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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

  • 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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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

See publications for Jennifer Kriegler, 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 7/12/2021, 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

99 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I love Dr. Kriegler. I have been coming to her for many years. I will miss her! She Is one of a kind!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Excellent!!!. Doctor Kigler spent a lot of time with me doing neurological tests,asking relevant questions, explaining about my condition and treatment. World class doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Superb physician

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Kriegler has been very helpful in trying to figure out the best plan to tackle my headaches. She has helped also by truly listening and troubleshooting.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr Kriegler is a fantastic physician

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Kriegler is wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Kreigler is an amazing provider! She is always on top of my neurological care and puts me in the decision making process!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Excellent care. Would recommend her and do. Going to her has been a life saver. I have had a new life due to Dr. Krieglers care of my migraines.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Superb care from Dr. Kriegler

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr Kriegler is fabulous and I'm highly satisfied with my care. I've recommended her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Kriegler gave me her unhurried and focused attention. She understood my symptoms, explained what my condition was, and then thoroughly explained a treatment plan for me. She Is an awesome doctor and a credit to CC

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Best Dr around and I'm fortunate to have her care

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

I cannot say enough about Dr Kriegler!! She was amazing! I had high expectations before I met her, and she met or exceeded all of them! She clearly is an expert in her field, and she is also very personable. She took the time to truly understand my difficulties. Her ability to develop a plan of care was well thought out and I am comfortable with it.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr Kriegler is one amazing doctor! She will listen as long as I need her to, I never feel rushed as I have by other doctors. I ask that she never retires!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

I can't say enough about Dr. Kriegler. She really tried to figure out the best strategy for my headaches. She also indicated that she would be available virtually if needed which is very helpful. I feel like there is finally a "plan" to begin. Even if it needs to be adjusted down the road, I feel confident that there is a plan.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Kreigler to me is the BEST in the business when it comes to migraine management..I have struggled with migraines for almost 20 years and she has given me some relief and is the only headache doctor who actually has listened to me.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Kriegler is an amazing doctor; I'm so fortunate to have her!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I appreciated the office and staff of Dr Kriegler's office as well as Dr Kriegler with the courtesy and help in the assistance of my treatment for pain with trigeminal neuralgia and A-typical face pain. Although not free of my pain at this time I feel they are striving to help me.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Kriegler is the best doctor who sees her patients as individual people with individual problems, thus making her an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

The D.O who saw me first was quite nice and concerned about my pain. The Doctor just put me back on a med that was problematic in the past.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I love Dr. Kriegler, she is kind, caring, compassionate and an all around awesome person.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Wonderful experience with Dr. Kriegler

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Absolutely loved the doctor. She listened, was exceptionally thorough, and explained everything completely, while being compassionate. There was not even the slightest bit of arrogance, which I have experienced elsewhere. Can't really say enough.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Kriegler is amazing. She takes the time to listen and explain why she is doing this type of treatment.She is an excellent provider. I would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I find Dr. Kriegler to be respectful. She listens carefully and addresses all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Jennifer is a wonderful doctor

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