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

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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 2/20/2019, 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

139 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr Joe was great

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

One of the best doctor's I have ever had. He cares about me. That is huge

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I really find Dr K being on of the best. I am seeing a few regularly and he has always treated me a an important patient.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

doctor very profession and friendly, he offered suggestions on meds that might be less expensive, that I inquired about since I am on a fixed income.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

great Doctor excellent patient manner

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

the Doc is great, he actually listens and determines a course of treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

*Dr. Khoury & the internist were wonderful - explained everything & answered all questions. Very good doctors.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Khabbaza is excellent. He has a warm and engaging bedside manner as well as exceptional clinical knowledge.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Khabbaza is a fantastic doctor He is always ready to assist you to better health

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Khabbaza, he took the time to listen to my concerns and he explained the course in which to proceed.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I love meeting with this Doctor. He is one of the best for caring for me and my wellbeing. This takes lots of strain of a long time persistent cough. He has a plan. Lets me know what and where we are. he reaches out to others to get me the best care. I really appreciate it

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Always a great experience! Dr. Khabbaza is the best. Takes time to listen and then develops a plan.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Khabazza has always been very respectful and genuinely caring about his patients. Above and beyond!! The office of ladies I absolutely love!!! You can tell it starts from the top !!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

would recommend Dr to anyone I know- family and friends if they need a pulmonologist. Listens like you are his main concern of the day, undivided attention, very caring, willing to explain anything, makes sure you understand everything. The perfect Dr.!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Khabazza is extremely professional and works so well explaining his diagnosis and medication options. he takes the time to listen, which is so nice to see these days.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

I have excellent care from my doctor and all the personnel in his office.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I finally found a pulmonary Doc that will listen to my input. I really like this guy

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

All good here. Glad to have a doctor who cares about my ongoing health.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

The provider has given much time to the evaluation of my continuing health program that I am seeing him for.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Very good doctor - and very happy to be able to be his patient. He is very caring, helpful and considerate, and is very understanding of my problem. Thank you for having him.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I am very glad that this doctor has helped me in the areas of my lung issues. He is very good at what he does and is very patient friendly.

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