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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.3024
Fax:
216.445.4048
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Health
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Excision of Breast Fistula
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • MammoSite Radiation Therapy System
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Placement of Balloon Catheter for Partial Breast Radiation
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Axillary Mass - Pain/Swelling
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Family History of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastitis
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 24 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chicago, IL
2023

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

Graduate School - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
2009

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

Certifications

  • Surgery - 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

See publications for Zahraa AlHilli, MD, MBA.

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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 2/8/2024, 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

46 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Surgeon was recommended by doctors I have high regard for - I chose her for her expertise and not her bedside manner (although that is always appreciated)

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

All of the providers took their time and answered my questions in a way that made me feel more comfortable about the procedures and treatment I would be facing.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

The team I had was excellent. I was so happy to see all 3 physicians on the same day and get all my questions answered.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. AlHilli is such a caring doctor. She listens and is so compassionate and obviously a skilled surgeon. The entire staff was fantastic!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Alhilli was thorough and very caring...the best!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Your providers are so smart!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. AlHilli and her nurse assistant, Bonnie, we're excellent, professional, and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Compassionate, kind and professional. I would recommend Dr. Al-Hilli

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Al-Hilli was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Very nice doctor and she was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. AlHilli is one of the kindest, most caring doctors I have met. I could not have asked for anyone better. She helped ease a lot of my fears. She is above a 5-star rating.

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