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 School - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA

Undergraduate - Wagner College
Staten Island, NY USA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Spine Pain 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 11/1/2018, 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Bolash has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • 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

106 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

The physician was wonderful in explaining my medical condition

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Bolash is extremely caring and concerned.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

The staff is excellent! Dr. Bolash is kind, considerate and top notch!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Bolash is wonderful! He's everything one could want in a Doctor!! He really helped me!!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I think what dr bolash has can't be taught he has my chronic pain under control with no narcotics him and his staff are very approachable and down to earth

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

dr bolash always includes your input in your care

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Bolash is an excellent physician. Genuinely compassionate and very knowledgeable. He embodies all of the characteristics that make an excellent CC caregiver.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Bolash is one of the friendliest and most informative doctors that I've ever had the pleasure of being a patient of. He is respectful, straightforward and pays attention to the patients concerns. I really appreciate Dr. Bolash and his team as my care providers.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr. Bolash was very attentive and explained my issues and choice of treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr. Bolash is an excellent physician with great bedside manners and caring touch. He saw me the first time in the office at my most vulnerable condition, I was in extreme pain...can't sit, can't walk, can't lay down, can't sleep from my right leg sciatica for a week. After quickly examining me, he arranged for a procedure room to be opened and he pushed my gurney himself so he could do the transforaminal epidural steroid injection immediately. In less than 8 hours, I was totally pain-free! Dr. Bolash and his team did a fabulous job treating me with respect and fully healed me. I highly recommend him to anybody needing expert pain management!!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I'm a very impatient person but when i come there i know I'm going to be treated right i love my doctor Dr Bolash he takes very good care of me ace when it's time to refill my medicine walgreens never have a problem getting through i love it and let's not forget the whole crew that gets together for my back injections they work as a team and have very good results and the recovery area let's not forget them they are so patient with helping you get back on your feet before you leave and my favorite part is the cookies and grape juice you get at the end THANK YOU CCF FOR EVERYTHING YOUR THE BEST

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Extremely satisfied with my visit with Dr. Bolash. He explained all my options and gave time to ask questions. the staff were quite pleasant.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Dr. Bolash and his team were ALL very good and understanding to my needs. I would recommend Dr. Bolash

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr Bolash always take the time after a procedure to review my level of refief, what to expect and discuss my future treatment as my condition is chronic and requires continued management

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