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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 2/16/2021, Dr. Dasenbrook 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.

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

168 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Dashenbrook is excellent. I am grateful to have him as my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Doctor Dasenbrook rates a 10 on a scale of 1-5. He is kind, very thorough and thoughtful. I feel very fortunate to have him as my health care provider in my treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Dansenbrook is the most compassionate man I have ever met. Have gone to him for 3 years and he is the best

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Appreciated all of the same day procedures that were unexpected which Dr. Dassenbrook requested; being from out of town it saved me another trip. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook has exceeded my expectations of medical assistance!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook spent a lot of time with me discussing my lung condition of that I am grateful. I am so happy he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. D is a good listener. he also had someone listening in on his cell phone. I was given a typed sheet at the end of the appt. with changes I should make to my medication regimen. that will be helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I can't really answer the first 2 . I know no one who has my condition. Dr. D is a specialist in this area. If I were to learn of someone , yes I would .

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook always listens carefully, takes my thoughts into account, and then recommends a course of action. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

love Dr Dasenbrook. he has given me my life back and he is truly a blessing

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

actually I referred Dr Dasenbrook to our daughter's co worker

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook was very patient with all my many questions.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Dazenbrook is the best!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is always very thorough and understanding and understandable and comfortable to talk with.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is without a doubt the best doctor. He takes his time with you. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything well. He includes you in the plan of care. I am impressed by the care I receive and how much he cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

It was so great to be able to have my dr. appt on Zoom since we live so far away. The whole process was easy and appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is wonderful. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

I very much appreciate the time, expertise and listening to my concerns offered by Dr. Dasenbrook.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Dazenbrook is an excellent doctor and communicator.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook is a caring and helpful person. He answers my questions and concerns easily and thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

All of my interactions with Dr. Dasenbrook have been exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook is a great Doctor. Very caring, explains all my test results. Listens and answered all my questions and concerns.would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook is always very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Best Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook is professional and very personable which are the traits needed for effective communication of my health plan.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Dasenbrook gave me my life back!!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Dassenbrook was very pleasant, very knowledgeable, a very professional.. I have to say that all the doctors up at Cleveland clinic have been right in line with the treatment that I have wanted. I did not even have to tell them what I want, they just seem to know. I am very happy that I decided to consult the Cleveland clinic physicians.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is very attentive to my concerns and spends time explaining about my condition. He also keeps up with the latest treatments which are good to learn about.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Dasenbook is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is an excellent doctor and I am fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. D spent a lot of time with us.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I'd kinda' like to keep him to myself!!. Dr. Dasenbrook was outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr. Dasenbrook is the best doctor I've ever had! He listens to me and never makes me feel rushed. He pays attention to detail and remembers those details. He is incredibly knowledgeable and always has a plan to treat me. Because of him I don't stress or worry like I used to. He gives me hope for the future of my health.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Appreciate Dr. Dasenbrook and look forward to seeing him in person for in person visits.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Dassenbrook is a wonderful and caring physician. A great clinician!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

I can't say enough about Dr. Dasenbrook. He is always very caring and respectful, provides detailed explanations, answers my questions completely and demonstrates tremendous expertise in his specialty area.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is an excellent physician with a wealth of experience in understanding pulmonary illness. I particularly appreciate that he monitors and learns about recent advances in treatments.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook is an outstanding doctor and really listens to me and has helped me understand my issues. You should have the EXCELLENT RATING ON THIS SURVEY AND HE WOULD RECEIVE THAT FROM ME.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook is a very caring and accommodating doctor. I'm very happy to have him as my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

dr Dasenbrook is on time and thorough. takes his time with me.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

My visit went very well. As usual my doctor was very nice and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is EXCELLENT, I wish all my doctors were like him. After my consulting with other doctors, only Dr Dasenbrook took the time and had the motivation to find out what was BEST for me. I credit him with helping me to avoid a risky procedure, while others were quick to recommend it. He is a "life saver."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I believe CC to be the most efficient medical facility I've experienced, with the Mayo Clinic a close second. My CC's doctors are for the most part VERY good. I travel from Southern California to CC for my doctors there. Unlike many medical institutions, CC has treated me with exceptional care, whereas other institutions and medical offices have gone the way of treating people with an HMO mindset.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

doctor is very pleasant, easy to talk to and takes his time to explain my issues and plan of care.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

best doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook and all of his team members are the best. I hold them all in my highest regard.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook spent alot of time answering my questions and was very patient with me.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Dasenbrook listened to my questions and concerns about my health. He made sure that I understood the answers. He also gave me exercises that I could use to help me.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Dasenbrook to anyone with lung issues. He is very caring towards his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook is an excellent physician and very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Dasenbrook has a great team.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr dazenbrook continues to impress me with his care and his commitment to listen to his patients. the best doctor I've ever worked with- and I've worked with a lot of doctors.

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