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William Bingaman, MD

216.636.5860

William Bingaman, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.5050
WorkFax:216.444.0343
William Bingaman, MD
Department: Neurological Surgery
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.5050
WorkFax:216.444.0343
William Bingaman, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.5050
WorkFax:216.444.0343
William Bingaman, MD
Department: Neurological Institute
Vice Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.5050
WorkFax:216.444.0343
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

William E. Bingaman, MD, is Vice-Chairman of the Neurological Institute and Head of the Section of Epilepsy Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bingaman’s clinical interests are in the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric epilepsy, with special interest in hemispheric epilepsy. He also is interested in spinal surgery and maintains a busy clinical practice.

Dr. Bingaman attended undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and completed fellowship training in spinal neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic and joined the faculty of Cleveland Clinic in 1997.

He has authored more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters. Currently, he is an ad hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery and Epilepsia.
 
Dr. Bingaman remains dedicated to teaching and participates in the medical student Preceptor Program and has been named Neurosurgical Teacher of the Year three times in the past 10 years.

Dr. Bingaman maintains active research collaborations with Imad Najm and Damir Janigro, supplying human cortical tissue for a variety of epilepsy research projects.

He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Epilepsy Society, the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society and the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. Additionally, Dr. Bingaman has held leadership positions in several national neurosurgical organizations including the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Past Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Board member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Board member of the American Neurosurgery Political Action Committee and Past President of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1996
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1990
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Chemistry
Baltimore, MD USA
1986

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

complex spinal disorders, epilepsy surgery, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, general neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, spine surgery, vagus nerve stimulation

Awards & Honors

  • America’s Best Doctors, 2006–2011
  • America’s Top Surgeons, 2006–2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 2006–2011
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2006–2011
  • Legacy Award, Northeastern Ohio Epilepsy Foundation

Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Executive Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Past Chairman, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
  • Past President, Ohio State Neurosurgical Society

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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. 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 8/11/2014, Dr. Bingaman 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. Bingaman receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • National Football League

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