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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.444.5050
Fax:
216.444.0343
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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Biography

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

Appointed
1997

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
M.D.
Philadelphia, PA USA
1990

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Chemistry
Baltimore, MD USA
1986

Certifications

  • 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 8/14/2017, 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

155 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 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

he gave very vague answers. Not sure what my condition is, what the next step will be, not sure what my prognosis is. I learned more about what was going on with me by reading the notes in my chart.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2017

Dr. Bingaman was amazing! He showed me my MRI and explained why I was having so much pain. I felt he actually listened to me and "heard" me as he asked me questions pertaining to what I said and what my tests showed. He seemed genuinely concerned and I feel confident that I'm in good hands! He should get a raise!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2017

Should have included my sister in more of my discharge and care.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2017

Overall extremely positive!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2017

Best physician ever - Dr. William Bingaman.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2017

I feel that the only way I could have had a better chance at getting better is if God himself did my surgery. Dr. Bingaman is awesome. (And staff). 4. Awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

Very knowledgeable and eager to find my problem and take care if it.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

William Bingaman MD was great! Was the best I could ever have!!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017

I have a very good physician.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2017

Only wish I would have seen my doctor a bit more and especially on day I was leaving to tell him a big thanks, etc. However, I know he's a busy surgeon & very busy surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

our visit was a good experience. everyone was very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2017

GREAT surgeon, he made all of the rest bearable.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

I had a physician who listened to me with respect.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2017

Dr. Bingaman & his nurse Ann were great! They put us at ease!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

Dr. Bingemen and his staff are wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2016

Amazing staff, friendly, caring. Dr. Bingaman was super, as well as his nurse practitioner Ann & PA OR staff was wonderful, nurses were so caring and kind! Thank you.

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