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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Second Opinion
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 50 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Neck conditions
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
View all 64 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine

Additional Training

  • Surgical Oncology

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Interventional Pain Management, Management of Chronic pain, Chronic Headaches, Facial Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Spine Pain, Failed Back Surgery Pain, Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Cancer Pain, Pediatric Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Neuropathies, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Implantable Pain Pumps, Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

Awards & Honors

  • New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts

Innovations & Patents

  • Ultrasound guided nerve blocks
  • Minimal Invasive Lumbar Decompression (mild procedure)
  • Vertebral augmentation procedures
  • Use of cooled radiofrequency in different applications including knee and hip osteoarthritis
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Shrif Costandi, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/29/2021, Dr. Costandi 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

196 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

On a scale of 1-5 I would definitely give Dr Costandi a HIGH TEN !!!! I am overly enthusiastic with the care I received from Dr Costandi and his staff !!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Costandi showed me the issues on my MRI and suggested a course of treatment that other doctors hadn't mentioned.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Doctor was very informative.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr was very soft spoken and hard to hear because of it. With a mask it makes it more difficult to understand. This was not a language issue

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I am treated very well by Dr.Constantine and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Wonderful wish all Dr offices were thisgreat

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

I did not feel rushed . Dr. Costandi is caring, he listen to you . His care is outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

My doctor was very polite and very help and knowledgeable of her job .

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

With few exceptions, Cleveland clinic doesn't disappoint. Dr. Costandi is excellent, on this and precious visits. His resident during this visit was better than any I've had during other visits. Unfortunately, I can't remember her name, but she was very knowledgeable, interested, informative and confident enough to be all that, and also friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Costandi Is one of the most caring doctors I have had the pleasure of having. He's a very patient person who genuinely cares about his patients. He always takes the time to explain things to me in terms that I can understand. He's diligent in making sure my health is the best it can be. HIGHLY Grateful for his experience & wide range of knowledge. I would recommend Dr. Costandi to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and brilliant doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

All personnel, staff, medical doctor, nurses, are always very responsive which is appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Costandi rushed through my exam because he was late for the appointment. I waited 45 minutes for him to arrive to work for my 8am exam. This is unacceptable and the nursing staff made it seem like this was not an uncommon occurrence. He prescribed me the medication that I asked for and did answer my questions about my condition, but he did make me feel rushed and like I was an inconvenience for being in his office. It was not my fault he was late to work.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I was impressed with the fact that Dr. Costsndi has discussed my condition with the referring doctor, Dr. Jedlicka before my visit. He explained everything to my satisfaction and answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. and his team ,always very helpful.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr.Costandi was very caring, compassionate , explained everything in details and outlined the healing options . also he did not rush me out! I cannot recommend him more!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr Costandi is very professional and personal. He exhibits concern about his treatment of my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

He was so rude. He acted rushed- like he wasn't paying attention to me. Did not make eye contact. My pcp sent me to possibly get shots for pain and he didn't even discuss it. I requested a med that is not a controlled or addictive med that others had recommended to me and he said he didn't know what it was. I just want something that isn't going to make me feel like a zombie all day. The doctor was rude and condescending the entire time.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I am so appreciative of Dr. Costandi. He listens and immediately responds with the appropriate course of care or referral. I refer friends and strangers to his practice every chance I have.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Costandi was great, as always!!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. COSTANDI, IS A CARING Doctor. He,listens an I anyway feel good after our visit.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Costandi Superior

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Costandi and his staff for hand ,an hand together. Respect, shown by all , an you tell it starts with Dr. Costandi.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Diane & Cheryl were exceptional with scheduling my appointments. Both were EXTREMELY KIND, HELPFUL, UNDERSTANDING, & VERY PATIENT. I was in considerable pain when I first came to Dr. Constandi's office. I needed Pain Management. Both Cheryl & Diane found a cancellation and asked me if I could make that appointment . That kindness and caring for their position working with Dr. Constandi & taking excellent care of his patients saved me days of agony!! I really am so appreciative.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

DR. CONSTANDI & his staff are EXCELLENT!! I would definitely recommend the staff and the Doctor without any hesitation .

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

it may be necessary to wait for an opening but Dr. Constandi is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Will recommend Doctor to my friends, and family.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Initially I was treated by Dr. Dews. After her treatment she arranged for me to have an MRI and referred me to Dr Constandi.. Both of these pain management doctors are the best in their field. They both made sure My pain issue was dealt with the best way possible.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Costandi. He is the answer to my prayers. I feel confident that I have a Dr. who really hears me and has the knowledge to "custom help" me. I felt like he looked at me "the whole person" before he began our journey of treatment, yes, now I'm on a JOURNEY with a very caring Dr. This was my first visit with Dr. Costandi and I am blessed. Please don't ever let him leave.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Costandi and his staff were totally professional, responsive and helpful Dr. Costandi and his staff were extremely concerned, professional and informative.

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