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Department Neuromuscular Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular Neurology
  • Single Fiber EMG
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ALS with Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autoimmune/Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
  • Demyelinating Neuropathies
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dysautonomia
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Immune-mediated Neuropathies
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Inherited Neuropathies
  • Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neurapraxia
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Polymyositis
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Post-polio Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Kerry Levin, MD

Kerry H. Levin, MD, is a Staff neurologist in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neuromuscular Center at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He began his position at Cleveland Clinic in 1984 as a neurologist and currently serves in multiple capacities, including Chair of the Department of Neurology, Director of the Neuromuscular Center at the Neurological Institute, Program Director for neurophysiology and neuromuscular fellowships and Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Twice awarded Teacher of the Year by the Neurology Department, Dr. Levin'sspecialtiesare electromyography and clinical neuromuscular diseases.

After earning a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dr. Levin did a dual residency in internal medicine and neurology, serving as chief neurology resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in electromyography at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Levin is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certifications in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology . He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Levin is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and his been elected to membership in the American Neurological Association. He has held leadership positions in these and other professional associations and sits on the editorial board of Muscle and Nerve, a peer-reviewed journal. The author of several books and many articles, Dr. Levin is also engaged in clinical research with interests ranging from the electrodiagnosis of radiculopathy and defects of neuromuscular junction transmission,  to the treatment of polyneuropathy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Neurology: Electromyography
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Professional Highlights

  • Neurology Teacher of the Year, 1995, 2005
  • Past Program Director, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
  • Vice-Chair, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology¬†Committee on Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Clinical Trials, Electromyography, EMG, general and neuromuscular neurology, immune-mediated neuropathies, including ALS and ALS with frontotemporal dementia, inherited and demyelinating neuropathies, metabolic myopathies, Motor neuron diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, myopathies, Neuromuscular diseases, neuromuscular disorders, neuromuscular medicine, peripheral nerve injury, Peripheral Neuropathy

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kerry Levin, MD.

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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 9/27/2020, Dr. Levin 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

76 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

If I could offer a score of 10 for Dr. Levin I would do so. He was phenomenal. Smart, caring, patient, rational, logical, everything a patient can hope for in a physician. Many thanks to him and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Levin is an exceptional physician. He has a vast wealth of knowledge. He explains things clearly. He provides time for discussion of issues. I highly recommend him as a physician.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Levin is one of the finest doctors I have ever worked with. He is respectful, knowledgeable and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

good experience. saved me travel and hotel yet Dr. Levin made sure it was a thorough appointment, plenty of time to discuss issues.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Both Dr Eibling and Dr Levin show the utmost concern about my illness and indicated I had their full attention in getting diagnosis and treatment plan together as fast as the can since this has been an on going issue for the last 11months. My wife felt so good about this commitment. AMG was scheduled for the next day. Lab tests that day. The day after the EMG we received a phone call from Dr Eibling informing us of the EMG results.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

I considered myself luck to get an appointment with Dr. Levin in less than two weeks from my original call.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

My visit was lengthy (over one hour) and very informative. Dr. Levin and Dr. Eibling answered all of my questions, were very understanding of my problem, and outlined a logical plan.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Levin is compassionate, took his time, answered all my questions. He and his team has seen me through a very scary and traumatic disease from the onset toward a much better outcome than I thought was possible.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

For the many years that he has seen me, Dr. Levin has been a most concerned and careful health provider.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Was so happy when the Dr. actually listened to me,talked to me,examined me,looked over my records,discussed treatments in a thoughtful,careful way.Was not hurried in any way.Had their undivided attention. So refreshing.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Levin always shows care and concern.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Levin is terriffic!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Levin and his fellow, Dr. Eibling were wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Positive feelings about our entire experience at Cleveland Clinic! Dr. Levin is my hero!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

As I commented earlier, I was very pleased with my experience. Cannot day enough good about Dr.Levin; I always felt like he was only concerned about what was best for me.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

wonderful doctor and person

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

First appointment with *Dr. Levin. Will highly recommend!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Always a good experience with Dr. Levin and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Levin was caring, considerate and very deliberately evaluated me and addressed every concern. I was very pleased with the care I received.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Doctor Levin is always very helpful as I journey with my illness. Very caring and a very good listener.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Levin could be a mentor to Fellows on how to talk and treat people. He was fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Levin is always attentive and courteous and takes great care with me as his patient.

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