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
  • 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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Biography

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

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
EMG/EEG
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
EMG/EEG
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
M.D.
Cleveland, OH USA
1990

Graduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1983

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1980

Certifications

  • 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

146 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

I couldn't ask for a doctor with more compassion/empathy, a better bedside manner and the willingness to go above and beyond. If it's paperwork for work, time to listen and figure out the whole situation or just patience, Dr. Cynthia Bamford truly embodies what everyone should strive to be in the medical profession.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Doctor running behind. I was informed and never had this previously happen. Not really a concern. She spent time with me beyond the office staff going home. Really great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Bamford was excellent!! so we'll informed, she explained all of my options to me, spoke to me with kindness and respect, absolutely loved her.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Dr Bamford was very helpful, listened, understood the may issues I am having with headaches and offered excellent advice.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

Dr Bamford was excellent !

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Bamford diagnosed a problem that has plagued me for years and prescribed medication that has greatly alleviated the problem. She also had me follow up with a virtual appointment since we live more than 6 hours away.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

explained everything so I understood

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2017

great

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2017

Dr. Bamford is one of the kindest, intelligent, and conscientious doctors I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2017

Dr. Bamford went WAY beyond my expectations during this visit. I began exhibiting signs of illness while in her office (beyond the reason for my office visit which was a typical follow-up appointment). She not only took care of my immediate needs in the office, she ensured my care by calling the MERT team and caring for me during the transition from office to my transport to the ER. She followed up with telephone calls to both me and my wife to make sure I was okay. Dr. Bamford is the epitome of "good doctor" and a gift to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

Dr. Bamford explained each care option thoroughly and allowed me to take the lead on the decision making process. That was a very refreshing experience. She infused her expertise with my comfort and the fact that I know my body best.

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