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

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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 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:

  • TerSera Therapeutics, LLC
  • Premier, Inc.
  • 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

145 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Bolash is very kind and caring. He explains everything in easy to understand terms. He answers all questions thoroughly.He is highly knowledgeable and is an extremely talented surgeon. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

it was a good experience, nurses were wonderful and caring. Dr Bolash explain the procedure while it's being done so you understand what's going on. I find this very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

With chronic pain conditions which I have there has been over time a shift in my response to treatments, Dr Bolash takes the time to talk that over and plan for my future needs to get the best from my current procedures

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Bolash always keeps such a calm demeanor and the whole surgical staff has a up lifting spirit thru out what are by their natural uncomfortable preparations to preform the procedure to manage the chronic pain

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Bolash has a great bedside manner

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr.Bolash and staff very helpful. I left feeling much better and walking better. My pain is much more tolerable.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Bolash was very good at explaining treatment to me. this is the first doctor that has given me some options to try. I am grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

My husband and I think very highly of Dr. Bolash. He has been one of the greatest doctors that I have seen and sat down to communicate face to face and to take his time for us to understand everything that will be involved.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Bolash always takes his time and explains everything very well, shows genuine concern.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

everything is through schedule. very busy. very good experience with staff nursing intern and doctor

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

since i had good results no infections or misshaps short recovery the staff and doctor did their job. of course i would recomend them

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I have total confidence in Dr. Bolash. I continually recommend Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Bolash and his staff is absolutely fantastic!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Doctor really appeared to listen' to concerns which prompted him to keep asking questions.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr. Bolach was very kind, concerned and listened to me. Highly recommend him. Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I commonly will contact Dr Bolash by email on My Chart his response has always been within 24hr often the same day, always resolves question with thoughtfulness and coutesey.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

It is obvious Dr Bolash is respected by the staff, he always treats others with respect.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Bolash has been Heaven sent. I have tried for two years to get help from the doctors where I am from and no body would help but my family doctor knew there was a nerve problem and I told her that I wanted to see Dr. Bolash and no one else. Now that we know what's going on he's got a plan of treatment with neurology and an ear doctor to stop this ringing in my ears. I can not thank him enough!!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Doctor Bolash and everyone assisting him were very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Fellow was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what to suggest to the dr. Very impressed

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Bolash was my physician care provider and I cannot say enough about his medical professionalism, acumen, and care that he has shown me as a patient and a person. Dr. Bolash's willingness to go above and beyond what other physicians would normally do is unmatched in my experiences and makes him stand out as an exemptional health care provider who truly does care about his patients!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I thought the doctor and his assistant were very receptive to everything I said. They didn't talk over me and they addressed all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Bolash has the best bedside manner ever! He walks you through every step of the process and includes you as part of his team.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

always a very good visit with Dr BOLASH, and very satisfied with all questions answered and happy that I was able to get trigger point injections that day! He is the Best!

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