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Department Critical Care 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 Elliott 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

See publications for Elliott Dasenbrook, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 1/25/2022, 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:

  • Insmed, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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

128 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr.Dasenbrook has always been very helpful, listens carefully. He addresses all my concerns in a thorough manner. Always very pleasant.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is a wonderful Doctor. Explained everything, answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr Dasenbrook is amazing. A very caring physician.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

The doctor was careful to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

The doctor was very considerate of my situation.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Friendliness of Dr Dassenbrook and his staff has always been comforting.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

I have NEVER encountered a more knowledgeable, and caring doctor than Dr. Dasenbrook. A rare combination, in my experience!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

I have had the pleasure of receiving care from Dr Dasenbrook over several years for my Cystic Fibrosis. He always gives you his undivided attention and is very thorough in his treatment management.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

In person visits are important for testing I had the good fortune to have had a physical before the video visit which provided my provider with good information

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr Dasenbrook is the best as are his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I hate to loose him but an excited about his Promotion. Good luck Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr dasenbrook reviewed my records before my appointment and was aware of my previous health issues before we talked. That made me feel like he really cares about his patients

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is always very kind and caring. I'm sorry to see him take a new position but hopefully my new doctor will be equally as good.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Dazenbrook took his time with me.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Dasenbrooke is an excellent doctor and communicator. I have complete faith in him and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is a wonderful and very knowledgeable doctor. He has made me feel much better.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook always provides excellent service.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is a wonderful, very caring individual that always has my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Dasenbrooke is a very good and competent Doctor. I have always been very impressed with his care and understanding of my medical condition. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. D is an excellent doctor.....

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr Dasenbrook always answers all my questions even the ridiculous ones! His demeanor is calming and I always walk away from an appointment with him more at ease.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr Dassenbrook is personable and outgoing. Meeting with him is always a positive experience.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I always feel reassured about my medical condition after talking to Dr Dasenbrook.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Dasenbrook is great, listens to you, gives good feedback, plan of care communication is exceptional. He gives excellent care, highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Doctor takes the time to explain everything

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is very thorough, informative, patient, and very kind.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is committed to improving my health and I am grateful for his expertise. I am improving, thanks to him.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Listens and explains phenomenally well

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Ashley in Dr. Dasenbrook office is terrific

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook was fantastic. All these years of having this lung condition, and did not know they even had a bronchiectasis specialty dept.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Gave lots of paperwork to read. Lots of info I did not even know, and Dr. Dasenbrook went step by step re: what medicines do for my lungs and that is why need to take them.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is brilliant! He is one of a kind! He genuinely cares for his patients! He takes his time and explains everything in-depth. He is always ready to answer questions and always has a plan!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

*Dr. Dasenbrook is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dasenbrook is an amazing doctor. He cares about his patients and it really shows even through virtual visits! I do recommend him to anyone needing a pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

I'm completely at ease under the care and guidance of Dr Dasenbrook - much appreciated

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook is an extremely caring provider. He always goes the extra mile to listen to my questions/concerns and explain things to me. He goes above and beyond. The rest of his staff also does the same.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Dasenbrook has always been extremely easy to speak with, to voice my concerns regarding health issues and to provide me with and work with me deciding my treatment options. From my first in person visit with Dr. Dasenbrook to several zoom visits, he has made me feel cared for and listened to. As a care-giver prior to retirement our hospital system adopted a care goal of "sacred encounters', Dr Dasenbrook would definitely be a role model for this way of providing care.

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