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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Whiplash
View all 25 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY USA

Internship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA

Undergraduate - Wagner College
Staten Island, NY USA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Spine Pain; Pain Management, Interventional Pain Management; Anesthesiology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert Bolash, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/18/2021, Dr. Bolash 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. Bolash receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Lilly USA, LLC

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

125 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Very prompt, dr. Balosah told me a lot about what's going on with my back. I like that Dr. Bolash recommend me to physical therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Bolash is an extraordinary physician. His caring nature is hard to find in today's medical environment. I have been involved with the Pain Management department at CCF for over 20 years. He is by far the the finest doctor who has over seen my care.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Bolash is the most caring, understanding and knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. It is an honor and a pleasure knowing him.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Bolash and his team are the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Tremendo Medico Dr. Bolash..muy amable..respetuoso..comprensivo..muy buen medico

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Bolash is my favorite doctor. He listens, is kind and caring. Top doctor in his field!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Bolash is very caring and informative. He even called me the day after my appointment.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

I have referred many people to Dr Bolash. He's very caring and listens. Knows his patients

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Bolash was wonderful to be around. Very high level of care

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Will definitely be recommending Dr. Bolash and his team

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I recommend Dr Bolash to any one I know with similar back pain

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Basi was my initial pain management physician and when I needed to switch I was worried I couldnt get the same TLC with a new doctor. I was however pleasantly surprised with Dr. Bolash. He shows the same care and concern as Dr. Basi did. I am so thankful for this.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Bolash showed me kindness and compassion for my chronic pain and ehlers danlos syndrome

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Everyone was exceptional in all areas of my care. They listened to my concerns and previous issues with pain medication. I could not have asked for better treatment because they made me feel like I was important to them. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bolash and the team to everyone. Thank you for giving me my life back!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Bolash is very personable and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

always a good experience with the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Bolash always provides wonderful care. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. He listens carefully, answers all my questions thoroughly, and never rushes me.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr was very caring and attentive. I felt that he heard my issues and addressed them well. I feel very confident under Dr Bolash care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Bolash & the staff were always nice and easy to talk to!!!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I saw a nurse, aPA, and the doctor and all three were very nice and made me feel like they were interested in my case and wanted to help me get the answers even if they couldn't provide them themselves.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Bolash is an excellent doctor! He really listens to my problems and tries to help me.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Bolash is a fantastic doctor!! He exceeds all expectations of great doctor. He is kind, considerate and really cares about the patient. He is best pain doctor I have ever received treatment from.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

pain management is very responsive. Dr Bolash always listens to my concerns and provides information in an understandable way. He is compassionate to my issues and I appreciate his care.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Excellent care and service as usual from Dr. Bolash and company.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Bolash is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Bolash and his assistant were courteous, knowledgeable and listened to me. They have given me hope for the first time in 4 years

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

everything I have to say about Dr bolash and his team is excellent all the time every time for me that is

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Bolash is an extremely personable and easy to talk to doctor!! I would recommend him for anything!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

I needed to have some changes made to the programs for my spinal stimulator to relieve some new pain I had developed. I contacted Dr. Bolash and he responded immediately. He quickly organized and set up an appointment for me to see him and the Boston Scientific team. Dr. Bolash listened carefully to my concerns and saw to it that my pain concerns were addressed and alleviated. He is kind, caring, and understanding. He is empathetic. He takes great care to make sure he understands and he does not rush through my appointment. He makes me feel that he truly cares.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

As I stated in question one, I contacted Dr. Bolash to relay to him concerns I had about new pain that had developed when using the programs in my spinal stimulator. Dr, Bolash answered immediately. He organized and set up an appointment for me with him and with the Boston Scientific team. Together they programmed new programs into my stimulator which alleviated my pain. Dr. Bolash listened carefully to my concerns. He was kind, caring, and understanding. He was empathetic. I like that he did not rush through my visit with him. He took time to make sure he understood my concerns and he made sure they were addressed correctly and taken care of completely before I left. He makes me feel like he truly cares.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

All of the staff, all of the nurses, and Dr. Bolash were wonderful.

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