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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 and Neurology - 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 7/31/2023, 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.

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* 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

83 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

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Sanitato is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Sanitato is awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Again Dr Sanitato is awesome,,,, I trust him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. San is a rare gem. He has the ability to put a person at ease while at the same time remains very professional. He is a caring doctor and I always feel that he is genuinely interested in my issues and helping me work through them. He also seems very on top of medication issues-what could work and what may not

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

He's great Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

If I could give a higher rating I definitely would. Dr Sanatato creates an atmosphere of calm, confidence, caring and wisdom.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I have a long history with Dr. Sanitato and he has been there for me every step of the way. He listens to me, he is kind.and ALWAYS supportive. I can't imagine how I would have gotten through some events without him.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Sanitato is a very kind and compassionate doctor! I look forward to our video visits. He is very professional while being very knowledgeable!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Sanitato is AWESONE!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Sanitato is a courteous, & caring physician. He puts you at ease when you talk with him. He is friendly & he cares about you as a patient. I would have no problems letting others know what a reputable physician he is if they are in need of psychiatric services.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I felt Dr Sanitato was an excellent listener and made me feel comfortable with what I had to discuss with him which was very hard considering what I had to tell him

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr is compassionate and truly listens

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Sanitato is professional, a great listener, but most of all he includes you in discussing options for my health.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr.Sanitato is an excellent doctor, also being kind,compassionate and full of wisdom!! I am thankful and blessed to have him for my psychiatrist!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Sanitato has been my mental health provider for 7 years. He is compassionate, attentive, understanding and caring. His intellectual knowledge base and ability to prescribe appropriate medications to assist in consistent improvement of healthy well-being, along with caring and insightful counseling has enabled me to continue to gain the self-knowledge needed to approach life's ups and downs. He has helped my family as well in knowing the importance of honesty and open communication.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Sanitato has been my psychiatrist for almost 8 years and he is amazing. So knowledgeable and I TRUST him.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Excellent dr and a positive experience

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Sanitato seems to be truly concerned with my depression issues

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I've never been more comfortable with a doctor this quickly.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Sanitato is an excellent physician. He listens well, offers very thoughtful feedback and has a lot of respect for my concerns.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr.Sanitato is a wonderful,kind and compassionate Doctor!! He actually listens,responds, and remembers all you have said and are saying in the moment!! I am thankful to have him as my doctor!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

My experience with Dr.Sanitato has always been pleasant and I am confident of his care to be the best for me!!

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