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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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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 2/11/2021, 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.

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

196 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Outstanding physician!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr Ribeiro Neto was excellent at my new patient visit. He was on time, listened to my concerns, and gave a treatment plan all while making me feel as if he would spend as much time as I personally needed for the visit. It is rare In todays medicine to find a physician with such an exceptional bedside manner. This was my first visit to Cleveland Clinic and certainly won't be the last. I will gladly drive the 7-8 hours after my experience with this clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

My experience was great. My doctor was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Doctor very professional. Listened to my concerns. Very informative.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Rebero "Mani" was amazing! Very thorough, never was rushed. Explained things well, great personality and answered all our questions. Glad he will be caring for my husband

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

This Dr. Is outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Very good! At ease answering the questions from a super nice Dr Ribeiro Neto

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

very informative doctor. easy to understand.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

I always feel like Dr. Ribeiro listens to what I have to say and gives me the care I need.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

will be continuing my care with the doctor. very satisfied with everything about him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Riberio is very caring and always listens to everything I say. He never rushes when he is with me and always follows up

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

The Doctor answered all my questions and gave me a realistic diagnosis as to my condition and possible treatment.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Great facility and doctors.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Doctor was compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

100% would recommend Dr. Ribeiro. Excellent, cares, listens, one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Very professional. Listens to my concerns and takes my situation into consideration when helping me decide on my plan of care. Thank you so much. Very considerate Physician, which is really needed in today's world.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Ribeiro is an amazing physician! The Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have him on their staff! He listens to his patients, and genuinely cares about them! I feel that Dr. Ribeiro has saved my life!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Neto Riberio is one of the best Providers I have ever come across in my life. He is Professional patient knowledgeable kind and caring. I decided against relocating due to Cleveland Clinic and his Professional care.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Ribeiro is an excellent dr. Kevin received the best care. He explained sarcoidosis in detail and answered all of our questions. He made a plan for recovery. The staff and Intercontinental Conference Hotel were great. Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

very good doc the best

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Ribiero always show kindness and an extra degree of effort to listen and care for my needs. I greatly appreciate his expertise and knowledge.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Ribeiro was wonderful. Answered my questions. Explained everything to me. Both he and his 2nd year fellow Dr. Krveshi were outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Ribeiro called in Dr. Moss to consult. Arranged for a future video call with Dr. Modaresi-Esfeh. They are doing everything they can to do what is best for me.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

my team at Cleveland Clinic, especially Dr. Ribeiro, are fantastic. I have recommended Cleveland Clinic & will continue to do so

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Riberio is excellent, knowledgeable, compassionate and listens intently.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

he was the first doctor that I've seen in the last two years to actually ask, and then listen, to what is going on with me.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

very well pleased with three doctor's enthusiasm, compassion and concern!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr Ribeiro is very caring and very knowledgeable. He always listens to me about my health and concerns

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Manuel Ribeiro is an excellent doctor. I feel incredibly fortunate that he is my pulmonologist. He is kind, caring, and patient. He always explains my treatment plans well. He always listens to my concerns. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Found *Dr. Neto very knowledgeable of disease and very capable of communicating with me.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr Riberiro is a compassionate, kind, professional, very knowledgeable doctor. He took time with me to answer all of my questions, to show me my CT results and to explain it all to me. He is thorough and did not make me feel rushed in any way.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

dr. ribeiero was excellent. I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

dr. ribeiro was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I will definitely recommend Dr. Ribeiro Neto to others.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Ribeiro is always very kind, patient, and respectful. I feel like he listens to what I have to say and I never feel hurried.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Ribeiro is an outstanding doctor. He listens, and explains and cares; and spends as much time as is needed during each appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Riberio listened and took time with my visit. He explained my condition and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. RIBEIRO-Neto is the best!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Riebero was so professional and really caring of me. Thank You!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

the expierince was pleasent and I appreciated the physician's knowledge on my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Ribiero is always clear with explanation of disease, test results and treatment plan

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Ribeiro took the time to explain the test results and how they informed the updated plan of care. We appreciate his thoroughness in answering our questions and explaining options.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Neto is excellent, he provided us with the best service possible, he explained in detail all her test that been done that day and the best treatment plan available, but what was was great was his approach with us and his availability to speak to us on our level. He realized that we were knowledgeable about her disease and he didn't talk down to us. He thought enough of us to explain in detail every test that had been done and each possible treatment that was available. This fostered confidence in him and your hospital that we had chosen the right hospital for her care. We had done research and knew some of the medicines that were available but his explanations of why certain medicines are better than others to start with fostered confidence in his expert knowledge of her disease and his overall training.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I have told everyone that the best care is available at the Cleveland Clinic and that I want to schedule for her to see an Heart Dr. There.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

DR Rebeiro is Excellent! He is extremely thorough, explaining in great detail my problems with an ease and manner that makes me feel like his only patient of the day, a great personality with personal touches and always makes my wife and I feel personally attended to.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

What a jewel you have in Dr. Ribiero. always look forward to talking with him. He is always positive, prepared, explains my test results, seems genuinely interested in helping me, and has some strategies to recommend.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Ribeiro wants to see me again in three months.... I am not sure if someone will call me or if I am to call his office for the next scheduled visit. I should have asked but I didn't. I will wait a few days to see if the scheduling department will call.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Ribeiro listens and wants to do what is best for me. It means a lot to me, when a doctor stops what he is doing, looks at you and listens... this is what Dr. Ribeiro does.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr. Riberio is a very good and empathetic doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

good doctor take care me good experience and the nurse too

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Ribeiro is always great!

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.

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