Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pemphigus
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylosis
  • Vasculitis
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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Medical School - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

281 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Elzawawy was thorough and took his time to examine and ask questions. He explained things clearly and was very helpful in determining a plan going forward. I would highly recommend Dr. Elzawawy.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

great experience. Punctual which is rare for the medical field. Doctor gave me time without rushing me. Answered all my questions. Impressive doctor with a great 'bedside' manner.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Doctor listened to me very attentively and was very courteous as well as thorough and answered all of my questions .

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Elzawawy was thorough and attentive.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Elzawaway is an outstanding physician!! He takes the time to explain matters to you and listens to your concerns! I don't hesitate to refer him to others!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

It has been a pleasure coming to Cleveland Clinic's Rheumatology Dept, especially with Dr. Elzawaway. I have never had to wait for him more than 5 minutes! The staff in the registration area has always been superb! They are always courteous and extremely helpful!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

excellent first experience from making the appointment to check in to nurse and doctors that truly care, answered my questions and listened.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

dr Elwazawy was excellent along with dr kokwar. they listened and explained every thing in detail. best care I've had since moving to Florida. it was well worth the hour plus drive.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

My doctor is the best. Very patient and considerate. I give him a 5 out of 5.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Elzawawy has an excellent bed side manner. He shows a great deal of concern for his patients, and involves the patient in medical decisions.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Elzawawy is both informed and concerned.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

have great confidence in this doctor..he is a good diagnostician and very compassionate. He always listens and is courtious

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

The nurse was excellent and was very personable. I would recommend the Doctor to others as he explained everything in understandable terms.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Elzawaway has been my rheumatologist for about two years. He always listens to my complaints (many) of my pains and aches. He helps me when I need help, explains why he changes my prescriptions, and usually makes me feel better. I have a severe case of arthritis, lots of pain, lack of flexibility. He listens with empathy. He is a wonderful doctor who made me understand that there is no cure for my illness, but how to live with it. Thank you !

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I never had to wait for long to see Dr. Elzawaway

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

The biologic (Stelara) I have been using for psoriatic arthritis stopped working so Dr. Elzawawy spent a great deal of time discussing alternative treatments.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Elzawawy is always patient and takes the time to listen. I never feel rushed and I know he's invested in my care and wants the best for his patients. by far, hes the best and the care I receive from him is superb.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Dr is always prompt and respects time

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Elzawawy is always very informative and discusses treatment with me in detail.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

very disorganized facility, but doctors great

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr E was professional, knowledgeable and on time.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

I was there to see the doctor for a follow-up appointment for Osteoarthritis of my hands and shoulders. I spoke with the doctor for less that 10 minutes. He basically told me there were no cure for my condition and asked if I wanted to go back to physical therapy. He prescribed no medication for pain or other treatments. I will not see this doctor again. It appeared he was in a hurry to get rid of me.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

the doctor and his nurse are amazing! he doctor took me in immediately and saw me first since his nurse was busy with another patient and then she came in - I love this about this team the doctor takes you in with no qualms about going into the system and do the preliminary questions etc. He is one of the best doctors I have had through my ANA positive ordeal and with the best bedside manners!

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

the doctor showed. very little interest in my problem

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Doctor did not listen, was rude, poor side bed manners. did not care much about my concerns. waited a week to get prescriptions I needed right away because he did not do the prescriptions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Great doctor and great staff. No complaints - I recommend Dr. Elzawawe and his staff highly.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

first, they made me an appointment with the wrong doctor - he said he couldn't treat me and sent me to rhuematology. Then Dr. was incredibly rude, did not want to hear anything I said, diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and sent me on my way

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Excellent doctor, never feel rushed, he takes his time and explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Elzawawy stays abreast of my medical condition consulting with my other physicians that provide a level of care for my condition.

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