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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Pemphigus
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylosis
  • Vasculitis
View all 14 Specialties +
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Biography

About Hossam Elzawawy, MD

Hossam Elzawawy, MD, MS is a board-certified rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western University, Associate Professor of Medicine at St. George's University and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University who specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis and scleroderma. He received his medical degree at Ain Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt in 1995 and trained in Orthopaedics from 1997 to 2000. He was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer of Orthopaedics at Ain Shams University. In 2000, he received a Master's Degree in Orthopaedics.

From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Elzawawy was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Elzawawy's research focused on bone fracture and ligament healing. From 2004-2007, Dr. Elzawawy completed Internal Medicine residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center a major affiliate of the University of Connecticut. In 2007, he joined Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH and completed Rheumatology fellowship in 2009. During his fellowship Dr. Elzawawy investigated hyaluronate as a marker of inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Elzawawy is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology. He had numerous presentations to nationally recognized organizations including the American College of Rheumatology and the Orthopaedic Research Society. He has publications in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Biomechanics, Arthritis Advisor and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Rheumatology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Rheumatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Residency - St. Vincent's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bridgeport, CT USA
2007

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
2004

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt
1997

Specialty Interests

Arthritis, bursitis, gout, infusion therapy, joint aspiration, joint injections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/2/2021, Dr. Elzawawy 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

322 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

My provider makes me feel that he cares about my well-being I never had a bad experience with him . He's a exelente Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

All of providers are from Cleveland Clinic and I never had a bad experience with any of them .

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

The Doctor is excellent, he is friendly, knowledgeable, caring and supportive.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Had wonderful day. Three test and Doctor appointment. Scheduled so tests were done Dr had results for visit. I live 45min away. Did everything they could do to accommodate my visit. Everyone in the test areas were fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Elzawawy excellent Physician. He's very kind explains everything and listens to my questions and answers them.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Elzawaway was very attentive to my concerns, as always! And always takes the time to explain things thoroughly!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Elzawawy was extremely thorough, took time to explain his findings.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I was quite pleased with Dr. Elzawawy's treatment of me, made a point to call the doctor who referred him to me. Definitely would recommend him and your hospital to others.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr was great. He explained things to me about my disease like nobody had. I drove from Naples for a second opinion and glad I found him

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

When he first walked in, he was a little abrupt. He then looked through my notes from previous provider and did a great job from there on

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I always have an excellent visit with Dr. Elzawawy at Westom Cleveland Clinic. He has been my doctor for many years and his attention to my needs has been much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Elzawawi made me feel like he was in a hurry and couldn't wait to leave.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr needs to have eye contact with the patient and not seem like he's in a hurry. I felt rushed and didn't get to ask him some questions I had.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

My visit with the doctor was very informative honest and professional

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr Elzawawy Is an excellent physician who ask questions, and makes sure I have all of my questions answered

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

This doctor is absolutely the best ! He listens and talks to me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

My doctor is very helpful his staff is very patient and very courteous he's one of the only doctor's I look forward to going to see thank you very much

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr Elzawaway and I have developed a very good relationship over the many years I've been his patient. I'm extremely comfortable with him and feel that he truly cares about my health. I appreciate him very much!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

He is one of the kindest doctors I've ever met.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

I saw the doctor approximately 2 weeks prior to the test that was done, he explained everything in detail pertaining to my condition and the test that was done

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

I was seen promptly Dr was pleasant and very informative. I was please with the visit

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

I love Dr Elzawawy! He really listens and is supportive when giving painful injections into joint.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr Elzawawy made me feel as if my situation was no big deal even though I gave him a year worth of blood work showing I had a problem. He shoved me off to go see a neurologist. He stated that since I'm on steroids my blood work will not show the problems. How can you make that assumption with pushing me off. Yes he told me to go get blood work done again, but if the C-Reactive and Sed Rate is high again, which one blood work information that I gave to him was double the norm, I will see another rheumatologist that cares.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

He wasn't a very caring doctor and he knew that I was aware of what I had and from a cat scan I brought him his only concen was a cyst on my kidneys, not the small scar on my right lung or my diviticular that I know have in two areas.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Excellent physician

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

appointment with Dr. was great.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

My appointment was timely and the nurse and the doctor were pleasant.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

The doctor recommended that I do a follow up visit in the office because of some symptoms I had, he wanted to see me in person.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

The staff is wonderful. The other providers are caring for and addressing my concerns and health issues.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Elzawawy was kind, compassionate, attentive, and knowledgable. He acknowledged my concerns and led me through the X-rays I brought from another provider.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

We were so grateful to get into see the doctor. he was fantastic. thank you!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

I would recommend doctor in a heartbeat is an excellent RA doctor

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Valerie was very attentive and dr. Elzawawy was very assertive and attentive.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Elzawawy has changed for better, he is more understanding now. He listened to my needs and offered me alternatives. In the past he seemed to be in a rush, maybe overwhelmed by tons of patients, but not anymore.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. El-Zawawy is always professional, courteous and helpful. I place high value and trust him with anything that he recommends for me.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr Elsawawy is fantastic very knowledgeable caring and respectful I like him a lot

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

We faxed my information twice. The office said it was received. It cost is $40. When I arrived for my appointment, the doctor did not have the information and the nurse had to make a copy of what I sent. It seems to me the doctor did not have enough time to look over my records. I was looking for help with my RA.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr Elzawawy makes me feel comfortable and listens to any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr E. has been my rheumatologist for several years. He has been very helpful, caring and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

superb treatment by nurse and Dr Elzawawy.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Thank you Dr Elzawawy and his wonderful staff for always being so helpful and wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Elzawawy is patient a kind listener too

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

it was a pleasant experience. Both the nurse and the doctor were professional.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Again the doctor listened to issues and explained thoroughly how he would address these issues.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

My doctor was fantastic. He is always A plus.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

I was happy to get an appointment with Dr Elzawawy during the pandemic. Thank you to all who assisted. see you next time with the same level of courtesy

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

I have not had any bad experience with either The doctor, the clinical or administrative staff.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I am a new patient and I feel that the doctor is eager to discontinue medication Before having had sufficient opportunity to become familiar with my medical history of four years with this condition since I am mostly asymptomatic at this time.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

It was very easy and comfortable and professional and I was very happy to see my doctor again.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Doc and video apt were great!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr.E Took the time and explained my bloodwork.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

staying safe is a priority and I thank that my doctor provide that.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy has always been an excellent physician. under his care for many years, he anticipates my needs, and with the virtual element, my visit with him was seem less. He is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Excellent service and attention from doctors did not feel rushed and drs listened to everything I had to say

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Elzawawy is a caring and intelligent physician.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

love dr elzawawy

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

excellent Dr very patient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Hossam Elzawawy and his staff are outstanding, they are always available and quick to respond.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Telemed is super helpful when you are not living in the area. I normally travel for my appt but under the circumstances of this pandemic Im grateful I can communicate with my Rheumatology doctor via telemedicine.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Physician listened to all my concerns and offered information that helped me with my medical conditions. Courteous, informative and very friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Elzawawy did everything he could to help solve my issue of traveling from the Keys. He listened and offered several alternatives. I was very impressed with his caring attitude.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Excellant experience! Dr. Elzawawy is very attentive, discussed my condition, and recommended further tests prior to implementing a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Elzawawy to several friends.

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