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

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 12/26/2018, 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.
  • 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

123 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr Dasenbrook is an excellent physician who made an outstanding effort in explaining the disease I have and what is needed to be done by me to maximise my quality of life.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook is the best! He is very positive and explains things easily.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Dasenbrook

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook is an outstanding diagnostician and clinician who is exceptionally intelligent, insightful, thoughtful and compassionate. The Cleveland Clinic and his patients are very fortunate to have him. I am grateful for his excellent care that has resulted in a dramatically better health outcome. I recommend him most highly.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

excellent physician care

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I feel very comfortable and relaxed during my appointment. He also tries to schedule my appointments and tests the same day that I see Dr. Mirada. That is very much appreciated for I have quite a distance to come.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

For such a large hospital, I am always impressed with efficiency of my visit. I am very pleased with my appointments with Dr. Dasenbrook.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

I am very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Dasenbrook.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook has a very low key style which made it easy to ask questions of him.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I needed a second opinion and my husband asked my GP to make a referral for me to Cleveland Clinic. I was lucky enough to be scheduled with Dr. Daselbrook who is very familiar with my condition and the medication I am currently on. It is a new drug and my first pulmonologist from OSU was not comfortable with adjusting it and I was having a lot of side effects. Dr. Dadelbrook has many patients on this drug and is helping me regulate the dosage and he and his inhilation therapist were able to give me a lot of new techniques and information to make my life more comfortable. I am very grateful to Dr. Daselbrook and all the staff my husband and I encountered on my first visit- they were great! I have another appointment set up and hope to continue working with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

It was a very busy day at the Clinic but nobody rushed my appointment. Dr. Dasenbrook said he would stay as late as needed to answer any questions .

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Dasenbrook was very nice. He explained everything in a way that I was able to understand. Dr. Winters was very nice and explained everything so that I understood. Bothdoctors listened to my concerns a d questions. I was very pleased with both of them. I felt very positive about the care given and steps for improving my health.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

I, and my wife who accompanied me, trusted dr and will continue driving to Cleveland for my treatment. thank you

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

My family and I were very impressed with DR Elliott Dasenbrook from his wonderful bedside manners. He answered our questions and was very informative. He is very knowledgeable. WE are coming back in six weeks. We will definitely highly recommend Dr Dasenbrook. IT is wort the trip from Michigan. I wish we came to your Clinic first.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

The Dr. asks and answers questions so patient & family can understand what he is talking about. Patient & family are allowed to ask questions. Patient gets a copy of what transpired with the Dr. Dr. does not rush you or make you feel he is in a hurry to get to other patients. He is prompt and clear with his information.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

This doctor is fabulous! He takes the time to go over everything, answering my questions, etc. You have a great doctor there!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr Dasenbrook was absolutely wonderful. patient, answered all questions very prepared

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Elliott Dasenbrook always takes his time and understands my issues and what I'm dealing with, excellent bedside manner and goes extra miles to help me to feel stronger and better and to improve my quality of life and keep me from many trips to the ER and hospital stays, his knowledge is extensive about my condition and his treatment plan has worked with great success. I'm very fortunate to be able to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I live in MI & this was a follow up virtual appt. Dr. Dasenbrook was not only pretty prompt (I waited less than 5 minutes), he didn't try to rush me off the phone. He answered all of my questions and laid out a new plan as a result of tests that were done at my initial appt. My only critique is that I would have liked to have at least known the results sooner. But I feel I am in the best hands!

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