Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Sepsis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymoma
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Humberto Choi, MD

Humberto Choi, MD is a pulmonologist specialized in thoracic oncology and a medical intensivist. He is trained in advanced bronchoscopy, ultrasound guided chest procedures, and ultrasound guided vascular procedures. He is actively involved in the training of internal medicine residents, and pulmonary and critical care fellows. In addition, he is involved in the education of global health medicine of medical students from Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include lung nodules, lung cancer, pleural diseases, COPD, advanced bronchoscopy, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Professional Highlights

  • Dr Choi is an Assistant Professor of Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

lung cancer, lung nodules, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, pleural diseases, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/23/2020, Dr. Choi 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

80 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

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

the Dr. was wonderful & did not rush through anything

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

excellent care from Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Choi. His thoroughness in explaining things was outstanding, and he was very patient answering questions. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Very caring doctor that explained all options. Was not hurried but took the time to explain my concerns. highly recommend Dr. Choi

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr was very understanding regarding my health concerns. He took his time explaining my options for treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I was extremely pleased with Dr Choi and how he conducted the whole session Dr Choi went out of his way to explain my condition and his diagnoses was clear and concise I appreciate his explanation of the ctscan I very satisfied with the whole experience thank you

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Choi was more than thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Choi went out of his way to make me feel comfortable with the video method & making sure it was working correctly.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

On dr Choi's part it was very good. He was extremely helpful setting things up since we are not computer literate.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Choi spent the time going over all the scans spoke up so my father could hear him . ordered tests he needed right away and explained everything and made us very comfortable with making decisions.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

we are very happy we made the decision to see Dr Choi

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Choi really listens, discusses situations, asks questions. take all the time needed. He makes sure I understand and I am comfortable with decisions.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

we had the visit setup done ahead of time & the test worked. when starting the visit, it required more setup information. the rest of the visit went well. i could see & hear Dr. Choi very well. Dr. Choi is always very thorough, takes time for questions and concerns, and makes sure we both understand all aspects of the visit. thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Choi is so patient, kind and compassionate

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Choi is always very thorough with his explanations. The fact that he went as far back as he could into my medical history to try and gather more information on my condition amazed me. No other Dr has ever done that for me.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Very good experience with Dr. Choi

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr Choi is amazing!! I cannot say enough good things. The best doctor I have ever seen. His care and expertise in dealing with the issue, but also his bedside manner was the best. He treated me with such concern, took his time, answered all my questions and eased my fears. I have complete trust in Dr. Humberto Choi. The Cleveland Clinic is blessed to have him!!!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Choi called me within two hours of my contact to him via email.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Choi was excellent, thorough and explained tests and results in an excellent fashion.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Choi was caring, explained everything clearly, and reassuring.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Choi was the best. Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

My team makes my appointments for me...the people at Cleveland Clinic are very nice and helpful.. Dr. Choi is very friendly and he made me feel very comfortable, he explained everything that was going on with me and that is nice that a Dr. Will take the time to talk and explain everything...

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I can not say enough good things about my visit. You couldn't ask for better staff they were very polite, and the doctors visit was very good the doctor explained everything where I could understand it.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

one of the best ever experiences I've had with a physician in my life. he is competent, caring and a great communicator. How fortunate you are to have him.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Choi is a very good doctor. He is genuinely interested in the well being of his patient and listens, talks with, observes, etc. I wish more doctors were as genuine and caring and as knowledgeable as Dr. Choi.

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