Cleveland’s Best Neurologists:
The top rated Neurologists in Cleveland, OH are:
- Dr. Neil Cherian, MD – is board-certified in adult neurology and in headache medicine
- Dr. Eric P. Baron, DO – has been repeatedly named one of “America’s Top Physicians”
- Dr. Sumit Parikh, MD – has been selected as one of “America’s Best Doctors”
- Dr. Cynthia Bamford, MD – specializes in treating chronic headaches and migraine
- Dr. Sophia Sundararajan, MD – is a vascular neurology specialist for 15 years
Dr. Neil Cherian, MD
Dr. Neil Cherian, MD is a staff physician in the Neurological Institute and a member of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neuro-Restoration. He holds board certifications in adult neurology and headache medication. Cherian has a busy clinical practice and does research on dizziness, tinnitus, and complicated brain and brainstem problems. Prior to his current position, he was an Associate Staff member at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cherian graduated from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. From 2000 to 2002, he completed an Otoneurology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. His postdoctoral training also included time at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he specialized in the neurology of tinnitus.
He’s constantly invited to speak at professional conferences. He has spoken on behalf of the American Tinnitus Association, on whose board of directors he has served six times. He has written numerous academic articles and posters about vestibular dysfunction, tinnitus, dizziness, and interdisciplinary approaches to vestibular ails. Dr. Cherian has handed the media his experience. He’s presently an ad hoc critic for Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology’s journal.
Cervicogenic Dizziness, Concussion, Imbalance, Migraine-Associated Dizziness, Nausea, Neurocardiac Dizziness, Otolith Dysfunction, Syncope, Vestibular Disorders
“Dr. Cherian is a life saver. I had severe vertigo and balance problems for years. He took the time and effort to perform an extremely thorough medical history and exam. He diagnosed me on the first day and implemented a comprehensive treatment plan. He gave me my life back. Now if I have a severe attack I can come in for treatment. As both a patient and being healthcare professional myself, I have the utmost respect for Dr. Cherian. I consider him the most outstanding and intelligent physician I have ever met.” – Heather R.
Dr. Eric P. Baron, DO
Dr. Eric P. Baron, DO is an ABPN Board Certified Neurologist on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009, he finished his neurology residency at Cleveland Clinic, where he also served as Chief Neurology Resident. He then completed a headache medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2010 and has remained on staff ever since. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
He has been dubbed a “Top Doctor” by his colleagues in Cleveland Magazine on numerous occasions, as well as one of “America’s Top Physicians.” He is the author of the popular neurology board review book, Comprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology: A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards, 1st and 2nd editions, as well as several writings on a variety of subjects.
Botox Injections For Headache, Lumbar Puncture, Occipital Nerve Block, Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks
“Dr. Baron is great and is well worth the wait to see him. He knows your history like nobody’s business and always wants to know how you’re doing. And not just health-wise just in general. He’s a great doctor period.” – Nicole L.
Dr. Sumit Parikh, MD
Dr. Sumit Parikh, MD is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic, and Mitochondrial Disease program. As a member of the Mitochondrial Care Network, he oversees the Cleveland Clinic Mitochondrial Medicine Center and provides interdisciplinary expert and coordinated care to Mitochondrial Disease patients. Hundreds of patients with primary mitochondrial illness have been cared for by the program.
Dr. Parikh did his pediatric residency and fellowship in child neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He obtained advanced training in genetics and metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic and the Centers for Inherited Metabolic Diseases. He began working at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004. Dr. Parikh has been named one of “America’s Best Doctors” since 2007.
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Aicardi Syndrome, Alexander Disease, Angelman Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Ataxia Telangiectasia, Autism, Batten Disease
“Great doctor, is always willing to answer any questions in a way I can clearly understand. Doesn’t get frustrated. I’m overall very happy to have found him for my son! Would recommend him to anyone!! He also works very well with my son’s developmental doctor who is also amazing! Glad to have such a good team thank you again for all you have done.” – Shanda M.
Dr. Cynthia Bamford, MD
Dr. Cynthia Bamford, MD is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in migraine and chronic headache treatment. Cynthia Bamford, MD, began working at the Cleveland Clinic in 2007. Her research interests include chronic headache and migraine treatment. She is also interested in the relationship between sleep disturbances and headache disorders. Dr. Bamford received her medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she also finished her residency and fellowship. She has been in practice in Northeast Ohio for 13 years.
Chronic Headaches, Cluster Headaches, Comorbid Sleep Disorders
Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Trigeminal Neuralgia
“Dr. Bamford is an outstanding Neurologist! She has an exceptional skill-set that, coupled with her remarkable bedside manner, enables her to deliver the very best care to patients. She is the type of specialist that we expect from the Cleveland Clinic.” – Frederick H.
Dr. Sophia Sundararajan, MD
Dr. Sophia Sundararajan, MD is a Vascular Neurologist at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. She works as part of the University Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center to provide and advance excellence in stroke care by training the next generation of neurologists and creating new treatments through clinical research. She routinely attends Cleveland Medical Center’s specialized Stroke Service and mentors residents and fellows in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
She is also the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit and a co-Principal Investigator for the Case Western Reserve University Regional Coordinating Center for StrokeNet. Dr. Sundararajan is on the Editorial Board of Stroke and the Editor of the Illustrated Teaching Cases series.
“My mother-in-law was recently in University Hospital in Cleveland, Dr. Sophia Sundarajan was head of her team of doctors she was amazing, thank you so much.” – Barb R.
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