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Nancy Bass, MD

Nancy Bass, MD


Pediatric Neurology

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  • Program Director, Pediatric Neurology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Nancy Bass, MD is a board-certified neurologist with a special qualification in child neurology at University Hospitals and an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bass joined the faculty of University Hospitals in 1999 and currently serves as co-director of the spinal muscular atrophy treatment program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Bass’s clinical interests include neurogenetic and neuromuscular disorders, maternal-fetal medicine, spinal muscular atrophy, and general child neurology. As an associate professor, she has a passion for residency education and has been the program director for the child neurology residency program since 2002. She has participated in the training of many successful residents who have gone on to practice child neurology in academic settings and private practice – many assuming leadership roles in the positions they currently hold. Her teaching expertise has not gone unrecognized as she has received numerous teaching awards during her academic career.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Dr. Bass went on to earn her medical doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed the first two years of post-graduate training in pediatrics at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois, and her child neurology training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Bass is currently the Councilor to the Midwest for the national Child Neurology Society and serves its executive board. She is also an associate editor for the Pediatric Neurology Journal. She recently was named president of the Professors of Child Neurology, a national organization committed to training future child neurologists and neurodevelopmental disability physicians.


  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuromuscular
  • Pediatric Neurology

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC RBC Zagara Ste 170

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

UH Parma Medical Arts Center 4

6115 Powers Blvd
Parma OH, 44129

UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center

9000 Mentor Ave
Mentor OH, 44060

Hattie Larlham Foundation

9772 Diagonal Rd
Mantua OH, 44255

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neurology - Cleveland Clinic (1992 - 1995)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - St John's Hospital (1991 - 1992)

Internship | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - St John's Hospital (1990 - 1991)

Medical Education
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine (1990)

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign (1985)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Nancy Bass did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.