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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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* 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

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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

77 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Gota was very kind and concerned for my pain. Every time I see her she makes me her prime concern for the time we are together. She also is very personable and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Gota is very caring & knowledgeable I appreciate her.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Gota was great

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Gota is an excellent doctor. She always makes eye contact when I am talking to her about my concerns. She is very good with any issues that I may have and she tries her best to help me resolve any problems that I may have.. Her secretary Adrienne is also great.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Gota's schedule is so full that it is hard to get back in for a 3 month appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I loved Dr. Gota. she listened and spent time talking to me and teaching me. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I am very happy w/all my doctors at clinic!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Thorough, very good doctor who LISTENED and asked very relevant questions I was very impressed with Dr. Gota and feel strongly that her diagnosis was right on and her treatment plan will surely help me relegating my health

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

I gave a 2 for ability to get an appointment since I called the office in October for an appointment with Dr. Gota and could not get it until the end of January. I understand that she is busy, but once I met her, I also understood why her schedule was so full.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I find Dr. Gota to be a highly competent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

provider was dismissive from the moment she arrived and seemed more interested in typing notes into my chart as opposed to actually listening. at one point, provider left the room in the middle of a discussion citing that I should be seen by a different specialist as that was "not her job.".

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

always a pleasure to see Dr Gota

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Carmen Gota is one of the very finest care givers at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Gota is a God send for me. She was familiar with my rare disease and has been a great resource. She responded quickly when I sent her a message on my chart as well.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Gota is a thoughtful, caring and thorough Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

just love Dr Gota and the staff. very professional and so nice

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Gota is a very caring and professional Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Gota and the staff are always helpful. I received advice for my care here in Dayton

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I suffered with arthritic feet. The ER in Dayton never offered a treatment plan beyond opioids which I refused. Dr Gota insisted that I call her the next time I experience swollen and painful joints. She totally cares.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Ever since I met Dr. Gota in 2007 she has had getting my health and fitness as her primary goal. Dr, Gota is one special Doctor. I'd probably be dead or incapacitated if weren't for Dr. Gota's care and treatment. I live virtually pain free from my RA, continue to work full time now well into my 60's. When chronic eosinophilia set in around 2010 Dr. Gota made sure I got the proper care to diagnose & treat the situation by getting me to the right care givers and treatment. I am forever grateful to be alive since the 2010-12 event. If it wasn't for Dr. Gota and NP Betsy I would have never got both my knees replaced. I can go on if you like?

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I am extremely satisfied with the level of care I receive from Dr. Gota.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Gotta always contacts me when I have an issue. she always gets me in to see her when there is a concern. I will never leave her care.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Gota. She is smart, well-informed about my conditions, and very kind. She takes time with me. She's calm and reassuring, without making me feel put-down. She has helped me feel a lot better. Dr. Gota is the BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr Gota's appointments fill up fast.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Gota is an incredible Doc ... very happy that she is charge of my care

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Gota and/or the nurse practioner are always very responsive

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

My experience with this provider was excellent. I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Gota is a fine health care provider. I am glad she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

excellent and caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

excellent care and attention from Dr Gota

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr C. Gota very attentive and expressed concerns and empathy in my care

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I use the email through myChart and Dr. Gota is very responsive.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Gota is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. gota is a fabulous physican. Made me very comfortable and very knowledgeable. Would recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr Gota was amazing. she listened to me and took time to understand my history. she confirmed whaI felt for a while, that I had been misdiagnosed. I feel that she has given me a new start at life. I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

dr gota is an excellent doctor. it took 4 months to get an appointment with her. dr gota is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

thank you great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

I always refer Cleveland Clinic and Dr Gota.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

We live on Dayton Ohio, but Dr Gota's care makes the drive worth it. She never walks out until I feel heard and helped, and part of my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

excellent experience with Dr. Gota, very kind, considerate and thorough in my care

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Gota is excellent!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Gota

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Gota was early for appt., her past treatment to ease the pain has been very effective. I appreciate her attention to my concerns and look forward to working with her in the future to stay almost pain free and lead a normal productive life.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

We had an excellent consultation well hi Dr Gota. She showed concern interest and kindness and was very helpful to start the process to find out what is causing my problem

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr Gota was wonderful about following up on all the concerns and scheduling everything needed.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

I love Dr. Got a because she truely listens. She is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Gota was one of the most gruff and ride doctors I have had the unfortunate pleasure of having to deal with.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Gota can be rather blunt, however, I appreciate having a physician that doesn't sugar coat.

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

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 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.

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