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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

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
View all 99 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
  • 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.

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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 3/25/2022, 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

208 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

I wii miss Dr Gota. She was very caring and courteous. She also explained everything in detail.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Doctor Goda scheduled me at the spine clinic I got an appointment immediately she was very concerned of my feelings and my pain level because this is not the way I have done when I have been seeing her.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr Gota was very rude to me. It was my first visit and the first thing she said was that she was leaving in a month and why did I chose her as my new doctor. She didn't listen to my concerns and dismissed me. Also, cut me off when I was speaking to her. I asked if there was another doctor she could refer me to since she was leaving and her answer was no. She was very abrupt and acted like I was an inconvenience that day.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

I'm sorry that Dr. Gota is leaving this facility. She is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Very good. Loved Dr Carmon Gota Will miss her.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Got a is fantastic

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

I have been suffering with severe gout for 10 to 15 years. I have seen many doctors with no true game plan to help my condition until my very fortunate appointment with Dr.Gota!! From the moment she started examining me she was very confident on what I had and how we can fix it. She started treating me right in exam room and put together a regimen of medications which have worked phenomena within a few days I was walking and now a couple of weeks later I am back to work and feeling like my old self. I haven't felt this good in years my body is responding very favorable to the medication!

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Carmen Gota is one of the finest caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic. A TRUE TREASURE!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. IIstened, provided feedback, explained treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Gota is the BEST! She literally SAVED my life! She always has given me the highest quality of care and respect as an individual for the duration of my care. She will be dearly missed by me.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

I love Dr Gota I will miss her!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Gotta is amazing

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

I just appreciate all that Dr. Gota is helping me through.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I feel Dr. Gotta was very compassionate, understand and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Gota is a wonderful physician who has always been extremely professional, warm and knowledgeable. I would easily recommend her with very high endorsement!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Gota is the best doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

I felt as if Dr. Gota had preconceived ideas of my problems and was not interested in asking questions or listening to what I had to say.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

The staff worked well together to set me up for success with a good appointment with Dr. Gota, but unfortunately, Dr. Gota was the issue.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

I am so delighted! I was diagnosed five years ago with GPA. And now I finally have a doctor with experience and knowledge of the disease.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

The receptionist who checked me out after my appointment was incredibly rude. When I told her when Dr Gota wanted to see me back she did not try to accommodate that. I ended up sending Dr Gota a message on my chart and received a call back right away and the new person was very helpful. Dr Gota wanted me back in 3 months and also changed my meds. The 1st receptionist said it would be May before I could be seen. She only offered me 7am appts and I live over an hour away.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr Gota is knowledgable, compassionate, personable, and professional

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr GOTA is the best! She gave me my life back and I'm forever gratefulI appreciate her so much!! I always look forward to our visits.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Gota is the most compassionate doctor I have interacted with in many years.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Appointment scheduled for months after call. I attribute to full schedule of doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

This doctor always provides care info, shows concern, discusses issues, explains treatment, and emphatic. I totally feel very confident with her care.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

First visit. Very impressed, little wait time before seeing the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Gota is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Had blood work done and Dr Gota was amazing on giving results next day with her advice on what to do next.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Gota was great

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Doctor Gotta answered all my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Gota is the most thorough doctor I've ever met. Upon my first appt, she went through every single part of me, my file, and talked with me more than any doctor I've ever encountered. I feel that she really cares about what happens to me.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Very satisfied with Dr Gota

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Gota was kind and seemed genuinely concerned. She spent quite a bit of time explaining and discussing with me (an anomaly in today's medical world). Although her opinion differed from what I had been previously told by other physicians, I appreciated her honesty and genuineness. I felt comfortable talking with her. While she decided I should be seeing a different specialist, she was still informative and allowed me ample time to ask questions and discuss.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Gota showed me kindness and compassion during my appointment. She made me feel at ease and that she really cared about me as a person.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

I have an arthritis issue that is a problem. Dr. Gota has given me options and explained the risks.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I had another stroke 1 week after the first visit to Dr Goda. I have been informed via my PC physician of the test results from Dr Goda and scheduled to see a lung specialist. Question I have is it really necessary to do the follow up with Dr Goda and her assistant on Oct 20 at 2:00 at the health care center in Solon Ohio?

