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 School - 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 School - 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 8/10/2018, 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

120 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Kriegler made sure I understood all of the options and all of the side effects for each medication.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr Kriegler is the most responsive and helpful dr of anyone I see

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I am very happy with my care with Dr. Jennifer Kreigler and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I always depend on Dr. Kreigler's advise as I trust her judgement and her knowledge about me.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Kriegler is an AMAZING physician who actively listens and responds to the needs of her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I have been suffering from non-stop migraines for a few years and have gotten nowhere with all the previous doctors and care. All the way to Cleveland Clinic I was skeptical thinking it was just going to be more disappointment. Not at all. I first saw the resident doctor (I am sorry, I forgot her name) and was extremely impressed and learned much, particularly about the medicines I am taking. Then Dr. Kriegler got on it immediately and recommended the new FDA approved shot, even showed me how I would administer it, and then proceeded to do all the follow-through for me to be accepted. I have not had such hope in a long time.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Just wish that Dr. Kriegler was at a satelite location that was closer to me, perhaps Twinsburg, since I am traveling from Pennsylvania

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

This was a wonderful experience! She was a the best doctor I've had! Explained everything in detail and answered all my questions!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Kriegler is a superb clinician. Her skills and medical acumen are a benchmark for others.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Kriegler is wonderful and I feel she always goes above and beyond to fit me into her schedule when she has to wait for orders and insurance when they are not done correctly the first time.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Had to wait an hour to see the Provider. The Provider explained why when she came in but no one else did before her.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

the meds they gave me and how they explained everything was awesome. I was in such immense pain and they were so gentle and the meds have been so helpful. I love three hours from the clinic but it's so worth the drive.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

I was not informed there was a new protocol for refill requests. The new protocol sends requests to last provider seen. This Provider did not originally write this prescription and said she would not refill it which I respect. However, I was under the impression I was able to request this refill from the original prescriber. Had I known this I would have not made this appointment. I was told I could go to another provider for Botox for a sooner appointment with no problems. This has left me without medication I have used properly and only when needed which has been prescribed by The Migraine Clinic for some years without any problem. I am very aware of all laws and regulations concerning certain drugs and would never and have never done anything to go against this. I am a health care professional so it is of utmost importance that I not jeopardize my career or my relationship with my provider. I feel I was not informed and treated poorly which has never happened. I am now without medication I have been prescribed for an on-going basis. I am suffering due to this mishap. I have an extensive record with The Migraine Clinic dating back to Dr. Solomon. I am now embarrassed to seek treatment from this provider.I am also suffering from stress related headaches for which I have no treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Dr. Kreigler is wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2018

Staff member assisted in follow up appointment making sure I had specific time, date and directions. Greatly appreciated

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