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Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA

216.444.8600

Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA

Appointed: 2006

Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA
Department: Mellen Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.6259
Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA
Department: Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.6259
Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.6259
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA is Staff at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for MS and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioethics. She completed her medical school training at Pennsylvania State University and finished her neurology residency and neuroimmunology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.  She was also awarded a Sylvia Lawry Fellowship grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

Dr Boissy is currently the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication. Her team has created a comprehensive program to strengthen physician and provider communication skills throughout the Cleveland Clinic. She is also the Experience Officer for the Neurological Institute. She led the Neurological Institute Patient Advisory Council and develops programs aimed at improving the experiences of our patients, employees, and staff.  

Over the past few years, Dr Boissy increasingly focused on the ethical issues as relates to neurological disease. She served on the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee and is the Assistant Clinical Director in the Center for Neuroethics. 

Dr Boissy has a unique and compassionate perspective which she incorporates into caring for patients and their family members.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Bioethics
Cleveland, OH USA
2009
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology
Cleveland, OH USA
2008
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2006
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2003
Medical School - The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA USA
2002
Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
1995

Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

bioethics in neurology, enhancing patient & employee experience, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Awards & Honors

  • 2006-2008   Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellow, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2005-2006   AAN-sponsored Neurology Resident Elective in Clinical Ethics, Washington DC.

Memberships

  • 2008-present American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
  • 2007-present American Academy of Neurology Ethics Section
  • 2007-present American Society of Neuroimaging
  • 2002-present American Academy of Neurology

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 11/11/2013, Dr. Boissy 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 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.

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.

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