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Carmen Gota is wonderful! She's knowledgeable about my diagnosis, very caring on what works (& doesn't) for me and has a great "bed side" manner!! We love her!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I have never met a doctor that have no empathy, no show of emotions, didn't care about my treatment. And to see the PA and call if any issues. WHAT! SHE DIDNT FIX OR DISCUSS MY TREATMENT PLAN. She didn't explain why to all the tests I had to email her.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

First appointment with Dr Gota, she was easy to talk to

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr Gota is an excellent physician and made me feel like there is finally a plan to battle this illness.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

We could see the doctor but she couldn't see or hear me. We ended up doing a phone call

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

First Time meeting Dr. Gota was a pleasant experience. I felt very comfortable during my visit. She is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Gota since my previous RA doctor moved. Dr. Gota did not seem interested in me as a person and was very short and seemed uncaring from the time she walked in until the time we walked out together. She negatively disagreed with me and just was not warm or helpful at all. I do not plan on seeing her again.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

While I would highly recommend care at CC, I would not recommend care to anyone by Dr. Gota.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Saw this provider for the first time in September 2021. She asked me if I was seeing the rheumatologist fro rheumatoid arthritis? I was shocked that she would ask such a question because that is exactly what I was being seen for. Dr. Asked me if I drank alcohol frequently and then told me she was placing me on methtrexate. She also said I would have to take folic acid. No explanation as to why etc... She never explained the benefits or barriers just ordered the medication and told me to follow up with her PA in 2 months. I read about methotrexate and decided I wasn't ready to deal with such side effects and will remain on plaquenil. Not very satisfied with care or communication. :(

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

This appointment was the best possible outcome. My rheumatologist, Dr. Rosian left and I would not have been able to see Dr. Gota until January (which would have been very bad for my medication and blood work). However, when I called her staff responded immediately and called me the next day with a cancellation and I was able to get in that same day! As I said, "best possible outcome". I love the Solon office and did not want to look for a Rheumatologist at another location and I really liked Dr. Gota. All around It was an excellent experience. Thank you Solon staff!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

I make recommendations to CCF and Dr. Gota at every opportunity

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

The doctor was personable, professional, and knowledgeable. She listened attentively, offered suggestions, and provided recommendations.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

My appointment did not cause me unnecessary stress. I found the visit with Dr. Carmen Gota productive. I will be scheduling another appointment with her at the Solon, Ohio location.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Felt at ease considering this was the first meeting with Dr.Gota.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Wonderful doctor!!! I recommend!!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

I have been Dr. Gota's patient for some dozen years. She is absolutely the finest physician I have ever dealt with. She is patient, even when I ask the same question more than once. She is prompt in responding to questions sent through MyChart. She is efficient, kind, and professional in every way. She is direct and kind. She is just extraordinary.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Gota is very easy to talk to, she listens and discusses every issue!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I went into this appointment after being referred to her by my PCP. I was experiencing extreme fatigue and a few other symptoms and was concerned about lupus, which my sister was diagnosed with recently. My labs were ok but my PCP wanted to cover all the bases due to having other autoimmune issues. Very valid reason for this visit. Dr. Gota Made me feel like I was a waste of time at this appointment. Asked tons of questions and kept typing the whole time, barely looking up. I felt that she really wasn't listening to me or my concerns. I felt rushed and unheard. I will never go back to this provider.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

My doctor referred me to Orthopedics but somehow I ended up with Dr Dr Gota. She's a great doctor but she couldn't help me so she referred me to a spinal doctor. I haven't heard anything about the referral so I'm basically in limbo. I'm still hurting and don't have the answers about what treatment I need and I still haven't seen any one from orthopedics.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

I had an outstanding appointment with Dr. Gota. All of her staff interactions have been pleased and productive. I feel I am getting world class care with Dr. Gota.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Doctor Gota was far more concerned with the messages coming through on her Apple watch than she was about getting to the bottom of what was going on with my health. When I asked for a full panel of blood work to help determine what was going on she acted as if it was unnecessary. In the end, I'm glad I insisted as it turned out I needed to see another specialist entirely. Additionally, she neglected to properly add the necessary referrals to my record which made scheduling the 2 additional appointments I needed unnecessarily difficult. Finally I had to inquire several times over the course of two full weeks before she finally put in the referral at all. Moving forward in this process, my only comfort is in knowing I will not need to work with her again.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Gota was thorough and helpful, I am happy to be seeing her as my rheumatologist now

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