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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Smoking Cessation
  • 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
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Sepsis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymoma
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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

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

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 - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

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 2/13/2024, 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

66 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Outstanding.Dr.Choi was knowledgeable, thorough, and caring. His expertise was clear. He is a terrific doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

This doctor is a brilliant, sensitive, gentle soul who Is a superior doctor and explains everything thoroughly In a very soft, kind manner.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Very impressive staff and doctors

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

It is super good experience talking with Dr. Chio. Really appreciate Dr. Choi carefully found the soft tissue as potential cancer and decided for the further test and treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Very professional. Responded to my questions even after I saw him promptly

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Provider took his time and was very thorough

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

I was very impressed how thorough and knowledgeable Doctor Choi explained to me all the findings of my CAT scan. I was very fortunate to have him as my pulmonary doctor. I will recommend any family or friends with pulmonary issues to see Doctor Choi.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Best provider ever

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Choi is one of the best doctors I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Excellent provider! Great explanations of my condition. I felt respected by him. He had already reviewed my case prior to coming into the room. He was well prepared for my visit with him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Was unable to hear Dr Choi on televisit so he called me and discussed my upcoming outpatient surgery

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

After the surgery Dr.Choi came and explained to me what his findings were. I would have to wait a few days to get the lab results

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Choi was very thorough, knowledgeable and patient.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

The doctor showed me my scan. Explained everything very well. Answered my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Excellent. I saw many doctors before seeing Dr. Choi. He is the only reason I was able to get the care I'm currently receiving in the Nursing Home today. He actually cared, showed he cared, practiced his profession as it should be. Actually seeing the patient and then responding to what he has assessed. Thank you Dr. Choi.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Choi was communicative, easy to talk with and responsive to my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Choi show great empathy and compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Great Doctor and staff I great to I wouldn't choose anywhere else

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Very personable. Good doctor

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