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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

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Occipital Nerve Block
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 9 Specialties +


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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

See publications for MaryAnn Mays, 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 10/24/2021, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mays receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
  • AbbVie, 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

90 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Mays is always very accommodating

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Mays is extremely caring and always takes as much time as I need to answer questions.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Mays is very attentive and I appreciate her caring and concern not only during my visits but when I call with any problem.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Excellence Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Mays is an excellent clinician who provides outstanding care, for which I am very grateful. I recommend her most highly.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I am very grateful to Dr. Mays for her outstanding care.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Mays returned my MyChart message promptly even though she was off work. That demonstrates what a caring and sympathetic physician she is.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Mays is a wonderful doctor and has always addressed my concerns with the utmost respect and compassion.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

No problem with my doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Mays was amazing with her care and attention to our concerns but more importantly to our child's. She provided an explanation to each type of test and treatment which helped in our decision making.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Mays is both a great listener and a great observer. She always has my best interest in mind. My medical issues are very difficult, most doctors would have given up on me long ago. Dr. Mays has continued to do all she can to find a solution. She clearly explains the next options she has for my care, answers my questions and allows me to participate in decisions concerning my healthcare options. I highly recommend Dr. Mays!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Video visits are nice. However, they can never replace the calming effects of being in the doctors office.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Mays has been a life saver for me'

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. was so very thorough!! very impressive.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Mayes always does a great job. I would recommend her to anyone in need.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Excellent virtual visit, Dr. Mays was extremely helpful. I appreciated not needing to drive from Columbus to see her.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Mays for 15 years at least. I respect and appreciate her expertise in her field. I would not want anyone else for my migraine care!!

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