Jennifer Kriegler, MD

216.444.5559

Jennifer Kriegler, MD

Appointed: 2005

Jennifer Kriegler, MD
Department: Neurological Center for Pain
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
WorkFax:216.445.1696
Jennifer Kriegler, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
WorkFax:216.445.1696
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Jennifer S. Kriegler, MD, is a full-time Staff member in the Center for Headache and Pain, Department of Neurology. She is Director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, the Discipline Leader for the Basic Core 2 Neurosciences third-year medical student rotation at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University and a CCLCM Physician Advisor. 

Dr. Kriegler received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 and did her neurology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1977 to 1980. She pursued a fellowship in neuroanatomy at Case Western Reserve University before joining the Faculty at CWRU and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Kriegler was the founder and Director of the University Pain Center at University Hospitals from 1981 to 1994. She became the Director of the Mount Sinai Pain Management Center in 1994. In 1998, Dr. Kriegler returned to University Hospitals to again direct the Pain Center. After departing University Hospitals in 2002, she directed the American Migraine Center (2002-2005) before coming to the Cleveland Clinic in 2005. 

Dr. Kriegler has participated in many drug trials targeting the management of migraine.  She was one of the original investigators of sumatriptan, the first triptan medication specifically targeted at managing migraine headache. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on migraine and chronic pain syndromes. She is a nationally known headache specialist and lecturer. She is actively participating in migraine headache research. 

Dr. Kriegler has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1998. Dr. Kriegler is a Board Member of the Ohio Headache Association.

Professional Highlights

  • Board Member, Ohio Headache Association
  • Basic Core 2 Neuroscience Discipline Leader, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University  
  • Physician Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship

Education & Fellowships

Other - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Acupuncture
Los Angeles, CA USA
1998
Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Research Neuroanatomy
Cleveland, OH USA
1981
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1980
Internship - Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital / Kaleida Health
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA
1977
Medical School - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA
1976
Undergraduate - Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY USA
1972

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties- Headache Medicine

Specialty Interests

chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders, headache, headache and women's issues, Headaches, management of chronic pain and headache, pain & headache, resident education

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, 1998–2008
  • 2008 Neurological Institute Educator of the Year

Additional Training

  • Medical acupuncture

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Headache Society
  • National Headache Foundation
  • Ohio Headache Association

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Interdisciplinary Management Of Chronic Headache Syndromes
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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