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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
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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


  • Headache Medicine
  • 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

198 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 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Cherian is very thorough, engaging and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Nice doctor who knows his craft.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Cherian asked questions that spurred my and my husband's memories. He was thorough and explained the dietary guidelines for migraines that I need to follow so that I could understand the importance of following the diet. He did a good neurological test that no other doctor performed on me.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Overall a great experience dr was amazing

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Cherian is brilliant, kind and thorough. I'm grateful for his care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

He spent a lot of time with me which was beyond my expectations. He was thorough in his questions to know of my concerns. I guess what I should have asked when asked if I had any questions was "What exactly is my diagnosis?" He did inform me my current headaches are caused by neck but I do not know what is wrong with my neck. Is it my nerves, my muscles, my spine? Are all my issues ie; dizziness, vertigo, nausea, fatigue migraine aura (while driving) caused from my neck? The explanation given was that my tinnitus was most likely originally caused from a viral infection and then at the me of the exam that my neck was causing the headaches. Dr. Cherian spent so much time with me and never appears rushed so at the end of the appointment I felt bad my issues took so long to discuss that I failed to ask the questions of what is wrong with my neck and why?

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Cherian is very thorough amd a great listener. I appreciate hisbtime.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

The video meeting did not happen as intended due to my PC. A day or so later I had another video conference with Dr Cherian's assistant, I changed the PC and the assistants PC audio did not function. However, we were able to speak with the admin's phone.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Cherian is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Cherian is extremely personable, but also spends the time wisely making sure to talk about all pertinent information concerning my case.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

It took a long time to get in with the doctor but I was glad I did

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

The doctor asked me probing questions that allowed me to completely describe my condition. That has not happened up until now and I think I was able to gain new insights from the appointment

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Cherian was very thorough in his questions. He seemed concerned about my dizziness issue and offered a solution to try to solve the problem.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Was another wonderful experience

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Highly recommended physician. He is very well versed in vestibular issues.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Cherian took the time to listen to my concerns. Visit was very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Excellent office staff and Dr. Cherian is very thorough and professional. I have utmost confidence in him and his abilities.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

He is the best Doctor he is always concerned about my health and how I am improving.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

It took several months to get an appointment. I just happened to call to see if they had reviewed my information. The scheduler said they were booked through the end of the year. I asked about cancellations and she found the one in October.Once I made it to the appointment I was very pleased with Dr Cherian. I since have used the portal to message him and that went well.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Liked him very much. Professional

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Cherian.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Cherian is helping me with my vertigo. He's very tuned in to my particular problem and his diagnosis and remedial recommendations are working well.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Knowledgeable, through doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

It took me approximately three months to get an appointment with Dr. Cherian but I understand these situations. Dr Cherian is worth waiting for. Very positive experience and follow up since.

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.

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