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Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Akron General Neuroscience
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Akron General Neuroscience
Primary Location

Akron General Neuroscience

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back Surgery
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebral Shunt
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Complex Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Evaluation of Back Pain
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Image-Guided Spinal Navigation
  • Image-Guided Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Stabilization Surgery
  • Spine Tumor Diagnosis
  • Spine Tumor Management
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Drain Placement
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Surgical Options for Back Pain
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Surgical Treatment Of Spinal Conditions And Diseases
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 52 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Hydrocephalus
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Arthrtitis of the Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Bone Tumor
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors Of The Head
  • Benign Tumors Of The Neck
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Trauma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Malignancies
  • Cerebral Astrocytomas
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repairs
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Leak
  • CSF Leak
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Neck conditions
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Foot Drop
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Head
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Neck
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neck Cancer/Tumor
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Lesion
  • Neck Mass/swelling
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck/Back Disc Rupture
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Metastases
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylitis
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Tumors
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
View all 101 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Complex Spine
Miami, FL USA

Residency - University of Toronto, Department of Neurosurgery
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate School - University of Toronto
MEd, Health Professional Education
Toronto, Ontario,

Medical Education - University of Toronto

Graduate School - Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada

Undergraduate - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cell and Molecular Biology



  • Neurosurgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sarah Woodrow, 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 9/13/2021, Dr. Woodrow 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

69 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Woodrow spent 5 minutes with me. Only 5 minutes. Wasn't friendly at all. Didn't show or explain my MRI results. Made a quick assessment of what "might" be the problem and recommended physical therapy with no explanation what led her to that conclusion. Seemed like just something to say. I left very upset and thought nothing was accomplished and a waste of my time and money. I will NEVER go back to her again and NEVER recommend her to anyone. Now I will get bills for the MRI and seeing a specialist and nothing done at all about my problem. They also had me take four x-rays when I came in and never even talked about them either and left me wondering what I took them for,something to add to my bill perhaps?

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Nothing was accomplished about my problem and a doctor who made little effort. She gave me 5 minutes and left. When I checked out they said I needed to schedule a Cat Scan. The doctor didn't say a single word about a cat scan during my visit, nothing. It never came up at all. I didn't schedule it. Something else to bill me for perhaps?

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Had the feeling I was a bothering the doctor. Would have done just as well with a call or online visit.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

We Feel special with Dr. Woodrow and her whole staff. My wife and I have had a long journey with my medical situation. This Drs. Office is like an oasis in the desert.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

She was the first doctor who clearly explained the situation, prescribed Gabapentin for his nerve pain, referred him to a group that could arrange a less invasive treatment than surgery, and generally just provided hope after a very frustrating and painful six weeks with seeking help from doctors closer to home. Can't thank her enough.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

*Dr. Woodrow is as about the most direct person to speak to. She holds nothing back.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Great doctor. Very respectful, courteous and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

The best service I've ever received at anywhere is at this location! Dr Woodrow AND staff are absolutely the best. I had major surgery and from the pre surgery testing to therapy to all the follow up visits I received excellent service. I will always be grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Woodrow was supposed to be my second oppinon, but turned out I liked her so much she is now my surgeon!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Woodrow has great bedside manner. She was thorough and made sure I understood everything. An asset to the Cleveland Clinic. Top notch neurologist.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

everything is very Good , Great Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Woodrow was very thorough and gave me all the time I needed to ask all my questions. She is direct and fact based, and I appreciated her approach.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Woodrow is a wonderful physician and the entire staff do a better job of looking after me than I do.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Woodrow's staff, Lauren and Lexi made all the appointment's for me to get my surgery scheduled and took a lot of pressure off me and made a difficult situation much easier to handle.

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