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
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 15 Specialties +


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

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

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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As of 3/23/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

339 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

70 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy is a very good doctor , he listened to your issue and never ever rush, you will never have s feelings that your doctor didn't spend enough time with you on your appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy always show the utmost respect and concern during my visits.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Good experience whit doctor Elsawawi

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Elzawawy is always respectful, explains all changes he intends to make, outlines what he needs me to do before our next visit and is always willing to answer questions or clarify instructions.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

The office staff at Dr Elzawawy's is always efficient and courteous. Dr Elzawawy is warm, friendly and most important , he is very thorough in his examinations. He is among my most trustworthy of physicians.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I'm living a normal life because of the dr. care.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

I would recommend Dr Elzawawy to anyone looking for the best in Rheumatology.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

A briliant and caring doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

very knowledgeable doctor, helped me to feel better

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy is by far, one of the absolute best physician's at Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere! He is very caring, very personable, and he takes the time to listen to his patients' concerns! He explains everything thoroughly and in terms you can understand! Kudos to an outstanding physician, Dr. Elzawawy!!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I will continue recommending Dr. Elzawawy and Valerie, truly a "dynamic duo"! Additionally, I love the efficiency and promptness I always encounter! Keep up the great work!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I have always admired the prompt, Professionalism from Dr. Elzawawy's office as well as the Cleveland Clinic, in Weston., as a whole.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I always receive excellent care & consideration from Dr Elzawawy.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I always have a very good experience with Dr Elzawawy. he asks pertinent questions and provides excellent advice/procedures needed to resolve issues. He is pleasant and obviously wishes to aid his patient. I have been his patient for many years and have always been impressed with his service.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I have a long history with this hospital. Having had a serious illness several years ago, Cleveland Clinic, Weston provided me the care I needed to survive, especially under the direction of Dr Elzawawy and Dr Emilio Garcia.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy is courteous, professional and compassionate and he listens intently to my concerns and provides appropriate adjustments in care treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

My experience with Dr Elzawawy,was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Incredible experience especially during these difficult times. Dr. Elzawawy is an amazing doctor who surpasses most doctors I have seen even at the Cleveland Clinic. Thank you for doing such a great job.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

wife and I both see Dr Elzawawi and we're thrilled with his service

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Excellent and care Dr very happy of his care

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

he is a good doctor, I was satisfied with the treatment

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

staff is courteous and helpful. doctor listens, is very professional and provides good information

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Love Dr. Elzawawy! He's amazing.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Excellent, he is the best Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I really appreciate possibility to see doctor using video visit.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I am very happy with my doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Elzawaway is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I trust him and feel peaceful that he is overseeing my care.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

The doctor has gone out of his way to make sure that my treatments are not interrupted and it's greatly improved my life.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I had an excellent experience with a superb and knowledgeable Doctor Who takes time to answer questions and it sure is you of next steps

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I have recommended my doctor to two other people. They both love him as well and drive from quite a distance (over an hour), to see him which is indicative of how good he is

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

best Rheumotology Doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I was seen promptly, friendly staff, and my all questions were answered by doctor well thanks

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Every time I've been seen by Dr. Elzawawy he has entered the room with a smile and ready to listen to me. He cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

He is an awesome and caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr Elzowawy excellent professional and human, understood completely my Osteoarthritis issues plus gastritis which doesn't allow me to take any medication because it will hurt my gastritis. Nice and professional MD, left very satisfied

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

best Dr ever!!!

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I've been going to Dr. Elzawawy for about two years now. He's awesome.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I was very pleased with the access that was provided to make the appointment with Dr Elzawawy

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Excelente* I couldn't asked for a better Care provider

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr.'s staff guided me through the process of installing the app, called me right before the appointment and then Dr. El-Zawawy contacted me through Google Duo. Professional and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr. El-Zawawy is excellent and takes the time to listen and respond to my concerns. He's very honest and direct which I greatly appreciate from a doctor, whether the information he is providing is good or not so great. I appreciate the honesty and professionalism. He is incredibly intelligent and seems me as an actual patient, not a number. I admire his intellect, knowledge, ability and understanding of his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Elzawawy was great. took his time and not in a hurry. answer some of my concerns and order test to pin point my issues to then take it to the next step. He was truly amazing doctor and knowledgeable. can't wait to my next bud it.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

i have no complaints about Dr. Elzawawy. Always courteous & professional. Addresses all of my concerns!!! Thanks to his guidance, I am well.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Exceptional Doctor and service

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr Elzawawy is always listens and encourages me in the actions I take to improve my condition

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Wife and I felt very welcome during the visit, Dr. E and staff were very understanding of the situation and tried their best to make me comfortable. Looking forward to the follow up.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Elzawawy is a superb doctor. Caring, listens and asks questions to drill down to determine cause by using using tests and my explanation of symptoms. He explains options in both medical and layman's terms and leaves me feeling confident that I will find resolution.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

The Doctor was very explanatory in regards of my condition and my necessity to be using a new drug for my condition. He was very polite and respectful to my person. I give him a 5.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

I consider myself lucky to have found this phenomenal team...Dr. Elzawawy, Catherine and Valerie.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

my doctor is fantastic your staff is courteous and they care they really make me feel like they care I can't thank you guys enough

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Elzawawy is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

My next appointment with Dr. Elzaway is about 4 weeks away. Dr. Elzawaway ordered x-rays and blood work. He assured me that if some of the results indicate immediate attention, that he will contact me to schedule a closer date appointment, He is attentive and explains the complexity of my symptoms. I suffer from multiple auto-immune diseases.

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