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
New York, NY USA

Residency - Boston Children's Hospital
Boston,, MA USA

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

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

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award, 2004


  • Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine - Neurology

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

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 8/6/2019, Dr. Stillman 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. Stillman receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Clinical Insight, LLC

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

226 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

very good experience. Dr Stillman helped me tremendously. I will go back to him if needed.Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Stillman for many years and he has been extremely helpful with managing my migraines. I wound never want to see anyone else. I had to one time due to Dr Stillman being out of town and it was a disaster, never again!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Stillman was terrific. He spent a lot of time with me and eased my mind about any concerns I had.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Stillman makes an effort to work with me, listening to my concerns, no matter what I want to mention, and treats those concerns seriously and with an open mind. I find him truly caring about my improvement and willing to think outside the box to help get a better outcome, something few physicians have done in my experience. Besides being brilliant, he actually wants to help and has been the first headache doctor who has helped me. When dealing directly with him, and not having to go through a nurse instead (as I have had to do in the past due to difficulty getting appts with him - that has changed for the better in the last two years), I get much more sarisfaction with my care from him since the communication is not filtered through someone else's voice/perception. I recommend him all the time to other migraineurs.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Very thorough! Dr. Stillman thinks outside the box. He spent a great deal of time with me and was truly interested in what was going on with me. Cleveland Clinic and my visit with Dr. Stillman was very much worth the 4.5 hr drive!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Stillman was very kind and answered all our questions.He took his time with us.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Stillman gives a level of care that is a cut above what I have experienced within the medical community. I always feel heard and secure in his professional advise.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I am willing to drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to meet with Dr. Stillman! He is well worth the time.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Spent about 1 1/2 hours with Dr. Stillman - very productive. We could have spent more time with follow-up questions that arose or some method after the visit to address F/U questions.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Stillman has always been very engaged and encourages input in working together as a team for my health.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Stillman is kind and thorough. He always treats me with respects and makes changes to improve my functioning

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Stillman is an excellent Doctor and always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Stillman provides excellent care and shows compassion. His knowledge of my medical history and the way he takes time to listen are excellent. The rest of the staff are pleasant and professional. The office runs like clockwork with no one making you feel rushed in any way.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Stillman is a wonderful doctor. Brilliant yet down to earth and always generous with his knowledge and care. The best.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I'm so glad I found Dr. Stillman!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

came out of the gate on a bad note. i told him my headaches are relieved by chiropractic care and he went on and on about how there is no scientific study to prove that it helps. he said it might be a placebo effect. I replied scientific or not, it is the only thing that works for me. my fatger was with me and said he was put off by how he acted in the beginning. Came off as arrogant and dissmisive in the beginning. it is hard to recover an appt after that. i have to trust my provider and I don't have complete trust in him.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Stillman is awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Stillman took extra time with me and displayed great empathy. very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I still don't know why I am having a sleep latency test. I already know I have narcolepsy. So wish I would have asked him. There wasn't a sleep appt. left throughout the rest of this year. Also I don't know when I will hear back about insurance approval for Botox for headaches. I read about them later at home and there are side effects that concern me. Dr. Stillman was totally human! Excellent appointment. Very thorough, very patient with me! And kind just like the reviews online about him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Stillman always treats me with the utmost respect. He has never treated me as a number. He is the reason I have become less frightened by doctors. He takes time to hear everything I have to say and ask. Finally a doctor who DOES NOT treat you like a number or a cookie cutter patient!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Stillman listens and is very kind.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Stillman is kind, caring, and brilliant.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Stillman is an amazing doctor. Clearly concerned with the well-being of patients.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I have had many doctors over the years. I have never experienced as an amazing experience as meeting with Dr. Stillman. He listened, asked many questions, and was clearly trying to help me

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Stillman was wonderful!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

always have an excellent experience when making an appointment with Dr. Stillman

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Stillman is an excellent doctor, he listen to your concerns, he cares very much for his patients. He is a great asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Stillman does a great job explaining things to me. He takes time to answer my questions and discuss the options I have for getting my headaches treated. I had no problems getting an appointment scheduled for the time frame he requested for me to follow up.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Stillman did not rush and made sure he answered all of my questions and discussed my options for treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Initial meeting was awkward. Dr. Stillman said he read my file the night before, realizing I was new patient, thus he had to do a lengthy exam. We felt we were taking up his time. However, having not seen Dr. Baron in 3 years, he also would have had to do a thorough exam, as well. Since I was placed there by scheduler, I was confused and embarrassed.Not sure what to do, but Dr. Stillman apologized and exam began.I've never had such a complete exam, and we were pleased we stayed.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

