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Sherif Mossad, MD

Sherif Mossad, MD
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Department Infectious Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Infectious Disease

Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Heart Transplant
  • Intestinal Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Solid Organ Transplant
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About Sherif Mossad, MD

Sherif Mossad, MD, has been a member of Staff in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic since 1996. He served as an Associate Staff member from 1998 to 2000 and as a Clinical Associate from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Mossad is also Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Mossad obtained his undergraduate degree in 1981 from the University of London and his medical degree from the University of Cairo in 1988.  In 1988-1989, he served as House Officer at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt. He completed a rotating internship in child psychiatry at the Egypt Child Psychiatry Clinic, and performed community service for the Ministry of Health, Cairo, from 1989-1990. He was a Resident in internal medicine at Cairo University Hospital from 1989-1990. Dr. Mossad also completed internal medicine residency from 1990 to 1993, and infectious disease fellowship, from 1993 to 1996, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Infectious Disease
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

Undergraduate - University of London

Additional Training

  • Transplant infectious diseases rotation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (11/1995)
  • Eye and ear infectious diseases rotation at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (11/1995)
  • Pediatric infectious diseases rotation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (12/1995)
  • Tropical medicine rotation at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt (3-4/1995)

Professional Highlights

  • Currently, Section Head of Transplant Infectious Diseases.


  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

Specialty Interests

including influenza & rhinovirus, infections in transplant recipients

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated from medical school with "Very good with honors"
  • Peskind Memorial Award for outstanding thesis, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1995
  • Peskind Memorial Award for outstanding thesis, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1996
  • F. Merlin Bumpus, PhD, Junior Investigator Award in Clinical Research, 1996
  • Life member,Who’s Who in Medicine (# 125117)
  • Honored member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who in Medicine, 2002-3
  • Award of Excellence, Cleveland Clinic World Class Service Idea # 1715, “Refer to Physician Profiles on Appointment Reminders,” 11/2003
  • Quest for Quality Award, for project “Missed Opportunities for Pneumococcal Vaccination,” 2003
  • International Health Professional of the Year, International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England, 2004
  • Honorable mention, Quest for Quality Award, for project “Waiting Time in the Infectious Diseases Outpatient Area (The Rooming Project),” 2004
  • Selected one of 2010 Best Doctors by Cleveland Magazine.
  • Distinguished educator certificate recipient 2009/2010: Essentials of clinical and classroom teaching and assessment.
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database

Innovations & Patents

  • Conducted two research studies on the use of zinc for treating the common cold, which affects millions of people every year.


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Infectious Disease Society of Ohio
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/22/2024, Dr. Mossad 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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