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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 Foot and Ankle
  • 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
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • 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 101 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 4/1/2021, 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

311 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

77 Patient Comments

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 22, 2021

Very satisfied with Dr Gota

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

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Gota is an outstanding physician. Her bedside manner is excellent. I not only feel like she cares for me as a patient, but as a person, as well. I have been seeing her for almost 7 years now, and I can't imagine going to anyone else. She goes above and beyond for me, in every aspect. She really cares for her patients and she wants to do everything possible to help her patients get the best treatment possible. She never gives up on me and is always willing to try new things if a medication is not working for me. She never rushes me, is always very thorough and makes me feel heard. I am so grateful to have her as my Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

My husband has faith in Dr. Gota and the care she has been giving him over the past several years.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

With arthritis, I feel my husband needs to have an in office visit occasionally so Dr. Gota can see his hands, feet and how he walks. Unable to do on a video visit.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Good experience! Dr. Goya did well in explaining everything clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Gota continues to provide wonderful care and advice. Thankful for her excellent service.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

I always feel that Dr Gota shows real concern for my understanding of symptoms and how I can best help my condition through self care or changes to my lifestyle. She is upbeat concerning finding the right path or combinations of medications to come close to normalizing my life again. I really like her, my appointments are a joy.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

It was very clear that Dr. Gota knows what she is doing. We knew where she was "heading" with her direct questions and responses. She was professional and very friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

I will recommend Dr. Gota to friends and family. She is so kind and has such great soft skills in her interactions and communication. She is patient with giving explanations, as well.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Best doctor ever - she is the only reason I come to the clinic

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

This was the best experience from my doctor I ever got she found a problem corrected it and I appreciated it because I was in so much pain and she sent me on the right track for recovery she showed that she really cared

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

This was the best experience I ever had at a doctors office especially going in with the pain that I had

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Gota has always been a very strong support of me to address my long term health issues.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Gota timed our virtual visit perfectly - so that I could leave to get to the Clinic in time for my appointment for my rituximab infusion.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Gota ordered an x-ray of my neck, because of stiffness and slight pain. I was surprised she did not do anything about the potential hammertoe surgery I may be having by my podiatrist (perhaps she felt that was inappropriate to address).

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I have the best rheumatologist in Dr. Gota, after going to 4 other doctors rheumatologist, Dr Gota truly listened to me and has since I started, after over 20 yrs being treated for lupus, she tested my DNA and found the other doctors were wrong! love her to death..she even lectured me for the health reasons I need to get the covid-19 vaccine, she doesnt know it, but I went and got my 1st injection. she knows he stuff and truly cares!!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Gota was incredibly kind, attentive and thoughtful. She engendered a high degree of confidence and comfort.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I was let down by the Cleveland Clinic. I was dismissed by the doctor without her doing any tests or anything. She said my labs were useless to her but didn't feel the need to run additional labs that would have been useful. She focused too much on my PTSD as an excuse and pushed me aside. She did not talk to me or my other doctors to find out I was diagnosed with PTSD when I was 13 years old, and that my issues now were not present for over 40 years of my the PTSD and pain were not in my case, linked. She just didn't want to deal with me do she passed the buck.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Gota is thorough and thoughtful always.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Gota is the very best! I would also like to mention her assistant Adrienne, she is always available and has helped tremendously in getting my Enbrel prescription approved through my insurance!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. is kind and competent but is rushed at some appointments. It would be nice if she had more time to spend with each patient.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

very satisfied with Dr Gota in all areas.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Gota! she's so caring and I trust her with my life.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Gota's the best

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

love Dr Gota!!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

dr Gote was phenomenal! she was thorough and took time to listen and ask questions other specialists had not asked. her attention to detail about me as a person and my medical history was exceptional! if I could give her a 20 star rating out of just 5 I would!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Video call very convenient for me as I am almost 2 hours away from main campus, and my appointment was just a follow up with the Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I had a very good experience. Dr. Gota was very pleasant, listened to what I had to say, came to a conclusion that she fully explained to me, sent me for x-rays of my foot that a prior doctor hadn't dealt with. Just a great experience.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Gota and staff are absolutely remarkable. we drive 5 hours to see her and her care has far exceeded our expectations. she is very attentive and makes me feel as though I am her only patient.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

100% satisfied with Dr Gota..

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Gota is my most trusted, proactive physician of all my medical care.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Cleveland Clinic is a wonderful place. The staff members are awesome and my Doctor, "Dr. Gota. was Excellent!!! We loved her demeanor and knowledge of what i am experiencing and she made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I have told Dr Gota on serveral occasions, i credit her for saving my life!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I love Dr. Gota. She is intelligent, competent and caring. I have been treated over the last 50 years by several rheumatologists (I was diagnosed at age 22 years) and Dr. Gota is the best doctor I have ever had. She was able to stop my chronic vomiting when no other doctor could--my PCP, rheumatologist and neurologist. Dr. Gota is approachable and listens well. Her concern for her patients is exemplary! I do recommend her to friends and neighbors and family!!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

The personal connection of seeing a doctor in person is ultimately the best experience, but this video visit met all my expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Gota always treats me with respect and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I feel that the doctor didn't really do anything for me. She gave me a muscle relaxer. I asked what am I to do the day because the medication is for night time.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

A very dedicated Dr.,she is the finest doctor I have ever meet.I refer people who need her services to her.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Gota, was very good. She listens, asks questions and is very thoughtful. She is extremely through.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr Gota always shows concern in dealing with my condition. She never seems rushed to move on to her next case and always asks if I understand any changes made in my care or if I understand the lab test results. I also notice she takes notes while I am describing episodes that happen since the last appointment. I have the feeling she is happy to include me in helping to seek a solution to my healthcare.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Gota took time to evaluate and listen to my concerns. In good and caring hands with her care.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I was very pleased that I got an appointment soon. I really liked my doctor, she was very thorough with what is going on with me. Everyone was very pleasant. I'm now hoping that the changes being made will help with my RA. God Bless

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I really liked my new Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Gota listened and did a thorough exam of my joints. I feel the adjustments we made to my meds will be helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I switched from UH to the Clinic for this care provider because I had not been listened to by my previous doctor. I was very happy with my appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Gota is an outstanding doctor. She is incredibly sharp and very attentive to my health issues, even beyond her expertise in Rheumatology. I value her care with highest regards.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Gota is an excellent doctor with good interpersonal skills.

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