Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Hemispherotomy
  • Invasive EEG Monitoring
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Pediatric Oncology Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Post-traumatic Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in Children
  • Radiculopathy
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 15 Specialties +


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About William Bingaman, MD

William E. Bingaman, MD, is Vice-Chairman of the Neurological Institute and Head of the Section of Epilepsy Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bingaman’s clinical interests are in the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric epilepsy, with special interest in hemispheric epilepsy. He also is interested in spinal surgery and maintains a busy clinical practice.

Dr. Bingaman attended undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and completed fellowship training in spinal neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic and joined the faculty of Cleveland Clinic in 1997.

He has authored more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters. Currently, he is an ad hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery and Epilepsia.
Dr. Bingaman remains dedicated to teaching and participates in the medical student Preceptor Program and has been named Neurosurgical Teacher of the Year three times in the past 10 years.

Dr. Bingaman maintains active research collaborations with Imad Najm and Damir Janigro, supplying human cortical tissue for a variety of epilepsy research projects.

He is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Epilepsy Society, the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society and the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. Additionally, Dr. Bingaman has held leadership positions in several national neurosurgical organizations including the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Past Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Board member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Board member of the American Neurosurgery Political Action Committee and Past President of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

complex spinal disorders, epilepsy surgery, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, general neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, spine surgery, vagus nerve stimulation

Awards & Honors

  • America’s Best Doctors, 2006–2011
  • America’s Top Surgeons, 2006–2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 2006–2011
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2006–2011
  • Legacy Award, Northeastern Ohio Epilepsy Foundation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/14/2019, Dr. Bingaman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

127 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 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Bingaman and Dr. W where amazing. I learned more of how the could help me then I have learned in 10 years. Left the office with happy tears and much thanks to all the Drs.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. B is the best. He always makes me feel very comfortable and considers my mental health through all of my conditions. I have met a few neurosurgeons at the clinic and Dr. B is by far the most professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

*Dr. Bingman was very personable and he explained the procedure he was going ot perform. It really made me feel at rest.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

The overall experience was good. Dr. Bingaman and the nurse practitioner were great about answering my questions. The medical student who took my history was really compassionate and courteous. She will make a great doctor when the time comes.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Bingaman and NP Warbel were extremely personable. They were concerned with my situation and totally put my mind at ease about my upcoming surgery. Their confidence calmed me greatly.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr.Bingaman was unbelievable. I had been seen by another neurosurgeon in Michigan who scared me half to death. Dr. Bingaman put me at ease, took time to point out the problem on my MRI's and explain the procedures in repairing the problem. I've already recommended Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Bingaman to another friend in need of surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Again, physician and staff were unbelievably kind and professional putting me first and caring for my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Bingaman spent a lot of time explaining my mri. He did not make me feel rushed. Anne Warbel was prompt and understanding in helping me schedule an appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Bingaman is a gifted surgeon with excellent communication skills and compassion for patients. I am extremely thankful and grateful he was able to see my case as one of success. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr Bingaman took me right in. He and his staff are remarkable.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr Bingaman was wonderful. He was very informative and had a great friendly personality!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Bingaman was absolutely fantastic!! The nurses on the J floor were so wonderful as well.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Best Doctor ever would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

*Dr. William Bingaman was very thorough during our conversation/*Dr. Josh in the ER was also caring during triage care.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Even though, Dr Bingaman, was not able to help me. He made every effort to put me in touch with another physician. Which I absolutely appreciated

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Bingaman was professional yet personable and explained the answers to my questions thoroughly.

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