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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lifevest
  • Noninvasive 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

Residency - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine

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

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/10/2024, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

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

418 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr. Hawwa is the greatest. He actually cares about his patients. He takes his time with you don't rush.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

I have the best care provider (doctor) and I will recommend my family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr. Hawwa is a very professional physician with a great personality, very caring and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

When you are in this Doctors hands everything goes smooth!

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Hawwa has excellent people skills. Very pleasant and explains everything to you. I have referred other patients for him and they all feel the same makes you feel very very comfortable Big for the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Hawwa is excellent. I'm so happy he is my provider.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

I always highly recommend Dr. Hawwa. He is the best there is!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr Hawwa is an excellent physician. Very concerned, conscientious and excellent communicator

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Love Dr Hawa,He is always so nice friendly, really cares about his patients. One of the nicest doctors I know!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Service By doctor and staff was very good

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

There is no one better than Dr Hawa

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I get SUPER service with Dr. Hawwa and his staff. The best.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Hawwa is a very kind and caring physician. I would gladly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

A great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Hawwa is a person whose appointments I anticipate because hes very attentive and a very pleasant person to be with

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Hawwa. His comments on my progress are always concise and constructive. I know that any questions I may have will be addressed in a manner which I can understand and in a respectful manner.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

I really liked Dr he was so caring

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Very friendly doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

The doctor answered all my question

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Very complete and informative! Dr was very kind as he pointed out my excessive weight gain challenging me to reach a obtainable goal for my next visit.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

When leaving Dr. Hawwa's office I always feel like I've visited a friend who is genuinely caring and has my best interests and outcomes in mind.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Hawwa is a good communicator who interacts effectively with patients.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Hawwa was very congenial in welcoming us and then very professional in gathering data for today's visit. He sent me for an echo to make sure my foot surgery goes well with me going under. He is very caring and instills confidence in me.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Doctor Hawwa is a very caring Doctor. He always gives me good a great explanation on what I can do to improve my health. I feel that if every Doctor gave the kind of care that Doctor Hawwa gives and takes the time to explain your visit is a Doctor you can trust. Thank you Doctor Hawwa for your kind service. I would certainly recommend you to others.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

26 years with Dr. Howwa. Couldn't ask for a better physician.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr Hawa

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

He is a fantastic physician and I have referred family members to him because of his excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is extremely attentive and reviews all information to complete my visit. I was able to provide UH updates, from the My Chart app, when the link did not work during our appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I recommend this doctor to all my family and friends

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Care provider looked at computer, typed, listened to my heart, asked about my breathing, chest pain, told me to lose weight, exercise. Did not mention if I am in AFib or not since cardio version July 13 but handed me an EKG from Aug 11, 2023 motor vehicle accident and said nothing. I'm a bit intimidated to ask. I know he is very busy but wish we could have a little more dialog about my heart health.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Howwa is very caring and his demeanor is excellent. Was blessed having Dr. Hawwa As my provider

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

I have referred three patients for Dr Howwa

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Doctor was very helpful and gave me the information I needed to know about the situation l was concerned about

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is a gentleman and a friendly caring person.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is always professional, courteous and friendly. I know he must have many many other patients, but I always feel like he actually knows me and is keenly aware of my condition and treatment. I like him and trust him.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is very kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I am very fortunate to have Dr Hawa as my doctor. He is a wonderful doctor in my opinion.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Hawwa has been professional and personable from the first day I entered his office almost 20 years ago. I would recommend him (and have) without hesitation to anyone. I wish there were more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Hawwa Listened to and answered my questions. He suggested ideas to help.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

The Dr. Is always very kind and had several ideas that are helpful. He remembers past visits and is very easy to Discuss problems etc with during the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr hawwa is very nice always listens to questions and is upfront with answers

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Hawwa is very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr Hawwa and staff are great.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Always get treated good at my appointment by the Dr. Hawwa and Staff

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr h is easy to work with ,caring and understands my issues.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I love Dr. Hawwa. He listens to my concerns and responses to his questions.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Hawaiian is a true professional.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

A person cannot ask for a more professional Doctor than George Hawwa.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Felt very cared for by Dr Hawwa

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is not only an outstanding doctor, but also thoughtful gentleman and courteous human being. He listens more than he talks. He responds to questions and concerns in a forthright and caring manner. He is one of the finest physicians the clinic has on staff.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is very kind and understanding. I feel that he cares about me as a person and is able to look at me with knowledge about all of my other health issues. He doesn't just look at me and see his area of specialty.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Care provider is excellent. Always considering the next steps to take.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is always friendly. He explains Everything so I understand.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Hard getting into seeing Dr Hawwa.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is professional but compassionate. He asks questions so he can understand all issues the patient is dealing with and provides care based on a complete analysis in a thoughtful and caring approach

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Doctor base treatment , according to what the facts indicate , test , and symptoms. Symptom's

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Hawwa is an outstanding doctor who listens, cares and eases any concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Howard was pleasant and thorough

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

As I said above Dr. Hara, who is very attentive and thorough

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