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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Fax:
216.636.2175
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections for Headache
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks
  • Trigger Point Injection
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache, Intractable
  • Headaches
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Occipital Headache
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Tension Headaches
  • Thunderclap Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 16 Specialties +
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Biography

About Eric Baron, DO

Dr. Eric P. Baron is a staff ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) Board Certified Neurologist and a UCNS (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties) Diplomat Board Certified in Headache Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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, and has remained on as staff. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

He has been repeatedly recognized as a “Top Doctor” as voted for by his peers in Cleveland Magazine, and has been repeatedly named one of "America's Top Physicians". He is an author of the popular neurology board review book, Comprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology: A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards, 1st and 2nd editions, and has authored many publications across a broad range of topics.

To help patients and health care providers who do not have easy access to a headache specialist referral due to the shortage (only 570 in the US), he created and manages the Virtual Headache SpecialistTM patient educational content, blog, and personalized headache and facial pain symptom checker tool at https://virtualheadachespecialist.com/.

He runs a very active migraine, headache, and facial pain patient and health care provider educational blog page on Virtual Headache Specialist. Some of his educational blog articles are listed below:

Publications and Current Research/Projects:

  • Lucas P, Baron EP, Jikomes N.Medical cannabis patterns of use and substitution for opioids & other pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances; results from a cross-sectional survey of authorized patients. Harm Reduction Journal. 2019; January 28;16(9):1-11.
  • Baron EP. Medicinal Properties of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids in Cannabis, and Benefits in Migraine, Headache, and Pain: An Update on Current Evidence and Cannabis Science. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2018; July/August;58(7):1139-1186.
  • Baron EP, Lucas P, Eades J. Patterns of Medicinal Cannabis Use and Strain Analysis Among Patients with Migraine and Headache in a Medicinal Cannabis Cohort. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2018; June;58(S2;PF49):106-107.
  • Baron EP,Lucas P, Eades J, Hogue O. Patterns of Medicinal Cannabis Use, Strain Analysis, and Substitution Effect Among Patients with Migraine, Headache, Arthritis, and Chronic Pain in a Medicinal Cannabis Cohort. The Journal of Headache and Pain. 2018; May 24;19(37):1-28.
  • 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.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:

    • 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]. Available6/19/2009 - 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine/Pre-Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

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

Medical Education - 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

  • Developed Virtual Headache Specialist website (Personalized headache and facial pain symptom checker tool and education)
  • Recognized for Excellence as a “Best Doctor” by Cleveland Magazine, August 2018, August 2019
  • Chosen as one of "America's Top Physicians" by Consumers' Research Council of America, 2012-2019
  • Recognized for Excellence as a “Best Doctor” by Cleveland Magazine, August 2018    
  • 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)
  • Contributing expert author at Cannigma: https://cannigma.com/author/eric_baron/ 
  • Contributing expert author at wikiHow: https://www.wikihow.com/Author/Eric-Baron-DO

Certifications

  • Headache Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

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

  • Baron Rapid Lumbar Puncture Needle (no patent issued at this time)

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) 
Patient Satisfaction Reviews

222 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I love Dr Baron. He has been the most helpful neurologist that I have ever seen

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Baron is superb in every way. He listens to concerns and adapts a plan to meet patient needs

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Baron took the time to listen and explain. Came into the visit prepared by looking at past notes from other doctors and tests

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

The most difficult thing was setting up my chart. The doctor was late, but everything flowed once we get started.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Barron is an incredible physician. He is thorough and he listens he thinks outside of the box. I would recommend anybody that has a history of headaches see him as he practices evidence based medicine and is very up-to-date.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I really like Dr. Baron as a provider!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Baron is a fabulous doctor! It does take over 3-4 months to get an appointment with him. But, it's not his fault...he is in high demand and an excellent Neurologist.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I'm so very thankful and blessed to have Dr. Baron, as my Neurologist. He is compassionate, kind, and extremely thorough with his care for me as a person and a patient!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Very good Zoom meeting with the Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I thought Dr. Barron did a good job of understanding my situation and offering options to help me. It did not feel rushed which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Baron always asks me where the majority of my pain is, and adjusts my treatment accordingly. He asks if I would rather target certain areas more and explains how it would affect the outcome.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Baron has great patient communications

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I have had migraines since I can remember (elementary school) and have had treatment for them since high school (2000) through many different providers due to my location in school, college, law school and beyond. Dr. Baran is by far the most thoughtful provider. He listens and suggests treatments based on your specific issues instead of the one size fits all I was used to. He is thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Baron listened to my concerns about being extremely anxious for the botox injections. Walked me through everything and made sure to check in on how I was doing throughout the whole procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

The Doctor made me feel at ease with his knowledge!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I had to wait a couple months for my appointment but Dr. Baron exceeded my expectations. I can see why he is highly recommended. I felt seen and he actually listened and had a conversation not just telling me what he thought. Excellent appointment

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Baron is superb. He always assesses my current migraine management program and discusses other options if management of migraines becomes less satisfactory. TRULY appreciate his caring approach.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Baron is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Great doctor. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Baron is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Baron has changed my life for better. I'm so grateful he is my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Baron took his time and listened to me, explained things well, and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

One of the best and knowledgeable physician I have seen. Wonderful bedside manner and was able to actually listen to me as a patient. This was my first visit, but would highly recommend Dr. Baron

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Baron is great and we like working with him.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Baron is very knowledgeable in treating migraines.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Baron spent a good amount of time with me discussing the plan and options. He is always open to my input.I feel also that my time spent in keeping headache logs is worthwhile to him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

After only one visit, Dr. Baron is one of my favorite doctors. He listens, takes patient feedback into consideration, and explains options very clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I cannot express enough how great of a doctor he is. I love his conversations and him treating me on the same level as him.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Baron is a caring and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Baron is always thorough, kind, patient, and understanding. He is everything a doctor should be.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Baron is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Had a very good experience there great doctor and great experience.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Very good explanation and experience and will definitely see him again.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

First time in a long time I've left a doctor's appointment feeling like my doctor had listened. Looking forward to getting my treatment done here based off this first visit. He listened to me, answered all my questions and gave me a plan with a back up plan.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Baron is a credit to the medical field and has provided a remarkable level of care to me.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Baron provides superb care. He is compassionate, and renders wonderful care. You truly sense that he cares about you as a patient.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

It's very difficult to get an appt with Dr Baron

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

So thankful for Dr. Baron!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Had a great experience. Dr Baron was very thorough in explaining treatments for my condition

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Great dr.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Other than the nurse checking us in, our entire appointment was spent with Dr. Baron. He was a great listener and took the time to understand the entire problem. His knowledge was far superior to any Neurologist that I have ever been to. After more than 30-years of suffering from headaches, he has given me a new pathway to treat the cause of the pain and not the pain. He has given me hope again. Very straight forward in a great way. Explained the problem so that we could understand what was causing my condition. I feel very Blessed to be under Dr. Baron's care.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Pinnacle Care was a real asset to us in getting this appointment and will be a real key in the follow up. Your portal is extremely patient friendly and it is becoming very apparent it will be a valuable resource moving forward for communications, appointments etc. Dr. Baron explained the use of the portal and it is wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Baron was fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. Baron is doing a great job & very much appreciate his help and expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Would have liked to see Dr Baron sooner but I understand the very good doctors there can be a wait

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr Baron was so kind and a great listener. He actually looked at me when we were talking. He listened to my lungs and did thorough exam. He included me in medication options.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Very insightful doctor. Great bedside manner too!!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Baron. I have already recommended him!

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