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Department Center for General Neurology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Electromyography
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Medical Management Of Chronic Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Rehabilitation
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Nephropathy
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache, Intractable
  • Headaches
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 17 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Neurophysiology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Univeristy of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany,

Graduate School - University of Heidelberg Medical Faculty
Heidelberg, Germany

Medical Education - University of Heidelberg Medical Faculty
Heidelberg, Germany


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

diagnosis and management of chronic pain disorders, neuropathic pain (RSD, radiculopathy, entrapment neuropathy, phantom, stroke, etc.), painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia and neuroma, central and peripheral mechanisms of pain processing

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jahangir Maleki, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 6/7/2021, Dr. Maleki 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

186 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Very Good Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Even though Dr Maleki was not who I was hoping to see he did a great job of talking with me about my fibromyalgia and dealing with pain. He also recommended 2 doctors for me to see, unfortunately at another time. We were able to set both appointments on the same day. The receptionist was very helpful in that respect.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Maleki is the most knowledgeable Doctor I have ever met. He took time to listen to how things have changed since I last saw him, and provided options for moving forward. He provided tremendous insight into my condition and discussed referral to a colleague specializing in recurrent Transverse Myelitis. His wit and wisdom surpass that of any specialist I have ever met (despite his mother saying he ONLY works at a clinic ;-) inside joke). My husband and I are fortunate to have Dr. Maleki as part of healthcare team. We HIGHLY recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I am from Pennsylvania and make the trip to Cleveland which is 4-1/2 hours one way. We usuall stay at a nearhy hotel. I would appreciate some consideration when scheduling appointments in view that we have the long trip and a stay overnite. Dr Maleki is a very good doctor and takes the time to explain the matter in detail. Thank you for the time.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Found Dr Maleki very good and would highly recommend him. Would appreciate his after visit notes faster. But under the circumstances acceptable.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

He belittled the entire medical system in regard to any medications, procedures and surgeries accept his treatments or expertise. He was very condescending to both me and my husband. He was uncaring. He was unreceptive to test results and scans I had forwarded or carried with me. He spent more time on his soap box complaining about all patients and doctors than he did on my problems. His only treatment plan for my chronic back pain was to "sit up straight in a chair like a soldier increasing time over the next two years. He said I will feel better after doing that". When trying to share information and test results he laughed in my face. I feel it was a waste of time, money and time off work to drive three hours to and from Cleveland Clinic. I certainly received no help or hope.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Excellent Doctor. Very knowledgeable as well as personable!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I absolutely would recommend Dr. Maleki!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Was never able to get instructions that worked to upload test results from my local doctors

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr Maleki was awesome!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Completely satisfied with the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I had issues to get the video but Dr called me

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

One of the best doctors I have had the privilege of working with. Very caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Excellent Dr and the most beautiful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

The doctor was amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I truly appreciate all of Dr. Maleki's help and council. I especially liked how he explained my spine and nerve issues in terms of structural and electrical engineering. That turned the lightbulb on for me. Thanks again,Eric

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Maleki is a wonderful doctor and caregiver!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

The Dr was very nice and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very informative.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Listened to me and all mu concerns, and explained to me what was going on in detail. Would recommend this provider to anyone seeking a neurologist.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Maleki was very concerned about my concerns. Even though I was crying so hard he made me feel everything is going to be ok. His sense of humor made me feel even better.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Maleki. I never felt rushed, even for a moment, which was my primary concern and the reason I switched my care to Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Maleki is both highly intelligent, but empathetic and patient too. I highly recommend him to anyone, especially those with neurological pain.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Great !! I was in horrible pain and got in to see the Dr quickly

