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
  • Orthobiologics
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 32 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
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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/10/2020, 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

254 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

63 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Gota is great. she analyzed my previous medical records, asked what I thought were pertinent questions of my current situation, listened closely to my answers, then proposed an initial treatment plan that made sense to me.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Gota was very attentive to my concerns. She explained her diagnoses in detail. Prescribed medication for relief. Sent me for x-rays and blood work.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Both Dr. Gota, and the resident accompanying her were very courteous and respectful, and they showed concern for my physical issues and needs.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Responces were based on difficulty obtaining an appointment via call issues once an email was sent directly to Dr. Gota via mychart.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Gota was excellent and most helpful. We were seeking a 2nd opinion and she answered are questions and helped us determine the next steps. We were very appreciative of her care.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Gota is a wonderful health care provider. She should be recognized for her service.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I feel as though I could discuss anything with Dr. Gota, she is extremely knowledgeable and considerate.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

I understand *Dr. Gota is busy but although I could have seen another specialist sooner, I am quite pleased I waited for an appointment with her. She is very caring -

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I am 78 years old and it was so nice not to have to come to the Clinic during the coronavirus. Dr. Gota is an extraordinary doctor who listens and asks appropriate questions about my condition and my overall health. The Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have Dr. Gota on their staff.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Gota is phenomenal, as is the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Gota is wonderful!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

really appreciate Dr. Gota

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Questions and conversations through Emails from the Doctor were answered within one day! I was very pleased with the timely responses.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Gota is great! Appreciate her help and kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Amazing staff, that are willing to listen to your concerns and make you feel heard. Dr. Gota is so knowledgeable, and I'm thankful I was able to find a diagnosis after 10 years or more that we couldn't get anywhere else.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

dr Gota is tremendous. she's kind, caring and knowledgeable. I was about 1/2 hour late because I went to Fairview hospital accidentally and she saw me with zero issues.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I was pleased with my experience at Cleveland Clinic, everyone was professional, and efficient. Dr.Gota was very thorough on my first visit, and I look forward to working with her on my health issues. I was very impressed by the cleanliness of such a large building. Thank You

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Gots is very caring!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Gota was very thorough, and took her time listening, asking questions and examining me. I never felt that she was in a hurry to get to her next patient, and that I, and what I was experiencing were very important to her. I left feeling much better about what was going on. As I was leaving she offered additional safety advice for my job regarding Covid 19. I am a flight attendant. I have been on a leave for 5 months and scheduled to go back at the end of this month. She wanted to make sure I had proper protection once I started working again. It was a small thing, but made me feel like she was concerned about me as a whole, not just from a diagnosis point of view.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Didn't not feel the Doctor really cared about hearing my concerns. she barely reviewed my lab work, did a quick exam, gave me an opportunity to ask questions. I am in the surgical field and would describe the MD has very passive and impersonal.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr.Gota, is a very good rheumatologist she's professional she's caring as she goes the extra mile to help her patients she's a very good asset to Cleveland Clinical and I love her.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Gota, is a very good Doctor I have a great team of physicians

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr.Gato is amazing! I appreciate her giving me so clarity and awareness. thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I appreciate Dr. Goto's professionalism and straightforward manner. no fluff.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Gotta listens! She's compassionate, kind, thorough, intelligent & professional.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I have received kinder greetings from Walmart employees. No introduction from Dr Gota, what to expect, no real caring. started the conversation with "tell me what's wrong.". No prompts or questions to help me understand what might be the right answer to her question.... just said "what else.". Checked her watch periodically throughout the call so my perception was she was running through my appointment quickly.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Carmen Gota is by far one of the Cleveland Clinic's finest. We are truly blessed to have her with us. THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I recommended dr Gota to my cousin. They set an appointment with her. she is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Gota is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The physical exam was very brief and not thorough. I only see Dr. Gota once a year and she usually moves all my joints, listens to my lungs and heart, palates my abdomen, feels my neck and jawline ( salivary glands). This time, she only examined my joints. We were both wearing masks. I was surprised she didn't do a more thorough exam.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Gota is the best physician I know. She has been watching out for me for eleven years or so. She is forthright about my RA, and she goes above and beyond her duties as my physician. We were in Antarctica from mid-Feb to mid March and were quarantined for an extra ten days, causing me to run out of medications that I take. She and her NP were extremely attentive to my concerns, and they, on nearly a daily basis, messaged me while we were there to discuss the potential impact of my being without the meds, their concerns about how to protect myself (and to protect others from me) on the long trip back to Cleveland through airports in the Falklands, Chile, NYC, and Cleveland. She was entirely reassuring, responsive to my concerns, and she continued that when I returned to Cleveland and couldn't get prescriptions filled. I hope I wasn't a total pest. But both of them never expressed anything but kindness and concern. Dr. Gota is an extraordinary physician. She always treats me like a partner in the management of my RA. I appreciate her no-nonsense, realistic, but kind care.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

always have an excellent experience and visit with rheumatology dept! Dr Gota shows compassion and empathy regarding my total well being

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

My experience with Dr. Gota has always been Good!

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Very good caring doctor, follows thru. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr Gota is an exceptional provider and addition to the staff. She is thorough and shows the best physician care. She's a partner in my care plan and I appreciate her knowledge and advice when it comes to dealing with my GPA.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Gota made me feel very comfortable with my virtual appointment. It went really well.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

de.Gota is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Gota listens, makes me feel that I matter, asks questions, gives me recommendations on how to help myself...and most importantly she is not stuffy...has a sense of humor. I recommend Dr. Gota all the time!! I prefer in person, but under the circumstances I understand!!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I think Dr. Gota is awesome. Very knowledgeable and caring!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

terrific doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I have had one in person visit with Dr. Gota & the most recent by phone. I find her to be very thorough, caring, & friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I am very happy to have Dr GOTA as my physician

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Gota really listens to me and explains things in a manner that I understand. I truly appreciate her!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Gota is an excellent doctor. Very understanding and right to the point.

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

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