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

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Interdisciplinary Management Of Chronic Headache Syndromes
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Comorbid Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 7 Specialties +


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About Jennifer Kriegler, MD

Jennifer S. Kriegler, MD, is a full-time Staff member in the Center for Headache and Pain, Department of Neurology. She is Director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, the Director, Basic Core 3 Neurosciences, Discipline Leader for the Basic Core 3 Neurosciences third-year medical student rotation at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University and a CCLCM Physician Advisor. 

Dr. Kriegler received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 and did her neurology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1977 to 1980. She pursued a fellowship in neuroanatomy at Case Western Reserve University before joining the Faculty at CWRU and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Kriegler was the founder and Director of the University Pain Center at University Hospitals from 1981 to 1994. She became the Director of the Mount Sinai Pain Management Center in 1994. In 1998, Dr. Kriegler returned to University Hospitals to again direct the Pain Center. After departing University Hospitals in 2002, she directed the American Migraine Center (2002-2005) before coming to the Cleveland Clinic in 2005. 

Dr. Kriegler has participated in many drug trials targeting the management of migraine.  She was one of the original investigators of sumatriptan, the first triptan medication specifically targeted at managing migraine headache. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on migraine and chronic pain syndromes. She is a nationally known headache specialist and lecturer. She is actively participating in migraine headache research. 

Dr. Kriegler has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1998.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Research Neuroanatomy
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital / Kaleida Health
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Additional Training

  • Medical acupuncture

Professional Highlights

  •     Director, Basic Core 3, Cleveland Clinic        
        Basic Core 3 Neuroscience Discipline Leader,  Cleveland     Clinic     Lerner     College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University  
    Physician Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve UniversityDirector, Headache Medicine Fellowship


  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine - Neurology

Specialty Interests

chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders, headache, headache and women's issues, Headaches, management of chronic pain and headache, pain & headache, resident education

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, 1998–present
  • 2008 Neurological Institute Educator of the Year


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Headache Society
  • Ohio Headache Association
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 7/31/2019, Dr. Kriegler 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

149 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr Kriegler is a excellent care provider. Her opinions on the care that I am receiving and explaining all the options and risks about the medications along with the interaction that could occur. I would recommend her

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr Kriegler is one of the best doctors if not THE best I've ever been lucky enough to have.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Kriegler is always a joy to visit; she's professional yet warm & was genuinely pleased I was doing so well!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

very good visit! the doctor spent a lot of time with me, understood my problems and has some possible options to help me feel better

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Kriegler's for over 20 years and she is a godsent. I always praise her to others who suffer from migraines.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Kriegler is fantastic!!! I am so very fortunate to her expertise available to treat my migraines. She is compassionate and a terrific listener who thoroughly explains the treatment options. She always goes above and beyond to care for me, and I greatly appreciate it!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr.Kriegler is very smart. She has helped me a lot thru the years. Dr. looks straight at me and listen to my symptoms, asks what is going on in my life,food ,environmental triggers etc.,and she shares her thoughts out loud with me. Meds are recommend or denied for me and she is straight forward as to why. I need to understand the "why"then I am good. I appreciate Dr.not beating around the bush when it comes to my heath. She is a very smart and wonderful MD,I am lucky to have her in my life.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I LOVE DR.KRIEGLER AND THE PAIN MANAGEMENT NEUROLOGY STAFF@CCF WALKER CNTR. I have recommended 5 people to see Dr.K.for their migraines, but they would rather complain...

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. Kriegler is an exemplary physician. She truly cares about the patient as a whole. She attentively listens to her patients and works hard to ensure she can provide the care needed to help them.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

I have never found a doctor to that was so understanding of my migraines for once i didn't feel alone

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

l love Dr. Kriegler! She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

This Dr wasnt very people friendly. No smile when greeting, no emotional connection to me as the patient. It's almost as if she had no patience for me as a patient and wanted to say her piece and be done. She was very blunt. I couldn't even explain my side of the story or go through my symptoms because she seemed as though she was in a rush. She didn't really ask me questions to get to know my issues. She basically told me I would have headaches the rest of my life. I expected better from the clinic. This appt crushed me and it was a waste of time.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I was very impressed with this physician. she didn't rush me, actually listened and gave me hope.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Kriegler is consistently outstanding. She is thorough, personable, and caring. She is the key reason I am at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

even though it had been a year since I last saw Dr Kreigler she held a conversation and remembered me like it was only last week. she's the best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Antoinette is just fantastic at the front desk. so friendly, professional and knows the patients. Dr Kriegler is fantastic as well. she gave me my life back and is an amazing professional. Nice friendly person as well

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Excellent experience. Dr. Kriegler discussed several other concerns with me and recommended that I see another physician at the clinic about these.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

the dr. was thorough in listening and explaining everything. wonderful visit

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

she didn't take the time to do a true diagnosis of my problem. Just used and took the diagnosis of a previous visit with another doctor. Didn't suggest any possible other doctors to see at the clinic in other areas.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Kreigler spent time with me and listened to my concerns. was very grateful for that.

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