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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Comorbid Sleep Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Cynthia Bamford, MD

Cynthia Bamford, MD, joined Cleveland Clinic in 2007.  Her interests include treatment of chronic headache and migraine. She is also interested in comorbidity of sleep disorders with headache disorders. Dr. Bamford trained at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship there as well.  She has practiced in the Northeast Ohio region for 13 years.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/13/2022, Dr. Bamford 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

123 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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Bamford is always kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr Bamford works miracles! I could not imagine a better neurologist!!!She is SOLID!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Will be sad when Dr. Bamford retires. Very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Bamford brought a wealth of experience and a next level empathy in helping to relieve pain and migraine problems that have been been plaguing me for more than 15 years. I am thankful for her patience, persistence, and ability to walk me through treatments options, and in this visit for my first Botox injections, these qualities shone through. She adeptly explained the procedure, risks and what to expect going forward. I am thankful to be in her care am happy she is my advocate!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr Bamford is a fantastic doctor and human being. She is always so kind, caring, and extremely thorough! She spent over an hour with me. I wish all doctors were as amazing as her!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Bamford was amazing. She listened. She asked questions. She provided numerous options for my condition. I was concerned about the amount of time it took to get an appointment with her, but I now know it was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Bamford is excellent clinician. She listens to concerns and reflects them in the treatment plan. She is open-minded and encourages alternate methods of treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Bamford is the best doctor I have ever met! Dr. Cynthia Bamford absolutely amazing! I love her staff!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Bamford to all my family and friends

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Bamford was very thorough and took her time and listened. She had a variety of options to treat and decide which was the best route for me.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

One of the best doctors that I know she is very concerned about your feelings

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Bamford is a treasure for CCF, a compassionate, exceptionally considerate & medically up-to-date professional for patients. She leaves no stone unturned to treat the patient with as a human being worthy of highest care not merely for the body but also for soul & mind. CCF & this patient are blessed thrice for her self-sacrifice, gentle mannerisms & delivery of knowledge-laden care. It bears repeating that she delivers healing w extraordinary competence & care - medically as well as humanely.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

So grateful to Dr. Bamford!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Wonderful doctor! I'm so glad I found her!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Cynthia Bamford does a excellent job. I am really happy having her for my neurologist. She is truly first class when it comes to my care. I really appreciate everything she has done for me. She is also very respectful and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Bamford listens and finds alternative methods to help.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Bamford is amazing. Always looking for ways to help me with my migraines.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Bamford was amazing. She did nerve blocks to help my headache and was very caring and understanding of my situation. I am very thankful for her expertise.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Love Dr. Bamford!!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Bamford's care.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I am very appreciative of the care Dr. Bamford gave to me during my visit.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr.Bamford is so caring and always takes the time with me to see what we have tried and what other Avenues we can still try to relieve this stupid intractable headache. I so appreciate her

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

A lovely dr. Very concerned about the treatments I'm getting and very accomidating

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Bamford is the best. She is always up on current research and new meds and watches out for me.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr.Bamford is the kindest, most compassionate doctor I've had for 20 years. She is very professional, explains everything and includes me in my care.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Bamford is amazing in her knowledge of my issues and her ability to explain and help me.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

She was very helpful and had the most knowledge of migraines as any provider I have seen this far.

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