Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (cpr)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lifevest
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care In Hospital Or Opd
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Stress Testing
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About A. George Hawwa, MD

A. George Hawwa, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. His primary practice location is at the Mayfield Heights HVTI  office. Dr. Hawwa is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a Senior Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hawwa earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internship and residency there followed by a two-year fellowship in cardiology at University Hospitals (UH) of Cleveland.

Dr. Hawwa joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2013 after more than 20 years in private practice with Cardiology Associates of Cleveland. He had been director of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at UH Bedford Medical Center since 1996 and director of the Intensive Care Unit there since 2002. He also was affiliated with UH Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Marymount, Hillcrest and South Pointe hospitals.

He has held a number of leadership positions with Cleveland-area hospitals, including director of Cardiovascular Diseases at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, director of the Coronary Care Unit and Step-Down Unit at St. Luke's Medical Center and president of the medical staff, chairman of the Medical Executive Committee and a trustee  at UH Bedford Medical Center. From 1997 to 1999 Dr. Hawwa served on the board of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Hawwa is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, Arab-American Medical Association and the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/27/2020, Dr. Hawwa 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. Hawwa receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • AstraZeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim

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

250 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Hawwa is an excellent care provider

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

great physician. I do not think there is anyone better. really listens to you

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Hawwa will always listen and and respect my concerns and always explains things so I can understand them easily

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

The doctor was very professional and very thorough. He asked a lot of questions to understand my history.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

the Cleveland clinic doesn't give the doctor enough time to spend more time with the patients. I look forward to seeing my doctor

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Very good experience with Dr.Hawwa, as always.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Hawwa is very attentive and very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Hawwa has always been very good with my tests and care

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Hawwa is excellent

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Hawawa is a very unique & caring person.His visits are always enjoyable & informative to my best interests.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Love Dr. Hawwa! Professional; caring.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Hawwa is extremely courteous and professional. he is a valuable asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

All doctor related experiences were excellent

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Doctor answered all of my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I, think doctor Hawwa is the best . He is caring , and wants to know how you feel. He makes sure you are getting the best care possible . I appreciate his great doctor ability .

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Hawwa was not only very professional but also very kind. Seeing a cardiologist can be a little unsettling, and Dr. Hawwa and his staff made the visit very easy.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Hawwa is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Doctor put you at ease and explained concerns so I under stood.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Hawwa is a excellent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Hawwa is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

We LOVE Dr. Hawwa!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is very personable and very professional. He always has been and I'm sure that will never change. I have and would recommend me to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I have No problem with recommending Dr Hawwa or his staff to others.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is the best! nice,kind and very knowledgable

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is wonderful. He is very thorough and professional, yet very personable. I have recommended him to family members.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Excellent experience with my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is considerate and understanding. He listens.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

We really like Dr Hawa!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

It is always good to visit Dr. Hawwa. He listens to anything I have to say. His instructions are always clear and I know I can contact him at anytime if I have any questions.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Hawwa was concerned about keeping me on one of my medications. He took the time to explain his concerns and how he wanted to step me down and stop that medication.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

loved my experience dr hawwa is awsome took his time with me and the girls in the office and nurses were great i had a bit of a issue wjth s new prescription even with my insurance it was something i could not afford she was able to get me a 30 day free and sending me forms to see i can get help with it i believe her name was nancy in dr hawwas office they eere all great thank you thank you thank you

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

This was my first appointment with Dr. Hawwa. He was excellent. So professional; easy to communicate with and thorough. I never felt rushed & he has such a calming presence. I've already referred him to 2 friends.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Hawwa was referred to me by a friend who is a nurse practioner and works at Hillcrest Hospital. Prior to scheduling the appointment, I was able to go the website and "meet him online" . I really liked uwhat I saw & read online and was very comfortable and confident I made the right choice when had my appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Look, they do not come much better than Dr. Hawwa. He is top notch. He listens, he is concerned, he is involved, in short, he is a professional that anyone should be very happy to have as their care provider.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr Hawwa is a very caring person

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

I love Dr Hawwa. He is clear and concise but is concerned about my entire health picture. He even suggested some changes to my medication to improve other results.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is an example of what a doctor should be like. You sense when he sits down with you that he actually cares about you as a person. He made me feel at ease and very comfortable. Dr. Hawwa explained the procedures that I would have to undergo and patiently answered my questions. He should give tutorials to other doctors about how you treat a patient. In my experience with Cleveland Clinic network doctors, he is one of the top three doctors I have had experience with. My other two favorites are Dr. Pozuelo and Dr. Chaitoff. The rest could use a course in "Building a Rapport and Relationships with Patients." The Clinic has a real gem in Dr. Hawwa.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Great Dr. listened and gave me advice

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Hawaa is a kind physician that cares about his patients. lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr Hawwa was very personable and very easy to discuss my situation with.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

The staff is always friendly and virtuous. I like seeing this doctor because he cares about me.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Hawwa and his staff is very knowledgeable and respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

excellent experience always with Dr Hawwa

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is Awesome

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

I left my first appointment with this doctor feeling as though he thought it was ridiculous I was there to see him. I was very anxious about going back to him. However this appointment he was much kinder and easy to talk to after I started to joke around with him. If I had not started to joke around with him I'm not sure if he would have talked to me. I left happy though.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Hawwa is wonderful, patient and really listens to your concerns. He really spends time with you he is awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I found Dr.Hawwa has the ability to have a calming effect without realizing...personality, show of concern ect...

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

The experience is alway great with Dr.Howwa and his staff. Doctor Howwa is always professional, and takes the time to listen to my concerns. I never feel rush when I'm there for my doctors visit. I wish all doctors were like him!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

great experience- he is a caring, extremely intelligent doctor.

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