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



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About Ali Mehdi, MD, MEd

Ali Mehdi, MD is a staff in Onco-Nephrology Clinic at Cleveland Clinic, part of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. He is a board-certified nephrologist and internist and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mehdi earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, after which he moved to Cleveland for his graduate medical education. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic where he was elected as chief medical resident. He went on to complete his nephrology fellowship also at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Mehdi is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation. He is also a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and was elected to the membership of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA honor medical Society-2008) and the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS-2013). Dr. Mehdi is heavily involved in medical education serving as a core faculty for the nephrology fellowship program and an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program. He holds a Masters of Educations in Health Professions Education (MEHPE) and serves as the director of the educational strategy and the co-director of the clinician educator track for the internal medicine residency program. He is passionate about teaching and has won many teaching awards. He is also a recipient of the Bruce Howard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine (2020) and the Phill Hall Bowtie Award (2020) for scholarly and academic excellence in nephrology.

Dr. Mehdi has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented many abstracts and workshops at various regional and national meetings.

His specialty interests include general onco-nephrology, paraproteinemic kidney diseases, kidney sequelae of cancer immunotherapy, thrombotic microangiopathy, and resistant hypertension. He also sees patients with glomerular diseases and general nephrology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Nephrology and Hypertension
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Cleveland State Univeristy
Health Professions Education
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - American University of Beirut
Beirut Lebanon,

Medical Education - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Biological Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/31/2023, Dr. Mehdi 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

56 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr.Mehdi is difficult to get an appointment with because, in my view, he is in high demand for being as excellent as he is, and for Cleveland Clinic's management of doctor's time, as I have observed with all my Cleveland Clinic doctors.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Sir, please allow me to say that I love and respect Dr. Ali Mehdi. Secondly, he is a true professional in his field of practice, he is knowledgeable, caring, considerate, compassionate, he listen to you and advise you. He is truly committed and devoted to his practice. Whenever I leave his office, I FEEL VERY HEAL! He is a true practitioner in every sense of the word. Thank for having him no staff. Please keep up the good work.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

The doctor was OUTSTANDING. He was extremely kind, polite, professional, caring, thoughtful, a very good listener, respectful, intelligent and the way way I wish all physicians could be. I was very concerned about my husband's condition, however the doctor was very reassuring. Dr. Mehdi is such a pleasant and positive person which makes an appointment with him far less stressful. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a kidney specialist!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr.Ali was excellent in the fields of professional, knowledgeable and listen to our concerns.We so enjoyed our visit with him

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr Mehdi is always knowledgeable and easy to talk to

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr Mehdi is great!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

My visit with the Dr was always very excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Medhi is extremely positive and very uplifting. He focuses on my improvement but is always willing to listen to any of my concerns. I always feel that he is personally interested in my health and I trust him completely. His response time on my chart is excellent. I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Mehdi was exceptional

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Mehdi is very personable and interested in patients and their particular needs.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Mehdi always makes our appointments very easy

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Excellent provider

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