Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Interventional Catheterization For Congenital Heart Defects
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Blocked Veins
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • PFO Closure
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Veins
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Transposition Of The Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • William's Syndrome
View all 56 Specialties +


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About Joanna Ghobrial, MD

Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MSc, is a cardiologist in the Adult Congenital Heart Center of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. She sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Cardiovascular disease; congenital heart defects/congenital heart disease; heart valve disease, including aortic valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and mitral valve disease; coronary artery disease; vascular system disorders, including Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Loeys-Dietz syndromes

Education: Dr. Ghobrial earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and her medical degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. She completed her internship and residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston University, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Wash. At the same time, she earned a Master’s degree in epidemiology from UW.  Dr. Ghobrial subsequently served a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and a fellowship in adult congenital heart diseases with a subspecialty in intervention at the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles.   

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic interventional cardiologists are among the most experienced in the country in non-surgical treatment of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, with outcomes that are better than national averages. The percutaneous (non-surgical) treatments they perform include aortic and mitral valve repair and atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closures.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Ghobrial has coauthored papers on congenital heart disease, heart attack and related topics in peer-reviewed medical journals and has contributed chapters on non-surgical cardiac interventions to several cardiology textbooks. She also has presented at medical conferences on topics that include the latest techniques for heart valve repair and replacement and her personal research on ethnic differences in sudden cardiac arrest.  

About Dr. Ghobrial: “It is my privilege to care for patients with congenital heart disease. They are warriors who have defied health hurdles since birth. My goal is to help them stay healthy, and live their lives to the fullest. I strive to work together with patients as a team, to understand their goals and help achieve them, whether by close monitoring with clinic visits, medication adjustment, imaging studies or cardiac catheterizations and transcatheter interventions.”

Leisure Activities: In her spare time, Dr. Ghobrial enjoys organizing and being part of global cardiac missions to advance medicine for patients with heart disease in remote areas in the world. She has been on mission trips to Haiti, Kenya, Zaatari refugee camps, and Ethiopia with future plans to go to Tanzania and Brazil. She also enjoys traveling for leisure, hiking, music and comedy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - UCLA Medical Center
Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Seattle, WA USA

Graduate School - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiovascular disease; congenital heart defects/congenital heart disease; heart valve disease, including aortic valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and mitral valve disease; coronary artery disease; vascular system disorders, including Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Loeys-Dietz syndromes

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 6/11/2019, Dr. Ghobrial 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.

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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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr G was very kind and compassionate and thoroughly explained my problem to me. she was confident and reassuring that it could be repaired and I could lead a better quality life.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is the first of several doctors I have seen with this issue yet the first who has been able to properly talk about it and give recommendations for moving forward. She was very understanding about us not living in OH when she suggested we come back in a few months. And even went to the extent of calling a colleague to find out whether he could squeeze me in that day. On top of everything she is so personable and eager to not only help but learn as well!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Best doctor I've ever had a caring and concern physician , I would recommend her to everyone. Dr. Ghobial take time to listen to her patients . Dr. Ghobrial have several patients but, she made me feel like I was her only patient and her main goal was to make me better and she did . Thank you Dr. Joanna Ghobial for all your help , keep being the best . Entire Staff is awesome at returning calls ,messages and setting appointments. Thanks for giving me and my family my life back. God bless you.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial and her staff are all professional, helpful and make me grateful to be treated by her at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial discovered some areas of concern after reviewing some test results and took the time to call me in the evening to let me know. Plus, Dr. Ghobrial and Dr. Callahan and their staff's arranged additional tests while we were in town. We could never get that kind of care at home. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

If there was a score higher than 5 for all these questions, the doctor would get scores over 5 for sure. she is amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I have never met a more concerned, diligent, thorough and expert person or Doctor ever!She is one ofyour top docs- keep her!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

All of my experience with Dr Ghobrial lead me to believe she is an exceptional Doctor and an exceptional human being.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

had to wait a month for follow up but the Dr. Ghobrial was worth the wait. direct, explains her thought process. total confidence she will take care of me.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr Ghobrial is a great doctor and a better person. I trust her implicatly with my healthcare. I would recommend her to any TOF patient I come in contact with.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I always feel like a person with Dr. Ghobrial not a patient. She wants what's best for me.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial was both knowledgeable and professional, and she answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is outstanding in her field. She could not have treated me any better. She was wonderful explain everything to myself, my Wife, my Son our Daughter-in-law. we can't say enough about her!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial is a highly intelligent, thorough, detailed & personable Physician. Myself & CCF are extremely lucky to have her as part of our Care Team. She is truly amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial was fantastic!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. always was patient with my questions and generous with her time !

