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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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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections for Headache
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Thunderclap Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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About MaryAnn Mays, MD

MaryAnn Mays, MD, was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her medical school training at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo in 1993. She returned to Cleveland to complete her neurology residency training from 1993 to 1997. During her residency she was appointed Chief Resident. Following her residency, she completed a year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/EMG and neuromuscular disease. She has been a Staff Neurologist at Cleveland Clinic since 1998. In 2005, she was appointed Director of the Neurology residency program.

Dr. Mays is board-certified in neurology with additional subspecialty board certifications in clinical neurophysiology and headache medicine. She is one of the physicians at the Center for Headache and Pain within the Neurological Institute. She has many clinical interests, including migraine, menstrual migraine, women’s health issues pertaining to headache including pregnancy and menopause, tension headaches, cluster headaches and chronic daily headaches. Additional interests include resident education.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Marquette University
Physical Therapy
Milwaukee, WI USA

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Neurology Residency Program


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

Specialty Interests

EMG, headache, headache and women's issues, neuromuscular disease, resident education


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Headache Society
  • National Headache Foundation
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Association of University Professors of 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 9/27/2023, Dr. Mays 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Mays serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Great Lakes Regional Headache Society, Inc.

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

105 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Mays took me in and squeezed me into her very packed day because I was In so much pain. I have so much respect for her she truly cares about her patients (and even her colleagues patients too) thank you Dr Mays!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023


Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Excellence Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

I've never had as much confidence in a provider as I do with Dr. Mays. She is the best doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr Mays always takes the time to find ways to improve my quality of life. I am so thankful that she is my doctor.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Mays is an exceptional clinician. I am grateful for her care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Mays was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I wasn't too comfortable having a visiting doctor in the room, but he tried to be as unobtrusive as possible. I wish I could have asked more questions of Dr. Mays.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Like Dr Mays caring and making every attempt to help me with my problem.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Think Dr Mays is doing everything she can to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I am referring to the doctor who assessed me before seeing Dr Mays. I did not like him; I felt uncomfortable and to a degree-- not believed or understood.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr May answered my questions in a way that gave me hope! My visit with her was life changing.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Mays was great, she asked me what treatment I wanted to have done and I thought that was a very good thing to do! When I left my appointment, she phoned me to wish me a happy birthday! It made me smile even though I still had a mild headache.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Mays listened to everything that I had to say and came up with a plan that worked for the both of us. She didn't just tell me what to do. Before finalizing medications or tests she made sure to ask me if I was comfortable with the changes being made. She also took her time and didn't make me feel like I was a bother to her. That is very hard to find these days. It was very much appreciated. As well as the nurse.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Mays saw me and her care is always top class.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Everybody was very nice and very professional, Dr May is very knowledgeable and nice. The only problem is the traffic jam at the entrance waiting for valet parking and area is very noisy.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

I have referred others to Dr Mays. She is very warm and compassionate

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Mays was outstanding. She is very kind and professional in every office visit I had with her. She addressed all my needs and concerns during the visit and was very through in her assessment. Im very happy having her as my provider

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