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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
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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

See publications for Neil Cherian, MD.

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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

224 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Cherian always takes his time to make sure I fully understand. I could not be more pleased with my care.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Cherian was excellent in all respects.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

I have the upmost respect for Dr. Cherian. He has been very caring and attentive.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr Cherian is always friendly and caring. I feel at ease during my appts with him. He explains everything so I can understand it as well.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

In person visits are always better. Dr shows concern either way though

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Excellent knowledge about my problems.I walked out of the clinic with more hopes That I went to the right doctor Only if I know a head what I should observe my symptoms in such detail for neurologist I would have better notes them down but I think doctor understood me most of my answers. Very satisfied patient I am

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Neil Cherian is a phenomenal doctor. Probably the best I've had. As a result, there is a wait to see him; however, the scheduling process was easy and he is worth the wait!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Cherian multiple times to friends who have vestibular issues and vertigo. One of them I know scheduled an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

The Doctor was excellent. He is the best careing provider I have ever had. He answered everything and did his best to help me.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Cherian spent over an hour asking questions and examining my symptoms. Many times, insisting on more detailed responses to his questions. In this day of 10-15 minute consultations, his attention to detail was exemplary

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr Cherian excels at listening and explaining

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I really appreciated Dr. Cherian for the time and concern he gave me.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Cherian is attentive and informative. I have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr Cherian is an amazing doctor. He is so polite and listens so attentively. He wants to help and is very very thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Hard to see the Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

DR. Cherian is very through great doc.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

I love Dr. Cherian, the staff and The Cleveland Clinic! Thanks so much!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr did a very good job

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Cherian is the best

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr Neil Cherian , I was amazed with his quick response and the amount of time He spent answering my additional questions on My Chart.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

He was the most helpful physician we have seen, he asked questions, was informative, thorough and understanding. We felt he heard our concerns, and the complexity of the symptoms. Spent time accessing my condition. We left hopeful, and felt confident about the treatment plan. We truly appreciated his time and involvement in my care.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Doctor Cherian was very thorough and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Cherian was very thorough, caring, knowledgeable and informative. I really liked him.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Cherian gave us undivided attention for 90+Minutes. An incredibly positive experience

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I recently recommended a friend in PA to Dr. Cherian.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I've been coming to see the doctor for 9 years and never been disapointed.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Best Dr I've ever had. One of the neurologist that saved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Cherian is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr.Cherian , was really nice , showed he really was concerned about my problem, asked alot of questions to get an ideal what's going on. Dr. Did alot of did alot of different things examine doing tests on me. I liked it very much he took his time with me. He is very knowlegeable and explained everything in a caring way. Very nice doctor !

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Cherian is an outstanding physician and the most gifted neurologist I have ever had the pleasure to know. I trust him completely and am blessed to have him on my care team.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr . Cherian He answered my concerns & questions

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Meeting with Dr. Cherian was very helpful and positive. Will follow through with PT connections.

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.

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