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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Headache Medicine Fellowship
Headache Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
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 9/25/2021, Dr. Soni 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

113 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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Patel is a treasure

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Soni made me feel very comfortable and was very throuall. i liked her from the minute I meet her and I wish her well.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Soni was very informative

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Soni has always been available thru the system to answer any concerns via emails.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

everyone was very helpful and the physician was most interested in hearing about my problem and including me in how best to go about solving it.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Patel was the best medical professional I have dealt with in a long time

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Soni was very kind, caring, and compassionate. She patiently listened to me and my family member as we described my medical concerns to her. She gave me answers to my headaches, that no one in Pittsburgh was able to do. Dr. Soni diagnosed me with migraine headaches. The migraines that I have had since childhood were simply labeled as "stress headaches" by a number of doctors here in Pittsburgh. I am very grateful to her.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

the doctor was amazing. she listened, explained and I felt heard.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Soni did an excellent job! She took her time with me during my virtual appointment and listened to the complexity of the history of my migraines. She offered a new course of treatment and sent me valuable information on food triggers and foods to avoid.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Soni is a great doctor. she is very attentive and she makes me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Soni is very caring and listens to your concerns. I am thankful for the successful treatment she prescribed.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I had an excellent visit with my doctor she was very caring about me worried about my well being

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Soni is very personable & cares about the comfort of her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Great experience ! Dr Payal was excellent and caring !

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Soni helps me calm down from anxiety to get the care I need! Cares very much on how you are feeling!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Very thankful for the Dr. at this clinic

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

excellent experience starting care by Dr. Soni at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

This was only my second visit with Dr. Soni. She is seriously trying to do everything she can to help my headaches. she is trying things none of my other doctors even mentioned as a possibility. I'm very pleased with her!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

she is an excellent doctor recommending new treatment options available fir me to try.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Soni gave a thorough explanation of what medications were options for my condition. She knew the answers to my questions. She was never arrogant or dismissive.

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