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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
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
View all 5 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

See publications for Humberto Choi, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/2/2021, 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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* 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

71 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

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

The Dr was very good he was very good I give him all the respect he is awesome

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Choi is so easy to talk to and a good listener.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Choi has been a rock in a very traumatic time. I appreciate his patience in answering questions & providing support for those answers. I feel very lucky to have had Dr Choi assigned to my case.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Choi was very professional, compassionate and knowledge. I couldn't have asked for more.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Hopefully, Dr. Humberto Choi will always be my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

We were very impressed with Dr. Choi

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Choi is a kind and very informative man. He explains everything to the best of knowledge. His compassion and gentle nature is among the best.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Clearly a popular physician. Had to wait 6 weeks to get an appointment

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

The provider was very knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Choi is the gold standard for the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. choi did an excellent job of explaining what was happening and going thru scans and x-rays.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Choi is superb.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Great communications in all areas! Dr. Choi wonderful and understanding doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Experience with Doctor was rewarding

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

dr. Choi was very responsive, giving me plenty of time to report my history. He was so skilled at reading my CT scan and finding issues I was not aware of.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Choi was very professional but also knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Choi showed he really cared about my problem .

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

so far, I have had only excellent experiences with Dr. Humberto Choi

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

He is the gold standard for physicians at the Cleveland clinic.

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

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