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 School - Oxford University Medical School
Medical Education - 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 6/25/2019, 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:
- Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
- ITF Pharma, 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.
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99 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||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
28 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019
only concern was Dr. Pioro forgot to send my refills for medication to pharmacy. He is a great doctor and does take the time to listen to his patients. I highly recommend him.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
my doctor was so understanding and gave me excellent advice
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
Dr. Pioro is excellent. He always listens intently and takes the time to make sure you understand his recommendations
Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
I have already recommended this doctor.
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
*Dr. Erik P. Pioro is the very best. He listens to all that is going on with my health and never rushes. He always takes the time to explain what steps will be next in my treatment. I could not ask for more.
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
Dr Pioro and staff was very friendly and helpful
Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019
Unfortunately I have a problem that is difficult to figure out. Dr. Pioro was helpful and kind despite this.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019
It would have been nice if Dr. Pioro's schedule allowed him to see me sooner
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019
Dr. Pioro is excellent
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019
very pleased with the Doctor
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019
Dr. Pioro was phenomenal. He listened, he showed empathy and he took the time needed to make a diagnosis. I did not experience anything like this at the hospital near my home, a major university hospital. I consider Dr Pioro the best physician I have ever encountered. He is a 10/10.
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019
the doctor spent plenty of time with me and performed an extensive array of tests!
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019
Dr. Pioro is a caring and extremely kind doctor. He was extremely thorough and took a lot of time to explain and listen to us
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
very excellent doctor and technician I was very impressed by the quality of professionalism shown by the doctor and staff
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
I am sure you already know that Dr. Pioro is outstanding. I feel very lucky to be in his care,
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
Dr. Pioro was very friendly and informative. He provided a very comprehensive discussion about the medical problem and steps to take. This was an excellent experience!
Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019
my physical problems have been going on for over 13 years and none of the local Doctors have been able to pinpoint my problems. Dr. Pioro was unbelievable, he systematically went through each of my concerns and for the first time in year's I'm optimistic about coming up with a definitive diagnosis. I was really impressed!!!!!
Reviewed on May 17, 2019
Incredible the EXTREMELY THOROUGH nature of Dr Pioro's exam. The amount of time he spent with me was incredible. Extremely attentive listener. An incredible physician. I did have to wait for him past my appointment time but that is to be expected. There is no way to appropriately schedule problems perfectly. He was well worth the wait!! An extremely compassionate and caring physician! He is INCREDIBLE!
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019
This was an excellent meeting with Dr. Pioro and Claudia and their staff. They took the time and patience to examine me and explain to me their assessments. A wonderful doctor, the best I have seen. The Cleveland Clinic accomodated me, my stay there was a great experience. All in all, I don't think there is any room for improvement.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019
Dr Pioro was amazing. His opinions are so much appreciated and his professionalism beyond question. I feel confident ant hopeful working with him.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
Dr. Pioro is the best neurologist I have seen. He gave me hope in finding some relief from pain from my rare disease. I look forward to seeing him again.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
Dr Piori is the best!! Taked as much time as needed. genuinely concerned. Well worth enduring any amount of wait time.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Pioro, Claudia & staff have always been very helpful & have went above my expectations in providing prompt, respectful, & the best medical care I have ever received. I have been a patient now since 2013, I was referred here for 1 thing & learned so much more! Without that referral I would absolutely be in a nursing facility or worse. I am so grateful for the care I have received here. The only thing I can think of that could be better is the accessibility to parking garages and the maneuverability of the campus.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
I would most definitely recommend Dr Pioro to anyone in need of his specialty. Without Dr Pioro I fear I would have not gotten my diagnosis and the treatment I so desperately needed. My life has changed dramatically since I met Dr Pioro in the best possible way given my condition. He provided answers to my husband and I that we had been searching for. He was able to explain, diagnose, and treat a very rare condition. I owe my quality of life to Dr Pioro. I couldn't ask for a more reception and caring physician.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018
Doctor was held up due to circumstances beyond his control. Nurse was very helpful.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
we waited and waited and waited! We waited for one hour (no one ever checked in with us concerning the long delay); I finally opened our door and looked down the hallway and that was where I finally saw my Doctor; he then came to the exam room.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
Dr was very informative and listened to me when explaining what is going on.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018
Dr . Piero was thorough and excellent
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