Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Croatian, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Diabetes Center
  • General Endocrinology
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Gynecomastia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Prolactinoma
  • Sexual Hormone disorders
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 33 Specialties +
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Biography

About Mario Skugor, MD

Mario Skugor, MD, FACE, has been on Staff at Cleveland Clinic since 2002. He is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

 His clinical interests include thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium metabolism, metabolic bone disease and obesity. His practice is not limited to these diseases but also include diabetes mellitus and adrenal and pituitary disorders.

 He is also involved in teaching and training of medical students, residents and fellows.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2002

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endo, Diabetes and Metabolism
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Residency - Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Internship - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Medical Education - University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Zagreb,
1986

Additional Training

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Endocrine Society

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Director, Endocrinology and Reproductive Organ Block, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, 2005-Present
  • President, Ohio River Regional Chapter, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2007-2008
  • Member, Task Force for Thyroid Ultrasound Testing and Certification, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2007-Present

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, goiters, thyroid carcinoma, diabetes mellitus, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, osteoporosis, hyperlipidemia

Awards & Honors

  • Skeletal assessment by FELS method, FELS Institute, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1993
  • Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle biopsy training course, Cleveland Clinic, 2001
     in teaching and training of medical students, residents and fellows.

Memberships

  • Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Research findings selected by Program Directors at National Center for Research Resources to represent one of the most scientifically important advances published by investigators in 1997 and 1998
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/25/2019, Dr. Skugor 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

242 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

We love Dr. Skugar.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Again, Dr. Skugar is the best. We love him.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Skugor always makes time to see me around my other appointments

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr Skugor is excellent and very responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Complete confidence in Dr Skugor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Skugor continues to be an outstanding physician provider.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

When asked why I came in, I told Dr. Skugor that I was here for a second opinion because although I have a very good primary doctor, she does not specialize in thyroid disorders. When asked what my current treatment was, I told him I was not currently on anything, but had tried a few different medications. However, before I could name all of them, he started mocking my doctor and asking me who I see and what kind of doctor they were and why would anyone treat the condition this way. I had to repeat myself multiple times to be heard. At which point I reminded him that I was here specifically for a second opinion. Duh! When describing my symptoms, he said he didn't think they were caused by my condition (this may very well be true), but when I asked for clarification on a few points he responded with jokes. I didn't drive all the way here to see a comedian... He even said one "symptom" was impossible and that it has to be something else. Meanwhile, I can reference articles written and published by the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic that describe what I'm experiencing in detail, so I suggest he do some research or at least talk with the other doctors in his office. He also laughed and said I bet I wish the symptoms were caused by my condition [as it would be cut and dry treatment]. At which point I clarified that, No, I wish I had no symptoms at all. I did not expect much from the appointment since I'm mostly aware of what my condition entails, I had hoped to learn a bit more and admit that I did walk away with some interesting tidbits; but my overall feeling from the appointment was that Dr. Skugor just doesn't care.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

I everything was super easy and, as always, Dr Skugor and his staff were so incredibly accommodating and professional

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

I highly recommend Dr Skugor- he simply is the best and I wish he was my doctor for everything.. he doesn't miss any details

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Skugor! Is one of the best endocrinologist, At the Cleveland Clinic..I've had him over 30 years.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr.Skugor is the best...

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I enjoy my visits with Dr. Skugor. I feel free to ask questions and even though he is quite busy I like the pleasant, personalized care I receive each time.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Skugor has been my endocrinologist for many years. He is always on time for my appt. , listens to any questions or concerns I may have and always explains in detail any changes needed in treatment. He takes a complete history between visits. He is also quick to respond to questions posed via email.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Skugor was straight forward and informative. He listened and gave his expert opinion and provided many options to ensure the process would be extensive. He even gave possible causes requiring other care providers and a willingness to make referrals.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I will continue to recommend Dr. Skugor and his team because they are the best. Trust me I've seen the rest.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Skugor is one of the most amazing doctors i've seen. He is easy to talk to, friendly and explains things and gets right to the point! I'm glad i chose him as my doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Skugor is wonderful! He is very personable and easy to talk to. He makes me feel valued as a patient.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr Skugor very nicely double-booked me himself since his schedule was full until the end of November and he thought I should be seen sooner.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr Skugor is the best. Since I live an hour and a half away, he is great about answering email questions. I try not to take advantage of that!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr Skugor is the best and I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

The care provider-Dr. Skugor-was excellent.very caring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Skugor is an excellent medical provider

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I have already started recommending Cleveland Clinic to others. I am blessed that I am being treated by the care providers at Cleveland Clinic. Simply put, they are the best!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

I already recommend Dr.Mario Skugor to family & friends as he explains things

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

I arrived early & the wait was 5 minutes. my discussion with Dr. Skugor was informative & helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Skugor for 10+ years. Appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Seeing Dr. Skugor is always an exceptionally rewarding experience. He is very thorough, compassionate, and willing to answer any questions that I may have. I consider myself very fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr Skugor!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Skugor is an amazing physician!!!! He is a Professor @ CWRU & @ CCF & travels in various countries to give presentations, yet he always has time for me!!!! He has been my Endocrinologist for about 12 yrs., & he has not changed at all. He will often say, "Could you stop by tomorrow to see me, say around 8:30." I am not in good health, so I have many doctors @ the CCF, & he is by far the best I have, because he makes me feel as if I were his only patient. My name can be used for this review.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr always takes me earlier than my appointment time.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Skugar is my new favorite doctor.So likable.....knowledgable. Seeing him in September.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I have told family and friends about Dr. Skugar!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Skugor is like meeting up with an old friend. He spoke to my child and I as if we were personal friends and he genuinely cares about our lives. I never have any kind of anxiety when I see him for my annual visit. My condition is controlled and Dr. Skugor never treats me as if this condition is unimportant.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

very efficient practice. Dr Skugor is very congenial, knowledgeable, and approachable. Willing to listen!!! Valiet parking a huge help when arriving for appt. BP soars when sprinting the length of building and up to second floor. Our appt was 9:00am. Only downside is the 4 hr trip from Lansing Mi. Here there are NO competent thyroid physicians!!! Please thank Dr Skugor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

the doctor takes time to explain everything about medication adjustments with my condition

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Best doctor I have seen ever.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Skugor is a complete professional, very accommodating, sincerely interested in, and dedicated to the care of his patients. I would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone in need of an endocrinologist.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I LOVE DR. SKUGOR! I feel very privileged to be his patient

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Excellent communication / clear and concise treatment recommendation. Detailed follow up by Physician.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

doctor was on schedule, kind, patient and willing to try alternate options of treatment to invoke better results.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

LOVED Dr. Skugor!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr.Skugor is very pleasant and answers all my questions to my understanding. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

the doctor to patient connection is great. time to talk ,not in a hurry.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

excellent doctor, listens

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Skugor was great, quick to respond on MyChart, personable, and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Skugor is wonderful! He is caring, kind and always professional. Plus he always makes me laugh!!

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