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

Hillcrest Medical Building 2

Appointment:
440.449.8890
Desk:
440.449.8890
Fax:
440.449.7580

Additional Locations

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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Biography

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 Institute. His primary practice location is at the Garfield Heights Cardiology 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 and Vascular 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 trusteeĀ  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

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Residency - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon
1979

Medical School - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
New York, NY USA
1977

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internship
Beirut, Lebanon
1977

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
1973

Certifications

  • 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 3/14/2019, 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:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals 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

182 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

My experience with doctor George Hawwa is always very good. He is warm , sympathetic , and considerate.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

I LOVE DR HAWWA! He is the most considerate, patient, understanding and helpful Dr I could ever have asked for. I am blessed to have him as my Dr!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

my doctor is very thorough with my visits and I leave knowing everything I need to know

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Hawwa is the first Clinic doctor who listened to what I had to say about my health and took it into consideration in connection with his recommendations. I actually look forward to a follow-up visit with him in the future.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

I came to the appointment early then waited 1.5 hrs to see the doctor. there were not appointments available for many months to reschedule.So I waited.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Had appt. for 6 mo. Shortly before the appointed time, office called to change date... dr.was not going to be in. Had to wait another month for appt. and had to cancel another event to get in.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

doctor was busy tnat day

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Dr. Hawwa is excellent in my care. His hours of availability are rough for me, for Mayfield office.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

things were fine, doctor very good, like him as my doctor a lot

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I liked the staff and the doctor. I need to know what is going on with my heart and I know this doctor will help me.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

I very much appreciate the fact that Dr. Hawwa listens carefully to all of my questions and answers them in the way I can understand. He does not talk down to me and I always feel good after my visits with him.

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