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

Treatment & Services

  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Pain Rehabilitation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Central Sensitization
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
View all 10 Specialties +


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About Xavier Jimenez, MD

Dr. Xavier Jimenez is the Director of the Chronic Pain Section of the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic, and the medical director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, an interdisciplinary functional restoration treatment program managing the most refractory of chronic pain syndrome patients. Dr. Jimenez completed his Masters in Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland OH before entering and completing medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine. Thereafter he specialized in psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh MedicalCenter, completing additional training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. He later specialized in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School. He has experience clinically in medicine, chronic pain management, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, consultation ethics, integrative medicine, teaching, and research. His academic interests are in chronic pain syndromes, central sensitization, medically-unexplained symptoms, functional somatic syndromes,abnormal illness behavior, and psychosomatic medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Psychosomatic Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - St. Vincent's Hospital
Manhattan, NY USA

Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine
Edison, NJ USA

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA


  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

medicine, chronic pain management, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, consultation ethics, integrative medicine, teaching, research, chronic pain syndromes, central sensitization, medically-unexplained symptoms, functional somatic syndromes, abnormal illness behavior, and psychosomatic medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2018, Dr. Jimenez 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

31 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
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.2
Knows Medical History 4
Time Spent with Patient 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.1

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

I was very happy with Dr. Jimenez. He took his time explaining everything and was very personable. We were very impressed with the visit and recommendations.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Jimenez was exceptional in all ways.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen, informative, engaged, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

care provider acted disrepectfully about my treatment, not explaining things well at all, and refusing to bring in other specialists.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

The provider was so rude

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