Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Cardiac Imaging MRI & CT
  • Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Score
  • Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
  • Coronary Imaging
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Exercise Stress Echo Test
  • Hypertension Management
  • Lipid-Lowering Therapy
  • Preventive Cardiology Section
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Exertional Chest Pain
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stress and Physical Health
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Haitham Ahmed, MD

Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, is a preventive cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Cardiology, preventive cardiology, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular risk factor modification, diet, exercise, fitness, weight loss

Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation provide care during more than 11,000 patient visits annually.

Success Rates: The Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation provides patients with a comprehensive assessment to identify and treat cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You can view information about the number of patients and outcomes for patients treated by specialists in this Section at Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world.

Education and Training: Dr. Ahmed received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and a master’s in public health from Harvard University, Boston, MA, both in 2010. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, followed by fellowships in cardiology and preventive cardiology, also at Johns Hopkins. He joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Ahmed has authored or co-authored more than two dozen scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and also has published a number of online editorials as an invited author. He has presented at more than a dozen national and international medical meetings, frequently speaking on public health concerns such as diabetes and obesity as well as the latest developments in cardiac health and medicine.

About Dr. Ahmed: "I believe the heart is the most important organ in the body. That is why I am so passionate about helping patients and their families prevent heart disease. I specialize in primary prevention (before ever having a heart attack) as well as secondary prevention (after a heart attack). Together, the patient and I work on strategies for lifestyle modifications with an emphasis on exercise, diet and stress reduction. We also incorporate well-studied medicines to help control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes and coronary artery disease to reach our goal of a healthy life."

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Preventive Cardiology/Cardiovascular Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine


Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine


Internship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Internship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine


Medical School - Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH USA

Graduate - Harvard School of Public Health


Medical School - Dartmouth Medical School


Graduate - Harvard School of Public Health
Master in Public Health
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
  • Medical Education: Dartmouth Medical School
  • Graduate Education: Harvard University
  • Residency Training: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Osler Internal Medicine Program
  • Fellowship Training: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Fellowship Training: Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Atherosclerosis, Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Risk Factor Modification, Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Weight Loss


  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/24/2018, Dr. Ahmed 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.

* 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

206 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

There is nothing I can say negative about this doctor he is very good and such a caring and compassionate person .

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

I have said all there is to say about this doctor he is a doctor and Iike seeing.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Ahmed was very gently, kind, considerate, and respectful.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

I expressed concerns about mediations and that I want to get to the cause of my problems and not just over medicate treating the symptoms. Dr. Ahmen was very communitive about it and agreed to do his best to accommodate my request and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Dr Ahmed was amazing. He took time to listen to me. He explained options, risks and choices I had as the patient. I will continue to always come to this facility and see Dr Ahmed in future if ever needed. I am pleased he finally got me results and answers. THANK YOU!!!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Our expectations were exceeded. The amount of care and concern we recieved were unlike any other Dr we had seen the past 11 months. He listened to us, he actually listened. We have done recommended him to several people.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I am very pleased with Dr. Ahmed's care. He is an articulate, knowledgeable and compassionate Physician. The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him on their staff.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Ahmed. He is the first Cardiologist to obtain very low scores with my blood pressure.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

I feel Dr. Ahmed takes time and is very attentive ,very dedicated to doing his best for the patient. I appreciated his interest,frankly it is a pleasant surprise,not typical for some of the other physicians I have.seen.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Ahmed was amazing. He pays attention, he asks questions, he answers questions, he listens, he's never condescending. You can tell he cares and he wants to give you the quality of life you're willing to work for. He doesn't want to just feed you more medication and push you out the door. His bedside manner is second to none. What a great find. I'm so glad I'm here. I am switching to Dr Ahmed for all cardiovascular care.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr Ahmed was the most professional, articulate and empathic listener I have had the pleasure to see for my healthcare..ever. He is the new standard for medical care in my opinion.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Dr. Ahmed was excellent. He listened to me very well. He explained everything very clearly and had a course of action to take depending on results of tests he ordered. He got back to me right away. I cannot speak more highly about him.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

This provider is amazing. We have never had such a wonderful and intelligent provider.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

I was so pleased with the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

dr Ahmed is great

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

I found the doctor to be especially courteous, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. My wife and I were impressed by his level of care. I left feeling lucky to have seen him and look forward to seeing him again.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I have to make a minimum of a 5 hour trip, at best it is stressful and arduous. If the doctor(or CNP) could arrange to see a block of patients in Columbus that would be wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

So very happy with my experience. I went in with concerns based on treatment from an another care provider. I cannot write how very much I appreciate Dr. Ahmed. He listened, explained issues to my clear understanding, did not avoid questions, answered all my questions throughly. He was respectful, understanding, there are multiple positive adjectives that can describe him, but to summarize: Dr. Ahmed bedside manner was exceptional, and very much appreciated.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Doctor actually had reviewed my chart prior to my appointment. It didn't feel like he was flying by the seat of his pants. He made me feel like I mattered.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Dr Ahmad is the best. No better doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

I was extremely happy with Dr Ahmed and his staff. Very happy.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

dr Ahmed rocks!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

1st visit to Clinic based on my cardiologists referral. Contacted by clinic same day as referral and received appt. within 3 working days. Amazing and very pleased with the sense of urgency on getting me in and very impressed with how the clinic operated and especially with my meeting with Dr. Ahmed.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2018

Very Good, Dr. was very concerned, respectful to what I had to say, well prepared, and very professional ' World Class Care "

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