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
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

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 1/24/2020, 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

163 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

48 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

fantastic experience with doctor. very pleased

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

One of my CCF favorite doctors

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

the zoom did not work this time but after messaging the doctor through my chart he immediately sent me a text link that worked great

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr. Kabazza is kind and helpful with all my concerns. He's a great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

ability to contact Dr K is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I like Dr Khabazza very much and trust his judgement. he is a good listener and gives advice and is not rushed. he has a great bed side manor and I will continue to see was very difficult to get an Appt in a timely manor however. I didn't mind having to go out to main campus to see him but even that was a long wait to get in to see him during the middle of This bronchial issue I am dealing with. his staff was great and he is amazing though

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

dr Khabazza is the best pulmonary doc I have had and will continue to see him

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

The doctor is a very caring person we are not a number we are a Person with the problem

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I received extremely good care and am pleased with the results of treatment - the doctor was very pleasant and did his job well.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The provider was personable and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

He is one of the most respectful Physicians I have ever seen in my life. Being a senior ,people tend to fluff us off and not be concerned. He gives his full attention to me and never acts like a question is trivial. So kind and compassionate and intelligent . Cannot say enough about him, I tell everyone about him . I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs treatment in Pulmonary Disease.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Khabazza is an amazing doctor, professional, very knowledgeable, knows his patients, always available to talk, explains in detail about my condition and test results. the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

md did not rush you through the visit....showed interest in you as a person...was down to earth

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

A+ rating for this doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020


Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Khabbaza is an excellent doctor as is his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

very outstanding doctorlove himam in good hands

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

will recommend doctor to friends

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. K was "all ears" regarding my concerns. He was patient and answered all of my questions in spite of the fact I was the last appointment of the day. Never felt rushed. Thoroughly explained breathing tests and contacted me Immediately with results and treatment.

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