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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 3/1/2023, 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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* 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

184 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Ribeiro is wonderful. He is both knowledgeable & shows concern for his patients. He always answers all questions & explains things well. Our family feels so blessed to find both a doctor & a Hospital that are studying & treating the horrid Sarcoidosis to the best of their ability. It was very scary before seeing Dr Ribeiro to always be told by our other doctors that they have NEVER treated a patient with Sarcoidosis. We are at the right place now & have found the best doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

MD - wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

The doctor was excellent. He introduced himself and explained all tests including the prognosis and treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Netto has a long waiting list but his office has worked hard to accommodate my changing need for an appointment. His office communicated well, was very courteous and timely.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

The Doctor was very knowledgeable and friendly. Put me on a treatment plan after dealing with my problem for over a year.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. R. Very personable, pleasant bedside manner. Explained in detail my tests & next steps. Spent time without rushing. Cares about patients ~ not just a number. Will definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Ribeiro is always a caring doctor who takes his time and shows empathy, concern, kindness, and compassion EVERY time.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I would give Dr. Manuel Ribeiro 100 points in each area if I could. He is so kind, so patient and so thorough at explaining my medical issue. I have no worries about anything because I know he takes a high interest in my case, as I am sure he does for all of his patients. He Is among the group of excellent doctors I am blessed to have at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Riberr is OUTSTANDING. I learned so much from this first visit and am so glad to be blessed with such a kind and compassionate Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Absolutely love Dr Roberio. He attention and concern is tremendous.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Was very impressed with Dr Ribeiro. Very easy to talk to and and was very comfortable asking questions.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Ribeiro is clear and straightforward. He listened to my experience since the first five rounds of biological infusions. He ordered the right tests and explained what he was going to look for: inflammation v. Scarring of the pericardial tissue.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I love my dr. He is the only reason I stay with Cleveland Clinic. He is wonderful and I get great care from him

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I think my dr genuinely cares about my health and my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Ribiero was very kind and answered all of my questions. I felt that he listened to me and didn't feel rushed, he respected my choices in my treatment and offered options to me. I am very happy with my decision to visit Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Excellent Doctor. One of the best at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Ribiero is the best, kindest and most compassionate doctor I have ever had and I have many!!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr Ribeiro responded quickly and got me in very quickly to address my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

He listened to my concerns and came up with plan he included me on....I really felt heard by the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I would recommend this care provider to my family and my friends, this care provider is a one in 1 million because he really cares about his patience and you can tell he loves his job. By the way he handles you with tender, loving care listening to your every concern, and he is about healing just by the way he talks to you, you feel very comfortable, and, you can tell he is very confident not arrogant Cleveland clinic needs 1000 more care providers like him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Ribeiro is just a good virtually as he is in person. He shows concern, compassion, understanding, communication and he stresses including you in a shared decision making process for treatment options. He is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

First visit w Dr. Ribeiro and totally pleased with interaction. Well versed with my history and laid out current and future treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Was very helpful and informative about options for treatment for my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I can not say enough good things about the physician and the fellow. Wonderful people.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I was extremely happy with my visit from start to finish. Everyone was very nice. The healthcare professionals were full of knowledge, and we willing to explain everything in a way that was easy to understand. Dr. Neto was compassionate and took his time during my visit, which made me feel like he truly cared about my health.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

I have the best physician in Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

This provider is fantastic. Really takes the time to listen, ask questions and explains things thoroughly. Particularly for my disease these traits are important. Obviously truly a technical expert, but these traits are all important.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Thank you to *Dr. R. Taliercio's pulm. team for going above and beyond. Forever grateful. And *Joe respiratory therapist is absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

All the staff nurses and doctors were so attentive to my questions and concerns thank you all very much put me at ease

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr.Manuel Lessa Ribeiro Neto is a wonderful, caring physician. He explained my issue with sarcoidosis very thoroughly. He took the time to explain everything In detail and then once again he gave me his time to answer the questions that my sister and I asked him. Dr. Ribeiro didn't make us feel like we were wasting his time. He even took the time to get to know me and that put me at ease. He made me feel like a worthwhile person and not just a number. What a wonderful physician he Is! I know I am In good hands.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Excellent care. I did not feel rushed in anyway. The doctor was open to any questions and encouraged me to reply to the my chart if I had a concern.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Excellent experience with staff and Doctor Ribeiro looking forward to having him as my Doctor moving forward

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Very impressed with Dr. R. He is very personable, shares information in a manner who could understand. He is a good listener and shows care.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Love this Doctor

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