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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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

78 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 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.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Choi & staff are very competent & did an excellent job.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Choi is great. Always detailed regarding my scan results and very personable. I fully trust Dr. Choi for my health care needs.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

dr Choi is the best

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Choi is very knowledgeable. He was able to read my films well and his analysis proved to be on target after an additional test. I really appreciate his willingness to be accessible. He followed up with a phone call relative the preliminary findings of my case.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. relieved our concerns. we felt confident that we had the right plan moving forward and that we were in good hands.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Choi is the gold standard for the CC.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Choi was very explanatory, I was confused about the condition I misunderstood the last time I had an apt with him. He showed me the scans and explained the difference for me more clearly. Then asked if my breathing test could be scheduled for the day I was there would that be ok and I said it would be great so I didn't have to drive back again another day. He was so accommodating.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Doctor Choi took plenty of time to review tests and previous visits and made sure we understood everything that was going on. It was one of the best and most informative visits I've had at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

very compassionate doctor

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