Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (ASB)
  • Primary Ciliary Dysfunction
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About Elliot Dasenbrook, MD

Elliott Dasenbrook, MD MHS, is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and the Bronchiectasis Center in the Respiratory Institute.  Dr. Dasenbrook trained in the care of individuals living with cystic fibrosis at Johns Hopkins Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Boyle. Dr. Dasenbrook is known around the world for his expertise in the management of difficult to treat infections.  As a member of a multidisciplinary CF team at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dasenbrook partners with his patients to meet their individual goals in order to optimize health outcomes.  He has been involved in the care of individuals with CF for more than 10 years and believes that the most important member of the CF team is the patient.

Dr. Dasenbrook is a member of the National Cystic Fibrosis Access to Care Committee which is comprised of patients, family members, and clinicians to identify barriers and solutions to improve access to care in the United States.   He alsoparticipates in Research and is the Associate Chair of the National CF Foundation Patient Registry Committee.

For more informationabout the Cleveland Clinic CF program or an appointment, please call 216.442.4623 (GOCF)

Dr. Dasenbrook has taken the skills he has learned in the care of cystic fibrosis lung disease and applied it to individuals with bronchiectasis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infectious such as Mycobacteriumavium complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus. The focus in this clinic is diagnosing the underlying cause of bronchiectasis (such as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)) and expert management of bronchiectasis lung disease.

The goal of the clinic is to improve patient day to day quality of life through reduction of daily cough, mucus production,and number of respiratory exacerbations. To achieve these goals, the Bronchiectasis team at the Cleveland Clinic hasadvanced knowledge in airway clearance techniques and devices, inhaled medications to treat airway infections, and treatment of airway inflammation. For patients who have NTM, Dr.Dasenbrook collaborates with his colleagues from Infectious Disease who also specialize intreatment of pulmonary NTM. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Dasenbrook is active in research for non-CF bronchiectasis.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Loyola University
Chicago, IL USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease, Primary Ciliary Dysfunction, and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

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 1/30/2020, Dr. Dasenbrook 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. Dasenbrook receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Mylan, Inc.
  • Insmed, Inc.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

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

141 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook is efficient because he has a clear understanding of my medical condition when entering the exam room. He listens to my concerns! Discusses medications. Double-checks to be sure I understand the treatment plan going forward.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is wonderful. He is always very positive and understands my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook listened to everything I had to say. He quickly provided information and feedback to everything I had to say. Spent plenty of time with me so we could create a care plan. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

He's very knowledgeable, courteous & caring doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I have my full faith in Dr Dasenbrooks, knowledge in this matter.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

EXCELLENT care from Dr Dassenbrook

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is an excellent pulmonologist and he has been taking good care of my chronic disease.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is great

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

I'm very pleased with Dr Dasenbrooks knowledge and ability to educate me. I feel he takes an interest in my care.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Thank you Dr. Dasenbrook! This was my first visit! He was very thorough and informative! He was patient and kind! He took the time to explain everything to me. I feel "Blessed" to have Dr. Dasenbrook as my doctor and to be in his care. I truly appreciate the care I received from Dr. Dasenbrook!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook is a great doctor. He's very kind and courteous and easy to talk to. He keeps you involved in your care and talks to you as a person not as a number! I would highly recommend him for CF care to any patient.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook is wonderful. He always listens and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Great Doctor, with a wonderful staff.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I very much appreciated Dr's professionalism, empathy, extensive knowledge and guidance through this visit and especially the time Dr spent with me to explain the disease and treatment options.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

My experience with Dr Dasenbrook was very positive.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I was very please with my appointment with Dr. Dasenbrook. He is very knowledgeable and seems very compassionate and concerned.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

if there was an excellent rating...I would check that rating. Dr Dasenbrook is an excellent physician!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Dasenbrook quickly diagnosed bronchiectasis & set up a nebulizer treatment plan at the first visit & subsequent care has reenforced this. Previous MDs never engaged patient in own care so we bounced from pneumonia to pneumonia, steroids and antibiotics. Consequently, there have been fewer exaserbatiions with much better management of a chronic disease. Totally thanks to Dr. Dasenbrook.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Dasenbrook always answers my questions and has helped me considerably with my lungs.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook is quite knowledgeable and explained exactly what I need to do to keep my lungs healthy. The doctor also had all my specific directions on the after visit summary which I greatly appreciated to review in detail. Very caring and thorough doctor. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

dr Dasenbrook is always on time and spends his time with me not rushing to the next patient

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Very impressed with Dr. Dasenbrook, well prepared, listened, took notes, defined terms of conditions/problems concerning medical issue. Very professional - yet considered my ability to understand.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Excellent Doctor.

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