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

  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor Resources
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myoclonus (muscle twitch)
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
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About Anwar Ahmed, MD

Anwar Ahmed, MD, is a Staff Member of the Center for Neurological Restoration and a Staff Member of the Department of Neurology Movement Disorders. His specialty interests include movement disorders and tremor analysis in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, as well as dystonia.

Dr. Ahmed earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, a residency in neurology at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center in Detroit, Mich., a fellowship in surgical approaches to movement disorders and motor physiology in the Neurological Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian University Medical Center in New York and a clinical research fellowship in movement disorders in the Department of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He has conducted a number of research studies, presented and published on topics such as unusual movement disorders, treatment of tremor caused by multiple sclerosis, brain stimulation for movement disorders, and Parkinson’s disease, among others.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Movement Disorder-Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Movement Disorder
New York, NY USA

Residency - Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Transitional Year, Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Dow Medical College
Karachi, Pakistan

Undergraduate - Adamjee Science College

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Parkinson’s Study Group
  • Member, Dystonia Study Group
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award


  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Dystonia and Botulinum toxin injection for dystonia, movement disorders (tremor analysis), Parkinson's Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) Fellowship Award
  • Grant funding for DBS research in Parkinson's disease


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • Movement Disorders Society (MDS)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

232 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I like my doctor

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

We did not feel rushed. We felt both Dr. Ahmed and the resident that was with him we're genuinely caring people. They allowed us to ask questions.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is an excellent physician in EVERY respect. I have been struggling with neurological issues for many, many years. I have received from previous physicians ( not affiliated with Cleveland Clinic) sometimes confusing diagnoses and sometimes abrupt and dismissive treatment! I wish I had come to Cleveland Clinic and been seen by Dr. Ahmed years ago! I see many physicians for a variety of ailments other than neurological issues so I feel I know an excellent doctor when I am treated by one. Dr. Ahmed is a the very top of excellent physicians. He asks then listens closely to the patient. He is kind . He is vey knowledgeable. He promises to continue to work with the patient and take all steps to fine the clearest diagnosis possible. His approach, thoroughness, and willing ness to help me made me realize that Cleveland Clinic is the best possible place for me to be helped. God bless Dr. Ahmed and Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Ahmed, is an excellent doctor who is very nice and respectful, I would recommend his services to future patients.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

ive been getting Botox injections from Dr Ahmed for many years. He is always so kind and the injection s are so helpful. Highly recommend Dr Awar Ahmed.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Ahmed is a very caring person. He is always helpful and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Ahmed was very thorough in his clinical evaluation of my atypical Parkinson's symptoms. He even recommended an MRI to rule out other causes of my atypical symptoms. No other neurologist that I have been to has been this thorough in recommending imaging.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Ahmed was extremely helpful and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Anwar is very personable with a good sense of humor. I am glad that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Ahmed always takes the time to see how I have been since my last appointment and how I think the treatment is working. He pays excellent attention to his patients.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

dr Ahmed is very professional and very kind. he does not rush our appointments and is very complete in his reviews He is a very good physician and a very good friend

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Ahmed was excellent! He answered all our questions which were numerous. He explained the disease and it's treatment options in easy to understand language. I was very impressed!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Ahmed went above and beyond and was excellent. I will continue to come to Cleveland clinic due to him and his staff working in reception/ scheduling in person on his floor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Although Dr. Ahmed was very professional I felt he left me hanging with a diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease. In other words he answered my questions about the disease (these were of course limited because I didn't know what I didn't know). I would suggest he have a sheet of resources/websites to visit or support groups in the area. This would have helped me feel more supported after such a devastating diagnosis

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Anwar Ahmed was excellent. Would hope to see him thru out follow up appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr Ahmed is very kind and very experienced in his field. Always respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I somehow missed my appt time but Dr Ahmed saw me anyway and his staff was very helpful. I was so thankful.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Best Doctors visit I ever experienced. Great facility.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Great Doctor

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