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Maleki is a wonderful Dr He is one of Cleveland Clinics finest! i would have given him an EXCELLENT for every question above. He was VERY thorough in examining me and answering every ? I had. He is very knowledgeable and personable!! He is the best in my book!!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I felt very positive about this appointment. the doctor spent an appropriate amount of time with me and explained everything very well. I was given the guidance to get to a better quality of life that I have been seeking for a over a decade with doctors in wv. the doctor had excellent bed side manners!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I came to Cleveland Clinic because it's the best. I wanted to talk with a doctor about the problems I was having and the history. He wanted to "tell" me what my problems were. He was correct on most of my problems but, the ones he was wrong about he didn't want to hear about it. When I was telling him about a pain I was having in my leg I stood up to show him where. He immediately said,"SIT DOWN!! JUST TELL ME WHERE!!" I also felt discrimination from him. I'm overweight. My pain has put me in a downward spiral with my weight. He didn't want to hear that. You can find Doctors, (his age) with Narcissistic behavior everywhere. I didn't need to travel to Cleveland Clinic for another Basic doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

The doctor took his time and reviewed everything with me. He did not rush in and out like some doctors do.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

very good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

The care provider was very courteous and very concerned. He provided much education on the concerns I had for my condition which helped me tremendously on my progress to decrease my pain. He spent a lot of time listening to me describe my ailments and included me in decisions about my care. After following his very explicit directions I felt much better and I would highly recommend others to this care provider. He was very respectfull to me as a person and showed a genuine concern to better my health.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Since my pain decreased by a large degree after following the physicians very detailed instructions in all areas of my health, I would highly recommend him to others. He also found a condition of my rotator cuffs which played a high role in my pain which was a condition I was unaware of. After physical therapy for the condition I felt like a new person. I was very happy and my all over pain was decreased.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Malecki was a fantastic and professional doctor and I felt very listened to. I would absolutely visit him again and cannot recommend him enough! Thanks for a wonderful visit.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Excellent experience with Dr. Maleki who was my Neurologist from 1999-2001 at a prior hospital Cleveland Clinic cannot possibly have any idea how fortunate you are to have Dr. Maleki there now. His vast knowledge, excellent communication skills, and unprecedented patient care are a rare gem. I was thrilled to learn that he had joined your hospital practices. You are very fortunate. I was extremely pleased with our Telehealth visit.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

It is very difficult to spend the amount of time I would have liked on a Televisit with Dr. Maleki to describe all I wanted him to know and to allow him to see me and my decline of my condition, especially after so many years of not consulting with him. Yet, that likely would have been the same scenario in person consultation.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Great experience! The Dr was very understanding, and listened to my problems!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

I feel Dr Maleki was quite thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I understood from another Dr there that a team approach was often used at Cleveland with pt care. This Dr didnt want to hear ANYTHING that any other Dr had said/recommended. He has a lot of experience,yes, but other Drs do know things as This Dr didnt even allow me to discuss my symptoms w him. Im not at all interested in seeing him again

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr Maleki was a pleasant surprise . he was very thorough in explaining things did not hurry us and I'm already doing better.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Maleki was very receptive to my specific needs, and gave me several methods to assist in reducing my chronic pain and other neuromuscular concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

greatest experience I ever had with any doctors ever

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr.Maleki is a wonderful doctor!!He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things very clearly.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Wonderful experience with Dr. Malechi!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

The provider who saw me via video appointment did not allow me to fully explain my progression of symptoms. He repeatedly cut me off and told me he only wanted me to tell him what I was experiencing that day. For this reason he did not get the full picture of the illness that I've been dealing with and therefore diagnosed me with something that could cause only one of the symptoms that I have. I don't think he checked my records at all, as he began the conversation with "How can I help you"? I had mailed a CD of a brain MRI by priority mail the week before but that did not get to my chart apparently.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Very thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Maleki was very quick in ascertaining the sistuation, listening to the patient, showing patience while waiting for the patient to remember details. He was very agreeable, made the situation pleasant with his lighthearted nature. Was able to do amazingly well with a virtual situation.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

It's always a pleasure meeting with and being seen by the Good Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Malecki is truly a patient, compassionate, very thorough one of a kind Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

One of the most intelligent and profession providers I have ever spoken with

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I could tell the doctor was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help me understand my problems

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Maleki is AMAZING! I came in for issues not listed as his primary practice, but he noticed I had other issues and solved a very longstanding issue for me. He is kind, funny and engaging. He is an expert in his field. I feel so lucky I got randomly scheduled with him. He's an angel!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Malaki has wonderful knowledge and applies it as understandable easy terminology. Top drawer doctor

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