Eric Baron, DO

Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.636.4437
Fax:
216.636.2175

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) blocks
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache, Intractable
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Occipital Headache
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Biography

About Eric Baron, DO

Dr. Baron is a staff ABPN Board Certified Neurologist and a UCNS Diplomat in Headache Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He completed his Neurology Residency in 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, where he also served as Chief Neurology Resident. He then completed a Headache Medicine Fellowship in 2010, also at Cleveland Clinic.

  • Diplomat in Headache Medicine; United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache Medicine
  • Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • Staff, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine

Publications and Current Research/Projects:

  • Cheng-Ching E, Chahine L, Baron EP, Rae-Grant A. (2016). Comprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology: A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Ali A, Baron EP. Encephalitis in the Elderly: NMDA-R Encephalitis Mistaken for Dementia. Neurology. 2016; April 5; 86(16):Supplement P6.209.
  • Baron EP, Hui F, Kriegler JK. Debilitating Headaches and a Coexisting Ophthalmic Aneurysm: An Indication for Treatment? Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2016; Mar;56(3):567-72.
  • Baron EP. Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache; What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been… Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2015; Jun;55(6):885-916.
  • Baron EP. Headache, Cerebral Aneurysms, and the Use of Triptans and Ergot Derivatives. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2015; May;55(5):739-47.
  • Baron EP, Markowitz S, Lettich A, Hastriter E, Lovell B, Kalidas K, Dodick DW, Schwedt TJ. Triptan Education and Improving Knowledge for Optimal Migraine Treatment: An Observational Study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2014; Apr;54(4):686-97.
  • Wells RE, Markowitz S, Baron EP, Hentz JG, Mathew PG, Kalidas K, Halker R, David DW, Schwedt TJ. Identifying the Factors Underlying Discontinuation of Triptans. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2014; Feb;54(2):278-89.
  • Baron EP, Markowitz S, Lettich A, Hastriter E, Kalidas K, Lovell B, Dodick DW, Schwedt TJ. What Do Patients Know About Their Migraine Medications? An Analysis of Patient Knowledge About Triptans in Patients Using Triptans. Cephalalgia. 2013; June;33(8 Supplement):115.

Media coverage reports of presentation/study:

http://www.neurologyreviews.com/index.php?id=25028&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=215928&cHash=50f8988de55406502bfdb42c4ddde012

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/IHC/40184

  • Wells RE, Markowitz S, Baron EP, Hentz JG, Mathew PG, Kalidas K, Halker R, David DW, Schwedt TJ. Identifying the Factors Underlying Discontinuation of Triptans. Cephalalgia. 2013; June;33(8 Supplement):19.
  • Baron EP, Moskowitz SI, Tepper SJ, Gupta R, Novak E, Hussain MS, Stillman MJ. Headache Following Intracranial Neuroendovascular Procedures. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2012; May;52(5):739-48.
  • Baron EP, Cherian N, Tepper SJ. Role of Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks and Trigger Point Injections for Patients with Dizziness and Headache. The Neurologist. 2011; Nov;17(6):312-7.
  • Baron EP, Tepper SJ. Orally-Inhaled Dihydroergotamine: Reviving and Improving a Classic. Future Neurology. 2011; May;6(3):327-333.

Medscape Neurology News Article Review:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/742444

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Book Review:

http://www.neurology.org/content/80/16/e175.full

  • Baron EP, Tepper SJ. Hallucinogens in Headache (Response). Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2011; Feb;51(2):306-307.
  • Baron EP, Moskowitz S, Tepper SJ. Headache Following Intracranial Endovascular Coiling. [Abstract]. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2010; July;2(S1):A14.

Media coverage report of presentation/study:

http://www.medconnect.com.au/tabid/84/ct1/c338068/Aneurysm-Coiling-Brings-on-Headache-in-Many-Patients/Default.aspx

  • Baron EP, Tepper SJ, Mays MA, Cherian N. Acute Treatment of Basilar-Type Migraine with Greater Occipital Nerve Blockade. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2010; Jun;50(6):1057-9.
  • Baron EP. Proposed LOCAM-LT Mnemonic for Mastering the Examination of Mental Status and Cognitive Function. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2010; Sept;10(9):553-555.
  • Baron EP, Tepper SJ. Revisiting the Role of Ergots in the Treatment of Migraine and Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2010; Sept;50:1353-1361.
  • Baron EP, Tepper SJ. Efficacy of Biofeedback in the Treatment of Migraine and Tension Type Headaches [Article Review]. Journal Watch Neurology. 2010; 12(5):39.
  • Baron EP, Rothner AD. New Daily Persistent Headache in Children and Adolescents. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2010; March;10(2):127-132.
  • Baron EP, Moskowitz S, Tepper SJ. Headache Following Intracranial Endovascular Procedures [Abstract]. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2010; Aug;50(S1):7-8.
  • Baron EP. Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache. [Web-based “Clinical Decision and Case-Based Lesson” for AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit for Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education]. Available 6/19/2009 - 6/19/2011 at: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/online/casebased/decisionmaking/diagnosis-treatment-for-headache/
  • Baron EP, Fox RJ. A Case of Atypical Multi-focal CNS Lesions: When to Test and When to Treat? [Abstract]. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2009; 19(1):109.
  • Baron EP, Cherian N. Role of Greater Occipital Nerve Trigger Point Injections for Patients with Dizziness and Headache [Abstract]. Neurology. 2008; 70(11 Suppl 1):A299.
  • Cherian N, Baron EP. Novel Role of Greater Occipital Nerve Trigger Point Injections in a Sub-Set of Tinnitus Patients [Abstract]. Neurology. 2008; 70(11 Suppl 1):A262.
  • Baron EP. A Case-Based Discussion and Literature Review of Night Eating Syndrome (NES). Manuscript in revision.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Headache Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2010