The improvement in access has been vast! I have been seeing Dr Stillman for almost 20 years and now, for the first time, I can see HIM, not a nurse, or some other physician, for my regular Botox injections every three months on schedule...without cancellations and rescheduling by the office. I make the appt with ease right after my current appt with no more having to call later, in a week or more (and good luck with that) and getting bumped to 6+ mos down the line. I can't tell you how much happier I am with the changes in accessibility and my satisfaction with my level of care. I have had a better outcome with the consistent contact with Dr Stillman and not just the on schedule treatments. You have 100% changed things around, at least for those of us on regular Botox treatment for migraine. I am assertive and yet, I had years of dissatisfaction over my difficulties getting appts with my physician and now things are running so smoothly, I can hardly believe it. It has been one full year of this improvement and I am finally beginning to believe it may last, thank you

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr Stillman was excellent this time! He's always good, but he wasn't distracted as much this time, though I see him because he IS always good, so don't take my mention of previous distraction to be a big complaint, it's not, he was just even better this time.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

I Felt very comfortable with Dr Stillman. very professional. and down to earth as well

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr Stillman was amazing. he took time to explain everything in detail and gave me options. I left feeling very good about my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Stillman was AMAZING AND EXCELLENT compassionate and informative

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Stillman is very professional and covered all my concerns, I felt that I was not just another patient but felt that he really cared about what I am going through and wants to help.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Stillman for almost 11 yrs and he has been the best, most caring physician I've ever had the good fortune of having take part in my care.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Stillman seems like a very sharp neurologist. I came away from my appointment with several new ideas for treatment. He also spent extra time with me,which was quite generous of him. The only thing that I would've changed: that he would've spent more time discussing his treatment options with me rather than typing his note.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Stillman is a very caring doctor. He listens to me and has great recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

We have excellent experience with Dr. Stillman. He is exceptional. Not only is he passionate, but also very resourceful. He provides patients comfort with confidence. He never gives up. He always comes up new way to treat the very challenging situation. He is one of the best doctors we have experienced in the CCF.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I have not encountered should an intelligent, competent, caring doctor in a long time.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Stillman was amazing. very knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

extremely happy with Dr ability to understand and work towards better health

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Very impressed with CDr. Stillmans knowledge of my problem.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

My contact was with Dr. Stillman, othe than making next appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr, Stillman is an amazing doctor. He deserves a gold stethoscope!!!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I was highly impressed with the time that Dr. Stillman spent with me and the concern, compassion, and understanding he showed towards me during my appt. Dr. Stillman listened thoroughly and I did not feel rushed through the appt.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

This is one of the best experience I have at the Clinic, with Dr. Stillman. I've been seeing him for some time and treats me like a person, not a number. AND DOES NOT RUSH ME. THANK YOU.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Stillman is the absolute best!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Stillman is very nice and takes the time I feel I need when inquiring about my treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Stillman is the best of the best. His treatment protocol changed my life.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Stillman is a very caring and attentive person. I really like him and appreciate how he is doing his very best to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I find it remarkable after care at a prior Highly- renowned hospital, when the skilled surgeon was often in a rush during appointments I traveled a long way for, To find a compassionate and brilliant Doctor Who not only is at the top of his field, but also takes the time to carefully listen and enter his own notes. He is a thorough and honest communicator backed by and efficient staff and I feel peace that I am in the best of hands & believe His treatment will lend me great relief from an excruciating condition.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Stillman is very compassionate

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr Stillman squeezes me in whenever I need to see him.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Excellent neuro physician.I liked the doctor a great deal.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Stillman is an exceptional physician. He is an excellent listener and he has helped me with other medical issues besides the ones dealing with my migraines. I am so grateful that he prescribed AIMOVIG for me. I have had immense success in managing my headaches by using the AIMOVIG. I would gladly recommend him to anyone seeking help with migraines. I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I recommend the headache clinic all the time and specifically recommended Dr. Stillman this very morning! (I also recommended Drs. Kriegler, Bamford, and Goforth as well should the person be unable to make an appointment with Dr. Stillman in the near future.)

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Stillman is an excellent doctor and always shows interest and professionalism.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Stillman is a true gift to me. He has made this chronic illness journey much more bearable. I appreciate his willingness to be open-minded with my plan of care.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Stillman was wondeful. I came here from Chicago and it was worth the trip. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Stillman has always done a wonderful job caring for me.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

We have a wonderful experience in dealing with Dr. Stillman. He is very passionate, responsive and pro-active to help my wife.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Great provider

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

I was very impressed with the doctor's professionalism and attention I received during my appointment. I would recommend Dr Stillman to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Excellent provider!

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

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