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
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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 +


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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 Education - University of Medicine & Pharmacy
Targu-Mures, Romania

Additional Training

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


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/18/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

207 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Gota is phenomenal compared to other RA doctor's I've had.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Couldn't have had a better care provider. One of the best at the CLINIC.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Gota is an amazing physician who obviously cares about her patients. She is personable and never makes us feel rushed through the appointment. It is an absolute joy to meet with her and we are always uplifted after our appointment with Dr. Gota.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Gota is always willing to see me sooner if there is no availability in her schedule. she works very hard and is always very respectful to me

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Gota made me feel confident that she would be able to give me or get me answers to all of my health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Gota is an excellent doctor. She always gives personal attention to details and follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr Gota is an excellent doctor and gives personal care each time I come.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Gota is the very best doctor I have ever had contact with. She has no equal in my opinion in her manner and the way she communicates.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Gota is very patient and treats you as a person no a number She always treat you and tries to be up on my blood work so as to treat you right away.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Carmen Gota has been wonderful. very thorough and informative.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

I had testing early in the morning at neurology and my rheumatology appointment was not until 3. I went over to see if they would be able to take me early (I came in from out of town). they called me back at about 1200 and then left me in an exam room for 3 hours. It was fine if the doc couldn't see me early, but why have me sit in an exam room for 3 hours? At one point I walked out of the exam room and straight into the doctor. I asked if she was coming to see me. she looked at my chart and said "after my 1 o'clock", but then I heard her walk into another exam room after the 1 o'clock.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Gota is always supportive of my life needs. I'm a type A personality, with a problem that could (and did) put me in a pain filled bed. Dr Gota understands my need to keep going, and treats me appropriately.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Even though I'm feeling better than when I first came to the Clinic, we make the trip because we trust Dr. Gota. She refers me to other specialists to assist in my health, and is caring and supportive. She is a wonderful, professional doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

never had a problem reaching Dr Gota

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Finest doctor, truly appreciated appreciate her diligence and communication.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Gota was very great. I can not say anything bad about Her. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

I have always had great appointments with Dr. Gota, even when I was very sick. She gives me confidence that she can fix the problems I have (and there are many!) and restore my health as much as possible...and she has! I am in remission!!

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

I am nervous about my health because I always seem to get weird and unusual problems...but Dr. Gota has seen it all and is able to calm me back down by her professional and caring manner. She's the best!

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Gota and Dr. Mirza work perfectly together, I can't imagine a better team!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Gota was very angry when she entered the room. My appointment was at 8:00 and the staff did not call me to the back until 9:00 because of confusion over my insurance. I asked the office staff why they had not called me ahead of time to resolve any concerns and they said they did but there were not any calls or messages from them on my phone. Dr. Gota was rude and annoyed with me. She did eventually calm down and apologize but this was not a positive experience for me. I had waited 4 months to see her and had driven 4 hours to get to her office then to be told she did not have time to see me because of lateness that was not my fault. I had been in the waiting room for an hour.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Gota is extremely professional, took her time and LISTENED. Dr. Gota genuinely was concerned about my health/treatment since I e been to several doctors prior who just did not care. I will definitely be back to see Dr. Gota.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Gota has always been great to work with and takes time to make sure your concerns/questions have been answered.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Contacting Dr. Gota via MyChart is the best way to communicate with her. She's very quick to reply to that medium.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Gota has helped me through a very difficult diagnosis with a lot of grace, care and concern.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr Gota is knowledgeable but needs to take more time to research patient's history and to speak with patient as these cases are very complicated.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Goto was very knowledgeable, thorough, and put me at ease. She returned my calls herself and was very kind. I trust her to help make health decisions.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

