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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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


  • 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 8/6/2019, 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

213 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

63 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Bamford is very compassionate and was excellent at listening to new health issues and finding ways to help all aspects of my health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Bamford is truly wonderful. I don't think she could care and more about my health and family.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Bamford made me feel like I was her only patient of the day...even though I was the last appointment of the evening.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a phenomenal physician. My trips from Alabama to see her are well worth the time and expense.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford has a wonderful bedside manner and takes her time explaining procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

my visit with dr Bamford was excellent she was kind caring and very informative

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a great Doctor. Patient, kind, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, I really enjoyed my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Great Doctor, Great visit.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a compassionate, comprehensive caregiver. She is an excellent listener and answers questions responding with all the necessary information I needed to make critical decisions about my future care. She took all my circumstances into mind and some I hadn't thought of when answering my inquiries. I trust her with my health care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Bamford carefully listened to my questions and was open and honest in discussing and assessing my headaches over the past 6 months, as well as additional treatment options we may be able to try, along with the pros and cons, etc. She is very invested in my care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Great Doctor. Very helpful with all my questions. We discuss and come to agreement on my treatment and options and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Bamford is an excellent care provider. she makes me feel comfortable and seems concerned about the whole patient.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I'm always amazed at how minimal the wait time once arriving to see Dr Bamford is and then how much care and attention she gives you once she's in the actual room. I never feel rushed, and I feel not only listened to but heard. Dr Bamford's bedside manner is truly what all practitioners should be aiming for.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Bamford has always been attentive to my questions/concerns. She provides answers and treatment options in an easy to understand manner. And she does it all with warmth and kindness.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Bamford listened to me very attentively. She was very caring and showed her concern. She examined me very thoroughly and explained everything very well. I felt that I was well cared for by her.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I have been with Dr.Bamford a long time , Her staff is very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr.Bamford, is the only one who is ever explain some of my condition anyway I understood, helping me to better determine my next course of action

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Bamford was excellent. Very caring and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

The Dr was amazing. I have been to many Drs in the US in the past 2 years and she spent a lot of time going through records and explaining a lot of details to us that no one else had. I very much appreciated her.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Bamford is so patient compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

dr Bamford was kind, patient, caring and took the time to listen and understand my issues

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

excellent doctor. left feeling as if I was on the right path to curing my migraines

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Bamford is the first neurologist who has set a treatment plan that reduces the number of migraines and reducing the # of prescriptions that were needed to relieve the pain.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

My time with Dr. Bamford was very rushed. She didnt sit down to speak with me. She examined me for ten minutes and proceeded to end the appointment. I was very disappointed that I spent majority of my time with a nurse practictioner.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Bamford is excellent. She provides highest quality care , very knowledgeable, caring. She listens to patient's concerns and discusses every issue with detail. Never felt rushed during visit. I felt like the visit was complete.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Very personable and empathic doctor. Truly cared for me as a person.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Bamford is a good listener and is very concerned with me as her patient. She is kind and most eager to help me.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Bamford was thoughtful in looking at the feedback on how often my headaches were occurring and took the time to explain a few new options. She truly cares about ways to help alleviate the pain and occurrances.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr Bramford is great. she is very informative and she listened to my every concern!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Bamford is a good listener, very intuitive and combines the use of technology with medical knowledge and wisdom to to prescribe a care plan that I feel will be effective.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

she is the best Doctor and understands me. very gentle, caring, and listens to everything I say. I couldn't ask for a better doctor then Dr. Banford and I am so happy she is back after leaving for four years I missed her so much.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Bamford listened to my concerns and is the first provider in YEARS to suggest something different and successfully get me relief from chronic pain!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr.Bamford was outstanding, professional and personal. she explained in detail everything.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I feel so fortunate to have received Dr Bamford as my neurologist!!!! She LISTENS/makes you feel that your medical problem is her major priority! Even when I feel like I'm not presenting my issues adequately Dr Bamford "gets it." How comforting!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

dr. Bamford went above and beyond what I have come to expect from doctors. this is why I travel so far for neurological care with her.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Bamford is extremely thorough and patient!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Bamford is. The absolute best

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Bamford is my favorite medical provider. Honestly, I wish I had her for all of my care. She is so kind to me. She listens very well. I like how she hugged me upon entering the exam room. I feel as though I can talk to her about everything because she is non-judgmental. Cleveland Clinic is very blessed to have an employee like Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Bamford is knowledgeable, kind, and really wants to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

I love Dr. Bamford! She treats me with respect and always takes time to sketch me feel comfortable with my situation.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

I wouldn't see anybody else but Dr Bamford she's brought me a long way and taken real good care of me .

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr Bamford was excellent!! she was kind, compassionate and listened to me. I have been suffering for months and she heard me. I have recently had some awful clinic drs through this migraine episode. they were terrible and nasty. I am having difficulties trusting any dr now. She was positive and thorough with her exam. She is a prime example of how drs should be. I am so happy with the first visit.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Bamford was knowledge and experienced.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr.Bamford was incredible. she was called out because she was covering for another physician. her staff let me know that she would be returning shortly. she had other patients but she took her time with me and thoroughly went through all my treatment options after a thorough evaluation.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

The best experience I've had with a healthcare provider. She was attentive, knowledgeable, and worked with me to find a solution to my problem.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

I have referred Dr Bamford to my daughter and I appreciate Dr Bamford's care and professionalism and concern. A wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

the Dr and her assistants were very friendly and knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

loved Dr Bamford

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Bamford is one of the best physicians I have ever been treated by. She closely followed my medical history following a bad accident and listens to my concerns, offers numerous ways to treat my conditions both by addressing the pharmacology but also addressing the other facets of my life that contribute to my symptoms. She really cares about the whole patient and about the patient. She is a wonderful asset to the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Bamford is always very pleasant. She kindly and patiently listens and answers questions and provides a strong direction forward. I look forward to my appointments with her.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I immediately felt comfortable w Dr Bamford. I knew within a few moments I had someone I could believe would listen. She asked multiple questions and w physical exam, etc I had a dx. I will f/u w her in July and go w her recommendations.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

I appreciated the doctor's attentiveness.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Bamford has a great rapport with her patients. She is the first neurologist who has been able to treat my migraines successfully and reducing my reliance on medications

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Bamford is amazing. I wish she could be my primary care doctor. She listens and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

dr bamford was amazing and very detailed

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Bamford is very knowledgeable but also caring. She has a way of explaining my treatment that is easy to understand and she lets me make decisions about my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Bamford listens carefully and responds with great care.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr.Bamford is a wonderful Doctor. she is always finding a way to treat my migraine headaches. since she , herself has migraines, her concern for me is very honest. she always has a smile and a hug when I leave. I love her!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Cynthia displays professionalism, compassion, and a very pleasant personality.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Bamford has always shown an outstanding level of care

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I feel very comfortable and safe in the care of Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Bamford always takes the time to ask how the current treatment options are going, we discuss if we should continue, and then she outlines other options we may want to try. She is very knowledgeable about things in this area, for example, knowing off the top of her head the pros and cons of certain medicines.

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