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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


Additional Locations

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

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL

Medical Education - Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia
Salvador, Brazil

Additional Training

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

Professional Highlights


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Interstitial Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Bronchoscopy, Evidence Based Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Innovations & Patents


  • World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Brazilian Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/5/2024, 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

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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

EXCELLENT Care by Dr. Riberio Neto. He was up to date on what is going on with my local care. We have a care plan now for the future.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Always, always a wonderful experience the minute I walk into the doctor's office.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Loved my new doctor.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr. Ribeiro is excellent in every way. The best at everything he does.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr RIBEIRO-Neto is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

The above describes the doctor. He is so engaged, thorough, caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

In all honesty, Dr. Ribiero has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've visited...ever. I've never felt rushed; he listens actively, explains things thoroughly without speaking down to me; he's open to proposed options, explaining the pros and cons; he took the time to review lab results with me and, even though they were normal, he explained what I should look for and why.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Ribeiro is the best doctor I have ever seen. He was so nice, listened to my symptoms, wanted to help me, educated me on my test results and explained his decision to me on why he came to his conclusion. He personally walked me to the scheduler and made sure I was taken care of. I wish he could be my primary doctor and that more doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Ribeiro is absolutely amazing! I'm confident that my quality of life would not be what it is, or I might not even be alive were it not for him! Dr. Ribeiro's Compassion for his patients is unsurpassed!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. John DallaRosa, Assisting Fellow, was very good at the above list of questions as well as Dr. Ribeiro. Both made us comfortable and explained all answers in detail. Have recommended to many.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Loved Dr R. Very friendly and easy to talk to and overall a great provider

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. You was very empathetic yet understand of my symptoms. She asked many pertinent questions.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Ribeiro requested lab work and we received the results quickly. He explained the plan following the results in understandable language

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Great doctor and explains everything.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr takes time to listen

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Doctor was amazing and kind. He has given me hope with his knowledge.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Ribiero is the most compassionate, smartest and the very BEST doctor I have ever met.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Ribiero and his team are.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Ribiero is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I like Dr. Roberto very much. He is very thorough on the examination and answers with questions very honestly and thoroughly. I'm glad he's my Dr.!

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.

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