Carmen Gota, MD

Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Romanian
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
View all 26 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

About Carmen Gota, MD

Carmen Gota, MD, was born in Transylvania, Romania. She completed a rheumatology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, practiced for one year and returned to become a Staff Physician in the Department of Rheumatology at Cleveland Clinic.
Her clinical interests are vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, chondrocalcinosis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, Sjogren syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and fibromyalgia. She is a member of  Center for Vasculitis Care and Research.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Lenox Hill Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical School - University of Medicine & Pharmacy

Additional Training

  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, general rheumatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Carmen Gota, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/2/2016, Dr. Gota 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

188 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2017

It was a very good experience for us.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Very good visit! Dr was behind schedule a little, but still spent quality time and listened to my concerns. Overall, Dr. Gota is very kind to help me feel better.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Dr. Gota indicated I was doing well enough to cut back on my methotrexate. I then asked her about cutting back on folic acid, since my nails and hair were growing well. She said a definite "Yes".

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Dr. Gota is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

great follow up

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

This was my first visit to the Cleveland Clinic. So far the experience has been very good.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2016

I like the printout of the visit to review what was decided.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Dr. Gota is the best doctor I ever had during all my health care at the Cleveland Clinic. She seems very concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016

Dr Gota is outstanding. Always has been

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016

I had to ask what the next steps will be instead of the Dr. recommending the next steps! Numerous test results indicate severe liver disease. After delivering that information to me she told me to let her know if there was anything further she could do for me. I felt rather abandoned not knowing what to do. After asking her if she would refer me to the appropriate doctor she was willing to do so.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

provider was very friendly and informative. she took time to listen and explain answers to my questions

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2016

I also received two messages on My Chart from my doctor after the lab results came in with follow-up care I should follow with my physician in Dayton.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

I was at the Cleveland Clinic visiting another physician and was having a problem that is this doctor's specialty. She immediately made time in her busy schedule to see me.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

Dr. Gota is exceptional. She's one of the best physicians I have ever seen. Feel totally confident of my health care with her.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

Dr. Gota seems very interested in my overall health.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Dr. Gota was kind and treated me with concern. However, with the chronic inflammation in my nasal and paranasal passages I thought with her expertise in inflammatory processes she would further investigate the problem. I have seen four different specialists who have been baffled by the inflammation process. Wegener's disease is still a differential diagnosis however Dr. Gota did not appear interested in investigating this route. Instead, she referred me to another ENT. I felt more of the same and no answers. I have already send 2 ENTs and had 3 nasal biopsies. On the advice of my friend, who is I doctor I work closely with in my work, I'm a nurse practitioner I am seeing the third ENT at Cleveland on September 29th. I was expecting a total different experience at Cleveland Clinic. I did not want to leave until a diagnosis was made. I've been dealing with and the pain associated with for 9 months. It is getting very frustrating and physically draining.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

it was great that they worked together to fit me in on the day I was there. it is a four hour drive and since Dr Gota wanted me to see two other Dr the scheduler worked diligently to get me in to both dr and scheduled my test for the same day. that was greatly appreciated, also the individual that called to schedule more test also worked to have those test done on the same day as my next visit. overall I was very satisfied with Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

I am very impressed with the timely response from Dr. Gota to me about my test results. We used Mychart. She always makes sure that I know my results and her interpretation of them ASAP.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016

I love Dr. Gota!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

All services were conducted in a caring, professional manner.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016


Reviewed on Jul 12, 2016

I am always impressed by the professionalism of staff and interaction between patient and staff during my visits to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 16, 2016

always positive

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

I am extremely happy with Dr. Carmen Gota. I have recommended her to others. She is very professional and has answered all of my questions with the utmost professionalism. I feel that I lucked out by having her as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

I find Dr. Carmen Gota to be one of the finest doctors you have at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 4, 2016

Al Good

Related Videos Featuring Carmen Gota, MD