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Title President, Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers
Department Center for Behavioral Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Administrator
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Consultation/Treatment Planning
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Second Opinion
  • Sports Psychiatry
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
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About Donald Malone, Jr., MD

Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D., is currently President of the Cleveland Clinic Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers. In this role, he sits on the Executive Team and oversees the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus as well as all Oho Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers and other ambulatory sites. Dr. Malone is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Malone previously served as President of Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital as well as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic where he also directed the Center for Behavioral Health. He is Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Strategic Space Planning Committee and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Planning Committee.

Dr. Malone graduated with his M.D. degree from The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1985.  There he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Following his medical school training, he did one year of internship in internal medicine followed by a psychiatric residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 1989, he has been at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Malone has been very active in research, education, and various local and national committees. He has held positions in The Ohio Psychiatric Association, The American Psychiatric Association, The International Society for Neurostimulation, and The American College of Psychiatrists. His research has been primarily in the areas of anxiety disorders, anabolic steroid use and abuse, neuromodulation, and Deep Brain Stimulation. He has authored numerous publications in these areas and presented both nationally and internationally.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Internship - NEOUCOM/Western Reserve Care System
Internal Medicine
Youngstown, OH

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Additional Training

  • Graduate of Cleveland Clinic Executive Program in Practice Management, 1995

Professional Highlights

  • Board of Directors, Association for Convulsive Therapy
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists
  • Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

adult Psychopharmacology, anxiety and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, mood disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder, Psychopharmacology, sports psychiatry, VNS and DBS

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1980 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1985  
  • Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists, 1988  
  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 1993  
  • President's Award, Ohio Psychiatric Association, 1994  
  • Member, American College of Psychiatrists, 1996  
  • President’s Award, Ohio Psychiatric Association, 1996  
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1998  
  • “Top 3 Psychiatrists in Northeast Ohio,” Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2001
  • Guide to Top Doctors, 2001-Present  
  • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 2002  
  • Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists, 2002  
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2003  
  • "Top Doc," Cleveland magazine, 2004-Present
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-Present  
  • President, Association for Convulsive Therapy, 2006-2008

Innovations & Patents

  • Involved with pioneering developments in the use of deep-brain stimulation for highly refractory patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depression


  • Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Association for Convulsive Therapy
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/2/2024, Dr. Malone, Jr. has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Malone, Jr. serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Cleveland Public Market Corporation 
  • Community West Foundation

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

52 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

I know that Dr Malone is not accepting new patients.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Very challenging. Took several calls and a litany of proofs that I have insurance. Schedulers kept insisting I was a new patient, though I have annual visits with Dr Malone for nearly 30 years

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Malone has always responded to appt requests , emails etc. In a timely fashion .

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr.Malone ALWAYS listens to my concerns , preferences on medication , and is open to my thoughts .

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Other than being booked out for weeks - everything was perfect . Again, Dr.Malone responds while waiting and if it was an emergency , I have no doubt he would have got me in.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Malone has always been there for me and for this I am truly grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr.Malone is the best. Outstanding care and concern

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Malone has always been attentive and empathic in our sessions.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Malone has helped me tremendously. I am so happy to have him as my provider.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

My experience was simple and easy and Dr. Malone is kinda a rock star IMO.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

He's a brilliant man who is also empathic and has a genuine concern for his patients.

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