Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Neurology
View all 1 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis Optica)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
View all 3 Specialties +


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About Le Hua, MD

Le Hua, MD, is Eric and Sheila Samson Chair for Multiple Sclerosis Research; Director, Mellen Program for MS at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

 She is involved in clinical trials assessing new therapies for the treatment of MS and her personal research interests include using advanced MRI techniques to study MS and neurological disorders. Dr. Hua’s work has been published in peer reviewed journals and most recently presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 2011 meeting.

 Dr. Hua is committed to educating and providing comprehensive care for MS patients and their families with the goal of improving their quality of life. Additionally, she enjoys teaching and has given numerous lectures on topics in neuro-immunology and neurology to medical students and residents in both internal medicine and neurology. Dr. Hua was given a Neurology Clerkship teaching award by the medical students at Stanford School of Medicine.

 Dr. Hua earned her MD at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Subsequently, she completed her internship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix and her neurology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. She went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Neuro-Immunology and MS at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ USA

Residency - Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA USA

Internship - Banner Good Samarithan Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Phoenix, AZ USA

Medical Education - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA

Undergraduate - University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ USA


  • Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/28/2019, Dr. Hua has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hua receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biogen Idec, Inc.
  • EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Celgene Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

197 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr Le Hua and her staff are great!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Hua is amazing? she makes me feel so comfortable and confident everything will be fine

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I had the most exceptional experience with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Hua.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

tremendous work by dr. hua. She demonstrates excellent medical care and advice, but just as important are her strong patient-listening skills and empathy.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Hua explained everything to us in layman's terms, including treatment plan. She is very thorough, nice demeanor, very professional. We are very impressed with her, and Paul feels like she will really help him the best she can.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

everything was explained in detail. amazed at the time that Dr. Hua spent with me.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Hua was very thorough and I felt very knowledgeable. I feel fortunate to be able to be a patient in such a great facility

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I absolutely love the way Dr Hua treats me, is concerned. I always leave feeling better than when I arrived.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

dr hua was fabulous

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Hua is somewhat cold and doesn't have a pleasant bedside manner. I felt as though I was simply wasting her time for an initial consult. she consistently challenged me on why one doctor prescribed me something, what another doctor was doing, and used professional lingo I didn't understand and had to ask her to repeat herself a few times. I don't feel that she seemed to have any sort of interest or concern with what I was there to be seen for, and mad end second guess what some of my doctors are doing for me. I left the appointment riled up.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Hua has always taken the time to listen and hear my concerns. she has never made me feel rushed at any of my appointments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Hua is amazing. I left my previous Dr. to see her. Best decision in last 5 years. she is very caring and personable. Amazing experience.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr Hua explained everything in detail. She is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

my experience with all of the employees has been very positive. love Dr Hua professional and very informative about my MS

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

I really appreciated the depth of the explanation that the doctor provided.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Hua is VERY interested and concerned with whatever is "going on" with my life/MS

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Hua is the perfect doctor. She is the utmost professional, yet has the ability to explain complex things in a very understandable way. She always makes me feel like she will take all the time I need to answer my questions. I know she must have a heavy patient load, yet she never seems rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Hua has been wonderful, explanation's and willing to do whatever it takes to help us in our situation. she is the best Dr I have been to in all my years. I applaud her for her thoroughness and compassion she has for her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. HuaWas extremely nice, patient and explained her findings to me. She was also training at the time. She is an excellent trainer.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

very good experience short wait dr spent a lot of time with me she had the right questions and patience

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Hua does an amazing job at explaining even some things that might be harder to explain to someone who isn't a physician let alone just a patient. she does such an amazing job at making sure I feel like a person and not just a patient. she's positive and never "doom and gloom" and I always feel like things are going to be just fine after seeing her!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Hua's knowledge and concern and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

If I need to refer anyone for neurology Dr. Hua will be first recommendation

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr Hua genuinely cares about her patients. Not just numbers.She recognizes that especially in MS- each patient can be so different. She has often given me answers that are frankly honest but compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Dr Hua has got to be one of the best provider and doctors that I have ever had the pleasure of being scheduled with. Fortunately my situation is not severe and under the care of Dr Hue I understand completely what is going on and feel that she will always help me be on top' of any further situation should it arise. THANK YOU DR HUA!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

my concerns and questions are always answered by Dr Hua helping me to deal with my problems, wouldn't know what i'd do without her care for my best interests

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

The provider and support staff were very courteous and helpful. The provider spend lots of time with me explaining the history of my condition and future remedies.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Hua is absolutely amazing! Every time I have an appointment with her, she is very thorough. She puts me at-ease. I've been dealing with multiple sclerosis for 9 years now and she has made it so much easier to deal with. I truly appreciate her exceptional knowledge and outstanding bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr Hua is amazing and extremely knowledgeable

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