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

Medical 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


  • 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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As of 7/25/2018, 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

210 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

It was a good experience. The Dr. was very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Cherion excellent in the examination and in explaining the possible solutions and problems. I was very pleased overall.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

I have seen several doctors in the past year and been misdiagnosed more than once. After a 2 hour, very thorough appointment, Dr. Cherian was able to not only tell me answers to my health problems but how to solve them. I was very impressed with him and would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I think Dr. Chairen is a very informed doctor. I believe I will be seeing him again if my headaches and dizziness does not go away.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Cherian seems confident in his findings and did not delay in beginning treatment. I finally have a positive outlook. I wish I had traveled to see him a year ago.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Most doctor appointments the assistant comes in and ask the symptoms you are having- She's reading quickly through a script - normally less than a 2 minutes to get through them. This was my first visit to Cleveland Clinic but the Doctor ask those questions one at a time and it made you feel like he had a better understanding of what your issues were.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Cherian has not yet arrived at the clinic at the time of my appointment. He was very helpful and knowlegeable about my condition possibilities. I was not encouraged to freely talk except to only answer his specific questions but perhaps that was to keep the appointment on schedule. Overall it was a positive experience.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Booking an appt with this doctor the wait time was months. only after contacting the doc thru MyChart did he arrange an appt in days. was advised the appt was in a different campus which led to stressful travel time and being late for my appt.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

even with me being late the doc took his time an gave me his full attention.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

I lived in Oak Ridge, TN and came to Cleveland to get a 2nd opinion. Your doctor was very helpful!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Overall.....very good....Dr.Cherian was worth the trip ( 3.5 hours of travel from Home....)

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

love the doctor, he's a wonderful doctor and great person!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I felt Dr. Cherian really listened to me. Needless to say my dizziness condition is not easy to diagnose. He has referred me to a PT - I wish I had asked more detailed questions about what to expect or that he had given more information.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Even though I have only seen Dr. Cherian two times, he is clearly knowledgeable of my health history. I don't feel like I am being rushed through a packed schedule. He gives me all the time I need to discuss questions, concerns and health status. Even though we have a 5 hour drive, the appointments with him have been well worth the travel time. He always responds promptly to my emails once I get back home. He has offered the e-visits, but for now, we don't mind the travel to his office in Cleveland. Over the past year and a half, I have seen 4 other doctors, none of which improved my health. Dr. Cherian was a lifesaver.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

I had not seen Dr. Cherian since 2016. I had seen two other neurologists in my home state of Michigan because I wanted a physician closer to home-however-neither physician had the knowledge of my condition or seemed to understand like Dr. Cherian. When you want the best possible care you come to Cleveland Clinic-even if you have to drive several hours. Dr. Cherian is a physician who listens, has the knowledge and can help you "feel better" and improve your quality of life.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

dr Cheriun is in a league of his own- outstanding diagnostician who thinks out of the box and provides hope and real solutions to complex challenges. my quality of life is dramatically improved under his care

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Dr Cherian is an excellent physician and has helped me beyond words can describe

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Long wait to see doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Cherian is the best. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a thorough, patient, provider that specializes in migraine with balance issues. Dr. Cherian immediately makes me feel at ease because he always keeps my thoughts and his questions on task. I love that.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr answered MyChart question quickly. Dr worked me into his schedule as I was only in town a few days. Very pleased with Dr Cherian. He spent quite a bit of time with me.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

it was a great experience with the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Cherian gave me a clear picture re: next steps he feels I should take. The appointment with the epilepsy center was scheduled for the next week. Unfortunately a family emergency out of town caused me to cancel that appointment. When I returned home and tried to reschedule an appointment with the epilepsy center the waiting period was April 3rd. This causes me some concern. Dr. Cherian asked that I be seen by that specialist. before he wants to see me again. I am concerned about medication - my prescription will not be covered by my insurance in that time.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2017

The doctor provided me with a very comprehensive plan of action for my condition.

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