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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Thoracentesis
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (ASB)
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - The Ohio State University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA

Undergraduate - Boston University
Mathematics and Economics
Boston, MA USA


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

Specialty Interests

Interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, lung nodules, COPD, asthma

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joseph Khabbaza, 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 6/22/2023, Dr. Khabbaza 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. Khabbaza receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Insmed, 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

221 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Khabazza was phenomenal

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Excellent, caring, explained options and further care.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Khabbaza listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza explains everything, answers all my questions, and addresses all my concerns. Wish all doctors were like him

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

After my previous pulmonologist left the department I was very worried that there wouldn't be anyone that would be able to fill his shoes. I couldn't have been more wrong. Dr. Khabbaza's warmth and kindness puts you at ease the minute he starts talking to you. He Is personable, listens to your concerns and is one of the most empathetic Dr.'s I've visited to date. I'm so fortunate to be In his care.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I would recommend Cleveland Clinic to anyone. Felt doctor very knowledgeable in his field. Explained my condition so I could understand my condition and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is excellent. Not only is he a good doctor but I enjoy conversing with him

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

My experience with/care from Dr. Khabbaza has been better than excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Always great w Dr Khabazza

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Kahabazza is very thorough, talks through everything that I have a concern with. He always goes above and beyond to know me personally and as a patient it means a lot. I don't feel like I am just a number to him he cares about my health.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr khabazza is a ver caring compassionate person. He is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is a great doctor . He really cares about his patients and he has ongoing discussions with you as a patient about the best course of care and answers your messages promptly. If he didn't work for the clinic I would follow him were ever he would go in Northeast Ohio.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. K is the absolute best and has helped me beyond words

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Khabbaza and his staff were excellent in their care, attention to detail, and analysis of my health problem. Everyone was very professional!

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Really like Dr. Joseph Khabbaza and the care and concern he has shown to me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2023

My first introduction to Dr Khabbaza was very rewarding.

Reviewed on May 6, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is a very good doctor and he went out of his way to help me when needed.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza and his PA were excellent. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

First time with doctor and me took the time to explain everything. He was great!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Awesome doctor

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr Kabbazza was fantastic Will come highly recommended by myself and my family.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza is a very caring,through,kind & considerate Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Is a wonderful man.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Joe is such a thorough and caring person. He made sure that we talked about my treatment plan and wanted to be sure that I was comfortable with it. I am so thankful that I was referred to him by my physician. He is just a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza always goes the extra mile to take care of me. He is Awesome!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Khabazza is excellent and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Kabbalah is a great listener and very informative.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. K is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza was compassionate and respectful of my thoughts as I shared my story of grief. Accepting the ravages of old age and losing the hope for the future in the death of our much loved grandson was a a double whammy!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr Khabbaza, and I liked him very much

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Extremely satisfied with concern, respect and patience and knowledge of physician

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Very good experience, especially at a time of transition to a new provider.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is excellent in caring for my mom and he is mindful and sensitive to what she says and any questions we have.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Khabbaza was very thorough and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The doctor was very sincere in his concern and thorough in his questioning.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Very high likelihood of recommending Dr. Khabbaza

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr Khabazza is the best doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr khabazzaIs a fantastic caring doctor and person. We need more doctors like him

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

He is one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. Very confident in his care

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

I would enthusiastically recommend this doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr Khabazza is the best doctor that I have. He is always courteous and patient. I have seen significant improvement in my lung health since seeing him. I would highly recommend.

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