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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

136 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Bamford is professional personable and knowledgeable. Exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Doctor was very professional and considerate. Good listener! Good advice.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Totally good experience ever since dr Bamford took over my case.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr Bamford is in a class by herself. She cannot do anything more than she does. She is compassionate,caring, down to earth and ranks amongst the best Drs. Her nurse Laurie as well.. I left her office feeling renewed. She should teach others her skills. On a scale of 10 being the highest she is a 10 to 20.. I have great respect for her years of experience and how she uses her skills to treat the whole person. I

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I had excellent service from Dr Bamford and the Cleveland Clinic!!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr Bamford always listens to each issue and addresses them with compassion

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Bamford is a gentle and kind person. She has such a kind disposition.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Bamford is always attentive and courteous. She listens to my input on my treatment plans and makes adjustments.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

A very caring and thoughtful doctor I am sorry that she will be retiring but is working already on transition to a new doctor for me. This I very much appreciate

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Any appt. With Dr. Bamford is a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

The doctor is exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr Bamford goes beyond the extra mile to make sure you understand your concerns. She generally is concerned for your wellbeing.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I love dr banford-she is one of THEE best doctors I have ever had-she is intelligent, kind, caring, knowledable,sincere, and an extrely good listener. Great compassion and wonderful bedside manor. Ive had her for several years. I understand she is retiring and although I wish her the best, it makes me sad because no one ill be able to fill her shoes. I will sincerely miss her.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr Banford and her staff are the most wonderful gals ive ever had

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Bamford is the best Migraine Neurologist I have had, and I have had many. She is professional,thorough,and personable. Because of Dr Bamford I now have less migraines than Ive had in 40 years.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr bamford is the best

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Bamford was very thorough in her exam and explained everything to me.,I feel very good about being in her care.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Over all my experience was excellent !!! I do recommend the Cleveland Clinic to all I know and I recommend my doctor also.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr Bamford is the epitome of a caring knowledgeable physician. She addresses immediate problems as well as long term solutions.

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 28, 2022

She always provides excellent care and advice. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her on their staff.

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

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