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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

  • Concussion Center
  • Videonystagmography
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Concussion
  • Imbalance
  • Migraine-Associated Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Neurocardiac Dizziness
  • Otolith Dysfunction
  • Syncope
  • Vestibular Disorders
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Neil Cherian, MD

Neil Cherian, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Neurological Institute and is a member of the Center for Neuro-Restoration at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in adult neurology and in headache medicine. Dr. Cherian maintains an active clinical practice and conducts research related to dizziness, tinnitus and complex brain and brainstem disorders. Subsequent to his current role, he was a member of the Associate Staff at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Cherian received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed an Otoneurology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic from 2000-2002.  His postdoctoral training also included time at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School where he specialized in the neurology of tinnitus.

He is frequently an invited speaker at various professional conferences.  He has spoken on behalf of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) of which he was a member of its board of directors for six years. He has authored numerous journal articles and posters focusing on vestibular dysfunction, tinnitus, dizziness and multidisciplinary approaches to vestibular disorders.

Dr. Cherian has contributed his expertise to the media. He is currently ad hoc reviewer of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA

Internship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York Health Science Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

Graduate School - State University of New York-Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Graduate Studies in Biophysics
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Electrical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

Vestibular and Balance disorders. Dizziness, Imbalance, Tinnitus, Headache. Central vestibular dysfunction (migraine-associated dizziness, neurocardiac dizziness / syncope), Peripheral vestibular dysfunction (BPPV, vestibular loss, otolith dysfunction...) and various overlap syndromes. Cervically-mediated dizziness and headache. Performance Medicine / Medical care of performers.

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 7/18/2021, Dr. Cherian 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

212 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I was amazed from the first phone call until my visit there with the EXCELLENT customer service, compassion and courtesy extended to me. Thank you to all those who answered my questions on the phone, the red coats at the different facilities, the shuttle drivers and Dr. Cherian.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Cherian was very thorough...more than any other neurologist I had seen prior. He gained my trust with his knowledge level and honesty.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Our visit went very well. Dr. Cherian is certainly a thorough and understanding doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I have always had great communication and understanding with Dr Cherian, from first meeting to present it has never failed to be less than productive and all around amazing

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Excellent Doctor, very kind and helpful, easy to communicate with. (There were no treatments available so no discussion in that regard).

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Cheria is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Cherian is straight-forward, a problem solver. I appreciate his direct approach.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr.Cherian was terrific and extremely thorough,I was blessed & extremely grateful for his assistance!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. Cherian saved my life. I used to have poor quality of life and now I function at a higher level.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Cherian knows me and always includes me in my plan of care. He is the only doc I have that treats me as part of the care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

An extremely caring Doctor. Has been very persistent inworking with me on numerous conflicting medical issues.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr.l Cherian was very specific in his questions and listened with great intent.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Cherian was very efficient and professional

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I have renewed faith in the Healthcare system after visiting this doctor. I have never had a doctor spend so much time and attention to all the right questions to help to diagnose the problem.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Cherian is very tuned in to my specific needs, and the intricacies of my case.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Cherian is wonderful. He listens, remembers details about past visits, and treats you with dignity and respect, something that has been lost in the medical field.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Cherian takes his time explaing and he doesn't talk over your Head he makes you feel comfortable talking to him as well

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

he's a great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

My experience was above whate I was expecting. Dr Cherian was very courteous, understanding, wanting to get to the bottom of my issue, wanting to work with the Neurological team and point me in the right direction to find answers...and just plain personable. I hope to work with him in the future and would for sure recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Cherian listened and was knowledgeable and helpful as always.I could have done without a survey that marked my spelling of the doctor's name as erroneous (it wasn't) and when I stopped to check it timed me out.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I had already recommended Dr Cherian to others.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Cherian is excellent. He listens carefully, answers questions clearly, and is patient and respectful. I am grateful to have him as my neurologist.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr. Charian was very competent but lacked in bedside manner. He seemed to get impatient with some of my answers to questions about things I experienced 40 to 50 years ago. When told to relax for a certain procedure/examination, the tone of his voice did not encourage relaxation. He was very thorough with his exam, but his attitude did not demonstrate any empathy or concern. I had read many reviews on the CC website, but they did not accurately reflect the individual with whom I had my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Cherian's very knowledgeable and I feel confident that my care is in good hands

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr Cherian wasn't interested in when I would try to explain my symptoms. He would cut me off and say we will get back to that later. The later never came. I had also provided tests that he could pull up from his own end and instead he asked me to show him those results by putting the tests up to the computer screen. (virtual visit) After trying to see these results he commented that my tests results didn't impress him when the hearing screen had went from severe to profound in 2 months. He then prescribed me a medication that in my 30 years of experience as an RN is used for pain or also as an anti convulsion medication. While asking him what I would be taking this for he replied "dizziness" which was the least of my symptoms. After this visit I reached out to an ENT and my family physician, both saying this medication was not appropriate.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I had heard such positive comments about Dr Cherian prior to our visit. He made an excellent first impression.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Cherian is an amazing person and doctor to whom owe the quality of my life! I can not rate him high enough.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

I have the greatest admiration for Dr. Cherian and would recommend him highly to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

you will get nothing but glowing responses to anything related to my work with Dr. Cherian, the video meetings and all other related communications.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Dr Cherian was prompt efficient and friendly as usual. the visit was very satisfactory

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Cherian is very thorough in dealing with all of the concern that I my have. His expertise has proven to keep my condition inn order for very positive outcomes.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

great Doctor! only one who has been able to help me!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Cherian has helped to change my life. After trying several different medications, he recommended a new medication that has greatly improved the quality of my life! He did not give up. He continued working with me, despite challenges. I am very grateful. Cleveland Clinic is a wonderful hospital. Not only do you provide top quality care, but great compassion. The people setting up appointments are extremely helpful, as well as patient and compassionate -- they seem to really understand that the person they are talking with on the phone is ill. Thank you Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr Cherian is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

very satisfied with the ability to easily talk with the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

good doctor

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I am very grateful for Dr. Cherian and the concern he has with trying to correct matters.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Cherian solved an issue that o one else could for 10 years. I am so glad to have my life and livelihood back.

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