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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
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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 - 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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 2/2/2023, 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:

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 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

59 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Joe is such a thorough and caring person. He made sure that we talked about my treatment plan and wanted to be sure that I was comfortable with it. I am so thankful that I was referred to him by my physician. He is just a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza always goes the extra mile to take care of me. He is Awesome!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Khabazza is excellent and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Kabbalah is a great listener and very informative.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. K is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Khabbaza was compassionate and respectful of my thoughts as I shared my story of grief. Accepting the ravages of old age and losing the hope for the future in the death of our much loved grandson was a a double whammy!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr Khabbaza, and I liked him very much

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Extremely satisfied with concern, respect and patience and knowledge of physician

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Very good experience, especially at a time of transition to a new provider.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Khabbaza is excellent in caring for my mom and he is mindful and sensitive to what she says and any questions we have.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Khabbaza was very thorough and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The doctor was very sincere in his concern and thorough in his questioning.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Very high likelihood of recommending Dr. Khabbaza

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr Khabazza is the best doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr khabazzaIs a fantastic caring doctor and person. We need more doctors like him

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

He is one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. Very confident in his care

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

I would enthusiastically recommend this doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr Khabazza is the best doctor that I have. He is always courteous and patient. I have seen significant improvement in my lung health since seeing him. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Kabazza and his staff are always extremely helpful, accommodating, pleasant and friendly. He is so dedicated to doing everything possible to heal and keep his patients well. He is a darling young doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

He is a excellent doctor. He listens to your concerns and is very motivating in getting health in better place. He has been a big influence for me to quit smoking 3 packs of cigarettes' a day for a year and a half now. He gives me hope I can improve my health if I work on it.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

He is the BEST. I have so much confidence in Dr. K and hope he doesn't burn out.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Khabbaza was so engaging and we talked about how my treatment was progressing. He answered all my questions that I had and was very encouraging about he felt I was doing.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Listens to all my questions, and answers them one by one. He also addresses all my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr Joe is terrific w myMother, Dolores...... He's attentive, informative and talks directly to her. Mom is 91 and is very opinionated and dr Joe knows how to handle her!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Khabazza has an excellent staff who is very patient service oriented. He is one of the best on the Clinic's staff. Makes you feel like he's a friend you have known for a long time.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Thank you so very much. Our confidence with Dr. Khabbasa are very high. Toledo not so much.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Great experience as always with the Staff and Dr Khabazza. Always friendly and concerned. In my opinion Dr Khabazza is Superb

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

One of the best docs I've ever had

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Was very concerned & involved in my problem.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

All good. Dr.Khabbaza is most professional. I feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Love the doctors bedside manner!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

All staff and Dr Khabazza were extraordinarily informative and showed they cared greatly about my comfort and care

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

He is by far the best doctor I've ever had. Actually here's everything you say to him and takes his time.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Khabazza seemed to know my medical history and recommended some changes. He listened to my concerns and explained everything.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Khabbaza Is terrific. He knows how to communicate effectively and he Is receptive to what I have to say. I couldn't be any more satisfied with him. He knows that I bc don't want to be told "there Is nothing left to do for you". He's receptive to my Ideas and my thoughts bc as well as brings thoughts and Ideas to the so called table. He's the best.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr Khabazza, is amazing and I recommend him to everyone who needs a pulmonologist. You spend quality time with you with since everything you have to say, offers the best medical advice whenever I have a question through my chart he answers right away without hesitation. Besides being an emergency room doctor and I see you as well as his own practice and pulmonary the doctor should be rated the highest possible because he is truly amazing caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Great and informative doctor

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr. Khabazza's willingness to take time to clearly answer my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Physician is very enlightening. Willing to explain and educate.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Very approachable. Willing to explain and educate more than many caregivers! Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Khabbaza is a very caring doctor and let's you know he Is there to help you in any way he can. That is very important to me. Talked to me in medical terms I understood.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022


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