Department Center for Behavioral Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Detoxification
  • Medication Management
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Polypharmacy
  • Trigger Point Injection
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Central Sensitization
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Coping With Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Disorders
  • Functional Symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Mood Disorder
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
View all 24 Specialties +


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About Xavier Jimenez, MD

Dr. Xavier Jimenez is the medical director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, an interdisciplinary functional restoration treatment program managing the most refractory of chronic pain and neurological 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 Medical Center, 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 then completed training and certification in Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He has experience clinically in medicine, chronic pain management, psychiatry, addiction medicine, 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 Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Edison, NJ USA

Graduate School - 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 7/18/2019, 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

36 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr Jimenez is the best

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Jimenez was kind, caring, respectful, very smart & competent. He took his time & explained things. He gave me hope.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

dr Jimenez is a really good doctor. he listens and he addresses any concerns. great bedside manners! He great compassion for his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

the Dr. was extremely careing and patient

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

outstanding and caring physician.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I was blown away by Dr Jimenez. He is kind, insightful, and listens! OMG how refreshing.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I can't say enough about Dr. Jimenez, he seemed so interested in what I had to say, he never made me feel I wasn't important. He answered all of my questions and gave me options for my treatments. He prepared himself and was ready to discuss my history and my concerns. He is great.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Jimenez offered us hope, understanding, and empathy.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

The doctor seemed exceptionally tuned in to my desire to work through my health problems without medications, although I realize I may need to take that route. I appreciated his providing options other than medications only. I would highly recommend Dr. Jiminez.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

It was so amazing to have a doctor who asked questions and make me feel that I am not crazy. It was well worth the drive to have some one who cares and is understanding

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I live 3 hours away. *Dr. Jimenez truly cared about me and my concerns. He didn't rush me - listened & put a treatment plan in action.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Doctor Jiminez was very polite, friendly, thorough and knowledgeable.

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