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Mark Stillman, MD


Mark Stillman, MD
Department: Center for Neuro-Restoration
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Mark Stillman, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Mark Stillman, MD, is the Section Head of the Center for Headache and Pain in the Neurological Center for Pain, Neurological Institute.

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award, 2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Pain Fellowship
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
Internship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties- Headache Medicine

Specialty Interests

cancer pain, cervicogenic dizziness, chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders, Chronic Pain, coping with chronic illness, General Neurology, headache, headache and women's issues, Headaches, Imbalance, management of chronic pain and headache, migraine-associated dizziness, neurocardiac dizziness, pain & headache, pain management, palliative care, resident education, symptom control, neuro-oncology

Awards & Honors

  • American Cancer Society National Research Service Award, 1984-1985
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, 1985-1986

Innovations & Patents

Development of a bedside device to measure psychophysical parameters of trigeminal nucleus caudalis central sensitization and windup in response to repetitive mechanical noxious stimulation of the face, 2004


  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society
  • American Headache Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Headache Society
  • Ohio Headache Association
  • National Headache Foundation

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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