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Amy Windover, PhD


Amy Windover, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2004

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Amy Windover, PhD
Department: Patient Experience
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P29
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Amy Windover, PhD
Department: Center for Behavioral Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P29
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Amy Windover is a Clinical Psychologist and Staff in the Office of Patient Experience at The Cleveland Clinic. She is also the Director of Communication Skills Training and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Windover earned her PhD from Kent State University and completed health psychology postdoctoral fellowships at Akron General Medical Center and The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Windover's primary clinical and research interests focus on health behavior change and relationship-centered communication.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical / Health Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Akron General Medical Center
Clinical / Health Psychology
Akron, OH USA
Internship - VA Medical Center Louis Stokes - Brecksville
Clinical Psychology
Brecksville, OH USA
Doctorate - Kent State University
Clinical Psychology
Kent, OH USA
Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Specialty Interests

Clinical health psychology including coping with chronic medical illness, health promotion, health behavior change, and relationship-centered communication

Awards & Honors

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Scholarship in Teaching Award, 2012
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Scholarship in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Research Programs Committee Award, 2007

Additional Training

  • Certification as Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Distinguished Educator Level I Certification


  • American Psychological Association, Division 38 Health Psychology
  • American Academy of Communication in Healthcare
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Cleveland Psychological Association

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/15/2016, Dr. Windover 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English