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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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I was very pleased with my appointment with Dr. Ribeiro. He got to the bottom of my medical issues and explained how we would proceed. He patiently answered my questions and gave me encouragement. He was professional, yet caring, which I appreciated so much.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

my Dr is wonderful. Always listens and teaches me when I dont understand.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

He is the best doctor ever! so lucky to have found him, what a difference my experiences have been since switching to him. Dr. is extremely responsive to communication and never leaves me waiting or hanging with questions, concerns and medication refills.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is amazing... the way he listens, answers questions, and discusses options with me. Given the concerns I have over my condition, I could not be happier and feel like I'm in the best possible hands. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

excellent visit and doctor

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr Ribeiro is fantastic. I highly recommend Cleveland clinic and Dr. Ribeiro .

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is such a calming source. Very thorough and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

I have recommended Dr Riberio to many people. He is THE BEST

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

meeting with the doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Doctor Robiero started with wanting to know my goals and concerns for my care. He saw me and my wife as people with medical concerns and not just a patient to treat and leave. He took the time to explain what was going on in my body, showed me images across the years where my lungs are improving and presented me with treatment options rather than saying we had to do this or that. His friendly, caring manner helped put my wife and Me at ease. I look forward to partnering with him in my care during future visits.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Ribiereo is the best! He listens, he explains things in terms i can understand. He is always aware of my feelings and does his best to reassure me.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

We love Dr. Manny!!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is excellent and very knowledgeable about my disease. He also cares about my health status and how I function on daily basis.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr Ribeiro was a gift to be able to consult with. he was very knowledgeable and answered questions definitively for my disease, which I previously had not been able to get answered. He was supportive, listened well but offered great input, was compassionate and made me feel I finally have found the care I have been seeking. I was so relieved to find a doctor like him that truly understood the dynamics of Sarcoidosis, and that I could have confidence in his care, that it moved me to tears in my appointment. Forever grateful!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro is an excellent doctor! I am so blessed to have him as my doctor and how he cares about my health and treating my heart sarcoidosis!!

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

All aspects of my appointment from scheduling to meeting with Dr. Ribeiro were excellent!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr was Great

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Changed to Dr. Ribeio and have been extremely satisfied with his diagnosis and treatment. Great physician!!!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr Ribiero is amazing!! he's personable he understands you! he listens!!! Love him

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Literally, the best doctor we have ever experienced. Knowledgeable, kind, good listener. You should never let this guy go. The kind of person who make the reputation of a medical facility. The first person to make a difference in 10 years.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Excellent service from scheduling and desk staff upon arrival for appointment. Dr was thorough and explained next steps completely.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Neito listens very well to his patients. He truly cares and looks for the root cause of what the issue is.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Ribeiro was wonderful and his staff was too. Everyone was very caring and kind.

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