and family to ensure teh best care is provided to patient. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Sanitato is a wonderful doctor. I trust him and respect his expertise. He has the ability to make me confident and valued as a person.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

I would definitely recommend Dr Sanitato to a friend

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr Sanitato is one of the very few top notch, first class highly professional and so extremely helpful doctors I have had.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Best doctor I have had for mental health issues

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. John Sanitato is awesome!!! I TRUST him.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Sanitato is a very caring doctor. He also has a nice sense of humor, which is important to me.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Sanitato is an excellent psychiatrist!! I feel very blessed to be under his care. He is very kind and professional,

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr. Sanitano to anyone

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I have been seeing Dr. Sanitato for years. He appears genuinely interested in me as a person.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr Sanitato is very caring and compassionate. He is my favorite Psychiatrist ever!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

It was difficult to find Dr Sanitato after he transitioned to Cleveland Clinic. But I'm so glad he is my care provider!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Sanitato is a very competent and caring medical professional. In short, he is the Best !LSM

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Sanitato is simply the best. Both he and his receptionist are respectful and willing to go the extra mile for his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

I wish you had 10 Dr Sanitatos

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

I have been seeing Dr Sanitato for many years,, he is awesome. He always listens to my concerns,, my feelings and is always helpful and very knowledgeable and always patient, kind and considerate.

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