Catalina Cleves-Bayon, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Catalina Cleves-Bayon is a Pediatric Neurologist with special interest in Neuro-ophthalmology.  Her work is focused on optimizing care for pediatric patients with Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and other neuro-ophthalmological disorders.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Acadmy of Neurology, 2008-Present
  • American Headache Society, 2008-Present
  • Pediatric Neurology Society, 2012-Present
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 2014-Present


Education & Training

  • MD, El Bosque University, Colombia, 2003
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Louisiana State University, 2004-2005
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, 2005-2008
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, 2008-2011

Selected Publications

Tepper S, Cleves C, and Taylor FR. Patent foramen ovale and migraine: Association, causation, and implications of clinical trials. Curr Pain Headache Rep2009;13(3):221-226. Pubmed PMID: 19457283.

Tepper S, Cleves C. Telcagepant, a calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonist for the treatment of migraine. Curr Opin Investig Drugs2009;10(7):711-720. PMID: 19579177.

Cleves C, Parikh S, Rothner AD, Tepper SJ. Link between confusional migraine, hemiplegic migraine and episodic ataxia type 2: hypothesis, family genealogy, gene typing and classification. Cephalalgia2010; 30(6):740-3. Pubmed PMID: 19624685.

Kabbouche MA, Cleves C. Evaluation and management of headache in children and adolescents presenting in the acute setting. Semin Pediatr Neurol2010;17(2)105-108. Pubmed PMID: 20541102.

Cleves C, Friedman NR, Rothner AD, Hussain MS. Genetically Confirmed CADASIL in a Pediatric Patient. Pediatrics2010; 126(6): e1603-7. Pubmed PMID: 21078731

Safier R, Cleves-Bayon C, Vaisleib I, Siddiqui A, Zuccoli G. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Evidence of Vasospasm in Children with suspected Acute Hemiplegic Migraine. J Child Neurol2014; 29(6)789-792. Pubmed PMID: 23594822.

Ramgopal S, Obeid R, Zuccoli G, Cleves-Bayon C, Nowalk A. Lyme disease related intracranial hypertension in children: clinical and imaging findings. J Neurol2016;263(3):500-7. Pubmed PMID: 26739381.

Szperka CL, VanderPluym J, Orr SL, Oakley CB, Qubty W, Patniyot I, Lagman-Bartolome AM, Morris C, Gautreaux J, Victorio MC, Hagler S, Narula S, Candee MS, Cleves-Bayon C, Rao R, Fryer RH, Bicknese AR, Yonker M, Hershey AD, Powers SW, Goadsby PJ, Gelfand AA. Recommendations on the Use of Anti-CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies in Children and Adolescents. Headache2018;58(10):1658-1669. Pubmed PMID: 30324723.

Cleves-BayonC. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in children and adolescents: An update. Headache2018; 58(3)485-93. Pubmed PMID 29194601.

Ortolani E, Mitchell EB, Safier R, Cleves-Bayon C. Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis Mimicking Primary Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Headache2019;59(2):264-265. Pubmed PMID: 30474204.

Kirkpatrick L, Sogawa Y, Cleves C. Acute Dystonic Reactions in Children Treated for Headache with Prochlorperazine or Metoclopramide. Pediatr Neuro2020;106:63-64. Pubmed PMID: 32098684.


Academic and Research Interests

  • Papilledema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Optic Neuropathy