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Neil Cherian, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Neurological Institute and is a member of the Neurological Center for Pain at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in adult neurology. Dr. Cherian maintains an active clinical practice and conducts research related to dizziness, tinnitus and complex brain and brainstem disorders. In addition to his clinical practice, he is director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Performance Medicine that works in collaboration with the newly formed Arts and Medicine Institute. Subsequent to his current role, he was a member of the Associate Staff at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Cherian received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed an Otoneurology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic from 2000-2002. His postdoctoral training also included time at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School where he specialized in the neurology of tinnitus.
He is frequently an invited speaker at various professional conferences. He has given a lecture to the Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). He also speaks on behalf of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) of which he is a member of its board of directors. He has authored numerous journal articles and posters focusing on vestibular dysfunction, tinnitus, dizziness and multidisciplinary approaches to vestibular disorders.
Dr. Cherian regularly contributes his expertise to the media and serves on a variety of hospital committees such as World Class Care Committee in the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic. He is currently ad hoc reviewer of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Vestibular and Balance disorders. Dizziness, Imbalance, Tinnitus, Headache. Central vestibular dysfunction (migraine-associated dizziness, neurocardiac dizziness / syncope), Peripheral vestibular dysfunction (BPPV, vestibular loss, otolith dysfunction...) and various overlap syndromes. Cervically-mediated dizziness and headache. Performance Medicine / Medical care of performers.
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