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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

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Biologics
  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • X-Ray
View all 10 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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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


  • 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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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 5/5/2022, 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

318 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 4.8

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

He takes his time to listen to me and assist me with health concerns. I am very satisfied with his my doctor and will not change.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Elzawawy seems to care for the person and not only the medical condition.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Always very good with my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Elzawawy has always been very good.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Elzawawy is very compassionate and responsive to my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Thank you Dr Elzawawy

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Doctor gave me current information and suggestions. He was interactive and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Great provider and team

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

I love Dr. Elzawawy. He is very professional and has a wonderful, personable manner. I feel very good being in his care while taking some very powerful drugs for my condition. I rate Dr. Elzawawy VERY, VERY high. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr Elzawawy, what a kind compassionate gentleman, the nurse I had was V. G. Gloria is an excellent caring lady. Thank you. Kindness shown.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Elzawawy dept. Excellent, a 5

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

The doctor explained the results of the tests, explained the concerns, options and allowed me to decide how to move forward. He went into detail where I wanted more information and explained things very clearly.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

My experience with Dr. Elzawaway was very good. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable about his area of rheumatology. I am very happy that I took the time to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Excellent doctor and great team he has

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Elsawawy is professional and care for me and my well being

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr Elzawawy I a true professional.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

He is a great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Elzawawy was wonderful, explaining everything very clearly and addressing any concerns. He gave sound advice without sugar-coating anything

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

He is always patient and compassionate. I feel that I received excellent care with Dr Elzawawy

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

I have always enjoyed my visits with Dr. Elzawawy. This visit was no exception.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr Elzawawy is an excellent example of a good practitioner.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

I always have a very positive visit to Cleveland Clinic. The doctors are excellent and have played a large role in my recovery from a serious illness. I am thankful for such an institution.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

This doctor explained every single detail of my auto immune situation. I left relieved. He was professional yet warm.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Elzawawy is an outstanding doctor, he takes the time to address your questions and concerns. It is so comforting to not be rushed through an appointment. I truly appreciate the care he gives.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr E was very thorough and I felt looked at possible issues no other Dr has.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

A wonderful doctor. Easy to talk to. Explains everything perfectly. Personable.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Very happy with Dr Elzawabi

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Excellent physician. I would recommend him to anyone,

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Besides the obvious expertise Dr Elzawawy has, he is consistent in his kind and caring attitude. And giving me time to talk out my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Excellent care by the care provider for me as a person

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr Elzawawy always listens to my concerns and is helpful in every way

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

This doctor is the best

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Doctor is always very good

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Doctor Elzawawy explained to me my situation in a way I could understand. In layman terms. Thanks doc.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

When one doctor is not sure, a second opinion is requested. I like that, It shows me my doctors are really trying to figure out what's wrong. I'm confident they will find the answer.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Elzawawy is very knowledgeable, an excellent listener and communicator, and from my experience, has a great rapport with his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Very happy with my doctor

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Excellent caring intelligent physician- thanks Dr. Elzawawy!

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

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