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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Headaches
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Headache and Facial Pain
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Ain Shams University Hospital
Cairo, Egypt,

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt


  • Psychiatry
  • Headache Medicine

Specialty Interests

Migraines ;TACs ; Botox injections for chronic migraines and Trigeminal neuralgias ; Occipital nerve blocks ; Trigger point injections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/29/2019, Dr. Estemalik 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

158 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 4.3
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.2

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr and his nurse are great, very caring, compassionate and willing to listen to any issues that I feel are imp.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

the Dr the was very nice and help me with changing my medication. I was in and out did not have to wait a long time which was nice.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Doctor had poor bedside manners. Doctor was only with me for 5 minutes. I will never return here for care from *Dr. Estemalik, or recommend him.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

It took longer for us to park the car and get checked in, than the doctor took with me.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

the doctor was very rude and disrespectful to me. he is very unprofessional and I don't think he should be practicing medicine.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I have already recommended Dr Estamalik

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

i've had the most extreme cluster headaches . it's been going on for four months I've never experienced that before with pain lasting sometimes 6 to 8 hours a day so even with cluster headaches I am a rare case. i've documented all my extreme headaches and conditions with pictures and videos. even the nurse said I was a rare case because they lasted so long so I had so many questions for the doctor. when I tried to show him my pictures he didn't even want to see them and that hurt my feelings because I've been going through a Trumatic experience, I feel like I was close to death during this process. The doctor was in the room for less than five minutes. I traveled a long way and had to book a hotel for several nights for less than five minutes of time and I got none of my questions answered. I didn't think I would leave there still confused about what's happening to me everybody told me the Cleven clinic would take care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

The Doctor E rushed me through the interaction. He didn't understand the major medical problems that I am dealing with and flat out said I would need to stop the medications prescribed by another physician without understanding why I'm on that medication and without talking to the other doctor to create a plan of care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I would recommend the doctor to everyone. He one of the best doctors.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

the dr had taken the time to review my chart prior to entering the room which impressed me. He listened attentively to my concerns and issues and worked with me to come up with a plan to help my ongoing migraines.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Delighted with every aspect my visit with Emad Estemalik. He understood the specifics of my condition and prescribed an appropriate course of action. Dr. Estemalik is polite, highly intelligent, skilled neurologist who answered all of my questions in a confident and professional manner. I have high confidence in this physician and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr.Estemalik is awesome. I have referred a doctor I work with and he has an appointment. Dr.Estemalik gave my life back. I highly recommend him. He is a asset to the Cleveland Clinic .

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

I felt like the dr did not take the time he need all he did was listen check my eyes and my reflexes and then just pop with meds without really listening to me will not go back to him

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

the two doctors or nurses did a very good job with asking questions, and being caring. mr doctor didn't even touch me -until I told him I had a lump in my face - which he seemed surprised about but it's all in my medical files and it was in the paperwork I sent in when I signed up for the appointment. he then stated he couldn't feel it - but it shows up on mri, ct scan and ultrasound. he didn't care about anything I had to say.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Estemalik goes above and beyond for his patients. He is always willing to find a time to see me for when I have questions or a problem. He takes time to speak me about issues I am having and will follow up with me in a few weeks to make sure I am doing better. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family. He truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I was amazed that he put everything in writing for me so there would be no miscommunication. I am quite impressed with Dr. Estemalik

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I didn't have to wait on anything, Dr. Estemalik is amazing. He asked all the right questions and told me things about my condition that I had not understood before. He put me at ease, and gave me hope, which is not an easy feat as far as I'm concerned.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

The entire experience was amazing. I had an appointment with UH prior to this one with Cleveland Clinic and I will never go back to UH. I called on a Friday for severe headaches and had an appointment for the following Monday with a provider who listened to all my history and concerns and was able to diagnose and quickly assess a better tretment to address my symptons. I tell everyone that I know about how well I was treated by Dr. Estemalik and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Provider was very rushed and spent about 10 - 15 minutes with me even though it was my first appointment with this provider. Definitely did not spend enough time getting to know/understand my medical history.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

I want to thank Dr Estemalik and his staff for extraordinary care. highly recommended for treatment of facial pain. thank you so very much!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I had to wait 3 months to get an appointment with provider referred by my neurologist.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I waited a long time. The Dr. apologized. He said he thought his resident was seeing me, so he waited to come in. I never saw the resident.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

The physician's assistant was great! She listened carefully to me and took her time. But the actual doctor that I saw, I literally only saw him for about 1 minute. He didn't even try to figure out why I'm getting such terrible headaches.. just- here's a script that'll help. They had no knowledge of the fact that I had just had brain scans done. It wasn't in the system and no one told me prior to the appointment that I had to physically go get a copy of the scans. I even asked on the phone when the appointment was made. I have a brain tumor and am concerned that this is the cause of my headaches. That wasn't even discussed. I feel like the appointment was a total waste of time and I'm very displeased.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

This doctor exhibited zero compassion. My wife and I both found him cocky and arrogant regarding my problem. Also, he was very short with me. I am extremely disappointed.

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