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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 United States

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Undergraduate - Marquette University
Physical Therapy
Milwaukee, WI

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Neurology Residency Program


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

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

117 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Would definitely recommend Dr. Mays to anyone who needed a neurologist. She is the best doctor I have ever had. She listens, she cares & she has helped my migraines immensely.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

I always feel important with Dr. Mays and her staff.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Great Hospital and Doctor Experience

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

The provider was very easy to work with and took time and good care

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

I would have liked to discuss my options for treatment options more than just what she recommended and talk more about medication being an NSAID which most likely will not address my migraines as I've tried this class of med before w/o relief in migraine symptoms however I will give it a fair shot

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Great doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Excellent physician!

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr Mays took the time to review my previous imaging reports to see if another would be needed . Dr Mays is compassionate and caring .

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Mays is an excellent physician; she excels in every area from her people skills to her diagnostic, professional skills.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I love Dr. Mays. I felt very hopeless when I first saw her. I had been through so much! But she put me at ease and has helped me a great deal. I make sure to reschedule with her every time now. She is fantastic at caring for the whole person. She doesn't just treat me like a symptom.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr Mays is simply the best. She is caring and helps me feel better

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

She never inquired to my concerns or what I thought were my issues. She made a decision in the first few moments and her mind was made up. Things I said to her from then on were brushed aside.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Mays was awesome as well! She was the first doctor who really gave me a diagnosis for my head issues. And a treatment that has helped!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Mays is the most important and excellent doctor I have ever known.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Absolutely love the whole process and Dr M Mats and her associate and team.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I am very happy with everyone and everything With CC and Dr Mays , Mr Patrick and the entire team

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Mays and her staff was wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Mays was wonderful! Very caring and professional!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Mays is an amazing doctor and an amazing person. She is always pleasant, Informative, and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Mays has done so much for me and my quality of life, she is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Whenever I meet someone with migraines I always recommend Dr Mays.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Mays was so kind and helpful. She spent a lot of time with me and was very responsive to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Just was phenomenal. She is by far the best doctor I have ever received care from. After merely a short conversation I not only knew Dr Just was proficient in her field of practice but that she truly cared about my wellness and recovery. I am quite certain that Dr. Just Is saving my life in so many ways.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Excellent Doctor

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.

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