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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Sarcoidosis
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About Manuel Lessa Ribeiro Neto, MD

Dr. Manuel Ribeiro Neto earned his M.D. degree in Brazil, at the Federal University of Bahia, in 2006. He completed residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Miami, Florida (2006-2010; Intern of the Year, 2006-2007; Chief Resident, 2009-2010). In 2010, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Ribeiro completed three years of pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic (2010-2013; Chief Fellow, 2012-2013). After completion of his fellowship training in 2013, Dr. Ribeiro returned to Brazil, where he served as Coordinator, Respiratory Medicine Service at Hospital Cardio Pulmonar in Salvador. He rejoined the Cleveland Clinic in 2016.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL USA

Medical Education - Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia
Salvador, Brazil

Additional Training

  • Post Graduate Program in Health Sciences, Federal University of Bahia


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Interstitial Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Bronchoscopy, Evidence Based Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/20/2020, Dr. Lessa Ribeiro Neto 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

197 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Ribeiro! I fully believe that I wouldn't be able to function as well as I do if not for his vast understanding of Sarcoidosis! He has been an absolute Godsend to me!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr Ribero Neto is always a pleasure to speak with about my health. He is knowledgeable, caring, and tentative to my needs.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

the doctor answered every concern I had

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

wonderful experience with everone there, including dr. ruberio and his staff v

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

the staff did a great job working me into the schedule around an already scheduled visit with Dr. Lowder. Given I live 300 miles away, this was VERY much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

I couldn't ask for a more engaged, compassionate Doctor than Dr. Ribeiro. while he had only 15 minutes for my visit, he makes it feel like much more and he engages at the personal/family level.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

My experience was very good the doctor took the time to explain my concerns and my course of care. It was refreshing to have doctor take the time explain your condition.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

The doctor was very courteous and took his time to explain the CT scan and my next course of care

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

love dealing with you guys and doctor was super helpful and a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Riberio is excellent in patient care.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Ribeiro's team is always very responsive via the MyChart portal

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

He is an excellent physician, and takes into his approach the whole person - stressors, etc.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Best doctor I have ever been to. Incredible knowledge and kind compassionate delivery. Absolutely love Dr. Ribeiro!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Great visit. One of the most caring doctors I have worked with. Asked my input on matters.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

very good doctor I like him a lot

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Ribiero is so kind, caring and smart.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

This virtual visit from start to finish was very simple and exceeded my expectations. I love over 90 minutes away from my doctor's office but have been willing to make the trip because of the care I've received. However, having this option of a virtual visit is so great and very much appreciated. I don't feel like I lost anything by doing a virtual visit. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Really appreciated the concern the doctor had for me and my problem

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr was great, contacting me by phone when the video didn't work. I contacted video technical and was told I could not have 2 people on the same email even if I had to make up an email for the 2nd person. I now have to deal with 2 email accounts.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

the appointment originally showed up on MyChart but was removed for some reason on the day of the appointment. I was worried it had been cancelled. but the dr still called me at the scheduled time.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I always have a good experience with Dr Ribeiro

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr Riberio always spends time with me to answer all questions. he is a good listener. he also never makes me feel rushed as if he has hurry and leave.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

He was awesome! I wish all doctors cared about their patients like he did! We came up with a great care plan and he took great care of me!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr.Ribeiro is an outstanding care giver. He personalizes the encounter, asking about personal matters and creating rapport and a comfortable experience.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

my Dr is Amazing! he listens to my concerns and takes my concerns seriously! we talk through things and decide. Dr Riberio is honestly fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Doctor was very through and caring

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

In my opinion you couldn't get a nicer more qualified doctor than Dr. Ribeiro. Easy to speak with, answers your questions and truely seems to care about the medical problem he is treating. I have and would recommend him. Everyone who I saw and helped to treat me was great and I couldn't say enough.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Ribierio is always very courteous and respectful. He goes the extra mile to make me feel comfortable about test results, prognosis, and treatment options. I am so grateful he is my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

I have had an excellent experience at the Cleveland clinic and all the doctors there. they take the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr Manuel Ribeiro took his time with me and answered my ton of questions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr Ribeiro takes his time to discuss my treatment plan and answer all the questions me and my family have. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Ribeiro is pleasant, knowledgeable, and caring. He had great questions, great ideas, and I feel that I am in excellent hands with him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Riberio is fabulous and explains everything and is very caring

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

All my visit with Manuel Lessa Ribeiro Neto MD has been very pleasant and also with the with the people that work there.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

very good doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is kind and courteous and takes time to address the many concerns and questions I typically have. I appreciate his thorough explanations and the fact that he provides information to collaborate on treatment options.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

I had hoped to arrange to see more than one doctor during my visit since i have multi-organ sarcoidosis and we had to travel far to get there. when i was scheduled with just one doctor, I had lots of questions but could not get someone to respond to them. everyone who answered the main line was super helpful but all roads let to one nurse or scheduler who would not call back to explain what was supposed to happen that day. consequently, i had low expectations for my visit. however, dr Ribeiro was wonderful and the day went without a hitch. all the staff were very helpful

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

my doctor is very pleasant, polite, and courteous with a smile.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Very easy to get in and be seen by the doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The doctor was very good and I appreciated the professionalism his assistant showed me as well.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is awesome! He is kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Rebeiro was outstanding as always. He is always very friendly, thorough, concerned and informed of my condition and up coming concerns. He anticipates the need for future tests with great accuracy. I truly am happy to be his patient.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Neto is an excellent knowledgeable and compassionate physician. I have the utmost respect and faith in him.

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