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Department Primary Care Pediatrics
Primary Location Medical Outpatient Center, Avon Pointe
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pediatrician
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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About Wadie Shabab, MD

Wadie Shabab, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children's. He is Vice Chair for Primary Care Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Access Optimization & Ambulatory Operations for the Children's Institute, Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic Children's Outpatient Center at Main Campus.

Dr. Shabab is board certified in general pediatrics. He earned his medical degree from Damascus University and Hospitals in Damascus, Syria. His post-graduate training includes a pediatric residency with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Shabab is a Fellow Member of, and Board Certified, by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, he has served on several Cleveland Clinic committees, including the Pediatric Institute Same Day Access Committee, Patient Experience Committee and the Community Pediatrics Strategic Planning Committee. He also has volunteered his time for Fit Youth Family Weight Management as a program speaker as well as with the Michigan State Special Olympics, providing physical exams.

He is currently part of the Children's Hospital Executive Committee, Pediatrics Institute Engagement Team, Online Appointment Scheduling Task Force, Community Pediatrics Marketing and Media Team, Nurse On Call - Pediatric Institute, Physician Liaison and Access to Primary Care Pediatrics, Team Lead.

Dr. Shabab has previously been selected as one of the "Best Doctors" in America, as well as a "Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly Medical, LTD.

His specialty interests include asthma, asthma care, attention deficit disorder, breastfeeding, general pediatric health, general Pediatric preventive care, general pediatrics, general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, healthy newborn care, newborn care, newborns, pediatric infectious disease, pediatrics, preventive pediatrics, respiratory illness and young child care.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Asthma, asthma care, Attention Deficit Disorder, breastfeeding, general pediatric health, general pediatric preventive care, general pediatrics, healthy newborn care, newborn care, newborns, pediatric infectious disease, pediatrics, preventive pediatrics, respiratory illness, young child care

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Shabab has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

82 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr. Shabab is very kind, has patience and shows compassion and true concern for his patients.Dr. Shabab listens and acknowledges my son's answers to his questions. Dr. Shabab is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2024

Dr Shebab is the most excellent physician I have encountered in many years. He cares about his patient not only from a physical perspective but also from a mental health perspective as well. He covers all aspects of his physical well-being during the visit. Just an amazing physician.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Shabab is always so patient, thorough, understanding and caring. We never feel rushed in his appointments and he is consistent in making sure all of our questions are answered and explained (no matter how small). We leave the office feeling confident and better than when we arrived!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Shabab is truly amazing. He really spends a good amount of time with the patient, listens to their concerns, and explains things in a way everyone can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr.shabab is an excellent physician, always pays attention to our concerns and treat my kid very well and explain to him in details appropriate to his age

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Shabab listens to everything we had to say. He answers all of our questions with patience and respect. We feel that he respects and cares for our baby.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Shabab is always patient and willing to discuss my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Shabab always explains things so well, I feel comfortable asking questions and he always takes time to explain.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Shabab has been with my girl since returning from China after we adopted her. After losing my wife to cancer he has been a blessing. He makes me very at ease in asking all of our questions. Him and his entire staff our top notch.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Shabob always takes the time to listen to me and my child. Does great with kids.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Shabab is a thorough pediatrician who takes time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2023

Dr. Shabab is always kind, knowledgeable, and respectful at each appointment we have with him!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Shabab is great. He listens patiently to all of our concerns. He shows care and respect to our child.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Shabab is very good. He listens to us and answer all our queries. We have taken our Kids since 11 years. He is the best doctor I have met in my life. We like him a lot. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Shabob answered all of my questions and did not scold me for waiting to vaccinate my child. He was so very helpful in getting information to provide to my husband on the vaccines

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Love Dr shabab! Truly the best pediatrician.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Shabab is the absolute best! 1. 10+!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Shabab is an amazing pediatrician. So happy to have both of my boys with him.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Shabab is the best pediatrician I've seen. He genuinely cares for my boys which makes trusting him seem effortless. I'm so grateful for his services.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Shabab is a wonderful doctor! He is so thorough and kind. The kids and I love having him as their doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Every chance I get I recommend Dr Shabab, that is actually how we heard from, through a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023

Dr Shaba is the best pediatrician

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023

He's an amazing doctor that explains to the parents everything and truly cares

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

*Dr. Shabab is the absolutely best!!!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Shabab is wonderful. My husband and I appreciate the time he takes to address any questions and concerns we have surrounding our child's health even before he begins his assessment.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Shabab is great, he's always thorough with his care, respectful, and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Shabab is thorough and stops to answer any questions we have. He's wonderful and our children are very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Shabab is courteous, kind, and light hearted. We love having him as our MD.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

*Dr. Shabab is always so thorough and listens & responds to all questions and concerns!

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