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
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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/5/2020, 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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* 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

232 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

best doctor in skills and manner

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Excellent experience. Dr Cherian was very thorough, answered questions, and provided a detailed explanation of the problem and follow up.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

DR Chearian has a good bedside manner always listening to your concerns

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Cherian showed a very serious and deliberate commitment to understanding my condition and trying to figure out what steps would be logical moving forward. I found him to be extremely professional and interested in helping me.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Felt doctor was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Very thorough. I was impressed by the amount of time I had with the physician.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I'm in good hands. I really admire and respect Dr. Cherian.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Cherian is friendly and accessible.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Cherian took a great deal of time trying to understand all the components that were contributing to my health issue. He listened carefully, validated what I was experiencing and provided reasonable explanations for what is going on with me, as well as different ways to problem-solve to address my issue. I genuinely appreciate the time, energy and expertise Dr. Cherian invested in addressing my health concern.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Excellent visit with Dr. Cherian! very thorough. Felt like an office visit.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Excellent visit with the Doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I would have never taken an appointment with another neurologist other than Dr. Cherian. he is an amazing person and a damn good doctor. He knows what he is doing. Obvious by his questions and concern.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Cherian was personable,extremely thorough and professional.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I was very impressed that Dr. Cherian found an alternate way to continue the video appointment after our computer connection failed. He reached out to me through a different means to continue the appointment. That meant a lot to me as a patient.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

This is the first time that I have met Dr. Cherian. I was very impressed with the quality physician he is. He was kind, patient and carring. I really like that he did not make me feel rushed and that he took time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Cherian is one of the most professional, caring doctors I've ever seen. He takes my concerns seriously and is working hard to help.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Cherian to my friends and family. I feel like he treated me like a human being, not just a number.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Cherian has been helpful to me over an extended period of time.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

he is an amazing doctor who is friendly and willing to listen to the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

great doctor that listens and is friendly. nice to have a doctor like him

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Cherian is a great listener and also asks terrific questions. Was not in a hurry; very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

very helpful and very notch from scheduling to actual appointment. my good rating was only because I would have liked to have seen the dr sooner...but he was well worth the wait

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Cherian is amazing. he is in a league all his own in knowledge, bedside manner, and the respect and follow up he has with his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Cherian is AMAZING. He asked so many questions and listened so well. He is very thorough and explained things clearly with examples and terms I could understand. By FAR the best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Cherian is always very helpful

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

referred other patients to this doctor

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Cherian is a terrific doctor. he takes the time to listen and problem solve.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I was totally satisfied with the help I achieved schedling the visit an with Dr. Cherian.b

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Cherish was excellent and very thorough

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

While scheduling to get into see this was tough I think Dr Cherian is fantastic and had a great grasp on my issues and gave me great hope and set up a solid plan vs previous providers had. Very professional and thorough in his evaluation. I'd highly recommend him to anyone else.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

We really did not seem to figure out what might be my problem. I don't think it is Dr. Cherian's fault, just a weird problem. I was concerned Dr. Cherian did not explain the possible side effects of the prescribed medication. He very clearly left it up to me to decide if I wanted to take it, but did not discuss the side effects. after reading the description and side effects, I did decide not to take the medication.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

my visit with Dr Cherian was good. I was impressed with his professionalism. I felt comfortable with his handling of my problems.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Very nice doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Was not sure physician reviewed all tests that I had forward to him prior to the visit- ct scan, etc.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Think the dr was knowledgeable in my problems and cared.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

It took me from October to January to get an appointment with Dr Cherian for my vertigo

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Cherian is an amazing highly specialized and skilled physician. He helped me tremendously both in identifying my conditions, their inter-relationships, much needed treatment, and articulating the answers to my questions in a way that my son and I could understand.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I should have seen Dr. Cherian sooner than a few other practitioners and will not make that mistake again. He totally understands all of my issues, as was actually the physician who diagnosed my head/neck issues years ago.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Cherian's staff was quite amazing, even helping me to speak to the PT department on the other side of the office. Yes, I will refer Dr. Cherian to anyone who I believe needs his expertise because I know what it is to suffer with very complex symptoms. He is a real gem at CCF!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Cherian and Cleveland clinic are the best!!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

The doctor concerned set a tone for himself and the staff which was very impersonal, somewhat uncaring, and although very professional, I found the visit and one follow-up phone call to be rather disappointing.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I had a great experience with Dr. Cherian. I've been to several Doctors before him and he's the first one that really listened to me, made me feel heard. He was so thorough, I felt he really cared and got me some answers. He spent two hours with me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr Cherian... excellent dr

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

it took almost 3 months to see the doctor. when you have a problem effecting your life you don?t want to wait that long

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Cherian always takes his time and explains and listens. he treats you like a person, not a paycheck.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

The doctor was extremely knowledgeable and had excellent demeanor. He was great at explaining and walking me through questions systematically.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Cherian is one of the few doctors to listen to me. He spent a good amount of time with me going through testing to properly diagnose my problems and symptoms. He was courteous and gentle. I am grateful for the care Dr. Cherian provides and HIGHLY recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Cherian asks careful questions to determine best plan of care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Cherian is a very caring and understanding practitioner apart fro being an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. cherian was very responsive to me. schedulers were not helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Cherian is always kind and respectful

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Cherian is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. Listened to me and explained everything in details and did not rush me even it was a Friday afternoon appointment.keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I only saw the doctor and assistant who did the blood pressure.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Very professional, efficient and effective staff - parking attendants , Red Coats , receptionists, nurses, technicians and doctors - all exceptional and above the usual medical facilities.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I had to wait several months to be seen by the doctor as a new patient

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

love my dr he takes the time to listen to you weather it's stupid or not

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Cheriun is the gold standard in migraine management. my quality of life is dramatically improved h see his care.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Cherian is wonderful! He is patient, kind and very concerned. He treats his patients with the utmost respect. And works at getting answers.

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