Raed Dweik, MD

Chair, Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest

Dr. Dweik's executive experiences include serving on the Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and chairing the system's Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest.
Raed Dweik, MD
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About Raed Dweik, MD

Raed A. Dweik, M.D., M.B.A. is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Program at Cleveland Clinic and Chair of Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest for the Cleveland Clinic Health System.  

He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.  He is Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and has a joint appointment in the department of Pathobiology in the Lerner Research Institute (LRI).

Dr. Dweik is the director of the Cleveland Clinic's Pulmonary Vascular program, one of the largest such programs in the country.  In addition to his clinical interests in pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Dweik's clinical interests also include asthma, chronic beryllium disease, and critical care.

Dr. Dweik is the PI of a Lerner Research Institute laboratory that has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002.  His research interests are in the role of nitric oxide biology, lung matrix, and metabolism in cardiopulmonary physiology and disease especially pulmonary hypertension and asthma.  He also has a special interest and expertise in exhaled breath analysis in the evaluation of lung and systemic diseases. 

Dr. Dweik's executive experiences include serving on the Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and chairing the system's Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest.  His interests include health system strategy and economics, healthcare financing, profit and loss (P&L), capital, strategy-capital alignment, return on investment (ROI), data-driven decision making, team building, commitment to diversity, professional performance reviews, executive search, recruitment, credentialing, promotion and tenure, leading through change, managing innovation and entrepreneurship, new business development, managing conflicts of interest and commitment, access to care, outreach, shared medical appointments, and telemedicine.

He served on several national and international panels and committees including: the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Chronic Beryllium Disease Diagnosis and Management Committee, the ATS taskforce to Standardize measurement of Nitric Oxide (NO) in exhaled breath, and the Joint ATS-ERS taskforce on Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC).  He also chaired the ATS committee writing the guidelines for the use and interpretation of exhaled NO (FENO) in clinical practice and the ATS committee on pulmonary hypertension phenotypes.

Dr. Dweik is the recipient of many awards including The Best Doctors in America.  He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08 and the Pulmonary Fellowship Program in 2006-07.  In 2007, he also received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.

He is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, the Open Nitric Oxide Journal, and the Journal of Breath Research of which he is a Founding Member and Associate Editor.  He is also a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), the American Heart Association (FAHA), and the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI).  He is a member of the American Thoracic society (ATS) and a founding member of the International Association for Breath Research (IABR).

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Dweik completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Miami Valley Hospital and Wright State University in Dayton, OH. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at The Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary Disease/Critical Car
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Wright State University
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Internship - Miami Valley Hospital
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Internship - Jordan University Hospital

Medical School - University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Amman, Jordan

Professional Highlights

  • Executive:

    2015 Member, Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014-15 Member, Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014- Chair, Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest, Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • 2011-15 Elected member: Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors
  • 2008-2013 Member, Respiratory Institute Executive Physician Committee
  • 2008-2013 Member, Respiratory Institute Administrative Council, Cleveland Clinic 

    Clinical and Academic:

    2016- Chair, Documents Development and implementation Committee (DDIC), American Thoracic Society (ATS)   
  • 2014- Director, KL2 Program and Chair, KL2 Steering Committee / Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC), Case Western Reserve University SOM
  • 2014-15 Chair, Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (CAPT), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU-SOM)
  • 2014- Chair, Cleveland Clinic Standing Committee on Research Conduct and Quality
  • 2015- Chair, Cardiorenal and Lung Peer Review Committee, American Heart Association (AHA) 
  • 2015- Reviewer, Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research, RIBT Study section, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - NIH   
  • 2009- Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Member: Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment, A National Science Foundation (NSF) – Engineering Research Center at Princeton University and Partners
  • 2008-2012: Third Frontier Award: Ohio Department of Development
  • 2005- Founding Member: International Association for Breath Research (IABR)
  • 2005-2010 Member / Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2004- 2009 Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Mentored Patient Oriented Research Career Development Awards (K18, K23, K24 and K25) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2003- Admissions Committee Member, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular disease, asthma, beryllium disease, chronic beryllium disease, berylliosis, respiratory failure, ARDS, sepsis

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in "Best Doctors in America": 2005- Present
  • Distinguished Teacher Award Internal Medicine Residency Program: 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08. 
  • Teacher of the Year Award Pulmonary Fellowship Program: 2006-2007
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovator Award 2004
  • Lerner Research Institute STAR Award 2010

Innovations & Patents

  • Exhaled Breath Testing


  • American College of Physicians, Fellow (FACP)
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow (FCCP)
  • Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow (FRCPC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow (FAHA)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Fellow (FCCM)
  • Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS), Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
  • American Physiological Society, Member
  • International Association for Breath Research, Founding Member
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/28/2018, Dr. Dweik 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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