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Jinny Tavee, MD


Jinny Tavee, MD
Department: Neuromuscular Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Jinny Tavee, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jinny Tavee has served as a staff neurologist in the Neuromuscular Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2007 and is Director of the Neuromuscular Fellowship Program. Dr. Tavee graduated from the combined 6-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1998, and completed her internship and neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2002, where she was elected chief resident. This was followed by a one-year fellowship in EMG and Neuromuscular medicine that was also at the Cleveland Clinic. She is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG), and Integrative Holistic Medicine. A Naval Health Sciences Scholarship recipient, Dr. Tavee served in the U.S. Navy from 2003-2007, earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

While on active duty, she was a Staff Neurologist and Chief of the EMG Laboratory at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. She returned to the Cleveland Clinic as a staff physician in 2007, and also holds the position of Associate Professor with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Since her return, she has published numerous articles on neuromuscular disorders and received the award for Neurology Teacher of the Year in 2008.

She has also received national and institutional research grants from sources such as the American Academy of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Bakken Heart Brain Institute for projects that range from EMG studies in the healthy elderly to meditation for the treatment of pain in neuropathy. She is currently involved in clinical trials for medications used to treat neurosarcoidosis. Although she has a large practice that includes patients with neuromuscular disorders and neurosarcoidosis, Dr. Tavee has a special interest in integrating holistic medical practices, such as nutrition therapy and meditation, with conventional medicine for the treatment of chronic neurological diseases. She has led meditation retreats for Cleveland Clinic patients and U.S. Marines returning from the Gulf War through the Wounded Warriors program.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO USA
Undergraduate - University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO USA


  • Neurology- Neuromuscular Medicine

Specialty Interests

Electromyography, neuromuscular diseases, neurosarcoidosis, complementary and holistic integrative medicine

Innovations & Patents

Integration of holistic medical therapy (tai chi, meditation, and nutrition) into the treatment of chronic neurological diseases.


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders
  • World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Neuromuscular Neurology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

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