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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
  • 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.

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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 1/31/2021, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • 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

198 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Joe is excellent, conversant, empathetic, personable and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Khabbaza listens. He explains options on treatment thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

I have already told many friends that if they ever need pulmonology, Dr Khabbaza is the doctor they should see.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. khabazza. he took the time to explain everything in great detail. He was very considerate and helpful. He answered all my questions and then some. it was my first time seeing him and he was one of the best doctors I have seen in a long time.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

The doctor is a very good listener. He assessed my condition in a very professional way.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Doctor khabbaza & his staff are 1st class. Easy to talk to and understand

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

dr kabazzah was very clear and explained things very well

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

The doctor really made me feel at ease. Great bedside manner!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Very personal excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

this was my first visit and I was very impressed with the doctor. I feel I'm in great care.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

He is without a doubt my favorite Doctor and his staff at either location is Awesome as well. I always look forward to his appointments!!!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr.K gives me an honest assessment and he listens to what my thoughts are. I like the fact that he doesn't rush you along he listens and makes sure understand.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Kabaza is amazing, I can not give him enough Praise!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza was very open to discussing alternative medications. he was knowledgeable about them and explained benefits each offered.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I always have a great appointment with Dr. K and his staff

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

He is a wonderful and caring Physician

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Everything associated with DR Khabbaza office is friendly efficient

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

DR KHabbaza is a very kind and knowledgeable DR. I am so lucky that he is my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I was highly impressed with being taken back early and having my appointment completed before the start time. This provider is exceptional and always listens during the visit. He also is respectful and kind.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. K is one of BEST doctors I have ever had! He has a way of keeping at ease and making you feel you are not being judged. I needed validity on what I have been experiencing. Thank God for him!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Most definitely will recommend Dr. K!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Look forward to progress with Dr. K.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

great doctor! empathetic and easy to talk to. knows his stuff!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Kahbazza was wonderful! I felt that he listened to me and explained my options which makes both our situation easier, him with treating me and myself with what i am willing and can do. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

It is a pleasure to deal with Dr. Khabbaza and his staff. The doctor and his nurses are all very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

The doctor and his staff have always been polite and professional. I look forward to my office visits.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I always look forward to visits with Dr. Khabbaza. He is very personable and puts me at ease. His explanations of medical matters are very straightforward and I have no hesitation following his advice.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I had a great visit with Dr. Khabbaza. He was very professional and explained my plan of treatment very well. He's a great Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Doctor Kabazza was very thorough and listened to our concerns and explained them very well.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza is one of the best

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

the staff of Dr. Khabazza is great!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

again Dr. Khabbaza is a very dedicated dr and exceptional care for his patients. always following through and keeping in touch with with you on treatments etc. would always recommend him

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr Kabazza was excellent and all staff members as well

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

best doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

the dr was beyond perfect.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

the dr was beyond fabulous!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

dr kharbassa really cares for me as a patient and is working hard to keep me out of the hospital

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

my visit with Dr. Khabbaza was informative and supportive and encouraging. I had enough time with him and all my questions were answered about my condition which left me feeling good and confident that I was progressing very well.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Always a wonderful experience with the doctor and his staff. They are encouraging, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Khabazza office staff is very courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr Khabazza is a very kind and caring Doctor who takes his time and explains everything to his oatients. I recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

everyone was great especially loved the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

doctor was fantastic!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Kahbazza is a very caring and knowledgeable Dr. I have complete in trust in his recommendations and diagnosis of the problem

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

phenomenal doctor

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Khabbaza and he was extremely professional. He answered all my questions and has a genuine, pleasant personality. He followed up with me after my testing - just as he said he would. I will definitely go back to him for further pulmonary needs and will recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I love Dr K! he's so personable and caring...honest and true!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

freindly outgoing doctor made me feel very relaxed and comfortable

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Khabbaza was by far my favorite doctor that has treated me at the Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Center. He was so kind and attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr Khabbaza is an incredible Doctor and I owe the much, much improved health to him

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The doctor provided me with a very extensive appointment. I was also provided with additional referrals to change my PCP. I was very pleased with the doctor's demeanor, I will be back!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Doctor, nurse, all staff very courteous and respectful, listened.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

dr Kabazzah is one of the finest most innovative helpful caring doctors I have ever had. His concern is genuine. He follows up promptly. He is truly someone that should be highlighted at CCF for his outstanding patient care

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Very personable, feel very comfortable with Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

The best office I have been in for a long time.Happy I found this Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Khabbaza is a great doctor. He asks questions, listens, discusses. I always leave his office well informed.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Outstanding doctor and practice

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Everyone at Dr.Khabbaza was very caring and did a great job at what they did.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Joseph Khabbaza is one of the bestdoctors I have worked with. He takes thetime to listen and then helps you figure outthe best way for you.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

just a great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Truthfully, Dr. Khabazza gave me the best experience I have ever had with a doctor. He read my history before talking to me. He showed great interest in what I had to say and he had a plan for my care. I would recommend him to anyone that needed a pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Great experience with Dr.Khabbaza

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

This was a very good experience. The Dr. was great and very trusting.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

DR Kabazza is a caring, knowledgeable DR. Who I trust and respect

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr K always listens and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Khabbaza is such a wonderful, caring doctor!

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