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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

  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Concussion
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Occipital Headache
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 8 Specialties +


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About Payal Soni, MD

Payal Soni MD is a Staff Physician in the Department of Neurology, Center for Neurologic Restoration, Headache and Facial Pain Section at Cleveland Clinic. She is the Medical Director of the Trigeminal Neuralgia service line. She is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine.

She received her BS in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine in Tampa, FL. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Soni specializes in caring for patients with headache and facial pain disorders. She also performs procedures including onabotulinum toxin injections and nerve blocks to treat certain pain conditions. Dr. Soni is passionate about improving the quality of life of patients suffering with chronic pain conditions through medication management and lifestyle modification. Her clinical interests include trigeminal neuralgia and other cranial neuralgias, migraine, and concussion.

She is member of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She also serves as Associate Program Director for the Neurology Residency Program at Cleveland Clinic.

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

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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 10/24/2022, 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

110 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

The Visit was Great. I would recommend this Dr to everyone.. I feel like I'm getting my life back finally. She listens to what I say and Itrust her.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

One of the best providers I've had

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

She listened to me and my concerns. She was actually interested in helping me cure my headache and migraine pain. I would 100% recommend Dr. Soni to someone else.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Soni is wonderful! I have had great treatment from everyone I have worked with in the neurological center!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Soni is truly one of the greatest doctors I've met. She was incredible. She treated me with respect and explained everything to me in a way that felt like we were moving forward together. She is super knowledgeable. I really appreciated her candor and honesty as well with my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr, Soni is very compassionate and caring. She was very focused on my concerns. Dr.Sonl offered a follow up plan to aid me with my medical concerns

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Soni is not only smart, but empathetic and willing to help. I am very lucky to have found her as a Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Absolutely amazing, great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Soni is the best headache specialist that has ever treated me!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Soni and her entire team are polite, caring, responsive, and very professional. Yes, I recommend them!,

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Soni seems to care and is very thorough. I'm never rushed.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Soni was very knowledgeable and explained my condition and possible med options very well. I was pleased with the level of detail she presented. She answered all my questions and followed up with a message reviewing our discussion and providing information and next steps.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

This was my first visit with Dr. Soni. All I can say that ii was EXCEPTIONAL ! She is very caring, kind and was very gentle with my Botox treatment. I have encountered many doctors at the clinic and by Fay, she is the best and look forward to a continued relationship with her.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Soni took the time to listen to my symptoms and was great.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Soni is beyond wonderful! I am SO SO SO (i cannot stress enough!) thankful I was able to find her and start treatments with her. Not only has she drastically helped a problem I had been struggling with for years, she has done that through listening to my initial worries and reassuring me about them, and has been knowledgeable about any other questions I've had. It was a scary process for me to even start these treatments and I now trust her 100% to do them. She is a great Dr, you can tell she cares about what she does and each patient, too.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Always have a good experience with Dr Soni. She both listens to, and explains everything very well and has a good bedside manner so office visits are always comfortable and leave me feeling like my care is in good hands.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Is always professional and truly caring about me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Soni is the most compassionate and has the best bedside manner. I was seeing a different neurologist before her and I have to say the change of physicians is what I desperately needed. She has listened to me I mean really listened. When you notice a doctor looking you in the eyes they care. You don't feel like another medical number.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Soni was absolutely thorough in every question she asked me. She truly listened to my answers and explained everything about my condition, future treatments, and future visits.

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