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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

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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

113 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I felt so much better after my visit with Jennifer and her ability to help me with my headaches. She offered to help with other issues I had and directed me to to proper people. I have seen lots of doctors and have had lots of surgeries and, doctors like her are hard to find....... I just wish getting my much needed medication was as easy. I'm still waiting on the meds and still have bad migraines and no meds to take for them. Jennifer is great!!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Kriegler was prepared for our visit & was already familiar with my record & had already reviewed the headache diary I had submitted days earlier. She is wonderful !

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Kriegler is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

This was my 1st appt. with this Doctor. A good experience: positive first impression, knew my case, and seamlessly followed-up.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Kriegler

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Kriegler is a phenomenal doctor

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Kriegler is absolutely amazing, very caring and professional. I am very thankful to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

dr. Kriegler provided options for treatment. she did not rush me through our appointment, she took her time with me

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Kriegler and her medical student did a great job! I've never had a doctor actually want me to follow the path of my headaches from childhood on. She clearly respected my struggles and my knowledge of myself. It seems that she was doing a good job of instilling this attitude in her student as well.

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