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr Ghobrial made me feel incredibly comfortable and at east, which was a relief as I was meeting her for the first time to establish care about a medical issue which causes me lots of anxiety. She was extremely professional yet approachable and I feel completely confident in her abilities. It was one of the best experiences I have had with a physician.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Ghobrial is the best. She truly assisted in saving my life. She takes time to explain everything and help with decisions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial was not very kind in explaining my diagnosis to me. In telling me the news, she omitted big pieces of the puzzle which she DID tell my parents. I was told something completely different than my parents were told and then I never got to see Dr. Ghobrial again to clarify things with her.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

always a pleasure to be a patient cared for by Dr Ghobrial and congenital heart disease team.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Wonderful doctor. Very caring. Suggested and explained benefits if making some small changes in routine ( diet and exercise). She was also able to discuss future testing and the reasons in a way I could understand. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

absolutely tieriffic place. DR Ghobrial is a super intelligent, highly skilled professional interventionalist Doctor. very impressed will all aspects of the clinic. Dr wisco in neurology was also very impressive and knowledgeable. great place.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

I have seen a fair number of doctors in the last 12 months, Dr. Ghobrial is without doubt the best of them. After our first meeting with Dr. Ghobrial my wife asked me what I thought, I said "I am going to do whatever she says". My opinion is still the same.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is wonderful. She is so attuned and warm and lovely.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is very professional and warmly relational.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

I did have to wait for the doctor quite some time, but this did not bother me. First of all, I am very patient and, secondly, I understand that sometimes things just take more time than anticipated.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Awesome ! I wish all doctors showed care &concern for there patient like Dr.Ghobrial I know that I'm with the best

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I could have never had someone that cared like Dr. Joanna Ghobrail was

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

*Dr. Ghabrial was awesome.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr Ghobrial is an amazing doctor. She is down to earth and took extra time to explain things to ensure I understood what was going on. I absolutely love having her as my doctor and would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr Ghobrial exceeded my expectations in every aspect.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr Ghobrial explained the procedure (heart cath) results to my wife in full detail, Very informative

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial is very thorough and makes me feel at ease.She does an excellent job with my care.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

The Dr was wonderful and explained things throughly!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial did an excellent job of explaining everything to me and also my wife. All our questions were answered.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

The doctor was an interested, engaged caring professional who was conversational and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I had a great experience with Dr. Ghobrial. I had the same cardiologist at the Clinic for over 20 years and was nervous to try a new provider. Dr. Ghobrial's skill, knowledge, and demeanor alleviated all my fears.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

an extremely long wait (2 hours) but Dr.Ghobrial made up for it by the time and attention she gave to me.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial was worth every mile I flew and drove to get to her. I have congenital heart defect and have worked with cardiologists since I was very young and I have never met anyone more knowledgeable, intelligrnt. focused, thoughtful and compassionate than Dr. Ghobrial. I feel safe in her hands and that says more than anyone can know. she is an incredible asset to CC and I am incredibly thankful she was matched as my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

we live 6 1/2 hours away that's why not convenient, but well worth our drive!! we love Dr. Gobrial and her staff

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Had to wait in the doctor's office a very long time.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Doctor didn't explain well why I have to wait over two months for a follow-up appointment. I didn't think to ask this at the time. I emailed that question the next day, but had no reply so far.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial is exceptional when it comes to patient interaction, care, concern, and instilling confidence in what a doctor should be. She LISTENS, what an exceptional quality in today's healthcare setting. It is also refreshing to have a provider in such a large clinical setting that actually reviews records and takes the time to interact with and answer questions.

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