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

  • Arachnoiditis
  • 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)
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Whiplash
View all 27 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

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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 2/6/2020, 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:

  • Premier, Inc.
  • TerSera Therapeutics, LLC
  • Pfizer, Inc.

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

102 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Bolash was my physician for the procedure relative to this survey. Dr. Bolash is a very fine physician, in fact, I would consider him in all respects to be one of the very best, if not the very best, physican I have ever encountered within the Cleveland Clinic universe of clinics and perhaps of all physicians I have ever had in the course of my lifetime. I cannot prvide enough positive feedback about Dr. Bolash's professionalism as a physician and clinician, and as a damn good human being. His patient care is superb above and beyond what most all other physicians are like while simultaneously showing genuine care and concern for his patient's in a holistic approach, and most willing to go above and beyond to resolve any medical or other problems wihthin his power to do so. Dr. Bolash ALWAYS has time for his patients and never acts as though he is in a hurry or being dissmisive. If all physicians at CC conducted themselves as Dr. Bolash does professionally, medically and personally, then without questions CC would indeed be the finest medical organization in the world, inclusive should if the entire CC administative personnel also followed suite.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

love Dr. Bolash

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Bolash and his fellows and staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

excellent service and great doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

great doctor and experience!!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr Bolash was very personable. He explained everything thoroughly and listened to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Excellent visit with Dr. Bolash as usual. He is a very caring and kind physician. He even showed me my xrays electronically during our Zoom visit.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

My favorite Doctor. He is kind, caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Very good doctor, very nice and knowledgeable. rare find in pain management

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Bolash gives me outstanding care. He is kind and caring and listens carefully to all my concerns. He explains things in great detail in easy to understand terms.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

the entire experience at Cleveland Clinic and Dr Bolash and his team was fantastic including the reps from Nevro

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

5 stars for Dr Bolash and his bedside manner. very reassuring

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

good experience but Dr. Bolash is very busy so you do have to wait for an appointment. But he is always so very pleasant and does listen to what you say.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I have had several surgeries in the past 7 years at Ohio Health facilities, known of of them treated me as well as my experience with Cleveland Clinic Facilities. As far as Dr. Bolash he has been the first Dr. treating my back that actually listened to my problems and explained to me my options and treatment thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr Bolash is very responsive

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Bolash is the best. Very attentive to his patients

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

provider listened to concerns and provided suggestions and support to address the issue. took time to understand and alleviate any concerns and offered treatment to help address those concerns

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

feel provider is very knowledgeable, good listener, willing to answer questions and address concerns, provides recommendations and treatment to deal with those issues and concerns

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

i have recommended this doctor and the office and i would do it again

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

i have nothing but great things to say about this doctor and all of the care i have received at cc, which has been extensive.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

The pain management department is very courteous and thorough. This was my 4th injection. The nurses before the procedure during and in recovery were very good. I really like Dr. Bolash. I think he is an excellent physician who is giving me excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Bolash's scheduler is excellent and very responsive

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Bolash is by far the best care provider I have had at CCF. he is compassionate, non-judgmental, and he listens. he is straightforward about the care I need and really works with me to fit my care to my lifestyle.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Bolash is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Bolash and his staff all have tremendous care for my well being. I wish all Cleveland clinic physicians and staff(employees) had as much care as Dr. Bolash does.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Great dr., bedside manner and very educated.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Bolash made some recommendations to me for other physicians which was very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Bolash made several recommendations for other physicians which I requested of him. This was very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Already recommended. Dr. Fellow was awesome too. Wonderful Docs!!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Bolash is wonderful. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is kind, compassionate, and caring. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Bolash is fabulous with me as a patient! Great bedside manners and treats me with total respect. I would recommend Dr Bolash without any hesitation.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Bolash is a kind, compassionate human being, who happens to be a doctor. Very genuine!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr Bolash is an amazing physician. he is kind and caring and my treatments have a very high success rate. my pain relief is nearly 100%

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Bolash is a Great Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Bolash is very personable and has a good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I kind of felt overwhelmed with so many questions being adked by so many professionals that I forgot to ask the questions that I had wrote down and had to get professionals back into the exam room to fininish asking the questions I had. But I asked someone about it and they made sure that the Dr. came back in to answer my questions. And I was thankful for that. Especially driving that far.

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