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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

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Concussion Center
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Videonystagmography
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Balance Disorders
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Concussion
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine-Associated Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Neurocardiac Dizziness
  • Otolith Dysfunction
  • Syncope
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Disorders
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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 7/24/2023, 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

222 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

VERY disappointed with my visit with this doctor! Very disappointed. His poor attitude and lack of concern for my situation was disheartening

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Charren Was Great and his Staff was Great also

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

If I could give him a ten I would!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Cherian is a top tier physician.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Cherian was very thorough and showed concern about my problem. I had a list of questions I never got to ask because he answered them all beforehand. I'm so glad I was able to see him

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Doctor didn't act like he had time to meet with me and help me with a problem I had seen him about previously.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

One of the most informative doctor patient experience I have ever experienced. Dr Cherien asked many question to get a clear understanding of the issue and provided lengthy explanations and different options for treatment. I am extremely confident being under his care.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Cherian was EXCELLENT! One of the best doctors I have ever seen. He was very thorough and really listened to me. I finally have a proper diagnosis for my dizziness, poor balance and other symptoms after seeing several doctors over the years. I highly recommend him!!!!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr Cherian is the best Neurologist in the Clinic! Always concerned with welfare of the patient and very kind. Have been going to him for many years now!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

I've recommended Dr Cherian to a few people. He's amazing at caring and getting to the root cause of issues

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Cherian is the only one who understands my unique health care issue.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I liked Dr. Cherian. He was nice, friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

The doctor was extremely thorough and did not rush the appointment

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Yes I would recommend Dr Cherian to others

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Cherian was EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Great experience, as usual. Dr. Cherian is a wonderful specialists. He really listens and is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Cherian has great bedside manner. He is compassionate and truly listens. I am so grateful to have him as a provider.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Cherian is the first care provider at CCF in a long time that did not make me feel lost in the system. He was very clear about how much time we have and what we look to achieve and what choices I have to address the issue at the end of the appointment. I appreciate his thorough effort and that he actually had the time in his clinic to address the issue in a thorough way.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

The doctor was excellent, one of the most thorough appointments I have ever had. My only complaint is having to wait 4+ months to get it scheduled, then the long wait in the waiting room.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Excellent service all around. I have nothing bad to say about the service I was provided By Dr. Cherian

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Cherian was very thorough in his questioning and analysis of my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Just took a longtime to get into Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Such a good Doctor it took several months to get into see him. Worth the wait

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Initially, I was taken aback by the Doctor's bluntness while he was questioning me about my health situation. However, upon spending more time in the examination room, and upon hearing his admission that he can help me, I relaxed and realized that he was behaving quite professionally.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr. Cherian was really, really thorough. Moreso than most other appointments I've had regarding this issue, this one was really valuable.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I was not allowed to dicuss my issues. It was all answer the questions and don't elaborate. Would have liked to had input on what future care I would receive. Doctor gotUp walked out. Didn't say I'm leaving. Didn't say if a nurse would be in.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Highly impressed with the Dr. Cherian. He is a skilled listener and provided a prompt evaluation of my MRI.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Cherian goes above and beyond to make sure I get scheduled for my next treatment on time.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Cherian listened to everything I had to say and came up with a direction I should take for relief of my issues. Excellent advise

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

I like to see Dr. Cherian at the Beechwood facility, so getting an appointment is difficult.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Cherian was very caring and respectful

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr Cherian went beyond my expectations for follow-up and knowledge about my records which he obviously had reviewed.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

World class care is why I come to the Vl Clinic and Dr Cherian is very well trained to provide that care.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

As always, my doctor was a very good listener, compassionate, and always asked me if I had questions in addition to having his own answered

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

I appreciate the doctors expertise and his advice on lifestyle adjustments that may help with my care

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Cheridan was very thoughall and explained his overall dx and interventions. However, during History he seemed to be reading from script and would only let me answer yes or no. He was looking at his watch and never let me ask my questions before apt concluded.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Cherian was very friendly and professional. Easy to understand and talk with.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

I have been dealing with complex medical issues for 6 years. This is the first doctor who has been able to understand the symptoms and issues and give diagnoses which finally make sense to me. I'm not happy with having these but am thrilled I finally have some answers.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

I am very pleased with my visit with Dr. Sherian. He was very thorough & eased my mind about what is going on with my body.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr. Cherian is an exceptional Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

My experience was very good and deeply apply leaving no stone onturn in my interest of health, I would recommend this doctor to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Care provider was very helpful courteous and explained everything in details would recommend to everyone.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

The Doctor was able to witness behavior signally the potential of a disease that runs In my family

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I would like to have an in person visit but I am grateful to have a video visit with Dr. Cherian

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr cherian is a fantastic doctor. He knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr cherian does a good job of listening to his patients concerns

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