Roya Vakili, MD

Department Center for Regional Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Clinical Neurophysiology
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Sparrow Hospital - Michigan State University
Lansing, MI USA

Internship - St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Transitional Year
Detroit, MI USA

Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT USA


  • Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/18/2016, Dr. Vakili 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

107 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017

all of the above. When you experience chronic pain one needs someone that will listen and trust them. She did both.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

Dr. Vakili is very very good. She shows concern, empathy, and compassion in her care. I trully appreciate her honesty, and understanding to the connectivity to different areas of health.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016

Dr. Vakili is amazing - due for Botox during her pregnancy leave and she came in to do it.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2016

always thorough

Reviewed on May 17, 2016

She is very nice and understanding would recommend her to anyone needing a neurogolist

Reviewed on May 13, 2016

Dr Vakili is a very kind and caring person!

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

Having been dealing with my problem for over a year, with no results, from my local Dr. I found Dr. Vakili to be very professional and uncovered some things on the CD that I brought, where my local Dr. did not comment on them. Was highly satisfied and am willing to travel to your facility again for follow-up appts.

Reviewed on May 4, 2016

Dr. Vakili was very thorough, kind and informative. She took her time with my exam and going over my condition with me. She listened to everything I had to say and never once did I feel rushed. I felt her attention was 100% focused on me. Thank you Dr. Vakili!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2016

The dr. gave me options w/pros & cons then let me pick the care path.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2016


Reviewed on Apr 21, 2016


Reviewed on Apr 5, 2016

I am concerned about my freedom to drive. Dr. Vakili was direct yet optimistic about my ability to regain my driving after my last seizure. I could not argue with her logic.

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