Treatment & Services
- Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- ALS with Frontotemporal Dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Bulbar Palsy
- Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
- Kennedy's Disease
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Post-polio Syndrome
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis
- Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Pseudobulbar Palsy
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Magnetic Resonance Spectrosco
Residency - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Residency - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - University of Calgary
Internship - University of Western Ontario
Graduate - Oxford University Medical School
Medical School - The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate - University of Saskatchewan
- Barry Winovich Chair in ALS Research
- Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
Neuromuscular diseases, Motor neuron diseases, including ALS, ALS with frontotemporal dementia (ALS-FTD), primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), Kennedy's disease, Conditions causing pseudobulbar affect (PBA), including stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases; Clinical Trials, EMG, Neuroimaging (MRI, MRS).
Awards & Honors
- Rhodes Scholarship
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Canadian Neurological Society
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada)
- Society for Neuroscience
Research & Publications
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As of 8/31/2017, Dr. Pioro 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. Pioro receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- PlatformQ, LLC
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74 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2017
Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017
I felt he made a up a good health plan
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017
Dr. Pioro spent with me much more time than I expected. He was very proffesional and respectfull.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
Although the care provider was very thorough throughout the exam, I was unable to discuss the results of the MRI and EMG since they were conducted later that week at the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Pioro did not have the results before I had to return home (out-of-state). I was previously diagnosed with a motor neuron disorder by the care provider, and my follow-up visit was to determine the status of the previous diagnosis, which would require his review of the EMG and MRI results, along with other recent test results that I brought with me for the visit.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016
Care was excellent.
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