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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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Zubair Ahmed, MD.

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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 9/21/2021, 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:

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Lilly USA, LLC

Equity Dr. Ahmed owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • 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

141 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Ahmed, is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. Thourough, kind, professional, and patient. I suffered for 4 months. He had me better in 2 weeks. God bless Dr. Ahmed.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr is excellent. Always friendly professional listens to all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Ahmad always takes time to ask how I'm doing. He listens sincerely while I respond.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Ahmed is brilliant, caring, proactive, and communicates well.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Ahmed is great and I would recommend him to anyone needing a headache specialist.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

He answered all my questions and met all my expectations as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Ahmed is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

The best experience, nicest doctor and very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr.Ahmed is amazing. He always listens to me and takes his time with my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone struggling with migraines. Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Although the procedure I inquired about isn't yet available at CC, Dr. Ahmed was interested and listened to me about my symptoms & had some positive suggestions going forward.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

The doctor looked like he doesn't really care. All exams were done, but without any attention. Very formal attitude.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Ahmed was extremely kind and knowledgeable. He provided access to several educational resources and involved me in decisions about different possible treatment courses. I was very satisfied and grateful for his care.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Ahmed was alone for this visit whereas he usually has another doctor with him when I receive Botox injections for migraine. As usual, he is polite and helpful, but I was more satisfied with this visit, I believe because he wasn't needing to explain and direct someone else, so he had more time for me. I especially like that he is thoughtful in everything he says. When I speak, I believe he is actually hearing what I am saying and this is evidenced in his responses. I also think he remembers my case and us prepared before he enters the room in that there is no need to play catch up (if that makes sense?). He never needs to be reminded about my allergies or what my treatment plan is and he has quick, well thought out answers to my questions. I have confidence in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

We really liked the doctor and the care he gave us.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr. Ahmed is amazing and has helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

I have seen multiple doctors for my migraines for the last 40 years and dr Ahmed explained more to me than all of my other doctors all together! He listened and addressed concerns. I am extremely happy with his services!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

It has been very rare for doctors to treat me with respect and compassion, but both the MA and the doctor did. They helped me understand and showed compassion for my situation, which really means a lot to me.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

I feel Dr. Ahmed is very compassionate. He listens to my needs and respects my input in making treatment decisions. He explains the pros and cons of my treatment, and respects my decisions.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I doctor made me feel very much at ease and explained his findings in an easy to understand manner. This was my first video appointment and it worked out nicely.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

The doctor asked "why I was there and what I hoped to get from this appointment" as I had already seen other doctors. Kept trying to rush me. He was preoccupied with his phone constantly getting text messages. He did not show sincere concern or empathy. He did not take any of the records I brought from my physicians in NY. When I tried to talk he would cut me off. He offered me one option only, a occipital stimulator. He spent about 15 min. I feel it was a COMPlETE waste of time and money. I drove all the way from NY for nothing. He also documented he spent an hour with me and discussed a multitude of interventions and education. That is false and fraud. Very disappointed.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I really liked Dr. Ahmed he spoke clearly and explained things very well about treatment prevention and rescue treatment. He looked at history and spoke to me also my husband. He showed compassion and interest in my health and helping me to get better.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Both the medical student and Dr. Ahmed were attentive as I described my chronic pain and seemed to want to do their best to find a treatment that will relieve my chronic pain.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I was impressed by and comfortable with Dr Ahmed.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

extremely knowledgeable, kind, informative a really nice doctor that's personable, a trait you can't teach in medical school.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I generally don't like my doctors and Dr. Ahmed is amazing. I'll never go to any other neurologist again and I'll recommend him to anyone.

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