Department Mellen Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations

Additional Locations

Mellen Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Driving Directions

Appointment:
216.444.3846
Desk:
216.444.8600
Fax:
216.445.7013
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Consultation and Long-term Care
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis Optica)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Biography

About Mary Willis, MD

Mary Alissa Willis, MD is a Staff Neurologist in the Neurological Institute's Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where she developed an interest in multiple sclerosis as a medical student working with Dr. Robert Herndon. Dr. Willis served as Chief Resident of her neurology residency program before moving to Cleveland for fellowship training in Clinical Neuroimmunology.

In addition to caring for people with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Willis participates in clinical trials at the Mellen Center and enjoys opportunities to teach medical students and neurology residents. She is the Chair of the Outcomes and Quality Committee at the Mellen Center and serves on a national committee to develop standards of care for MS.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology/MS
Cleveland, OH USA
2012

Residency - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Neurology
Jackson, MS USA
2011

Internship - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Jackson, MS USA
2008

Medical School - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS USA
2007

Undergraduate - Mississippi State University
Chemical Engineering
Mississippi State, MS USA
2002

Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders Spasticity management Medical student and resident education

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teacher of the Year
    2011 Jackson VA Medical Center Neurology Resident of the Year
    2010, 2011 Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
    2007 AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology
    2007 Neuroscience Critical Care Achievement Award
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 8/17/2016, Dr. Willis has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Willis receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Genzyme Corporation

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

121 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017

Dr. Willis is the most compassionate, caring and understanding Physician I have ever met. I am so grateful to have found her. I feel my health is finally in control because of her!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

Dr really listens when we ( me and my husband) asks questions

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017

never had a bad experience always good. love Dr. Willis.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017

Dr. Willis is the most attentive and detail oriented clinician I have had the pleasure to have.. many physicians could learn from her. she is wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017

Best doctor I could ask for.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017

Dr. Willis stayed in touch with me through MyChart, answering questions and offering support.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

Explained the increase in number of medicines available for treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

Dr. Willis could not be any nicer or more caring.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2017

Dr. Willis is the best healthcare provider I have ever received care from; she treats the whole individual, she gets the entire clinical picture-psych, emotional and physical.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

Dr. Willis is ALWAYS very thorough in my visits but takes any extra time I need explaining the newest MS medications or technology.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016

though she did not find any signs of ms she was very helpful to give me information on my symptoms prevention for headaches and let me know that I could call anytime if I needed something or to be re checked or symptoms had changed

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

Dr.Willis was excellent! She was very through, caring & informative. I wish all doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Dr. Mary Willis was wonderful! I am excited to see what medication that she is going to recommend for me.

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