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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Neurology
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
Headache Medicine - Neurology
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Wisconsin Clinics
Milwaukee, WI USA


  • Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 9/17/2019, Dr. Ahmed 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. Ahmed receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Apex Medical Research, 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.

* 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

111 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr Ahmed very accommodating to us. Never rushes us thriugh

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr Ahmed very good. We always brag about him to our friends. He couldn't be any better in any areas. We trust him and he always listens to us. He makes sure we don't fall through cracks.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is amazing and always shows interest and concern for what I have to say. Answers my questions to the fullest and does everything he can to help me

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Ahmed. He was able to address my problem and come up with a treatment in less them 2 hrs. My other neurologist that i have seen for 2 yrs hasnt done anything like what Mr. Ahmed did. Thank you soo much for helping me.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

He was the most thorough and helpful doctor I think I've ever had at the clinic. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is amazing! I won't see anyone but him. He has helped me so much. He is personable and knowledgeable and just a great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I have recommended him several times. Wonderul Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

that was probably the longest Dr. visit I have ever had to just to get to know each other. he listened to all I had to say he explained everything to me

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I was put on the cancellation list and got an appointment in 10 days. Was so grateful. The doctor asked questions and listened to my answers. The best part was he had answers and suggestions. I appreciate how he encourages feedback on how his suggestions are working for me. I drive 2 hours to see him and he has never made me wait - he does a great job of sticking true to the appointment time.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I really like Dr. Ahmed; however, I scored him"fair" on some of these questions because he spoke quickly about diagnosing migraines, the technical/medical aspects of it, along with the study he wants me to be a part of. I had traveled a long way (which is difficult on my body/migraines) and I had a migraine. Luckily I could decipher some of what he said but he mainly used abbreviations in the notes he gave me and I have had trouble figuring out what they mean. He didn't want to give me a name for my migraines. I know that may seem unimportant but sometimes it's nice to put a name to something. It also seemed like the only treatment option, besides medication, was to be a part of a study. I am okay with that but was surprised there were not other options. Again, I like Dr. Ahmed. He was nice, had good bedside manner and I look forward to working with him in the future.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

it was a good experience and the doctor didn't exhibit any signs of wanting to wrap up the secession so he could move on to other patients. He listened very attentively to what I had to say about how I felt. I appreciated that and made me feel valued.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

huge improvement in accessibility/being able to communicate with the dr and the scheduling staff

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr Ahmed is kind, courteous and knowledgeable. He seemed a bit off this time compared to the last time I saw him in the CGRP study, but I think my problem isn't handled by the pain dept - I was referred to the functional movement dept. Headache care is AMAZING! Thank you for a new lease in life!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is a rare blend of the empathetic practitioner who truly understands the plight of those suffering from migraines. He always takes his time with me, and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Ahmed is great. He listens and gives advice regarding my condition. I go for Botox injections and do not like needles. He takes his time with me when I need a break. He is just very understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is so great! He listens to your questions, answers them in simple terms. I have to drive almost 4hrs to get to the clinic, he cares about my concerns/questions and he makes sure that I feel that we've discussed everything completely and there aren't any more questions remaining that need addressed before we conclude my appointment. He helps me with any appointments that need to be scheduled if I'm not sure how it they need to be set up, he even walked me out to the registration desk this time, because he wanted to make sure the receptionist set up the appointments correctly since it was a little different scheduling the Virtual appointments. I NEVER feel like my case gets lost in the shuffle of all the other patients. I never leave there with any questions unanswered, always feel completely satisfied when I leave and that everything was addressed. Even though it is a HUGE hospital I don't feel insignificant in anyway!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

The best part of this visit was the fact that the Dr. showed an image of the problem area,with clear explanations. He also considered my feelings on taking medicine.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

dr. Ahmed was wonderful. He listened and reacted appropriately. He was very nice and I felt he understood my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

The front desk receptionist was very nice. The nurse was pretty nice and the doctor explained everything in great detail and spent a significant amount of time with us. I never felt rushed which is a major relief when you are with a doctor for the first time.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Felt like Dr. Ahmed was very knowledgeable in regard to my health problems giving me a good explanation and treatment options.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

I was a little late in getting to my appointment, because there was a two hour delay in getting my MRI, and they were kind enough to wait for me at Dr. Ahmed's office.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Before meeting with the doctor, the nurse had mentioned that his appt after mine had cancelled. When the doctor came in he spent less than 20 min with me and I felt very rushed and didn't get all of my questions answered. I drive almost two hours to see him and I expect more thorough care.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Ahmed is extremely attentive and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

dr Ahmed was wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

My appointment was changed, making the new time extremely inconvenient for me. I also had tried calling multiple times to speak with a doctor or nurse to see what they would expect the appointment to look like, never heard from anybody. When I drove the 6 hours out there, I was in the office for 38 minutes and that was it, no further testing, no alternate options, etc. All of it could have been done over the phone.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Ahmed was extremely professional and paid very close attention to my concerns. He also described everything that would happen during the procedure clearly and with an amazing bed side manner. I would 100% recommend him.

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