Neil Cherian, MD

216.636.5860

Neil Cherian, MD
Department: Neurological Center for Pain
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.1696
Neil Cherian, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.1696
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Otoneurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2003
Other - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Neurology of Tinnitus
Boston, MA USA
2002
Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Neurology
Rochester, NY USA
2000
Internship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA
1997
Medical School - State University of New York Health Science Center
Brooklyn, NY USA
1996
Other - State University of New York-Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Graduate Studies in Biophysics
Buffalo, NY USA
1993
Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Electrical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1991

Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

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.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • American Tinnitus Association
  • Audio Engineering Society

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Center
  • Videonystagmography

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Imbalance
  • Migraine-Associated Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Neurocardiac Dizziness
  • Otolith Dysfunction
  • Syncope
  • Vestibular Disorders

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/7/2013, Dr. Cherian 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. Cherian receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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