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Internship - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Rotating Osteopathic Internship
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA
2005

Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
2004

Undergraduate - University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
2000

Additional Training

  • Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship 7/2009-6/2010

Professional Highlights

  • Chosen as one of "America's Top Physicians" by Consumers' Research Council of America, 2012-2016
  • Stroke Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic - Medina Hospital, 10/2010-12/2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Chief Neurology Resident, 6/2008-6/2009
  • Peer-reviewer for Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
  • Peer-reviewer for Cephalalgia
  • Peer-reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine
  • Peer-reviewer for Pain Medicine
  • Member of American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education (ACHE)

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Chosen as one of "America's Top Physicians" by Consumers' Research Council of America, 2012-2016
  • Cleveland Clinic 2012 Nightingale Physician Collaboration Award
  • Clinical fellow award for the oral platform presentation “Headache Following Intracranial Endovascular Procedures” at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute Research Day, Cleveland, OH; 5/27/10
  • Recipient of travel grant to National Headache Foundation 7th Annual Headache Research Summit 2009; Chicago, IL; 10/16/09
  • Recipient of travel grant to Diamond Headache Clinic Headache Update 2009; Orlando, FL; 7/13/09-7/18/09
  • Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurology 2007-2008 Humanitarian Award
  • Elected Cleveland Clinic Chief Neurology Resident, 6/2008-6/2009
  • Cleveland Clinic 2007 Innovator Award for Baron Rapid Lumbar Puncture Needle, 11/2007
  • Ranked in top 10% of medical school class, 2000-2004
  • OUCOM Outstanding Case Report Award – A Case of Night Eating Syndrome, 2004
  • Elyria Memorial Hospital Regional Healthcare System Medical Scholarship Award, 2003
  • Mary J. and Paul J. Kopsch Scholarship Award, 2003
  • American Osteopathic Foundation Welch Scholars Grant, 2003
  • Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Scholarship, 2003
  • Lorain County Medical Foundation Scholarship Award, 2003
  • Joan Galbreath Phillips Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Mary J. and Paul J. Kopsch Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Roy E. Hayes, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Lorain County Medical Foundation Scholarship Award, 2002
  • American Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Inducted into Phi Sigma Sigma National Osteopathic Honor Society, 2001
  • Elyria Memorial Hospital Regional Healthcare System Medical Scholarship Award, 2001
  • Lorain County Medical Foundation Scholarship Award, 2001
  • Ohio Osteopathic Foundation Tom Fries/Martin E. Levitt D.O. Scholarship Award, 2001
  • Elyria Memorial Hospital Regional Healthcare System Medical Scholarship Award, 2000
  • Lorain County Medical Foundation Scholarship Award, 2000
  • Dean’s List, University of Toledo, 1997-2000
  • Frank and Hilda Hawkins Pre-Medical Scholarship Award, 1999
  • Inducted into National Golden Key Honor Society, 1998
  • Inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Medical Fraternity), 1998
  • Frank and Hilda Hawkins Pre-Medical Scholarship Award, 1998
  • University of Toledo Transfer Academic Scholarship Award, 1997
  • Dean’s List, Lorain County Community College, 1995-1997
  • Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, 1996
  • Lorain County Community College Presidential Scholarship Award, 1995

Innovations & Patents

Memberships

  • Peer-reviewer for Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
  • Peer-reviewer for Cephalalgia
  • Peer-reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine
  • Peer-reviewer for Pain Medicine
  • Member of American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education (ACHE)
  • International Headache Society (IHS)
  • American Headache Society (AHS)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) 
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

171 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017

Dr Baron is the BEST Neurologist I have ever met, I'm grateful to have him for my Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017

Dr Baron always listens patiently while I describe my issues. he's always thorough and makes me feel that I'm a big part of the medical team. He shows concern, patience, and a calming affect which is so important when dealing with patients with chronic pain.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2017

I recommend Dr. Baron to anyone that I might know that has migranes.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Baron took his time in explaining the situation, possible causes, and method for follow-up diagnosis.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2017

Dr. Baron was very clear on everything he explained. Really felt comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

Dr. Baron always explained very clearly the medical/medication issues. He answered all questions and showed respect for my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

very concerning for my issues discussed

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

Dr. Baron was great answered all my questions provided me with alot of good information,very pleased with our visit.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

Dr Baron had spent 2 hours reviewing my films and files before my appointment for a second opinion, and then he spent 1.25 hours with me and my husband. He questioned me very expertly and in-depth as no one has before about my cluster headaches and neuralgia. It was a relief to meet a practitioner who was able to consolidate the findings into a coherent, workable treatment plan. We uncovered several mis-steps in my previous care that could have changed the course of my illness. I am hopeful about Dr. Baron's treatment plan for the next 3 months.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Baron to everyone. He is really nice and listens.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2016

I have a great caring compassionate doctor. Thank you for his generosity

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016

wonderful staff

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

Dr. Baron is extremely courteous, knowledgeable and caring regarding my migraines. He includes me in all decisions and explains options completely to help me to make a good decision for my care.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2016

Very good

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016

Excellent Dr. I have confidence in Dr Baron.

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

I am very confident in this physician.

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