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William Zaia, MD


William Zaia, MD

Appointed: 2003

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William Zaia, MD
Department: Neonatology
Location: Fairview Hospital
Mail Code M31
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
William Zaia, MD
Department: Neonatology
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code M31
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

William Zaia, MD, is a Staff Neonatologist at Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq and he completed his internship in internal medicine at Karama Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.

He completed a residency in neonatal pediatrics at Bristol Maternity Hospital in the United Kingdom, a residency in general and neonatal pediatrics at Cheltenham Maternity Hospital in the United Kingdom, a residency in pediatrics from Eastbourne District General Hospital in the United Kingdom and a residency in pediatrics at Karama Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.

He also completed two fellowships. He completed a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Ill., and a fellowship in general and neonatal pediatrics at Stobhill General Hospital in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Dr. Zaia is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatal/perinatal medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Zaia also holds a diploma in Child Health (DCH) from London, England.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Fellowship - Stobhill General Hospital
Pediatrics (Gen. & Neonatal)
Graduate - Education

Residency - Bristol Maternity Hospital
Neonatal Pediatrics

Residency - Cheltenham Maternity Hospital
General & Neonatal Pediatrics

Residency - Eastbourne District General Hospital

Residency - Karama Hospital
Internship - Karama Hospital
Internal Medicine
Medical School - University of Baghdad College of Medicine
Baghdad Iraq


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Specialty Interests

neonatal/perinatal medicine


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Neonatology
  • Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/10/2016, Dr. Zaia 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English