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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Children
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Hemispherotomy
  • Invasive EEG Monitoring
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Pediatric Oncology Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Post-traumatic Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylosis
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 United States

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


  • 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

See publications for William Bingaman, MD.

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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 1/2/2024, 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.

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

175 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

The provider was knowledgeable and understanding of my issue.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Bingaman is great to work with! He answered all of my questions in depth and explained his answers very in depth. He is extremely friendly, personable, and great to work with.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I was able to talk with Dr. Bingamen because he called me when the link failed. I am very greatfull he call me!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Bingaman and his staff treated me and my wife with care and respect.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

It was a great experience talking with the doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

The staff (all) have been top notch! My mother has been in severe pain for months and just bounced from doctor to doctorER to ER with no one being able to identify the source of her paintherefore offer no reliefuntil Dr. Bingamon. He identified right away and offered a surgery to help give her relief. They were even able to schedule it within 2 weeks!! We drove almost 6 hours one waybut it was so well worth it!!! We are forever grateful for Dr. Bingamon and his staff at the Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Feel very comfortable with the dr & team

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Bingamin was very considerate from the first visit up until I left the hospital following surgery.I was very anxious and frightened to have a spinal fusion but he was very kind in easing my fears. My appointments were on time as scheduled and Dr never made me feel rushed in any way. His staff is always available to speak with and the correspondence through My Chart was very promptly addressed. This Dr and the experience is the reason I always choose Cleveland Clinic over our local hospitals in Erie,.Pa.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Bingaman was concerned about my health in general not just the issue I was seeing him for. He asked about my breast surgery and the outcome as well as how my neck and arm pain was. Dr. Bingaman listens to what you have to say before proceeding to the next issue. He is supportive and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Pam was professional and courteous. She listened to me and also was attentive to my movements which allowed her to properly assess and then put me on the correct care regimen.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Very good. Taken very good car off. Resption and doctors were great and right to the findings. Thank u

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Everything from pre-op to surgery to discharge was very easy and efficient. Dr. Bingaman and staff listen to all our concerns. They were very good at explaining the procedure, answering and questions and managing expectations for outcomes.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Bingaman and his staff were all very engaged and answered all questions and concerns that were raised.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Bingham is honest and that is what I was looking for. Very professional, but he took the time to explain to me my issues.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

The staff and doctor were all excellent.

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