Department Pain Management
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pain Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Assiut University Faculty of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

Pelvic pain, back pain, musculoskeletal pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/21/2019, Dr. Abdelmalak 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

116 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

the best pain management doctor ever

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Abdelmalak is fantastic!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

He is my favorite doctor now, he made me feel important, made me feel like I still had privacy, and summarized everything at the end, wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Doctor very thorough and listened to my concerns. He explained options.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

I have never had as much difficulty as this in actually scheduling an appt. I spoke to another pain mgt. dr. in January for advice on an entirely different issue, and never proceeded beyond the initial visit. At that point she apparently became "my" pain doctor. Now I am referred to another "pain management" Dr. for a diagnostic injection. He is the only Dr. in the Cleveland Clinic system who does this particular procedure, but I am told I already have a "pain management" Dr. and need to check with the original Dr. to see if she does the procedure. I spent one hour and 46 minutes on my cell phone (it keeps track of the time and I checked afterwards), I don't know how much time on my home phone, much time on MyChart messages to multiple Drs., and experienced an extreme amount of aggravation and frustration.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

The doctor was kind, took his time, and thoroughly explained my problem and his plan going forward.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

i was very satisfied with the treatment i received from the doctor. he was kind and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

i was hesitant in the beginning about the procedure i was to receive. the doctor explained it thoroughly and put my mind at esae.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I was absolutely blown away by how great the doctor was, very thorough and informative!!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Abdelmalek appears to have compassion for his patient. And seemed to have sincerity.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Abdelmalak is very professional, respectful & sn excellent listener. He explains every answer thoroughly & in common day terms easy to comprehend

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Abdelmalak is one of the most caring and genuine caregivers I am fortunate to have on my Team. He is compassionate & patient with you. More importantly, he is also one of the most intelligent and brilliant minds I've ever encountered. Many Doctors I have met, with nowhere near this level of concern were very egotistical and arrogant but this absolutely not what you will experience with Dr Abdelmalak or anyone else working with him.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

This doctor is one of the kindest gentlest doctors I've encountered. He was patient, thorough and listened.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

The doctor was the coldest and least compassionate person I ever met in my life! probably won't return!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

the dr was very kind and compassionate. the staff were wonderful also.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

My experiences with Dr. Abdelmalak have been very positive. He is a very skilled physician and has been able to help me deal with very difficult medical issues.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Nurses who took information in the exam room prior to me seeing Dr. Abdelmalak were very caring and the one who accompanied Dr. Abdelmalak during my exams was amazing. She made me feel very comfortable and understood my pain levels and showed compassion.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Abdelmalak is the most caring Dr I have ever had. When every other Dr gave up on finding something that would help decrease my pain and give me even a little quality of life, he never did. And he did find a solution. So after more than 12 yrs I finally have enough relief from pain that I can actually have a little bit of a life and that has given me hope!!! And hope is necessary and changes so much!!! So he has not only helped me physically but also mentally and emotionally!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

doctor listened to me. understood my concerns and offered plan of care

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr is just the most caring, concerned, helpful, wonderful doctor I have had my whole life. I do not know what I would do with out his care. he is amazing

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

the doctor was very caring and made sure I understood all procedures and medications

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

I drove several hours to see this doctor. He didn't have any answers for the condition I'm dealing with. I don't know why I was referred to him.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

when I asked a question of my doctor I felt insulted by his answer; versus just answering question, even though he might have. he assumed I wasn't listening and said so: when in reality I was problably either scared and didn't hear or I had sedation and didn't remember.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I have been going over two years now and he has the best staff every at Twinsburg and including his surgical team. Everyone is always kind and caring. He is the best pain management doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

love that my doctor takes the time needed with each patient - do not mind a five minute wait His care is VERY worth the wait

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