Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Thermal Laser Ablation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Brain Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Fellowship - Rainbow, Babies & Children University Hospitals
Spinal Deformaties - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Neurological Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Molecular Genetics
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kaine Onwuzulike, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/5/2017, Dr. Onwuzulike 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

31 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2018

*Dr. Onwuzulike is "AWESOME". He explained everything great!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2017

excellent care and compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2017

We've had a great experience with Dr. O, he's extremely kind, relatable and knowledgeable about his practice. We felt comfortable with him and his team from the moment we met. I highly recommend this team.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2017

We've had a great experience with Dr. O, he's extremely kind, relatable and knowledgeable about his practice. We felt comfortable with him and his team from the moment we met. I highly recommend this team.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2017

Dr. Omuzulike saved my life. What more can I say except THANK YOU!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017

Doctor O is outstanding. The nurses on the floor were amazing. Everyone made the worst experience of my life, one of the most pleasant and comfortable experiences. I never would have imagined how great it really was. Thank you all.

Reviewed on May 9, 2017

D. Kaine Onwuzulike is absolutely amazing! He is so kind & caring when it comes to our son & his needs. He is so personable. Several times we ran into him down in the main part of the hospital & each time he would come & talk to us. It wasn't anything for him to pop in and check on our son several times a day. He even came in on a Saturday after he ran a 5k that was close to the hospital to check on our son. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. O. Hold on to this guy! He is amazing!

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