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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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About Ali Mehdi, MD

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 10/17/2022, 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

46 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

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023


Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Ali Medhi is wonderfully kind compassionate and knowledgeable. I trust him fully and he listens to my needs. I love him as a person and especially a doctor. His bedside manner and personality shines through in everything he does and everyone's life he touches. THANK YOU DR MEDHI FOR THE CARE YOU PROVIDE TO EVERYONE!!!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Mehdi is super personable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Best doctor visit ever!! Dr Mehdi was professional and caring.He put me at ease with his advice and took his time with me.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Ali is the best! He seems to really care for his patients. He eased my mind by answering the concerns I had and didn't make me feel like I was bothersome.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr Medhi is an excellent doctor and is always available to answer questions you might have.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Excellent doctor I just love him

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I am so grateful for all of my excellent Cleveland Clinic doctors, but I believe Dr. Ali Mehdi is the finest I have ever seen. He is not only a brilliant doctor, he is the most kind and caring man you could ever ask for - he has a genuineness about him that is absolutely contagious! What an OUTSTANDING doctor and individual.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Mehdi manages a busy schedule very well, effortlessly. I can't imagine seeing anyone else.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Mehdi is consistently wonderful. However, accessing care at CCF is an absolute nightmare. The high barrier to entry does an extreme disservice to your community and detracts from the quality of your physicians.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Mehdi is wonderful. He's very pleasant explains everything throughly and never just shuts you off.

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