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

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Anorexia And Weight Loss
  • HIV Pain
  • Pain Control in Addicted Patients
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Supportive Cancer Care
  • Supportive Oncology Care
  • Symptom Control
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amputation-Associated Pain Syndromes
  • Headaches
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathies
View all 3 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Geriatric Psychiatry
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA

Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Anatomic Pathology
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Northwestern University Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Graduate School - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC USA


  • Pain Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychiatry - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Headache, Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Addictions

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/25/2019, Dr. Goforth 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.

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

160 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

My experience with Dr. Goforth was very good. He took time with me. Asked many questions and is following up with tests. I was very impressed with Cleveland Clinic so far. I am scheduled for some tests.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. was very pleasant and listened to my concerns. Easy to talk with!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

he is a very good dr. he really helped with my headaches

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Goforth listened to all of my concerns and genuinely cared about my health. I appreciate the time he always takes to understand my condition and find a solution.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

dr goforth was very kind and listened.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

I appreciate the fact that Dr. Goforth listened to my concerns. I asked for a preventative plan and he wrote it out and explained very clearly.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr.Goforth was very nice and went above and beyond on answering my questions and was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Goforth is super easy to talk to and very friendly.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I really liked the Doctor a lot

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Goforth is very attentive and kind, as well as personable and relatable. I very much appreciate his helpfulness with regard to treatment of my current health issue.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Goforth has a great bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable and actually listened to what I had to say. I feel very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Goforth sat and talked with me about my health, took time and listened. Discussed what treatment plan and made sure I understood and agreed. Asked enough questions to realize additional testing was needed due to family history. Felt very informed and comfortable talking to him. Very relieved to have a treatment plan that is effective.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. G is very good and I am so thankful for all he is doing for me. the staff is very courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

He wasn't by far the first doctor I've seen for this issue, so I know what concern and care looks like. Dr. Goforth wouldn't even entertain a suggestion I had to explore causes of my issue, insisting "it isn't that, so there's no need to look there" but then recommended physical therapy to take care of the same issue that he's confident it's not. There were times when he talked to--and treated--me like I was a child and didn't ask intelligent questions. I told him over and over what worked and what didn't, and he didn't seem to care or take much stock in it, even though I'm the one living with my issue, and I'm the one taking all the different treatment options, not him. I'm sorry that what works for me isn't something he wanted to hear, but that's NO reason to completely discount my feelings and my opinions. Even after I started to cry, he wouldn't even hand me a tissue, I had to get up and walk around him to get one. You'd think at Cleveland Clinic your doctors would have a better bedside manner to someone who comes to you in extreme pain and seeking help.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Everyone was great except Dr. Goforth

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr is very good.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Great doctor & staff.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Goforth always listens and takes the time to explain what is happening and possible treatments to problems.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Goforth always takes time to discuss my treatment plan and options moving forward. He is very sincere in his desire to help me and understand the dynamics of my migraines. he takes his time and never rushes through my appointments and I appreciate his care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Dr. Goforth is a very dedicated doctor for his profession, and he is very caring about his patients

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I felt that the doctor was very good took his time and had the best outlook for the reasons for my appointment... thank you

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

got right in doctor was very kind

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