Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 15 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Endocrine Surgery
Rochester, MN USA
2016

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Breast Surgical Oncology
Rochester, MN USA
2015

Residency - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
General Surgery
Dublin, Ireland
2014

Graduate - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
2009

Graduate - Queens University of Belfast Faculty of Medicine
Masters in Medical Education
Belfast,
2009

Medical School - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
MB/Bch/Bao/LRCPSI
Dublin, Ireland
2004

Certifications

  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast cancer, breast disease, oncoplastic breast surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy

Awards & Honors

  •  2015 Balfour Surgical Research Award, Mayo Clinic
  •  2015 Colles Travelling Fellowship in Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  •  2014 Joint American College of Surgeons/ Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Resident Exchange Award
  •  2014 Ethicon Foundation Travel Grant, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  •  2009 Sheppard Research Prize, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  •  2008 William O'Keefe Research Prize, Ireland
  •  2003 John McAuliffe Gold Medal and First Place in Otolaryngology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/26/2017, Dr. AlHilli has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

65 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr. Alhilli is the most caring, thoughtful and thorough physician. she has always made me feel that I am her top priority and I feel blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Al Hilli was my surgeon for early stage breast cancer. Her compassion was greatly appreciated. Her skill proved to leave me without a noticable scar on my breast.After going through the scare of cancer, how I would look after surgery was a concern. My breast looks perfect - amazing as it is to believe, you would never know I had breast surgery. I owe this to the skill and compassion of Dr. Al Hilli. I owe her my life.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Al-Hilli's whole team are like angels. They treat you as if you are a member of their family. Kind, caring, very informative and they make sure you are not stressed by your condition or the procedures involved in your recovery process. They are the GOLD standard !!! I thank God everyday that they are MY team!!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. AlHili, Amal and Alex are a fantastic team. Their compassion, knowledge and care was superior. i have much admiration for all of them. Chae who works the phones and front desk was so very helpful.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr. Al-Hilli was wonderful. She went over every detail of my condition, options & recovery. She was VERY thorough and reassuring.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Alex the doctors nurse was AMAZING! SHE WAS ON TOP OF EVERY DETAIL AND TREATED ME LIKE i WAS HER PERSONAL FAMILY !

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

The doctors and the staff are always very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr. AlHilli is always kind and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

She was great- great bedside manner.... She walked through the whole experience with me, assuring me all would be well. It was!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Dr. Al-Hilli was clear about giving me informtaiton, shows a great degree of caring, is extremely competent and professional, and I wish I could see her all the time! but that would mean more surgery which I don't want! However, she encouraged me to contact her for any future questions which I appreciate greatly.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

All very professional yet kind and friendly!

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