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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
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
View all 12 Specialties +


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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

190 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 5

76 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr.Khabbaza was excellent in explaining my problem to me and the different options for treatment. He has that rare combination of superior knowledge and compassion for his patients. Angie in the pulmonary lab was also great at explaining and talking me through the breathing test.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The doctor was extremely patient and answered all our questions. He was personable and took time to consider different options for our next steps of testing and possible prognosis.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza explains everything, answers all my questions, and gives me hope. I have nothing but praise for him.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr. K provided a quick response to the test data from my bronchoscopy.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Khabbaza is an amazing doctor and my lung situation has gotten so much better because of him. I couldn't walk 20 feet without being out of breath, now I can run 20 feet!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr was very good never rushed me took his time excellent care with him

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Experienced. Professional courteous doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Kabazza very informative and on point Professional

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Great Doctor very understanding and answers your questions

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Caring doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Khabazza is exceptional. Always going above and beyond to care for me. Helping me get approval for innovative medications trying new therapies that have improved my quality of life

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza & all the staff in Broadview Heights are outstanding. I missed an appointment (due to my error) and they called to check up on me. Who does that anymore? Everyone is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I am so grateful to have Dr. Khabbaza leading my care. There isn't any question I can't ask, and I am confident In the care he provides. He & the staff definitely exceed my expectations.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

He's consistently the easiest dr to get ahold of.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Khabaza is a very compassionate person and a very qualified physician.He has kept on top of all my care since my first visit with himHe is always available for any question or concer that I have. I highly recommend Dr. Khabaza

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Khabbaza is excellent. He explained to me the result of the test in a manner that I can understand and included me in the decision making for the next step that we have to take for my care. He called me back as he promised to let me know if the final reading of my CAT scan. I am very privilege to have him as my Pulmonologist. GOD Bless him.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Kkabbaza is one of my favorite doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Doctor Khabbaza is amazing. He remembers so much about my case. He called me a few weeks ago when I was suffering with upper respiratory problem. So impressed!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

At first the appointment was going to take two months, but my pulmonologist in Louisville trained with Dr. Khabbaza and contacted him personally. Dr. Khabbaza went out of his way to see me the very next week. So in that respect getting an appointment for when I wanted was very good.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza was a considerate and careful listener.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

All were courteous and Dr K. Was great

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr K is always attentive and kind

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

After completing the survey to obtain a new doctor there was no timeline as to when I would hear about an appointment. I thought maybe my request was lost.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Doctor Kabazza is a very caring physician and always there day or night

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I've seen Dr Khabbaza in person twice now and both experiences were great and very efficient. Everyone was professional, communicative, and very nice. I probably wouldn't have traveled 2 hours the second time if it wasn't a good experience.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Kabbazza is a very caring and concerned doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

This doctor reflects a real concern for my health. He listens to my problems and I am able to contact him when necessary.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Khabbaza is very kind, thoughtful and courteous. He is the best doctor that I have had at the Cleveland Clinic.

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!!!!

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