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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • General Neurology
  • Interdisciplinary Management Of Chronic Headache Syndromes
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Medical Management Of Chronic Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Control
  • Palliative Medicine
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Comorbid Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache, Intractable
  • Headaches
  • Imbalance
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Migraine-Associated Dizziness
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neurocardiac Dizziness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 19 Specialties +


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About Mark Stillman, MD

Mark Stillman, MD, is the Section Head of the Center for Headache and Pain in the Neurological Center for Pain, Neurological Institute.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Pain Fellowship
New York, NY USA

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Internship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award, 2004


  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine

Specialty Interests

cancer pain, cervicogenic dizziness, chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders, Chronic Pain, coping with chronic illness, General Neurology, headache, headache and women's issues, Headaches, Imbalance, management of chronic pain and headache, migraine-associated dizziness, neurocardiac dizziness, pain & headache, pain management, palliative care, resident education, symptom control, neuro-oncology

Awards & Honors

  • American Cancer Society National Research Service Award, 1984-1985
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, 1985-1986

Innovations & Patents

  • Development of a bedside device to measure psychophysical parameters of trigeminal nucleus caudalis central sensitization and windup in response to repetitive mechanical noxious stimulation of the face, 2004


  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society
  • American Headache Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Headache Society
  • Ohio Headache Association
  • National Headache Foundation
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 7/8/2018, Dr. Stillman 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

180 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Excellent doctor. He really knew how to help with my headaches

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Mark Stillman is an extremely kind man and is very sensitive to my condition. He listens to me and I enjoy talking with him.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Stillman has been an absolute true blessing!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

The Doctor was really nice took his time to figure out how you feel. Not like alot of other ones rush you in and out. The experience with him was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Stillman and all of his staff always provides excellent care!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Mark Stillman is an outstanding physician who is exceptionally intelligent, dedicated and compassionate and provides the highest level of effective care in a timely manner, with the utmost insight and completeness. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me, which no one else I saw before him could do. He is a rare breed in today's medical environment, and the CC should do all it can to keep him on its staff for as many years in the future as possible

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Stillman is fantastic. He listens well and discusses new treatment options with me. Without a doubt, he cares about my well being.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Stillman is always very kind, thorough, professional. all receptionists and other staff are very pleasant and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Stillman listened carefully to my concern. addressed and explained all the health issues and treatment plan. had genuine concern of my health and plans moving forward. I was very happy, satisfied and relieved that he took the time to listen and explain all options and course of treatment

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

I love the staff and Dr Stillman is the best best Dr ever.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Stillman is very good about reviewing medications, etc.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Stillman is very kind and sensitive when it comes to caring for me.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

i've been to some top doctors and surgeons and he is by far the most thoughtful, enthusiastic and interactive doctor I have ever seen. As one who has suffered through three neurosurgeries and deals with chronic pain I am grateful to be in his care !

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Did not see a nurse, just Dr. Which was nice to actually just talk with one main person.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Stillman is the best. i always leave there feeling like a real person fully motivatrd to take care of myself and my health. i appreciate the respect with which he treats me.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr Stillman gave me his complete attention. He asked questions and answered mine. it was a very good appointment

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr Stillman always takes time with me to discuss options.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Stillman.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

medical assistant was very polite and respectful wouldn't see Dr Stillman again as my appt with him was a waste of time; he offered very little in terms of an immediate resolution to my health concernDr Stillman was very impersonal; spent more time looking at his computer screen then me

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I found Dr. Stillman to be a very knowledgeable, caring and outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Stillman is the consummate physician! I travel nearly four hours to see him and have complete confidence in his ability/knowledge. I am more than pleased with him! Moreover, he is gentle, kind, and spends time getting to know me as a person, which I truly appreciate.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I cannot commend Dr. Stillman highly enough! I suffer from extreme migraines and he administers Botox shots. He is thorough, very learned, and tremendously skilled. More importantly, he is kind, helpful, and gentle.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Normally there is a wait to see Dr Stillman, but I got in the following week..which was amazing! I have coworkers that can't get in with him until December

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr Stillman is the best! He is so thorough and has been a tremendous help to me with my migraines. My previous Dr from UH does not compare!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Stillman was extremely knowledgable. He remembered me and my issues and offered a new resolution. Very hopeful about solving my headache issues.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Stillman is very thoughtful. Shared his thoughts and presented clear options for my next step.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

This was a virtual visit. The only way this visit could have been improved was if I were able to come in to the office for the appt.(Not possible due to location). I feel well cared for by providers at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr Stillman is a fabulous physician and overall exudes great compassion and care.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I was here primarily to follow up on a medical study. I am thankful for Dr Stillman as he performed a neurological exam that will help me get this miraculous medicine now that it's on the market

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Stillman and the entire staff are professional, helpful and informed. i appreciate having the Cleveland Clinic available for my needs. they are the best!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Stillman was exceptional. I am grateful to him for seeing me on short notice. He is my Neurologist.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Dr Stillman is a very kind and patient physician.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Dr. Mark Stillman has been my saving grace for almost 15 years. No matter how much time passes between my visits he remembers everything. i can't begin to tell you the amount of respect my family and I have for him. He not only procured top notch care but has the best bedside manner. He is always able to provide me with new cutting edge treatment options. I've seen hundreds of doctors and he is my absolute favorite. I always look forward to my appointments with him. I'm forever grateful to be in his care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Dr. Stillman is as fine a physician as there is. He spent time and reviewed my health completely. The care by Dr Stillman is unsurpassed.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

This is a department that is very difficult to get an appointment with. You try to make a follow up after being seen and then they tell you they will have to check with your provider and see where he suggests to schedule you. Then you never hear back from them again. Extremely frustrating. I had delayed medical/Botox treatment for my migraines due to the Clerical staff in this department. Unacceptable. Dr Stillman is amazing as well as his nursing staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I was very nervous to see a new provider when mine retired. Dr. Stillman made me feel right at home and listened to my concerns about switching medications. He talked to me and made sure my concerns were addressed before the end of the visit. When there was an issue with my coverage for new medications, Dr. Stillman and his staff promptly handled it. Needless to say I am relieved and very comfortable with Dr. Stillman being my new provider.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr Stillman is/always has been my favorite medical provider. He listens, asks about my current general health, always makes me comfortable when administering Botox shots & spends more than adequate time with my husband & I.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr stillman always listens , he answers our questions. we drive 6 hours to see him. He is always trying to improve on my health.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

I would and have recommended Dr. Stillman to many friends. He is very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and cares very much about my overall health. He show interest in my life and that of my family. I trust him immensely with my medical care.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr. Stillman is an amazing physician. I met him once before when my husband had an appointment with him. He was my first choice to help when I became concerned about my migraines.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

I had a very pleasant experience with this provider I found his expertise to be excellent

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

very good experience with this provider

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Stillman and his staff provided excellent medical care during my annual follow-up appointment. Dr. Stillman conducted a thorough assessment, reviewed recent history, and listened to my concerns. He placed me on a new preventative treatment plan based on findings and history. The patient care and compassion were outstanding.

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