Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Hearing Loss
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
General Surgery
Hines, IL USA

Internship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Damascus University Hospitals

Medical School - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Otolaryngology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/4/2017, Dr. Azem 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

114 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

Dr. Azem was pleasant, caring and very competent.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2017

This was my first time there and it was awesome Great communication..

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017

Dr. Khalil Azem is always nice, friendly, explains things very well, and even answers all my questions addressing my concerns. He seems to always be right and I am hearing much better now.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017

Good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017

Dr.azem is an amazing doctor and would recommend him to anyone that need ears nose and throat doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

expedient and direct. much appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

The doctor seems to be one of those old-school doctors who doesn't believe in having much conversation with the patient. I went there because I have tinnitus and his entire discussion was "it's caused by old age, it could be worse". I asked one question that he answered and then appointment was over. I get that there may not be any good treatment for tinnitus but I though he could have taken a little more time to discuss what options might be available. He obviously just wanted to be done with my appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

worst experience with a doctor ever. He was so rude and did not listen to my symptoms. he told me to quote: "go get a coffee at Starbucks and relax". he did not care to even look at me for my appointment and was condescending. worst clinic experience of my life

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2017

Dr. Azem always listens to what you have to say, he is very helpful, explains everything. I really respect him as a Doctor , very knowledgeable and very sincere.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

Dr. spoke over me, cut me off mid sentence, disregarded previous physician findings, disregarded my symptoms and he used a belittling attitude when I spoke in laymans terms about my ear.

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