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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Primary Location

Independence Family Hlth Ctr

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Boston University
Mathematics and Economics
Boston, MA


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

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 1/15/2024, 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:

  • Insmed, Inc.
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 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

218 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza is an exceptional doctor. He strives to make his patients comfortable and clearly reviews test results and their meaning in easy to understand terminology. He suggested a blood test and an appointment with a vascular specialist. He walked me down to the lab to schedule both appointments during my visit. He contacted me within 24 hours of my lab results via email. I asked a follow up question and he promptly replied to that one as well. After having a bad experience with a hematologist a couple of months ago (he arrived in the building 20 minutes after my appointment time and then spent less than 10 minutes with me), this was a much appreciated experience.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

This doctor was recommended to me by my primary care physician who works in the same building. I also consider her an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr Khabbaza is the best! He always has time to discuss my treatment plan and answer all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr Kabbaza answered all my questions with not only information but also concern. Best bed side manner of any Clinic doctor I have met.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

I have never had a bad experience with this physician or staff.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza was very personable, kind, and knowledgeable. I feel confident in our plan of action

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

The medical problem I am being treated for it by Dr. K. It's been a long outstanding one for me. He is the first person who is really been able to address and alleviate the condition. He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza is wonderful. I appreciate him very much.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

I looked for a doctor online, and was pleasantly surprised that they scheduled an appointment for me so quickly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza was excellent, and very caring. I'd score him at a 10 or higher, a cut above the rest. He took time to explain, and helped to put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Khabazza is one of the best!!! He's very thorough and listens to all your concerns. I'm very happy with my care and he has helped ease my worry and fear tremendously.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Love my doctor, he is caring and you know it

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr K and his staff are friendly and scheduling is punctual!

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Joseph Khabbasa is an excellent physician and shows particular concern for me as an individual and not just as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Khabazza was wonderful. He reviewed the history of my health Issue, the past tests and treatments, and my concerns throughout very thoroughly.He also gave me a very clear and specific guidelines for treatment going forward and made it clear how to contact him directly if I had an questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr kabazas was extremely helpful in explaining and providing needed information. It was difficult to communicate to figure out if a lung CT scan would be performed during this visit. However that went very smoothly after Dr Kabazas ordered it.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. K is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

The best doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Fantastic response to my extremely high pulse rate. Dr. Khabbaza showed great care in making sure I received the proper care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Had a great discussion with the doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Very happy with Dr. Khabazza

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Khabbaza is an outstanding practitioner and that has been evident in every telemed appointment we have had.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Very happy with Dr. K

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Khabazza is the best doctors I have here at the Clinic. His knowledge and promptness in responding to messages exceeds my expectations. He truly cares about his patients and goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr K promised me he would always find something to help me breathe easier, he's the best!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. K gave me the freedom to adjust my airway clearance routine to one that worked my health needs and cared abt my quality of life. He remembered I had horses and a small farm and encouraged me to keep active with those things which I do. He commended me for my progress and I felt he really cared abt me as a person. Wonderful Dr.!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza is very caring and guides his patients with kindness. He helped me with understanding my Illness and condition and provided good solutions to treat It.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I am looking forward to working with this provider. High level of confidence with his care.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Khabazza is An excellent and caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Khabbaza answered all my questions and quieted many of my concerns. He ordered a cat scan of my lungs as I had coughed up the largest amount of blood that I had ever coughed up. A few days after my visit, when my sputum sample indicated Pseudomonas,he instructed his nurse to call me to inquire about whether I had taken 2 antibiotics and if I tolerated them and I indicated the Cipro did not work as well as Levofloxicin, so this was called into Walmart for me.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

My sister recommended this doctor and I'm very glad I went to see him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The staff and the doctor couldn't have been more understanding to my issue. They took their time with me which I haven't had that kind of treatment in a long time.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza was so professional and so helpful. He cared about taking care of me and making sure I understood and got the best care.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Khabazza was phenomenal

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Both Dr Fraser & Dr Khabbaza were very thorough in discussing my case & any questions I had. I was very pleased with the treatment I received at CC & highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is so kind and really cares about his patients. He is very thorough when explaining your care plan and answers any questions that I had.

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.

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