Mary Rensel, MD

216.444.8631

Mary Rensel, MD

Appointed: 1998

Mary Rensel, MD
Department: Mellen Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8631
DeskDesk:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Mary Rensel, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8631
DeskDesk:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Mary Rensel, MD
Department: Mellen Center
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code U10
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
WorkAppointment:216.444.8631
DeskDesk:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Mary R. Rensel, MD, is a Staff Neurologist in Neuroimmunology at Cleveland Clinic's Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, where she was appointed in 1998. Dr. Rensel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

She is also Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine where she serves as an instructor for the medical students. She is a coach and mentor at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Rensel has served on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pediatric MS Advisory Board and is currently serving on the International Pediatric MS study Group. Since 2001, she has been a participant on the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps. Dr. Rensel received the Clinical Neurology Award from the Medical College of Ohio in 1992. She has been named one of the Best Doctors per the Cleveland Magazines since 2010.

Dr. Rensel has had articles and abstracts published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written chapters: "Differential Diagnosis of MS and Clues to Misdiagnosis," in the book entitled Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management and Rehabilitation as well as "General Health and Wellness in MS" in the book entitled Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Professional Highlights

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pediatric MS Advisory Board 2/04 –2/08
  • Pediatric MS Delphi Project ,  Co-Chair of Advisory Committee 1/08- 2011
  • International Pediatric MS Study Group 2011- Present

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology
Cleveland, OH USA
1998
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1995
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1993
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1992
Undergraduate - Gannon University
Biology
Erie, PA USA
1988

Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Adult Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Wellness for MS patients

Awards & Honors

  • College of Ohio Clinical Neurology Award 1992
  • Alumni of the Year, St. Francis of Assisi 2003
  • Distinguished Educator Level I Certificate awarded 2007
  • Best Doctors of Cleveland 2010 -2013, Cleveland Magazine
  • Caregiver Celebration Award 2013

Additional Training

  • Quality as Value in Healthcare: What do current changes mean? 11/1/12
  • Resonant Leadership: Creating Sustainable Leaders Through Mindfulness, Hope & Compassion, 9/11/12
  • Middle East Cultural Competence: Culture, Patient Care and Working Relationships
  • The Business of Healthcare, 10/12/11
  • Foundations of Healthcare Communication for Physicians, 9/13/11
  • Investigator Human Subject Research Education track 2/17/10
  • Cleveland Clinic Staff Mentorship training 1/ 2010
  • Palatucci Patient Advocacy training 1/2011
  • Engaging Women Leaders: Setting Your Goals , 3/3/09
  • The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine , San Diego, CA 11/16-21/08
  • Using Sharepoint CCA 7/24/08
  • Situational Leadership CCA 7/1/08
  • Tools and Tips for Information Management , 10/21/08
  • Patient Experience Within the Revenue Cycle, 11/25/08
  • Writing Educational Objectives, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • What the CEO Wants you to Know: Building Business Acumen, Physician Leadership University, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • Process Improvement, Physician Leadership University, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • Essentials of Clinical Teaching and Assessment Retreat, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • Biostatics and Statistical Computing, Cleveland Clinic, 2002
  • Research Methods Module I, Clinical Epidemiology, Cleveland Clinic, 2002
  • Human Research Subjects Protection Training, Cleveland Clinic, 2002

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certification of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Treatment & Services

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. The 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, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/30/2013, Dr. Rensel 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rensel received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biogen Idec, Inc.

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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