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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Pain Management

Lutheran Hospital

1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuro Anesthesiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Transforaminal Injections
View all 35 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arachnoiditis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cancer Pain
  • Causalgia
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Migraine Headache
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD, holds a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Center and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve. His treatment interests include pain management, interventional spine pain management, cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

Dr. Mekhail  is a member of the Pain Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Member of the American Pain Society Palliative Care Special Interest Group, Member of the  Board of Directors World Institute of Pain and Examiner for the World Institute of Pain Practice Exam. He is also a member of the Oversight Committee for the Annual American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and part of the Task Force for "Industry Relations."

He is also a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, an Executive Board member of the World Institute of Pain, Chair of the  Interventional Pain Practice Examination Board of the World Institute of Pain, and an ASA Adjunct Member of the Committee on Pain Medicine and Committee on Physician Resources. He is a member of the Society for Anesthesia Education Committee for the Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine. 

Dr. Mekhail is the former Chair of the Pain Management Fellowship Directors Committee on Training Curriculum of the American Association of Pain Management Program Directors. He is also the former Co-Chair of a Pain Management Fellowship Directors Round Table Discussion on incorporating interventional pain therapy in training fellowship programs.
He is a former member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual program Committee, former ASA Adjunct Member of the Committee on Physician Resources, former member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Scientific Review Committee. He also is a former member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Research Committee, Review Course Chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee, a participant in the ASA Refresher Course Lectures/Basic Science Review on Pain Management and Scientific Symposia Chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee.

He became a Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology and Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology, with added qualifications in Pain Management in 1993 and was recertified in 2004. He became a Fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice in 2001.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Ain Shams University, Cairo,


Residency - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Cardiology
Cairo, Egypt

Graduate School - Ain Shams University, Cairo,


Internship - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

Additional Training

  • Executive Education Program, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 1994-1995
  • Health Care Leadership Institute, George Town University, Washington, 2005

Professional Highlights

  • Chair of the Interventional Pain Practice Examination Board
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Pain Committee
  • Associate Editor of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal
  • Member of World Institute of Pain  Executive Board
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine, Scientific Review Committee Member
  • Associate Editor of Pain Practice Journal


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, with special interest in the management of spinal stenosis and vertebral compression fractures, cancer pain evaluation and management, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, pelvic pain,Neuromodulation and interspinal drug delivery of pain and spasticity, research, spine, spine pain

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1988
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest, June 1989
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1989
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1990
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1991
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1991
  • The Cleveland Clinic William E Lower Fellowship Thesis Prize, June 1992
  • Foundation of Anesthesia Educational Research (FAER) Grant Award, 1992

Innovations & Patents

  • Pioneered minimally invasive techniques to treat painful degenerative disc disease
  • Innovated use of spinal cord stimulation for peripheral vascular disease
  • Minimally invasive technique of spinal stenting
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation


  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • World Institute of Pain Executive Board
  • ASRA
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/20/2021, Dr. Mekhail 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mekhail receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Nevro Corp.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
  • Vertos Medical, Inc.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

105 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Mekhail In all the doctors who work with him have been truly interested in working to make me feel better.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Both Dr. Mekhail and his fellow were extremely caring, patient and helpful during the visit- explaining the diagnosis and the plan for treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Mekhail is always kind, compassionate and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Makhail has been an amazing physician as well as a genuine human being. We are forever thankful.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Mekhail is the best. He is very concerned about helping patients with their problems. He is concerned about welfare if others. Listens to my concerns about my friends and wants to see them.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Mekhail is absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr.Nagy's staff is always friendly and attentive to me.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I always have a great visit with Dr. Mekhail's staff, every one of his people are very friendly and assure I am will taken care of.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr Mekhail has helped me with my back pain better than any other Dr I have seen in years

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

good experience always coming to see Dr Mct

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

I will stay with Dr McCail until he retires

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Mekhail is the very best.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Mekhail and his associate are so easy to talk to and they listen.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

the attending doctor listen to what I said and was very considerate and caring he was excellent thank you for such a good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

doctor and staff is tops

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

dr nurses and assistant to dr. worked well in assessing my condition and giving detailed information on the procedures to be taken to help me heal.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Mekhail has always treated me with respect and consideration. I believe he is continuing efforts to alleviate my phantom pain.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

One of the best doctors I have ever been treated by.Kind, caring, and excellent st his specialty.5STARS

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021


Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I am now 10X worse than when I first saw the doctor. I don't think he understands just how much pain I am in. he did a procedure called MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) which helped one area but left me with the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I am now a miserable 75 year old woman who can barely get around.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Mikhail is the best! He is respectful, listens and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Meikail is very supportive in attending to my care. He listens and understands your pain. Very professional and knowledgeable physician. His staff is wonderdul.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Discussion was good, although Dr Mekhail seemed rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Everything was so quick and fluid that making and getting an appointment that I needed was the best experience I've ever had with a doctor's office.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

always a very good experience when I come to see Dr. Nagy

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I called Dr. Mikal's office and always have been treated well with quick results

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

I have had post herpetic neuropathy for 3 years. Been to many Drs. at CCF. finally hope when Dr. Dews recommended Dr. Mekhail Sorry to say all other Drs. did not help me. After first procedure with Dr. Mekhail I feel somewhat better. thank you

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