*Dr. Goa has always shown great concern and interest. She is easy to talk to and listens well. I truly appreciate her.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Gota was extremely courteous, professional & informative. I felt quite at ease with her; feel very lucky to have had her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I was very disappointed with the physician's lack of kindness. I feel like she did not listen to me, interrupted me when I was trying to describe medical history, and was cold. She spoke so quickly I had a hard time understanding her. I also feel like she just wanted to ask me questions to "fill in her blanks" on her computer and not really interact with me. I put time, money, and effort into coming to Cleveland Clinic and was terribly disappointed.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Gota was awesome! It was refreshing to be able to converse with someone who knows my symptoms and how to address them!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

I was impressed by Dr. Gota's thorough hands on exam.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

In the 2 visits that I've had with Dr. Gota, she has been nothing but professional and caring. I had been dealing with a Dr. in Morgantown and felt that I wasn't getting the attention that I needed for the disease that I have. I sought out Dr. Gota and she explained more to me in the 2 visits then I had with the previous dr in six months.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Gota seemed to take her time & listened very well.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

dr gota seems to have a lot of knowledge about the problem I was having but also seemed to dismiss what other drs had previously told me my diagnosis could be. I was given information but not as a discussion- more of a feeling of being "talked at." this was difficult to accept because I had just paid out of pocket for the visit being told it was so expensive because I was seeing the highest quality drs in the area and beyond. a discouraging experience for certain.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Got a is very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Dr Carmen Gota is one of the best doctors I have ever had and she truly cares about her patients and their lives

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

I struggled for a year with other providers, for treatment and a diagnosis. In one visit with Dr. Gota, she was provided me with more answers and treatment than I had received previously in the last year with other providers. CC is 3.5 hours away from my home and I will continue to make that visit rather than trusting in my previous providers. I walked away feeling confident after my visit!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

great doctor would not want any one else

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Gota and Dr. Mirza are wonderful and they take very good care of me as a whole person, not just my disease. they are so kind and it is deeply appreciated!!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Gota and Dr. Mirza work seamlessly together, and also coordinate with my nephrology team.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

I could not imagine better care! Dr. Gota is terrific!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Gota is very deft at her craft. Will do a thorough evaluation of a person's medical history, take time to talk to the patient honing in on what specifically you are being seen for yet ordering enough testing to ensure nothing has been remiss. She will respond to all questions promptly on "My Chart" giving diagnosis or elimination of questionable/presumed maladies from test results. If treatment is needed she will direct.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Everyone at the A50 desk is friendly and helpful. Dr. Gota listens to my concerns. She also reviewed my medications.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Gota is THE BEST doctor I've ever seen! Super knowledgable and very kind. I am thankful for her. She has helped me more than any doctor ever has.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr. Gota is amazing and very caring!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

It took 3 months to get an appointment with Dr. Gota, but I am highly satisfied with her and her caring attitude of me during my first appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

sometimes it is hard to coordinate appointments with multiple doctors for the same day.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I waited 50 minutes for the provider

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

we drove 4 hrs to the Cleveland clinic to have the doctor I saw not review my past medical history, radiology test, blood work, etc. before entering the exam room. I have always heard great things about Cleveland clinic, however I certainly dis not recieve that same treatment. the doctor did not listen to me, have respect and told me the pain I was feeling couldn't be that bad as the size of my organ checked was minimally enlarged. I have been in the health care field for 26 yrs, this treatment that I recieved sicken me!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Dr.Gota is an excellent Dr. highly recommendher she has helped me tremendously.!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Gota is an excellent provider. She is a leader in the vasculitis community in respect to health care. I'm in very good hands with her as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Gota always explains every detail of my health and medication needs thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Dr. Gota is an amazing physician I was nervous when my rheumatologist retired, but she is truly a great Dr. she made me feel like I matter & she is the kindest person.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

DR. Gota always sees to it that I get World Class Care. She motivates me to get the necessary care that I need. If it wasn't for Dr. Gota I would been unable to work the past 11 years. Dr. Gota is my chief RA provider along with her NP's. I'm am grateful for her care and concern about my well being.

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